Effective Instructional Strategies for ELLs

When registering for any summer workshop, be sure to provide an email address and phone number where you can be reached during the summer.

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional DevelopmentEnglish Language Learners

Participants will gain strategies to develop English language learners' (ELLs) content, language and thinking skills. In addition to supporting ELLs specifically, many strategies will support less-ready readers and writers generally. Participants will apply instructional strategies to develop oral language, reading and writing in a lesson they design.


15 PDPs for completion of the three day training, satisying the ELL-related requirement for recertification.


General and Special Education Teachers; Grades PreK - 12

Dates and Locations

July 23 - 25, 2019, 9:00am - 3:00pm at the Collaborative for Educational Services in Northampton.

Cost and Registration

The cost of the workshop is $300 for member districts, and $330 for non-member districts.

Registration Deadline: July 16


  • Albert Mussad

    Albert E. Mussad, Ph.D., serves as a staff consultant and continuous improvement facilitator for leadership and instruction at the Collaborative for Educational Services. In this role, he provides professional development for school leaders, teachers and other licensed educators in the areas of effective instructional leadership; effective instructional strategies for English learners; secondary literacy education; and improving outcomes for students living in poverty. Albert also facilitates curriculum development and strategic planning, and evaluates educational programs. Dr. Mussad led the training-of-trainers component of DESE's Leading Educational Access Project (LEAP). He has taught K-12 English learners and high school Spanish. Albert served as an assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, and also in the role of elementary school principal.

For more information, contact:
Events Coordinator
413.586.4900 x5981


A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 5 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you.  Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at collaborative.org. You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.