TCM Professional Learning Academy

Virtual Live Event:

How to Boost Language Development for English Learners Across the Curriculum

Learn new and innovative ways to better support English Learners while accelerating learning.

Join us for a dynamic, interactive virtual event featuring ELD expert and author Dr. Eugenia Mora-Flores and participate in informative and relevant focused strategy sessions.

This live event will provide an overview of best practices and actionable strategies for language development to support English Learners.


Strategies for Boosting Language Development Across the Curriculum


Keynote: Essential Elements in Supporting English Learners at 7:30am PT / 10:30am ET

  • Keynote Speaker: Eugenia Mora-Flores

Dr. Mora-Flores will share key elements needed to provide on-going comprehensive support for English learners.

In this session you will:

  • Identify essential elements that support student’s access to content during distance learning and beyond.
  • Relate thinking and language through teacher questioning practices that can support academic language development.
  • Engage in strategies for supporting English learners during synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences.

Focused Strategy Sessions

1. Five Strategies for Supporting Oral and Written Language Development

  • Presenter: Trisha Difazio

2. Five Strategies for Close Reading and Vocabulary Development for English Learners

  • Presenter: Claudia Rodriguez

Closing Keynote: Readiness for Language Acquisition


Adjourn at 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET


Each Attendee Will Receive Access To:


Meet our Keynote Speaker and Presenters

Eugenia Mora-Flores

Keynote Speaker

Eugenia Mora-Flores is a professor in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California (USC). She teaches courses on first and second language acquisition, Latino culture, and in literacy development for elementary and secondary students.

Her research interests include studies on effective practices in developing the language and literacy skills of English Learners in grades Pre-K-12.

Trisha DiFazio

Trisha DiFazio


Trisha DiFazio is a professor in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California (USC) and an education consultant for Teacher Created Materials (TCM).

She is renowned for providing inspiring and dynamic professional development to educators throughout the country. Trisha was also a contributing author for TCM’s Language Power: Building Language Proficiency series.

Claudia Rodriguez

Claudia Rodriguez


Claudia Rodriguez is an education consultant with extensive experience training on best educational practices, ESL/bilingual instructional practices, and classroom management.

Claudia was previously a dual language strategist and a bilingual learning team coach

She is also a bilingual literacy strategist and a bilingual elementary teacher.