Face to Face Professional Development

At SupportEd, we are go-to experts for face to face and blended professional development (PD) to support English learner (EL) achievement. We create original PD content framed around research, best practice, our best-selling books, blog posts, and other original content. Our PD embodies effective tenets of adult learning theory by including modeling strategies through interactive activities and classroom video clips. All of our PD incorporates application tasks that provide an opportunity for participants to apply what they have learned to their own context and students.

Selected PD Topics*

Instruction (based on our book Unlocking English Learners’ Potential)

  • Scaffolding instruction for ELs across content areas
  • Teaching academic language to ELs
  • Formative assessment for ELs
  • Supporting ELs’ oral language development
  • Developing ELs’ literacy skills
  • Selecting and developing ELs’ background knowledge
  • Culturally responsive instruction for ELs


EL Advocacy, Leadership, Equity, and Family Engagement

(based on our book Advocating for English Learners)

  • Effectively advocating for ELs
  • Programming and serving unique populations (e.g., students with limited or interrupted formal education (SLIFE), ELs who receive special education services, long-term ELs)
  • Increasing EL family and community engagement
  • Programming to serve ELs within a dual language, bilingual, or Career and Technical Education setting
  • Equitably grading ELs
  • Strengthening educators’ collaboration, leadership, and advocacy skills to support ELs
  • Increasing EL graduation rates

*Other topics upon request

We customize F2F PD specifically for you. We will:

Click here to read about past participant experiences with our face to face and blended professional development. Click an image thumbnail below to scroll through our image gallery sharing nationwide PD collaboration with teachers, administrators, and other school staff.

Contact us at info@getsupported.net to learn more about how we can help you.