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Are you a Georgia educator interested in learning an innovative teaching model that has been found to positively impact the achievement of all children, especially culturally and linguistically diverse learners?

Join the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE) for 30 hours of professional development on the Instructional Conversation Pedagogy and its application. Teachers in Georgia who use this pedagogy say they are able to cover more material in greater depth. Our research has shown that all classrooms show academic gains in English-language arts, math, science, and social studies based on state assessments. Learn how integrating the listening and speaking standards into facilitated, conversation-based lessons can better prepare all of your students, particularly culturally and linguistically diverse students, for the Georgia Milestones.

The Summer Institute sessions are open to PK-12 educators, administrators, instructional coaches, and counselors. 

This program is designed to teach educators:

  • How to use a center-based approach to multiply the opportunities for in-depth interaction and contextualized learning to accelerate the academic success of your students
  • Evidence-based techniques and strategies for teaching rigorous content through teacher-facilitated conversation
  • The linguistics of language learning and how it applies in the classroom