Professional Learning

Professional development opportunities are offered to strengthen teaching skills and increase knowledge when working with English learners and colleagues. Ongoing professional development for Pennsylvania Local Education Agency (LEA) educational staff is fundamental in the creation, maintenance and evaluation of compliant and effective English as a Second Language programs.

To be eligible to register for the following professional development opportunities, you must be a current employee of an LEA.



August 29-30, 2019 | PaTTAN, Harrisburg, Pa.
New ELD Coordinator Training

September 12-13, 2019 | PaTTAN, Malvern, Pa.
New ELD Coordinator Training

October 23-24, 2019 | PaTTAN, Malvern, Pa.
WIDA: Formative Language Assessment

November 13-14, 2019 | Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit, Edinboro, Pa.
WIDA: Educator Collaboration to Support Multilingual Learners

March 18-19, 2020 | PaTTAN, Harrisburg, Pa.
WIDA: Scaffolding Learning Through Language

May 7, 2020 | PaTTAN, Harrisburg, Pa.
Facilitating English Learners’ Success Through Action Research


PD Providers Institute

September 2019 – May 2020 | Virtual
Cultivating Practices for Formative Language Assessment


Online Courses

FALL 2019: September 23 – December 20, 2019 | Virtual
Home Languages in the Classroom

SPRING 2020: March 2 – May 22, 2020 | Virtual
Reading Supports for Multilingual Students



July 23, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET | Virtual
ACCESS for ELLs Online Speaking Domain

November 7, 2019 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET | Virtual
EL Future Ready PA Index and Growth to Target Reports


Webinar Recordings