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Principles and Evidence-Based Best Practices for English Learners / A Virtual Half-Day Workshop

Presented by Andrea Honigsfeld

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Date and Time

One, half-day workshop from 11:30am to 2:30pm Eastern Time (ET).

  • Thursday, March 25, 2021

Please note that this virtual half-day workshop is scheduled for Eastern Time (ET). If you are in a different time zone, please plan your schedule accordingly.


If English learners (ELs) are to progress linguistically and academically, teachers will be required to work together in professional learning communities to talk about their craft, to reflect upon their practice, to discuss student progress, and to continuously improve their instruction. This virtual workshop is built on five tenets that offer an overarching framework for effective and impactful work with multilingual learners. The purpose of the workshop is to align evidence-based, ready-to-use strategies that reflect an assets-based philosophy, individual variations, integrated content and language instruction, culturally and linguistically sustaining instructional and assessment practices, and purposeful interaction and collaboration. Special attention will be paid to face-to-face versus online or hybrid learning contexts to support ELs.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore five overarching principles of contemporary pedagogy for the sake of ELs
  • Describe the five stages of language proficiency and unpack the complexities of multilingual development
  • Learn how to provide ELs with multiple, varied, and meaningful learning experiences for understanding, analyzing, and using academic language at the word, sentence, and text (or discourse) level
  • Discuss practices they can use to accommodate the needs of diverse ELs and enhance collaboration between teachers
  • Evaluate eight different types of supports and scaffolds
  • Apply select strategies to their own instructional context

About the Presenter

Andrea Honigsfeld, PhD, is associate dean and director of the Doctoral Program (Educational Leadership for Diverse Learning Communities) at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York. Before entering the field of teacher education, she taught English as a foreign language in Hungary (grades 5-8 and adult), English as a second language in New York City (grades K-3 and adult), and Hungarian at New York University. A Fulbright Scholar and sought-after national presenter, Andrea is the author of Growing Language and Literacy and is the coauthor or coeditor of numerous other books on education and chapters and research articles related to the needs of diverse learners. Visit Andrea at

Who Should Participate

Classroom teachers and English language learner specialists of grades K-8, literacy coaches, reading and language arts specialists, curriculum coordinators, and administrators.

Special 2021 Tuition Fee

The cost of this virtual half-day workshop is $60.00 per person. Tuition also includes access to the recorded workshop for 60 days.


Registrants will receive multiple emails from Heinemann, including enrollment confirmation, which also serves as your tuition receipt and contains some basic instructions. If you have not received your confirmation email within 48 hours of your registration, please contact us at or 800-541-2086, ext. 1151. Approximately two days prior to the event date you will receive an email with the PD event's Zoom link and log-in instructions.

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03/25/2021 - Eastern Time, ET

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