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Fall Professional Development Course Opportunity—All Expenses Paid

For the fourth time, Salisbury University will offer a course entitled “Inclusive EL Instruction for Multilingual Learners” for administrators, school leaders, support staff, and teachers. The course description is below. There are not only NO tuition, fees, or textbook costs—the federal grant covers all of these costs. More importantly, you will also receive a stipend to cover travel or other expenses for each day you attend, which is five all-day Saturday classes for a total of $500. You will receive the stipend whether you live far away or just down the block from the classroom. This stipend is contingent upon attending all institutes ($100 paid per day), and will be paid after completion of all course requirements (to include the completion of a post-course final report).

For attending five Saturday institutes, you will have completed an entire course worth three graduate or undergraduate credits, as if you had taken This course will provide relevant and customizable strategies for all stakeholders in schooling—teachers, administrators, and support staff—in their improvement of the delivery of either classroom-based and/or school-wide services of pertinence to EL learners specifically and all learners generally.

If interested, please read the attached instructions and send to Mr. Robert Hoffman, the two indicated forms (application and residency) by Friday, April 3, 2020. Following are additional details about this new course:

Course Number/Title: Engl-444/544, Inclusive EL Instruction for Multilingual Learners

Course Description:
This course is aimed at administrators, school support personnel as well as interested teachers and provides contextually-relevant training on improving the quality of EL academic and social integration in schools. The course provides explicit strategies-based protocols, evidence-based methodologies, and implementation strategies designed to enhance meaningful parental involvement initiatives as well as improve EL student behavioral and academic achievement outcomes. This course provides relevant and customizable strategies for all stakeholders in multiple arenas, and improves the delivery of classroom-based and/or school-wide services pertinent to EL learners specifically and all learners generally. This course provides educators/support personnel with timely research-based and practical solutions for improved educational access for diverse 21st century schools.  

Dates/Hours: September 12; September 26; October 3; October 24, December 5 and December 12 (last day is make-up day, if needed). Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with an hour for lunch. 

the course during a traditional semester. University costs are expensive, and there are few programs that will not only cover all costs, but pay you to attend. This is how important we think this training is for all public school personnel.

Location: Salisbury University campus

Eligibility: Anyone working (in a public school) in Anne Arundel, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester counties respectively. Candidates must meet Maryland residency requirements for in-state tuition.

Credit Details: This will be aimed as a practical, hands-on course which will be free for all selected participants (including books). Completers will earn 3 credits (graduate or undergraduate).

Stipend: Selected participants will be offered an honorarium of $100.00 per institute. For attendance at all five institutes, participants will receive $500.00 to cover transport/other costs. This stipend will be paid upon completing all course requirements.

Application Deadline: April 3, 2020

Application Method: Follow the attached instructions and return the application and residency forms to Bob Hoffman at

If you have any questions, please contact me at or 410-543-6224. Have a wonderful day!