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Practitioner Advisory Group Information

Supporting Multilingual Learners During Comprehensive Reading Instruction


At Instruction Partners, we’re building our team’s capacity to help our school and system partners better meet the needs of multilingual learners (MLs) in the development of reading skills. 

To help inform and support this work, we’re creating a practitioner advisory group.

About the advisory group

This advisory group will bring varied perspectives and depths of experience to review research and inform the development of tools, resources, and services.

Participants will have the opportunity to shape the strategy of a national nonprofit organization that works with hundreds of schools across the country, all while expanding their own knowledge as they engage with fellow educators and the latest research. Advisory group members will receive a stipend of $400 for their contributions.

 Learn more and access the application below.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for current educators who have delivered research-based early literacy instruction that integrates explicit and systematic foundational skills instruction with language comprehension and vocabulary building to MLs in grades K–2.  

Preferred experiences include:

  • coaching or leading early literacy programs, and 
  • teaching, leading, or coaching bilingual and/or dual language programs.

What you’ll do

The group will focus on tasks that deepen our shared understanding of how to support the development of MLs’ literacy skills, including providing input on pilot program design and resources such as an empathy interview protocol for students and educators and guides for integrating vocabulary and oracy instruction with foundational skills. If appropriate permissions can be obtained, members of the advisory group may also be asked to model and film key instructional practices and/or conduct empathy interviews with students.

When and how we’ll work

This group will meet and work between April and July 2023. All members will commit to a total of eight hours, broken down as follows:

  • A monthly one-hour, synchronous group meeting (meeting times will be determined based on group input)
  • Approximately one hour per month of asynchronous review and feedback


Please feel free to reach out to Dr. Jessica Costa, Director of Multilingual Learner Support, with any questions about the group: jessica.costa@instructionpartners.org

Applications are due March 31, 2023

The application for the ML advisory group includes one short performance task; it should take approximately half an hour to complete. The selection of the committee will prioritize diversity of experiences, roles, perspectives, and backgrounds, including personal identification as a multilingual learner and/or as a teacher or coach of multilingual learners or special populations.