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.


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.

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 2018 - We are having a productive spring and summer fostering English learners’ success at SupportEd with four summer online courses starting in July, various ongoing projects, professional development (PD), upcoming conference presentations, and live webinars. Online EL Professional Development Courses (July 2 - August 10, 2018) This summer we are offering four online courses. In addition Learn more
  • 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

Winter/Spring 2019 Online Courses

Strategies for Building ELs’ Academic Language

January 22 – March 8, 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

January 22 – March 8, 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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