Professional Development and Tools
to Empower English Learners

About Us

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.


We offer five formats of virtual PD to help you best support your ELs in distance learning, hybrid, or face-to-face environments.


Our online courses and on-demand book studies allows teachers and administrators to learn at their own pace while improving classroom practice and support of ELs.


We offer many supporting services from curriculum development to technical writing.

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.

On-Demand Book Studies

Self-paced. Available year round. Based on best-selling books authored by members of the SupportEd team. Earn 20 PD hours per book study.

12-Hour Facilitated Online Courses

Strategies for Building ELs’ Academic Language

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.

Strategies for Making Content Accessible to ELs

Based on our bestselling book Unlocking English Learners’ Potential, this course explores best practices for scaffolding content instruction for ELs, supporting oral language development, and implementing formative assessments.

Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies and Tools

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.

Effectively Advocating for ELs

Based on our bestselling book Advocating for English Learners, this course explores strategies to advocate for ELs in your own context to provide equitable learning opportunities and supported parent involvement in your school.

Effectively Reaching SLIFE

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.

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