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Secondary Constructing Meaning: Teacher And Administrator Leader Strands






Mon Jun 22, 2020 -  Fri Jun 26, 2020
8:00 am -  4:00 pm
Registration options:
Ticket Name Ticket Price Qty
Teacher Leader Strand Cost $ 2,200.00
Administrator Leader Strand $ 2,200.00
International Teacher Leader Strand Cost $ 3,500.00
International Administrator Leader Strand $ 3,500.00

Event description:

Administrator Leader Strand

Meaningful implementation is dependent upon realizing a clear vision of instruction along with developing a strong leadership team. To do this work, site and district leaders need to deepen knowledge of leading implementation, understand key Systematic ELD/Constructing Meaning skills, and use tools for planning, communicating, setting priorities, and allocating resources.    
Administrator Leader Strand outcomes: 
  • Promote strong site and classroom implementation.
  • Ask key questions to refine instructional practice.
  • Establish systems/structures to ensure robust implementation.
  • Provide administrator support sessions.

Teacher Leader Strand

Participants will have the opportunity to become a part of a certified district leadership team. They will deepen their understanding of explicit language instruction, academic literacy, and effective instructional planning. They will engage in a vibrant professional learning community specifically designed to prepare them to support others in designing, refining and delivering Secondary Constructing Meaning instruction. Certified district leaders will develop their capacity to lead continuing learning and collaboration sessions.


  • Expand knowledge and understanding of explicit language instruction
  • Deepen understanding of Secondary CM Refining our Practice Skills and Competencies
  • Develop and revise lessons based on deeper understanding of Secondary Constructing Meaning
  • Develop and present a continuing learning session that supports colleagues with key Secondary Constructing Meaning concepts
  • Participate in a focused, professional learning community

Eligible to Apply:

District teams that are implementing Secondary Constructing Meaning and wish to begin building the capacity needed to facilitate implementation support for their district. 

Districts Wishing to Establish Internal Presenter Teams:

  • Districts wishing to establish their own presenter teams will identify their potential presenters so they may be supported through that lens during the Leadership Seminar. Following the Seminar, districts will contract with E.L. Achieve to lead the institute work with apprentices to prepare for each day. 
  • Once certified, presenters may offer 5-day teacher institutes within their district.  Districts will only need to purchase Handbooks for institute participants.  
  • District certified presenters provide institutes for district teachers. E.L. Achieve is available to support district presenters with coaching via email/telephone (no cost) and co-presenting (coaching rate), as needed.
  • District leaders will identify strong leaders who are experienced presenters from district and/or site level; Communicate intention to develop an internal presenter team to E.L. Achieve; Clarify district expectations for internal presentation team; Mentor through the certification process.

Preparing for Teacher Leader Strand - Spring 2020

Deepen knowledge of Constructing Meaning instruction to prepare for Teacher Leader Strand

  • Re-read Secondary CM Handbook thoroughly to fine-tune lesson planning skills
  • Draft/adapt and teach a Secondary Constructing Meaning lesson
  • Individually and with your team, review the Refining Our Practice Tool and Rubrics. Set goals for growth and reflect on what you have learned and put into practice.

Teacher Leader Strand - Summer 2020

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 five days of Secondary Constructing Meaning Leadership Seminar

Successful completion results in becoming certified as part of the district leadership team and help guide site and classroom implementation.

Once 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.  

Continuing the Learning 

Leadership certification is valid for one year and is maintained when you complete the following continuing learning requirements:

1. Take an active role in leading the work at the district and/or site level.

Presenters: Co-present at least one Institute or two follow-up sessions (such as, coaching, demonstration lessons, video plan/teach/reflect cycle, after school professional development, facilitate a PLC). These sessions should build from institute content and use the ROP.

Leaders: Lead or co-lead at least two follow-up support sessions (such as, coaching, demonstration lessons, video plan/teach/reflect cycle, after school professional development, facilitate a PLC). 

2. Take an active role as a learner

a.  With team, designate time to review institute materials (webinars, PPTs, fieldwork assignments and webinars), discuss institute changes, and deepen expertise and content knowledge.  See initiative website for guidance to focus your time. 

b.  Begin or contribute to a discussion on the Forum.

c.  Participate in a spring Symposium event. 


Location Details

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2450 La Mirada Dr.
Vista, CA 92081
P: 760-290-3461
F: 831-536-1616

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