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The Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE) at The University of Georgia offers a 30-hour, interactive, foundational professional learning institute focused on a collaborative, conversation-based pedagogy for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) classrooms and its application

  • The linguistics of second language acquisition

  • Strategies for integrating language goals into content teaching

  • Tools for encouraging collaborative conversations

  • Ways to make content and language standards real and relevant for all learners while maintaining rigor

  • Our Online Professional Learning Platform

The power of this system is that it provides a structure for teachers to integrate focused language goals with rigorous content instruction, rather than creating "one more thing" that you have to find the time for. The Instructional Conversation (IC) System is a "way of teaching" and conceptualizing teaching and learning that positively impacts student language development and opens the space for formative assessment and differentiation. To get a better idea of what we are talking about, the research base behind ICs, and what an IC looks like, take a few minutes to view:



All Institutes are 4 Days (9am-5pm). 

We are offering three formats:

  • Virtual

  • Face-to-Face

  • Multi-Modal (2 days virtual, 2 days F2F)




Cost includes training materials provided electronically and physically via mail. Included amongst the materials is the course book, With a Little Help From My Friends: Conversation-Based Instruction for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Classrooms (Mellom, Hixon, & Weber, 2019). Additional copies can be purchased at Teachers College Press or Amazon.



Fall Institute: October 18-19 & 25-26, 2023 - Multi-Modal


Participants will receive a CLASE Certificate of Completion which may be used for continuing education credit.


Payment Options

You have the option to pay via Credit Card or Invoice.

If your school or district is paying for your registration or you would like to pay via Invoice using a PO or check, make sure that you have the Registration Discount Code needed to waive the registration fee ready. If your district contact doesn't have this code or you would like for us to create a code for you, you can contact Shannon Rodriguez ( for help.

If you are paying with a Credit Card, please fill out the registration form and then follow the link to our Secure Payment Portal to process the registration fee.



Refund Policy

No refunds for cancellation. Even if payment is collected at a later date (i.e. via purchase order or check), completion of registration serves as confirmation of your attendance. Payment will still be collected if you choose to cancel before payment is processed.

Substitution Policy

Substitutions are permitted up to 1 week in advance in order to ensure sufficient time to complete the pre-course assignments and make the necessary administrative adjustments. Districts and individuals are responsible for transferring course materials from the original registrant to the substitute registrant. If the t-shirt size is incorrect, substitute registrants may return their shirts to CLASE (at their own shipping costs) in exchange for a different size.


Additional Questions?

You can contact Shannon Rodriguez at with any additional questions you may have about this registration form.

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