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 develops teachers’ skills, confidence, and efficacy in teaching vocabulary, reading, and writing to all students – especially multilingual learners / English learners – in all content areas. Our comprehensive program consists of workshop-style sessions followed by job-embedded coaching and support for teachers, as well as targeted sessions for administrators and coaches, and is currently available face-to-face or virtually.

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 & coaches

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 / Multilingual Learners (ELs, MLs, or MLLs)
  • Long-Term ELs (LTELs)
  • Highly Schooled Newcomers (HSNs)
  • Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE)
  • All students in Dual Language Programs
  • Refugees
  • Special Education ELs (SE-ELs)
  • Migrant students
  • Struggling readers
  • All 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.