• Core Course 1: Strong Home-School Connections for ELLs

Core Course 1: Strong Home-School Connections for ELLs

$ 300.00

I have learned a lot in this course. I feel much more prepared to engage the ELL students and their families when they arrive. I have learned that there are may different typed of ELL students and families and that it is important to get to know and engage the family. They can be your greatest resource and ally. -John Robert, Superintendent

I am more aware of students' needs and issues so that I can help them in a more positive way.  I also understand how important it is to learn some of their home language so that school is a more welcoming and comfortable place so they can learn to their utmost potential.  --Marilyn Paykuss, School Psychologist

This has been life changing for my practice. As a school social worker, usually the first students that I get to know are those who are disrupting the classroom or school community in some way. The ELL students at our school have traditionally been very quiet and they are not the first to come to my attention. This will now change. I also became more aware of larger systemic issues faced at our school. The format was great, I found the articles and videos very useful and the timing of the assignments fit well into the overall course design. --Verba Fanolis, School Social Worker, Springfield MA


Educators can tap into ELLs' rich and diverse assets to improve family engagement and classroom performance. In this interactive and engaging course held on, participants will learn and apply research-based strategies for uncovering ELLs' "funds of knowledge" for culturally responsive schooling. Participants will generate fieldwork with tools and a personalized "action cycle" implementation plan for new learning to immediately impact schooling practices.  

Popular with content teachers, Special Education teachers, ELL teachers, support staff (i.e. guidance counselors) and leaders, this course is great for teams of educators to take together in teams!  

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  • 15 hours total over 4 weeks/4 modules done at your own pace plus one live webinar meeting; read more about our online format and why to take an online Confianza course
  • available to educators in the US and internationally; Massachusetts RETELL state-approved course for 15 SEI PDPs for re-licensure: educators should check with their local requirements
  • certificate provided upon successful completion of the course

Ask about purchasing through a purchase order for groups from the same district!

Purchase of this course will register you for the class.  Your unique class code will be sent to you via email after purchase from INFO@ELLSTUDENTS.COM.  


Course Fees:  In the event of dropping a course, a 18% processing charge will be applied to refund.

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