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!"


Join us to apply asset mindsets and dynamic strategies to strengthen collaborative conversations and accelerate academic literacy in culturally and linguistically rich classrooms (and class Zooms).

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

  • Strengthen active student-centered engagement and collaborative conversations in every lesson, even if you are teaching virtually.

  • Use a four-step routine to build language, higher-order thinking, and student collaboration with rigorous and relevant texts.

  • Effectively chose and lose scaffolds to support access to challenge without watering down learning.

What's Included?

  • Live Workshops via Zoom

    Connect and collaborate with Tonya Ward Singer in three dynamic, interactive 90-minute workshops and a BONUS community call to celebrate our impact three months after the third workshop. Learn in community and experience the power of Tonya's interactive virtual teaching strategies LIVE!

  • Self-Paced Videos & Learning Community

    Get three months of exclusive access to the academy roadmap of learning modules including classroom videos, self-paced lessons and community dialogue 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 virtually, immediately with your students and to plan for the upcoming school year.

Live Event Dates

Registration includes access to self-paced learning modules from August 15 through October 30, 2021, and access to three live 90-minute workshops via Zoom during that time. We will finalize dates for the Zoom workshops by the end of May, based on your votes. What works best for you? Let us know by clicking the link below to vote!

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.


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 K - 12 teachers, specialists, and coaches in culturally and linguistically-diverse schools who want practical ways to increase student excellence with collaborative conversations, close reading and writing with evidence in virtual or in-person teaching. If you are a coach or instructional leader who does not teach students, we recommend you register for this academy with a classroom teacher or team and collaborate to apply learning in the classroom. 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 August 15th, 2021 (or date of registration if after that date) through October 30th, 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 trainer. 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. The content including videos, downloads and templates are provided are for the individual use of each registered participant, and not for use or distribution in other contexts. If you are an administrator, please recruit teams of teachers and coaches 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 up to 7 days before the first scheduled live event for a full refund minus a $50 registration fee. Registration for a live event or course may be transferred to another person, up to 7 days before the course start date. 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.

  • 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.