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.



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


2020 Migrant Education Program and English Language Development Conference: Education Without Borders

March 3-5, 2020 | Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey, Harrisburg, PA

ATTEND and DISCOVER promising practices to support the educational success of Pennsylvania’s English learners and migrant education students.

The 2020 statewide conference will provide new practices, perspectives and connections for those working with migrant students and/or English learners. From engaging with pre-conference institutes, keynote speakers, workshop presentations and conference exhibitors, participants will increase their knowledge of current research-based best practices, strategies to support students’ social-emotional and academic achievement, improve program service delivery, and much more!



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