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.More info on Digital Credentials
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 June 21, 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].
Purchase orders accepted. Please email Kelly at [email protected] with the course names, participants, and their email addresses to begin the process.
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!Learn more
Thinking and Speaking Math
K-12 math standards (and learning in general) require students to share their thinking, discuss strategy, evaluate options, explain processes, and more. In "Thinking and Speaking Math" we go deeper into the power of interaction and critical thinking. This course explores additional strategies for maximizing discourse and critical thinking.Learn more
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.
Expand your online teaching repertoire
Continue the exploration of best practices for online teaching that develop language and literacy that can easily transfer into face to face learning.Learn more
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.
"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."
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!Learn more
Deepening Learning with Foldables
Learning is one thing, but deep learning is paramount, especially for our English learners. This course is specifically designed to build your repertoire of Foldables® in order to ensure all students develop conceptual understanding of content.Learn more
Must Have Engagement Strategies
Student engagement looks different in every classroom, but student engagement is vital in every classroom! This course explores the must have strategies to engage each and every student in your care, right from the start.Learn more
Education Interrupted: SLIFE
Many schools have experienced waves of enrollment that include students with limited or siginificantly interrupted education. Look in depth at the issues causing the limited educational opportunities, and what push and pull factors are bringing these students to the US and Canada. Explore culturally and linguistically appropriate strategies to address the academic and non-academic needs of this student group.Learn more
Explore the differences between first and second language literacy development, considerations for addressing literacy gaps for students, and strategies for growing students from where they are.Learn more
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.”Learn more
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.Learn more
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.
“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.”
“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.”
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
Developing Oracy 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 third course in the LTEL pathway provides oral language development strategies designed to lift LTELs into higher levels of language proficiency and help them fully participate in learning across the curriculum. The course is for all content area teachers who work with intermediate level language learners in Grades 4-12.Learn more
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 portfolio....to document your dedication to continuous professional learning and growth!