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Strengthening Early Language and Literacy for English Learners in Grades TK-2

Summer Virtual Event

In this four-module learning series, teachers in grades TK through 2 will learn how to develop academic language and literacy for young children, with a particular focus on young English learners.

Who Will Benefit

  • Educators of English learners including teachers, teacher leaders, and instructional coaches
  • School and district teams are highly encouraged to participate together in the series for optimal learning and successful implementation.

What You Will Learn

The professional learning focuses on three critical areas in early academic language and literacy development:

  • Engaging children in interactive read-alouds using complex, culturally relevant texts
  • Cultivating quality interactions and text-based discussions
  • Scaffolding early academic writing

All modules require substantive participant engagement and reflection in three parts:

  • Phase 1: Preparation. Participants engage in theoretical readings, video analyses, and online discussions about major themes of each module in order to prepare them for a live session.
  • Phase 2: Live Session. Participants engage in synchronous activities from a student’s perspective as they experience how the themes introduced in phase 1 can be translated into powerful learning experiences.
  • Phase 3: Application and reflection. Drawing upon experiences from the live session, participants engage in deep analysis of ideas, tasks, and pedagogical moves found in the exemplar lesson. Subsequently, they will reflect on the entire module and plan ways they can implement the notions presented.

Dates & Times

The four synchronous sessions will take place on the following dates:  

  • Cohort 4: June 14-17, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (PT) /12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (ET)
  • Cohort 5: July 19-22, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (PT) /12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (ET)


The cost to attend is $900 per participant. This fee includes all materials for live and independent learning components.

Participants will be enrolled in the course via Canvas, where they can access asynchronous learning tasks to complete between sessions.   

Participants can receive two Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon course completion (additional fee applies).

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Event Type

Professional Development


June 14-17 and July 19-22


9:00 am






Administrators, Coaches, Teacher Educators, Teachers