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 three-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
  • ESL teachers
  • bilingual/dual language teachers
  • sheltered instruction teachers
  • special education teachers
  • school- and district-level administrators

ExC-ELL Professional Learning

Read more about the ExC-ELL Institutes, or go to our menu of professional learning offerings. If you are ready to speak with someone about ExC-ELL, contact us today!

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

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.