Virtual Secondary Constructing Meaning Leadership Seminar

Event Date:

August 1, 2022

Event Time:

9:00 am

Event Location:


This seminar is specifically designed to prepare participants to support colleagues in planning, refining, and delivering instruction using the Secondary Constructing Meaning approach.

Through E.L. Achieve’s online learning center and live virtual sessions, participants will deepen their understanding of:

  • Explicit language instruction
  • Academic literacy
  • Teaching tips for promoting student academic discourse
  • Effective instructional planning using the Constructing Meaning approach

Participants will be part of a vibrant professional learning community, working on small-group virtual projects and refining practice through one-on-one virtual support.

Virtual Secondary CM Seminar Structure:

9:00am – 11:30am: Live Zoom meeting
Prior to the next day, you will engage in reading, video viewing, and lesson planning.  We will discuss those tasks each day at the end of the live session.
12:00pm – 4:00pm: Lunch break, asynchronous work through our Online Learning Center, and planning appointment(s) with lead E.L. Achieve Presenter and co-planner.

See Seminar Overview for more details.

Eligible to Apply:

Participants who:

  • Work in districts implementing Secondary Constructing Meaning
  • Have completed a five-day Secondary Constructing Meaning Institute
  • Wish to support implementation in their district

Leadership Seminar Certification Requirements:

  1. Develop and present a continuing learning session that supports colleagues with key Secondary Constructing Meaning concepts
  2. Submit a Secondary Constructing Meaning lesson that models all skills
  3. Actively participate in all components of Secondary Constructing Meaning Leadership Seminar

Upon successful completion of the seminar requirements, participants will become part of their certified district leadership team and help guide site and classroom implementation.

Certified Leaders may be invited to participate in a formal apprenticeship process to become Certified Presenters for their districts. All potential presenters must successfully complete the apprenticeship process before they can become certified.

Maintaining Certification:

Certification is valid for one year and may be renewed annually by remaining active in the E.L. Achieve community. To maintain certification, leaders must:

  1. Support implementation through coaching, collaborative planning, or leading follow-up sessions
  2. Attend an annual E.L. Achieve Symposium with district team
  3. Contribute to E.L. Achieve’s online professional community

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