The 2021 Pathways

Complete full pathway of learning to deepen your expertise or learn a la cart!  

One graduate credit is available for each completed pathway for a fee of $75 paid to Brandman University.

Receive Digital Credentials for each 5 hour course completed.  

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Professional learning in manageable 5 hour courses!

Focused training at an unbeatable price of $69.

Our 5 hour courses give you just what you need and no added stress. Dive into one topic - get proven strategies, helpful resources, and supportive group discussions to help you learn and apply in just five hours! Take multiple trainings for your own benefit or to apply for our new credentialing certification and graduate credit (see below).

Now registering for the courses below beginning March 15, 2021.

Registration now open :: $69 per training or $199 for an entire 3 course Pathway!

District/school cohorts can be arranged with customized start and end dates.  Contact [email protected]

Digging Into the Language of Math

Math standards (and learning in general) require students to share their thinking, discuss strategy, evaluate options, explain processes, and more. We can't assume that the language of math will just be acquired naturally in the classroom. Let us help you consider language in your math lessons in ways that flow naturally and don't add even more planning time to your day!

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Help your English learners learn and stay on target while they learn outside the classroom

Online Language and Literacy Development for English Learners

This is what you need to make online learning less stressful, more streamlined, and effective! Practical strategies and examples you can implement with ease for virtual and hybrid teaching models. 

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Expand your online teaching repertoire

Delving Deeper

Continue the exploration of best practices for online teaching that develop language and literacy that can easily transfer into face to face learning.

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"I loved this training! I learned so many new and exciting strategies that I cannot wait to use in my classroom! I was feeling very overwhelmed with teaching virtually but now I feel a lot better knowing all of these new ways to do it online."

What does it take to create a school where English learners meet with success?

Leading in High English Learner Enrollment Schools

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Set and monitor school-wide goals that impacts English learner achievement

Setting and Monitoring English Learner Centered Goals 

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Empower your teachers to take the lead

Establishing a Culture of Teacher Led Professional Learning

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Feel equipped to help your students deal with trauma and its educational impact

Trauma Informed Teaching + Social Emotional Learning 

Social-Emotional Learning will allow us to support our students’ successful transition back to school. And it benefits us as well as we return to work given the new “norm.”

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“I feel as if I have been living under a boulder for the past 5 years. This training is wonderful. I am learning so many strategies that are new to me. Thank you English Learner Portal.”

Going online isn't as easy for everyone, learn how you can help

Engaging Immigrant & English Learner Families in a Virtual World

Our immigrant and English learner families may need some extra assistance supporting their children's online learning. Discover some valuable solutions and resources you can offer with instructor Laura Gardner.


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“This was an awesome training! It was a tremendous value for the cost. I loved all of the videos, everyone's energy, and that they came from different parts of the country. I loved it and would definitely recommend this course to ANY educator.”

Unaccompanied youth bring valuable assets and unique needs to the classroom

Supporting Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth in U.S. Schools

Explore the foundations of who these youth are, how and why they make the journey north, and what happens when they arrive at the U.S. border.

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Developing relationships & understanding is crucial

Understanding the Backgrounds of Refugee Students & Families

Gain a basic understanding of the U.S. refugee program and the primary refugee populations being resettled in the U.S.

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Language development is a lengthy, complicated process

Developing Reading for Long Term English Learners

Long Term English Learners (LTELs) make up an increasing percentage of all secondary English Learners in the United States. This first course in the LTEL pathway will provide reading strategies designed to lift LTELs into higher levels of language proficiency and help them access complex, grade level texts. The course is for teachers  in Grades 4-12. 

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Developing Writing for Long Term English Learners

Long Term English Learners (LTELs) make up an increasing percentage of all secondary English Learners in the United States. This second course in the LTEL pathway provides writing strategies designed to lift LTELs into higher levels of language proficiency and help them write complex, grade level texts for multiple purposes across the curriculum. The course is for all content area teachers who work with intermediate level language learners in Grades 4-12.

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Visible Thinking with Foldables

Are you ready to boost student engagement and enhance learning of abstract concepts? This course is specifically designed to support English learners as they acquire English as well as master content standards!

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Receive recognition for your efforts with digital credentialing

Our new digital credentialing program consists of a series of 5 hour courses for professional learning. These courses are organized into tiered Pathways that guide you along a continuum of learning that meets your individual needs and interests.

With the completion of each 5 hour course, you receive two types of digital credentials - a digital certificate and digital badge. These digital credentials are delivered to you via an email that directs you to our digital credentialing platform. From there, you can access your credentials, print, save, share, post on your LinkedIn profile, add to your resume or professional website, send to your HR department or principal, add to your professional document your dedication to continuous professional learning and growth!