We have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Quality Teaching for English Learner's Summer Institutes in San Francisco, which were to take place from July 13 – 17 and July 20 – 24, 2020. We are committed to the well- being of our partners, staff, and community and will follow San Francisco guidelines regarding restrictions on large gatherings and social distancing. Hosting over 300 educators in San Francisco in July, does not seem advisable at this time.


As of right now we are still actively planning to host our summer institutes in Washington D.C. in August. We want to provide a powerful learning opportunity however our first priority is the safety of all staff, attendees, and community. So, we will closely monitor the situation and send further communication should anything change.


Thank you in advance for your patience as we navigate this challenge one day at a time and determine how to best continue serving our communities.

Are you trying to offer English Learners in your schools quality opportunities to learn? Do you want to learn new ways of supporting them as they engage in activity? Does your school or district have classes with students who have a wide range of English proficiencies?  

Every summer QTEL holds professional development institutes for educators focused on the development of educator expertise to engage English Learners and all other students in deep, generative learning.

During our summer institutes, participants experience and understand powerful models of learning which they are able to turn into school practices that cultivate global competencies and academic development for English Learners and all other students.


Foundational Institutes
August 3 – 7, 2020 (5 days)

Building the Base, Literacy: 

Site and District Leadership:


A five-day institute costs $2,000. Breakfast and lunch are included. Teams of five or more are $1,750 per person for a five-day institute.

Payment can be made by Purchase Order or check.
Please make payment to:



1140 3rd Street NE

Suite 360
Washington, D.C. 20002

Teams of five or more are $1,750 per person for a five-day institute.

Cancellation Policy

July 22: 100% of tuition refunded

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