Virtual Events

 

 

I really enjoyed the intentional and thoughtful planning behind every teacher move presented by Tonya Ward Singer. She truly speaks to the value of honoring personal experiences, and how to understand our students, as we expect excellence for all students through the lens of equity and access in teaching and learning.

Sandra Santos-Alvarez

Instructional Coach

BRING TONYA VIRTUALLY TO YOUR DISTRICT OR REGION

Title and Description Length
Teaching ML Excellence I: Foundations for Equitable Access in Every Classroom

This interactive, virtual workshop empowers K-12 educators with an asset-oriented approach to teaching core content and academic literacy to multilingual learners (MLs). Learn six essential mindsets and actions to teach for ML excellence. Experience equitable conversation strategies and a four-step routine you can use to deepen student confidence, high-order thinking, close reading, and writing with every text you teach.

 

Schedule as a half-day workshop or two-part series (2 x 90 minutes).

Teaching ML Excellence II: Scaffolding to Accelerate, Not Remediate

This interactive, virtual workshop empowers K-12 educators with effective scaffolding practices to accelerate multilingual learner (ML) achievement. Learn an asset-based approach to choose and lose scaffolds strategically so that you support access to high-level content without watering down learning. Experience powerful strategies that help students leverage their assets to engage in meaning making, productive struggle, and joyful academic learning across the content areas that you teach.

 

Schedule as a half-day workshop or two-part series (2 x 90 minutes).

Teaching ML Excellence III: Accelerating Academic Language Learning

How do we teach language in ways that ensure multilingual learners (MLs) thrive with the texts and tasks of K-12 academic learning? Join us in this interactive, virtual workshop to unpack the linguistic demands of intellectually-rich texts and tasks, and prioritize gap-closing language objectives to help your students succeed. Learn powerful strategies to differentiate language learning across a range of English-language proficiency levels. Experience a powerful protocol to use formative data to build on students’ assets and accelerate academic language learning in your teaching every day.

 

Schedule as a full-day workshop or three-part series (3 x 90 minutes).

Accelerating ML Excellence in Mathematics

This collaborative, virtual professional development series equips math teachers and coaches with an asset-oriented approach to teaching for linguistic equity in mathematics. Join us to learn effective ways to engage multilingual learners actively in intellectually rich mathematical reasoning and help all students—especially those classified as English learners (ELs)—thrive within the linguistic complexities of mathematics. Learn scaffolding strategies to help students leverage their assets and engage in meaning making, productive struggle, and joyful learning in K-12 math lessons.

 

Schedule as a full-day workshop or three-part series (3 x 90 minutes).

Leading ML Excellence: Ensuring Equitable Access in Every Classroom

This interactive, virtual workshop series empowers K-12 administrators with tools and actions to lead for multilingual learner (ML) equity in every classroom, every day. Join us to identify and disrupt the deficit defaults that hold MLs back. Engage with a framework to self-reflect on strengths and priorities in your educational setting. Gain tools to lead the transformative changes required to ensure every ML student has full access to intellectually rich, Tier I core content learning in every classroom, every day.

 

Schedule as a full-day workshop or three-part series (3 x 90 minutes). Customized timing available to align with your leadership meetings across a school year.

Silos to Synergy:  A Call to Co-Lead for Equitable Schools 

Professional learning that shifts teacher practice should be sustained, collaborative, and connected to teaching—but it can be hard to find the time and the focus to do this. The challenge intensifies when we attempt to lead teaching transformations for equity from a single role or department. In this interactive session, get ready to envision, reflect on, and prioritize opportunities to move from silos to collective leadership and bring equity-centered professional learning from the margins to the core.

Ideal participants: All administrators, coaches and specialists involved in designing, leading, or supporting instructional change initiatives in your district.

Schedule as a collaborative keynote (90 minutes), full-day workshop or three-part series (3 x 90 minutes).
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