Using Protocols and Routines to Support All Learners in Modules

Focus Area: EL Education

Instructional Coaches, Teachers

Phase: Planning

Available July 2024


Protocols and routines are an important feature of the EL Curriculum because they are one of the best ways to engage all students in discussion, inquiry, critical thinking, and sophisticated communication. Protocols and routines consist of agreed-upon, detailed guidelines for reading, recording, discussing, or reporting that ensure equal participation and accountability in learning for all students. In this workshop, participants will have an opportunity to understand protocols and routines, and how they are used to support all learners, explore protocols and routines in an upcoming lesson, and engage in planning for the implementation of a protocol or routine in an upcoming lesson.


I plan for Module lessons based on curriculum supports and student needs.


  • 3 hours
  • Participants will need a computer with Internet access

Learning Experience

  • Define the ways protocols and instructional routines support all learners to actively engage in Module lessons
  • Explore EL Curriculum resources and models to see how protocols and instructional resources are integrated into the module, unit, and lesson design
    Build a plan for integrating protocols and instructional routines into an upcoming unit and lesson