The Quality Teaching for English Learners™ Initiative is a research-based professional development program for teachers, coaches, and school leadership devoted to improving educator capacity for supporting the linguistic and academic development of ELs and other students needing to develop academic uses of English. QTEL specifically addresses the development of students’ abilities to read, write, and discuss academic texts in English across the disciplines. The primary goal of the QTEL approach is to improve educator capacity for supporting the linguistic, conceptual, and academic development of ELs.

This 16-page brief focuses on the 2020-21 Summer Institute, designed to to provide teachers with a firm foundation of theoretical understanding and corresponding strategies for teaching conceptual, analytic and disciplinary language practices academic language to all students.

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