Scaffolding Academic Literacy with ELs

4th-12th Grade Teachers and Leaders!  Join us to. . .

  • Boost Student Engagement in critical thinking conversations, complex texts and writing with evidence.
  • Scaffold to Students’ Strengths.  Differentiate with ease!
  • Integrate ELD into What You Teach to accelerate language through high-level core learning.
  • Apply learning with Ready-to-Use Strategies with your unique students and curriculum.

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Beyond amazing! So relevant and strategies can be applied in the real world of teaching. I feel renewed after attending Tonya’s great sessions.

Susan Utterback

Instructional Coach

Energetic presenter who facilitates learning in a fun atmosphere. Relevant for educators of all content areas and grade levels. I highly recommend!!!

Jodi McClure


Use scaffolds strategically to deepen critical thinking, close reading and writing with evidence. 

Tonya Ward Singer’s presentation was practical, engaging and incredibly useful for the educators. Absolutely amazing learning!

Tami Hicks

Director of Professional Learning

WOW! Engaging, entertaining, and well worth it! I learned so much and can’t wait to implement and share strategies that Tonya shared with us.

Revonne Lester


WHO SHOULD ATTEND? All general education teachers in grades 4 through 12 who teach ELA, Social Studies, Science and other content areas that require academic literacy. Instructional leaders including administrators, specialists, ELD teachers, and T.O.S.A.s are encouraged to attend with general education teacher teams.

CALIFORNIA CONNECTIONS  Participants collaborate to apply asset-oriented pedagogy (EL Road Map Principle One) to ensure intellectual quality and meaningful access (EL Road Map Principal Two) to the grade-level expectations detailed in the CA Common Core State Standards for ELA and Literacy in History/Social Studies and Technical Subjects, and the aligned CA ELD standards.

BOOK-TO-ACTION This institute helps teachers apply the mindsets and pedagogy of Tonya’s Bestselling Book EL Excellence Every Day to high-level core teaching.  It is recommend, not required, that participants buy the book before the institute and read the first chapter. Bring it to make powerful connections in and beyond the institute.

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Scaffolding Academic Literacy in Santa Rosa, CA$525.00Scaffolding Academic Literacy with ELs in Santa Rosa, CA on two Thursdays: January 16th and February 6th, 2020.  Only $450 per person when you register 5+ by November 22nd, 2019.