Partnership for
Equitable Learning
and English Learner

About SupportEd

At SupportEd, we know that English Learners (ELs) bring many strengths to their schools and communities.

SupportEd provides educators and other stakeholders in ELs’ education the skills and resources they need to champion ELs’ success within and beyond their classrooms.


We understand the challenge, hard work, and joy of serving ELs. Our staff, comprised of experienced English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) educators, administrators, and researchers, is uniquely qualified to support your district’s EL needs.


We approach each PD engagement collaboratively with our clients and customize our approach based on your teachers’ strengths and needs


Our online PD allows teachers and administrators to learn at their own pace while improving their classroom practice and support of ELs.


We offer many supporting services from curriculum development to technical writing.

ELs are the fastest growing segment of the K-12 population. This book provides a single resource to help your ELs meet the same challenging content standards as their English-proficient peers. Dip into this toolbox of strategies, examples, templates, and activities from EL authorities Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Snyder.

Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Snyder’s Book

“SupportEd brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise from across the ESOL field and profession. Their collaborative approach to training results in professional development programs that are not only grounded in research and best practices, but are practical and teacher-focused.”

– John Segota, Associate Executive Director for Public Policy and Professional Relations, TESOL International Association

SupportEd News

  • SupportEd’s March 2017 Newsletter

    Helping ELs with computer-based testing, how schools respond to immigration raids, developing EL strategic plans for school districts, and a spotlight on Teddi Predaris SupportEd's March 2017 Newsletter

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  • SupportEd Spring News 2017

    This spring we will be launching our online advocacy for ELs course, continuing our work on ongoing projects and professional development to serve ELs, and presenting at conferences around the country as well as in Canada. Please read what's below for more details. Effectively Advocating for English Learners. We are offering a six-week guided online Learn more

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SupportEd Courses

Upcoming Online Course and PLC: Effectively Advocating for English Learners (ELs)

June 26 – August 4, 2017

This six-week guided online course, framed around Diane Staehr Fenner’s book Advocating for English Learners, will help participants take a deeper dive into advocating for ELs. During the three self-paced components, participants will identify and use effective strategies to advocate for ELs in their own context to provide equitable learning opportunities and a positive school climate with a shared sense of responsibility for ELs.

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