English Learners

  • CLOSE the achievement gap by ensuring English learners have the support they need
  • DIFFERENTIATE instruction for English learners
  • RESTRUCTURE roles so that all teachers are accountable for English learners' success
  • BUILD background knowledge and vocabulary effectively

Our On-Site Professional Development for Teachers of English Learners

Discover powerful practices for teaching students who are learning English as a second language. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, more than 4.5 million public school students in the United States are English learners, and this number will continue to rise. With the help of our experts, you’ll gain practical strategies for teaching skills necessary for student success in all subject areas.

Where am I on my professional learning journey?

My team is ready to focus on English learners and start building our expertise. See one-day services

We are ready to dive in and deepen our expertise in support of English learners. See two-four day services

Our high-functioning team wants to sustain our expertise for our English learners. See multi-day services

Your Goal

Building Your Expertise

One‑Day Services

Keynote

An expert author or certified associate will share a multifaceted approach for effectively supporting English learners. Staff will gain a deeper understanding of the unique needs of your EL community, explore a range of practical best practices for instruction, and learn how to target interventions to achieve better learning results.

Your Goal

Deepening Your Expertise

Two‑Four Day Services

Essentials for Teaching Reading and Comprehension to ELs

Determine how to effectively close the learning gap for English learners.

  • Gain practical instructional strategies and assessment processes for developing academic vocabulary.
  • Acquire lesson templates that will help integrate vocabulary, reading comprehension skills, and writing strategies into math, science, social studies, and language arts.

Implementing RTI with English Learners

Explore the underlying factors that cause English learners to stall in their progress toward second language proficiency—including culture, background knowledge, and prior experiences. Then determine how to provide every EL with the appropriate level of support.

  • Understand the unique needs of ELs.
  • Use RTI as a means for assessing progress with elements designed expressly for ELs.
  • Promote meaningful instruction into the classroom and grade-level curricula.

Teaching ELs in a Professional Learning Community

Discover the components of a PLC that teacher leaders utilize to help close the achievement gap for students who are learning English as a second language.

  • Listen to the needs of ELs and change your expectations and behavior for more effective learning results.
  • Determine how district and school leaders can work collaboratively to create policies and practices that ensure ELs excel.

Your Goal

Sustaining Your Expertise

Multi‑Day Services

EL Site-Specific Coaching

Get direct support for school teams to ensure success for your EL community. Over the course of the school year, develop a plan and put it in action with team review cycles. Take advantage of our experience in EL coaching delivered by seasoned experts who can help you reach your goals.

Embedded Coaching

Prepare your teachers to support English learners with one-on-one coaching. During this personalized service, acclaimed Solution Tree experts will share tailor-made strategies for specific grade levels and subject areas. Educators will receive ongoing support and guidance as they work to identify and support English learners, close achievement gaps, and promote equitable academic opportunities for all students.

Customized Services

After learning about your community of English learners and the challenges you’re facing, we’ll build a custom professional development experience for your staff. Through face-to-face and virtual support from our experts, your team will gain proven practices and classroom-ready strategies for ensuring English learners succeed in learning and in life.

Global PD

Ensure your teams receive timely PD. Education leaders are often challenged with ensuring that teachers in their schools have the skills and knowledge to ensure all students learn at high levels. Through Global PD, you can access:

  • On-demand, personalized webinar-coaching.
  • Hundreds of videos and resources from certified experts on demand.
  • Online tools that allow you to unpack standards, build common assessments, review team data, and manage interventions.

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