The Power of Language Dives in Modules K-8

Focus Area: EL Education


Pathway: Understanding

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During curriculum implementation, educators need support making sense of the curriculum using planning processes and templates to effectively and efficiently plan for instruction, even when the curriculum is well planned to begin with.  The student-centered EL Education curriculum is filled with resources and materials that, with consistent planning structures educators  will be able to leverage the power of the curriculum to make strong instructional decisions.

This workshop is part of a series. Explore the other workshop sessions below:


This learning series is designed for teachers who have taught at least one module and given the assessments for that module and for school leaders that want to support teachers with planning. Participants should be adept at navigating the instructional EL Curriculum materials before the series. The learning progressions ensure that sessions are tailored to participant needs.


  • Three, two-hour sessions, virtual via Zoom
  • All participants have a laptop with a camera, microphone and headphones
  • All participants have access to the instructional materials either in print or digitally


During the series, participants will be able to dig into different planning processes and  templates in order to strategically plan for their students.  They will also have time to understand and apply specific curriculum components that can support students such as collaborative classrooms, language dives and specific supports for meeting the needs of all learners.

  • Intentional Planning: Teachers understand and can facilitate specific curriculum components and routines in order to intentionally plan for lessons
  • Using Data: Teachers use data and student work products to inform instructional decisions and group students for differentiation
  • Strategic Planning: Teachers understand the purpose of the curriculum components and practices and use them in both internalizing units and daily lesson planning to support student success
  • Student Language and Discourse: Teachers use instructional routines and protocols to engage students with language and discourse
  • Meeting the Needs of All Learners: Teachers plan strategically to meet the needs of all learners using curriculum resources and supports

Learning Experience

Session E: The Power of Language Dives in Modules K-8

In this session, we build an understanding of the purpose, how to plan for a language dive and see what it looks like in action. Participants will have an opportunity to plan for their own language dive.