At SupportEd, we know that English Learners (ELs) bring many strengths to their schools and communities. SupportEd provides educators and other stakeholders in ELs’ education the skills and resources they need to champion ELs’ success within and beyond their classrooms.
We understand the challenge, hard work, and joy of serving ELs. Our staff, comprised of experienced English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) educators, administrators, and researchers, is uniquely qualified to support your district’s EL needs. Learn more about our 2021-22 online professional development offerings.
Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners: Tools for Equity
Our nation’s moment of reckoning with the deficit view of MLs has arrived. Our book is an essential resource to help you strengthen your work with MLs and their families. It includes research-based tools, authentic classroom videos, and reflection exercises that will help you identify your implicit bias, mitigate deficit-based thinking, and successfully integrate culturally responsive teaching practices into your classrooms and schools.
Summer Session: June 28 – August 9, 2021
Explore research-based practices for supporting ELs as they acquire both language and content knowledge. Based on our bestselling book Unlocking English Learners’ Potential, this course focuses on building ELs’ academic language at the word, sentence, and discourse level.
A culturally responsive school climate is integral in supporting today’s multilingual learners (MLs) and their families. Explore the meaning of culture and its implications for teaching, and unlock a toolbox of strategies to strengthen your use of culturally responsive teaching practices.
This course delves into the specific strengths and challenges of students with limited or interrupted formal education (SLIFE). It explores topics such as supporting and engaging SLIFE and their families; developing of materials, activities, and programs; and effectively instructing SLIFE.
- SupportEd President conducts keynote and pre-conference session at MABE 2022 - DEARBORN, MI, MAY 17, 2022 — SupportEd President and Founder, Diane Staehr Fenner, PhD, gave the keynote presentation at the Michigan Association for Bilingual Education (MABE) in Dearborn, Michigan on May 5. MABE is a nonprofit organization that has been formed to encourage and promote multilingual education in the State of Michigan so that all… Learn more
- EL Advocacy Case Study #2: Social Emotional Learning and ELs During COVID-19 - EL Advocacy Case Study #2: Social Emotional Learning and ELs During COVID-19 This case study is the second of three that will focus on advocating for English learners (ELs) during the Covid-19 pandemic. We developed this case study based on conversations we have had with teachers of ELs as well as research and best practices… Learn more