Learning Support + EAL = Collaboration for Inclusion

Optimizing Learning for All Students

This course is a four day exploration of how we can integrate, rather than fragment, education and ensure all teachers collaborate to serve all learners. We know that students receiving EAL and Learning Support are not necessarily discrete populations, and we know that all students benefit from the combined expertise of all specialists. In this highly interactive course, participants will explore how effective collaboration supports equitable outcomes for all learners. 

We will consider how identity and values impact our practice and how educators can provide greater access to the curriculum, while providing learning opportunities that support linguistic, academic and social/emotional development. We will practice using specific tools for collaboration that integrate learning from Cognitive Coaching and Adaptive Schools. Throughout the workshop, we will model the 21st-century collaboration skills that both students and teachers can use to maximize learning.

picture of rocky coastline and ocean
Photo by Jon Nordmeyer

Join us as we ask

  • How can a school community create rewarding learning experiences for every student?
  • How do we nurture success for students with unique language and learning profiles?
  • How can we build capacity in one another to serve all of our learners?

Presented By

  • Jon Nordmeyer, WIDA International Program Director
  • Kristel Solomon-Saleem, Director of Learner Support at Hong Kong Academy


The Astor Hotel, Viale delle Palme 16 – 16167, Genova. Phone 39-010-329011, email: astor@astorhotel.it Single room Euro 89.00; Double room Euro 119.00.

AC Hotel, Corso Europa 1075, 16148 Genova, Phone 39-010-3071180, email: acgenova@ac-hotels.com. Single room Euro 87. 00 Double room Euro 97.00

Iris Hotel, Via Rossetti 3, 16148 Genova. Phone 39-010-3760703. email: info@hoteliris.it. Single room Euro 70.00. Double room Euro 100.00. Triple room Euro 130.00

Hotel Capannina, Via Tito Speri 7, 16146 Genova. Phone 39-010-363205. email: info@lacapoanninaagonova.it. Single room Euro 50.00. Double room Euro 75.00.

Event information

June 30 - July 3, 2019
via Romana della Castagna 11A, 16148

Registration and costs


Early Bird Price

Register by March 14, 2019


Regular Price

Register by June 14, 2019

Education Across Frontiers is arranging registration. If you have questions, please write to Sean Powell directly at EAFinGenoa2019@gmail.com.

The registration cost includes books and materials, lunches and one evening dinner. Participants are responsible for your own travel and lodging arrangements and costs.
Education Across Frontiers is unable to provide refunds after March 15, 2019.