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 Winter News 2018 - SupportEd Winter News 2018 We are having a productive winter at SupportEd with our three online courses, ongoing projects and professional development (PD), and upcoming conference presentations. Online EL Courses (January 22 - March 9, 2018) This winter we are offering three online courses. In addition to our popular courses on EL advocacy and SLIFE, we Learn more
  • SupportEd Fall News 2017 - SupportEd Fall News 2017 We are looking forward to an engaging fall with our facilitation of two online EL courses, ongoing projects, professional development (PD), and multiple presentations at the 2017 WIDA Conference. Online EL Courses (October 10 - November 20) We are offering a new course this fall on SLIFE and are also offering Learn more

SupportEd Courses

Unlocking ELs’ Potential: Strategies to Build ELs’ Academic Language at the Word, Sentence, and Discourse Level (NEW!)

July 2 – August 10, 2018

Explore research-based practices for supporting ELs as they acquire both language and content knowledge. Based on our bestselling book Unlocking English Learners’ Potential, this course focuses on building ELs’ academic language at the word, sentence, and discourse level.

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Effectively Advocating for English Learners (ELs)

July 2 – August 10, 2018

Framed around the bestselling book Advocating for English Learners by Diane Staehr Fenner, this course focuses on the concept of advocacy and explores issues and solutions specific to ELs. Apply effective strategies to advocate for ELs in your own context and provide equitable learning opportunities and supported EL family involvement in your school.

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Effectively Reaching Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE)

July 2 – August 10, 2018

Join us to delve into the specific strengths and challenges of students with limited or interrupted formal education (SLIFE) while learning effective strategies in developing educational programs and instructional support for your ELs.

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