Wabash Valley Education Center

*WVEC 2-Day EL Summer Institute: EL EXCELLENCE Strategic Scaffolds to Make Academic Literacy Standards Accessible to All

Rigorous literacy learning can be incredibly fun and interactive. Experience dynamic strategies to actively engage all students in reading closely, discussing text-dependent questions and writing with evidence. Learn how to adapt scaffolds strategically to support ELs and all learners without watering down expectations. Collaborate to apply learning for a powerful start to the next school year. Bring one grade-level text you will use in the first month of school next year. This is a 2-day workshop!

DAY 1: Dynamic Academic Literacy for Equity and EL Excellence

Learn and apply six essential mindsets and actions to everyday teaching to ensure ELs, and all students, thrive. Structure high-level academic conversations aligned to what you teach every day. Learn a four-step routine to build academic language, higher-order thinking, collaborative conversations, and literacy with any complex text. Adapt scaffolds strategically to build on students' strengths while fostering increased academic success and self-directed learning. Bring a grade-level text students will read or you will read aloud in your class.

DAY 2:  Accelerating Academic Language Every Day

How do we teach and support academic language to ensure ELs, and all students, excel with academic literacy?  Join us to unpack the linguistic demands of texts and tasks, and prioritize gap-closing language objectives to help your students succeed. Experience a powerful protocol to use formative data about students' language use to adjust your scaffolds and teaching. Engage in demonstration lessons to learn strategies you can use to build on your students language assets to accelerate academic language learning everyday.


Right now we have a waitlist, but we are working on securing a larger venue so everyone who wants to attend will be able to.  If you are wanting to attend, please go ahead and register for the waitlist and you will be notified once we have a larger venue set and can move you to confirmed!


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Tonya Ward Singer, M.F.A., is a professional learning leader with a deep commitment to ensuring diverse learners excel with rigorous expectations. She consults nationally helping K-12 educators realize new possibilities in language and literacy learning to close opportunity gaps for ELs and students in poverty.

Tonya has taught at multiple grade levels as a classroom teacher, reading teacher, and EL specialist, and has extensive experience helping school leaders transform learning at scale. Her choice work is supporting educators in launching and sustaining site-based, continuous inquiry around live lessons. She has been collaborating extensively with multiple districts developing, testing, and refining observation inquiry, the focus of this book.

An expert in pedagogy for linguistically diverse learners, Tonya has co-authored curriculum for international publishers including Scholastic, Longman and Oxford University Press. She thrives on leveraging research and innovation to solve educational challenges, and inspiring others to do the same.

Learn more about Tonya by clicking here.


Date: June 5 & 6, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day (lunch on your own)

Location: Wabash Valley Education Center



Cost: $265.00/member or $530/non-member* (includes both days and book!)

*Cost of all workshops are based on membership in an Indiana ESC. Any registrants who are not members of an ESC in the state of Indiana will be required to pay the non-member fee of twice the amount of the workshop cost.
**See cancellation policy below

Cancellation Policy

* Registrants who notify WVEC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.
* Registrants who cancel after the registration deadline but before the workshop date or call to cancel on the day of the workshop will pay 50% of the registration fee.
* Registrants who neglect to call or notify the WVEC of their cancellation will be responsible for paying the full fee.
* On official school corporation weather-related cancellation days, registrants will not be required to pay registration fees.


Registration open through 6/2/2019 11:45 PM EST

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Wabash Valley Education Center
3061 Benton Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906

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Wabash Valley Education Center
3061 Benton Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906