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Created by Dr. Margarita Calderón, ExC-ELL (Expediting Reading Comprehension for English Language Learners) was developed through a 5-year study funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. ExC-ELL facilitates teachers’ development of skills, confidence, and efficacy in teaching knowledge and skills to ELLs and all students. Our comprehensive program consists of an initial five-day institute and follow-up on-site support.

Target Audience

The ExC-ELL professional development model was developed for elementary classroom teachers, secondary content teachers, and teachers of ESL, bilingual/dual language, sheltered instruction, and SPED.

PD in Spanish

Looking for an ExC-ELL Professional Development experience delivered in Spanish? We also offer ACE-LERA, or Acelerando la comprención en español: Lectura, escritura y razonamiento académico, developed for Dual Language programs.

Target Students

Students who benefit from ExC-ELL include:

  • English Learners / English Language Learners (ELLs or ELs)
  • Long-Term ELs (LTELs)
  • Highly Schooled Newcomers (HSNs)
  • Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE)
  • Students in Dual Language Programs
  • Refugees
  • Special Education ELs (SE-ELs)
  • Migrant Students
  • Struggling Readers
  • Students Reading Below Grade Level
  • …and all other students in mainstream classrooms