Virtual Think Tank – Academic Language for ELLs (and All!) K-8


Study with Christopher Lehman, Founding Director of The Educator Collaborative and best-selling author, and Dr. Dr. Carla España, bilingual education expert and Lecturer at Hunter College, engaging methods for supporting the Academic Language of all learners, benefiting both English Language Learners and their native English speaking peers. Learn what vocabulary is worth your teaching time, how to increase sentence complexity, and most importantly how to fit these seamlessly and joyfully within your teaching routines. Devise together methods for scaffolding the needs of language learners in ways that will support all students.

Every Virtual Think Tank members receives a Full Study Series as part of their registration.

Cohort + Study Series: CCSS R1-10, W1-10; Danielson 1-4; ISTE S1-3, 6-7

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Benefits for Registered Members

All sessions are designed for educators, coaches, and administrators seeking advanced learning and intensive study to grow their practice.

Single Session members:

  •  5, one-hour, online, interactive cohort meetings led by experts
  •   Meeting across the year and an ongoing Voxer group
  •  Only 5-9 cohort members, for personalized, rigorous study
  •  Face-to-face, online conversation with international educators
  •  Reflective professional cycle: learn, experiment, return and reflect
  •  Rigorous, standards aligned, practices to raise student achievement
  •  Receive a Professional Development Certificate for the completed cohort


  •  All 12 Study Series Sessions are included, to share with your school team (a $348 value)

The Virtual Think Tank cohort meets for 5 sessions, online. View all sessions dates and times here.

Additionally, members meet in an ongoing Voxer group and have access to a Full Year Study series.

Endless learning options to enhance your practice!


Note that session dates and times are subject to change, please review our Terms.

Every Virtual Think Tank cohort member receives a Full year Study Series as a part of your registration (a $348 value!).

The Study Series includes a Group Viewing license and may be shared with every member of your school.

Every Study Series Session takes place on a Wednesday at 11AM EST / 8AM PST or 6PM EST / 3PM PST.

Following each live session, a recording is available, On-Demand for repeated viewing through June 30th! Recordings are posted within 7 days from the live event.

View this year’s 2017-2018 Calendar here to see this session’s Date and Time.


*Dates and Times are subject to change, please review our Terms.

*For Group Viewing information, please click here. Please note, the license is to share your live and on-demand sessions only with staff from the same school building, not across a district or full organization.


Please review all Virtual Think Tank Terms and Conditions before registering, these include Cancellation, Substitution, and Missed Sessions information. Once you have registered, you have agreed to abide by these additional terms and conditions.