Virtual options for ExC-ELL PD are now available!

ExC-ELL is an evidence-based model of instructional practices for teaching academic language, vocabulary, discourse, reading comprehension, and writing skills in all content areas.

We offer virtual professional development that includes:

  • Short, one-hour workshops that can be scheduled before or after school to eliminate the need for subs
  • One-on-one virtual coaching to support teachers as they implement ExC-ELL instructional practices in their classroom or context
  • A digital handout and access to downloadable resources online

During the virtual workshops, participants learn and practice instructional strategies that boost students’ language development and content knowledge, and they leave with concrete ideas for implementing these new strategies with their students. Coaching sessions follow, to help teachers refine these strategies for maximum impact.

Here is a sample schedule showing what virtual ExC-ELL PD might look like in your school or district:

  1. August 31: Vocabulary Workshop #1 
    1. One hour
    2. After school
  2. September 7: Vocabulary Workshop #2
    1. One hour 
    2. After school
  3. September 14: Coaching Day for Vocabulary
    1. 32 teachers participate
    2. Each teacher chooses a 15-minute time slot during the instructional day for a classroom observation
    3. Each teacher also chooses a 15-minute time slot during their planning period or after school for a one-on-one conversation with the ExC-ELL Coach
  4. September 30: Reading Workshop #1 
    1. One hour
    2. Before school
  5. October 7: Reading Workshop #2
    1. One hour 
    2. Before school
  6. October 14: Coaching Day for Reading
    1. 32 teachers participate
    2. Each teacher chooses a 15-minute time slot during the instructional day for a classroom observation
    3. Each teacher also chooses a 15-minute time slot during their planning period or after school for a one-on-one conversation with the ExC-ELL Coach
  7. October 31: Writing Workshop #1 
    1. One hour
    2. After school
  8. November 7: Writing Workshop #2
    1. One hour 
    2. Scheduled on a teacher workday
  9. November 14: Coaching Day for Writing
    1. 32 teachers participate
    2. Each teacher chooses a 15-minute time slot during the instructional day for a classroom observation
    3. Each teacher also chooses a 15-minute time slot during their planning period or after school for a one-on-one conversation with the ExC-ELL Coach

This is just one sample schedule – we are happy to work with you to tailor a schedule to your teachers’ needs!
To learn more about virtual ExC-ELL PD options or to request a quote for your school/district, email us at mecalde@gmail.com!