Workshop & Online Course Testimonials


"Facilitators were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic - great team!!"

"The workshop was fabulous! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to spend my weekend learning useful content and strategies for my classroom. I feel so motivated and inspired after talking to and sharing with my colleagues."

 "I really appreciate your attention to students with low literacy and little English. Beginning with an oral language lesson and moving into writing is perfect!"

" Thank you for this wonderful opportunity! Your thoughts, "As teachers, it is our job to give them safe haven in their academic travels, to help them progress along their life’s path with dignity and hope for a better future," completely aligns with my philosophy. ALL children should be given this experience. It will make our world a better place."

 "...Whole to Part instruction builds literacy skills faster than using isolated language pieces found in de-contextualized drills because the context is relevant, significant, and engaging. My students have bloomed using this approach..." 

"Early Literacy-The process for differentiating language is very scaffolded for teachers and forces you to think about all students. It was really helpful because it helped me think about the end goal first, and then break down the differentiated processes to get to the end result. It also helps you to think of what additional supports you can put in place in terms of sensory, graphic, and interactive supports. The template ensures that you are getting students involved in reading, writing, speaking, and listening each time."

"These are activities that help ALL students learn!"

"Need even more social/emotional trainings geared toward students' mental health needs. It would benefit so many of our students for more teachers to be informed about this." 

"This platform was so user friendly and I learned so much!  I will definitely be taking more classes in the future!"

"Great presenters.  Fun and knowledgeable.  Didn't feel like three hours."

"I think it was super beneficial to come with a teacher whom I work with almost everyday. She was very interested in the content of the course. We often share what we learn at ESOL meetings during staff meetings, but it was enlightening being there together. "

"The collaborative structure of this workshop was exceptional. "

"I am an ESOL Teacher. Even with all the training that I have received in my field, I still found it very helpful to see how you provided instruction using various strategies to increase interaction,comprehension and critical thinking for the teachers and how we can use it to do so for our ELLs."

"I plan to propose that your online course on immigrant family engagement in schools be included as a PD for all staff at my school. It's really an excellent course with a lot of concise information that most teachers have never been provided. Thanks again!"

"The Whole to Part and instructional supports were VERY Helpful!"

"This course was a very valuable resource when creating lessons for my students. As an ESOL teacher, I am already planning language supports for the various proficiency levels of my students, but this course helped me be more intentional in my planning."

"The tools provided throughout this course are great resources to use when determining the language that students are expected to be able to process or produce at various proficiency levels and are useful when differentiating instruction."

"Your trainer was FANTASTIC! Thank you so much! I am hoping to schedule another!"

"Thank you so much to you and your team for a wonderful day!"

"Thank you! I am happy you offered a free portion of the online training as I was interested in the platform used to deliver the content. It was easy to navigate and follow along and the deeper dive materials are resourceful and beneficial! Again, thank you. I am glad I stumbled upon English Learner Portal and hope to participate in more that you have to offer."