Helping instructional leaders apply foundational mindsets and pedagogy to strengthen coaching and co-teaching for tier I equity with Multilingual learners.

  • Apply six essential mindsets and actions to your teaching and leadership to ensure that students classified as "EL" access and thrive with intellectually-rich core learning.

  • Help teachers increase equitable engagement in academic conversations, close reading and writing with evidence.

  • Support teachers in using formative data to illuminate assets and adapt scaffolding to accelerate learning.

  • Facilitate courageous shifts for ML equity in the context of co-planning, co-teaching and co-analyzing student data with peers.

What's Included for Instructional Leaders?

  • Live Workshops via Zoom

    Connect and collaborate with Tonya Ward Singer in seven dynamic, interactive 2 hour workshops and a BONUS community call to celebrate our impact. Learn in community and experience the power of Tonya's interactive virtual teaching strategies LIVE!

  • Self-Paced Videos & Learning Community

    Get 3-month access (September 15th - December 15th, 2021) to the academy roadmap of learning modules including classroom videos, self-paced lessons designed by Tonya Ward Singer to help you apply learning into action for impact in your setting.

  • Easy-to-Use Templates

    Use Tonya's planning and teaching templates to transfer your learning into action with ease. These Google templates include new strategies you can use immediately with colleagues to support planning, action, and reflection.

Live Workshop Dates

Instructional leaders engage in a 7 week series of 2-hour live workshops every Tuesday from September 28th through November 9th from 3:30 - 5:30 pm Eastern. Four of these workshops are bi-weekly Coaching for ML Equity workshops. Three are bi-weekly Collaborative Language and Literacy workshops. The two series align in perfect synthesis to help you learn AND lead effective teaching for ML equity.

Rave Reviews

Michelle Gill, ELL Helping Teacher, British Columbia

“One of the best professional learning opportunities I have attended in my 15 years as an educator. Tonya's flexible structure and delivery of the summit allowed me to participate around my busy schedule. It has definitely helped me in moving educators take the step from theory to action.”

Santiago A. Meza, Principal, California

"Insightful and informative! With the book and what my team learned with Tonya, we can take back today and start directly applying and supporting our students and teachers. We are now helping open doors for equity!"

Lori Gore, EL Instructional Coordinator for K-12, Louisiana

"EL Excellence Every Day is an easy to use resource for all educators. Tonya Ward Singer's passion for English learners is evident and contagious. She reminds us of the importance of giving ALL students the opportunity to put language and communication skills into everyday practice."

Jodi McClure, Teacher, Indiana

"Tonya Ward Singer is an energetic presenter who facilitates learning in a fun atmosphere. The resources and activities are relevant for educators of all content areas and grade levels. I highly recommend!"

Jerry Koontz, EAL Teacher, Shanghai, China

“When was the last time you were able to take the great ideas of a book and actually implement them into your classroom? This course gives you that opportunity and makes it happen. Useful techniques from a real teacher presented in a thoughtful and empathetic manner. Win Win.”

Alison Fleischer, ENL Teacher, Indiana

"Tonya's online workshop provided an explanation of strategies to create a routine, and she modeled and integrated the strategies into the online PD! I plan to use these strategies for student engagement and participation immediately! This was definitely worth my time! Thank you!"


Tonya Ward Singer

Tonya Ward Singer is a bestselling author and professional learning leader who helps K-12 educators transform teaching for equity and multilingual student achievement. Teachers and administrators describe her work as groundbreaking, dynamic, practical, relevant, and impactful. Tonya's bestselling books include Breaking Down the Wall, EL Excellence Every Day, and Opening Doors to Equity. She has taught at multiple levels, and thrives helping educators collaborate courageously for equitable, engaging schools.


  • Who should attend?

    All teacher leaders, coaches, ESOL and content specialists in culturally and linguistically-diverse schools who want (1) practical ways to increase student excellence with collaborative conversations, close reading and writing with evidence in virtual or in-person teaching, and (2) to build capacity to support peers these goals. For the optimal support coaching and co-teaching, we recommend you register for this academy with at least one classroom teacher or team of teachers and plan to collaborate an hour each week (e.g. in a PLC, coaching or co-teaching context) to apply learning together. Be sure you register as an instructional leader so you get access to the Coaching ML Excellence series of live workshops that align with the academy. You save and get access to customized scheduling when you register a group. Learn more about group registration and VIP partnership options here: https://www.academy.tonyasinger.com/pages/group-registration

  • How long can we access the online content?

    The self-paced content and discussion community facilitated by Tonya Ward Singer will be available to all registered participants from September 15th, 2021 through December 15th, 2021.

  • What if I miss a live workshop?

    The live workshops are interactive demonstrations that actively engage participants. We highly recommended that you attend. In the event you do miss, we post a recording of Tonya's presented content in the course platform within three days of the live events. In respect for confidentiality and our community trust, we omit breakout room dialogues in the recordings. There is no refund for a missed Zoom workshop. FYI: VIP Partner districts can schedule the live dates to align with local PD dates. Learn more at: https://www.academy.tonyasinger.com/pages/group-registration

  • Is this a training of trainers?

    This is not a training of trainers. This is a book-to-action learning experience designed to help each participant use the mindsets, pedagogy and resources in EL Excellence Every Day effectively to directly impact student participation and learning. Individual registration gives you individual license to access the content including videos, downloads and templates- for your personal learning and use. It is not permitted to not duplicate or distribute the content in any medium to people who have not registered for the CLLA. If you are an administrator, please recruit teams of teachers and teacher leaders to register to join us. You get a discount when you register 10+ educators at the same time. When you register 30+, you have the option of custom scheduling the live events to fit your time zone and optimal local PD schedule. To inquire about group registrations, please email support@tonyasinger.com.

  • What are your cancelation and transfer policies?

    Registration may be canceled by September 3rd, 2021 for a full refund minus a $50 registration fee. Registration may be transferred to another person, up until September 24th, 2021. There is a $50 fee for transfers. A missed event is non-refundable and non-transferable.

  • How do we register a group?

    The best learning is collaborative, and you save when you register multiple individuals at one time. Learn more about group registration and VIP partnership benefits here: https://www.academy.tonyasinger.com/pages/group-registration If you are registering 1-4 people, use this website to register each individual. If registering 5 or more, please let us help you do this efficiently by emailing us at shop@tonyasinger.com. We will be happy to support your registration process! Questions? Contact us at support@tonyasinger.com.

  • What funding sources can we use?

    This interactive academy builds teacher capacity to apply research-based practices to effectively accelerate both content literacy and language learning with Multilingual Learners and students from historically marginalized student populations. Possible local funding sources for including Title I, Title II, Title III, and ESSER.

  • Do you accept purchase orders?

    Registering directly with a credit card on the secure www.academy.tonyasinger.com site is the fastest way to reserve your spot. Group registrations of ten or more individuals registering at the same time are eligible for payment via organizational check or purchase order. To inquire about group registrations, please email support@tonyasinger.com.

From Book-to-Action

This virtual academy helps you apply the mindsets and pedagogy of EL Excellence Every Day to make intellectually-rich literacy accessible to all. The book is required, and not included in your registration: order a copy from your favorite bookseller today.