Join us to strengthen collaborative conversations, close reading and writing with evidence in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms (and class Zooms).

  • Apply six essential mindsets and actions to make intellectually-rich literacy relevant and effective with Multilingual learners of all English proficiency levels.

  • Strengthen collaborative conversations & equitable student engagement in every lesson.

  • Use a four-step routine to build language, higher-order thinking, academic literacy, and student collaboration with the texts you teach.

  • Choose and lose scaffolds strategically to support access to rigorous content without watering down learning.

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!"

Live Workshop Dates

The live workshops via Zoom are repeated with two scheduling options. Choose between Option 1: A bi-weekly series from 3:30 - 5:30 pm Eastern // 12:30 - 2:30 pm Pacific on 3 Tuesdays October 5th, 19th & November 2nd, 2021 and Option 2: A Saturday workshop including many brain breaks from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern /7:00 AM- 2:00 PM Pacific October 16th, 2021.

Are you a coach, co-teacher or instructional leader?

When you register as an instructional leader, you get access to all of the learning with teachers PLUS a four-workshop series to help you coach for ML equity in core literacy. These are scheduled biweekly on Tuesdays, September 28, October 12, October 26, and November 2, 2021 from 3:30–5:30 PM Eastern with a bonus event December 14, 2021.

What's Included?

  • Live Workshops via Zoom

    Connect and collaborate with Tonya Ward Singer in three dynamic workshops (seven for instructional leaders!). 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 15 - December 15th) to the academy roadmap of learning modules, including classroom videos, self-paced lessons and community discussions designed by Tonya Ward Singer, to help you turn learning into action for student impact in your setting.

  • Easy-to-Use Templates

    Use Tonya's planning and teaching templates to transfer your learning into classroom action with ease. These templates include strategies you can use immediately with your students!

From Book-to-Action

This virtual summit 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. Be sure to 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.