Empowering
EL Educators.
Empowering ELs.

About Us

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.

Services

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 needsSee our services catalog for more information.

Face-to-Face
Professional
Development

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

Online
Professional
Development

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

Supporting
Services

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

Unlocking Potential

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

“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

  • Spring/Summer News 2019- We are having a productive season at SupportEd with EL Master Plan partnerships and ongoing technical assistance projects, face-to-face professional development (PD) in several states, multiple presentations, and five upcoming online summer professional development courses. Ongoing Technical Assistance Projects Jefferson County Public Schools, Kentucky. We are working with JCPS to develop a new EL Master… Learn more
  • Welcoming our newest team member- We are happy to announce that the SupportEd team has grown with the addition of our newest member, Joanna Duggan.  Joanna began working with SupportEd in January 2019 in order to further her passion for bridging research and practice in the service of educational equity for English learners (ELs). She is currently contributing to several… Learn more

Summer 2019
Online Courses

Creating a Culturally
Responsive School Climate

July 1 – August 9, 2019

A culturally responsive school climate is integral in supporting today’s multilingual learners (MLs) and their families. Explore the meaning of culture and its implications for teaching, and unlock a toolbox of strategies to strengthen your use of culturally responsive teaching practices.

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Strategies for Building ELs’ Academic Language

July 1 – August 9, 2019

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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Strategies for Making Content Accessible to ELs

July 1 – August 9, 2019

Based on our bestselling book Unlocking English Learners’ Potential, this course explores best practices for scaffolding content instruction for ELs, supporting oral language development, and implementing formative assessments.

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Effectively Advocating for English Learners (ELs)

July 1 – August 9, 2019

Based on our bestselling book Advocating for English Learners, this course explores strategies to advocate for ELs in your own context to provide equitable learning opportunities and supported parent involvement in your school.

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Effectively Reaching SLIFE

July 1 – August 9, 2019

This course delves into the specific strengths and challenges of students with limited or interrupted formal education (SLIFE). It explores topics such as supporting and engaging SLIFE and their families; developing of materials, activities, and programs; and effectively instructing SLIFE.

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