Implementing Standards-Based Instruction for English Learners

EL Training #1

Starting January 10, 2023


EL Training #2

Starting March 7, 2023


EL Training #3

Starting May 2, 2023


Our Focus

A mix of large and small group activities will focus on how to design instruction for English learners (ELs) that addresses two critical needs: language and content development.


Week 2

Engage in hands-on activities to apply Week 1 teachings to a lower language proficiency lesson designed for ELs based on Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb.” Then apply what you’ve learned to critique and strengthen lessons of your choice.

Week 1

Experience a higher language proficiency lesson in literacy designed for ELs based on The Gettysburg Address. Explore assorted research-based instructional activities that engage ELs in content and language development.

Week 3

Experience a model mathematics lesson designed for ELs. Explore a sequence of research-based, instructional activities to engage ELs in robust levels of discussions and reasoning about math tasks.

Featured Presenters

Dr. Harold Asturias

Director of the Center for Mathematics Excellence and Equity, University of California, Berkeley
At the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Asturias oversees the Center for Mathematics Excellence and Equity (CeMEE) at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Previously, he served as Deputy Director of the Mathematics and Science Professional Development at the University of California Office of the President. Dr. Asturias provided oversight for the English Language Development Professional […]

Lydia Stack

Founding member of Stanford’s Understanding Language initiative on Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas
Ms. Stack is an international English language consultant, curriculum writer and teacher trainer. She has won numerous awards, including the TESOL James E. Alatis Award for outstanding service to the profession.

Susan Pimentel

Co-Founder, StandardsWork, Inc. and Standards-in-Action 2.0 Lead
Ms. Pimentel has led the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education's standards-based reform and program improvement initiatives for the past 15 years.

Chonda Long

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Jane Roy

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Prerequisites for Participation

Form teams of no fewer than five, but no more than 12.
Ideally a team should include a mix of content experience, including English language acquisition, ELA/literacy, and mathematics.
Select a lead for your team.
SIA 2.0 coach(es) will be assigned to support your work throughout the training.
Select an ESL or ABE/ASE reading lesson.
Choose a lesson with a focus on text or that includes text for ELs to comprehend. Team leads should submit the lesson—as PDF or Word—two weeks before each virtual training begins to: nbravo@standardswork.org.

Register Below

Use the links below to register for the training of your choice. 

Within a day of registering, you and your team will receive calendar invites. If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Nicole Bravo: nbravo@standardswork.org.

EL Training #1

Week 1: January 10 & 12
Week 2: January 17 & 19
Week 3: January 24 & 26

11:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET

EL Training #2

Week 1: March 7 & 9
Week 2: March 14 & 16
Week 3: March 21 & 23

11:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET

EL Training #3

Week 1: May 2 & 3
Week 2: May 9 & 11
Week 3: May 16 & 18

11:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET