Bridging Theory and Application to Advocate for English Learners (ELs) in all K-12 Settings

Spring 2023

Who will benefit from the course
This five-week online course is designed for educators in Massachusetts currently teaching, or hoping to facilitate learning with, English Learners (ELs) in K-12 settings.

This course is an approved professional development course with MA DESE. All participants will earn 15 PDPs on successful completion.


Hear from Course Instructor, Amy Proulx:


"I'm building a stronger foundational knowledge of the theory behind working with ELLs"
 - July 2021 cohort participant

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Improve your practice by:

  • Acquiring an assets-based philosophy and approach, and gaining familiarity with the demands of, and expectations for, English Learners in K-12 settings.
  • Gaining familiarity with the students, families, and community they serve to teach and learn with an EL lens, from identification to monitoring and celebrating growth and learning.
  • Exploring ways to differentiate instruction through four approaches to student learning and considering appropriate linguistic scaffolds and ways to assess them for impact.
  • Developing awareness and knowledge of various types of corrective feedback in language learning environments.
  • Reflecting on your evolving knowledge and understanding to monitor effectiveness for teaching and learning with language learners.

After successful completion of this course, participants will receive 15 PDPs.

For full details of the course, including learning objectives, course structure, timings, your course instructor, and costs, please access the Course Overview using the form opposite.    

If you have any questions relating to the course, please email the team at

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