Burlington-Edison School District

Superintendent - Laurel Browning

Supporting Language Learners

Fall 2014 Professional Development Offerings

Clock hours available


Constructive Classroom Conversations: Mastering Language for College and Career Readiness, course runs October 1 – January 6 (Stanford/ online)

Elementary link: https://novoed.com/classroom-conversations-elementary-fall-2014

Secondary link: https://novoed.com/classroom-conversations-secondary-fall-2014


The Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards emphasize improving the quality of student-to-student discourse as a major feature of instruction. The new standards specifically describe the importance of students understanding the reasoning of others and engaging in meaningful conversations using evidence for claims. Yet this type of student-to-student interaction tends to be rare in classrooms. Common classroom teaching activities such as whole class discussions, jigsaws, and think-pair-shares can have the appearance of constructive interactions, but they often do not provide adequate opportunities for all students to engage in back-and-forth dialog. This course looks closely at student-to-student conversations and addresses ways to improve students' abilities to engage in the types of interactions described in the new standards.

Supporting English Language Learners Under New Standards

Registration is now open; course starts in October 2014 (online)


This eight-week online course is designed to help teachers support English Language Learners in meeting new, rigorous standards. Specifically, the course will focus on a key practice within both the Common Core State Standards and new English Language Proficiency Standards: constructing claims supported by evidence. Endorsed by the Oregon Department of Education for Oregon K-12 teachers, the content is also open to teachers outside of Oregon, and is especially relevant to those educators in the 11-state ELPA21 consortium

GLAD Lab Open House

Tuesday, September 30th from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Carnegie Building, 901 E. Fairhaven Avenue, Burlington, WA

Did you know we have completely revamped our GLAD resources and district website?  Just for our first annual GLAD Lab Open House!  Free raffle prizes, clock hours, snacks, and sparkling cider.

Stanford CLAD ELL Modules online

No registration required.

Clock hours available – see attached policy Online and Blended Learning