New and Free Online Courses in October!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

We are excited to announce the launch of four new courses in October 2015. These courses cover topics including text complexity, argumentation and formative assessment, English language development, and constructive conversations. There will be opportunities to apply your learning inside your own classroom, and to pool ideas and resources with professional colleagues from across the state and around the country.

Registration is now open and remains free of charge, so please feel free to share this information with your colleagues and other interested parties! For more information and to register, please visit:

Using Complex Texts to Develop Language

Learning as Evidence: Improving ELLs’ Argumentation Skills through Formative Assessment Practices

Using Communication-Focused Activities in Designated English Language Development Lessons

Constructive Classroom Conversations: Mastering Language for College and Career Readines

If you have any questions, please email us at UnderstandingLanguage@stanford.edu. Thank you, and we hope to see you and your colleagues in these new courses!