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Fall Professional Development Course Opportunity—All Expenses Paid:

For the fifth time, Salisbury University will offer a course entitled “Inclusive EL Instruction for Multilingual Learners” for administrators, school leaders, support staff, and teachers. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this course will be offered completely online via remote sessions. The course description is below. There are NO tuition, fees, or textbook costs—the federal grant covers all of these costs. More importantly, you will also receive a $500 stipend if you participate in every online session (called institutes) or $100 for each institute attended after you complete all course requirements (to include the completion of a post-course final report).

For participating in five Saturday institutes, you will have completed an entire course worth three graduate or undergraduate credits, as if you had taken 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.

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 English learners specifically and all learners generally.

If interested, please email Mr. Robert Hoffman at to obtain the application instructions and forms (application and residency). The application deadline is Friday, April 2, 2021. 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 11; September 25; October 2; October 23, December 4 and December 11 (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.

Location: Online (Synchronous Remote)

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 upon completing all course requirements.

Application Deadline: April 2, 2021

Application Method: Please contact Mr. Robert Hoffman at to obtain the application and residency forms. If you have questions, you can either email or call him at 410-543-6224. He’s currently teleworking, so the voicemail will direct you to his personal