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Policies & Logistics

We desire to provide the best adult learning experiences for all participants. If you know that you will not be able to stay for the whole professional development offering, please arrange to take it at another time. The success and spirit of our professional development experiences depend on full participation. Late arrivals or early departures interrupt the opportunity to build and sustain a cohesive institute culture and nurture growth in adult learning.

Visit the EL Education website for registration information for all events. If you have questions about registration, please contact Nicole Graziano, Client Services Manager, at or call 413-362-3068.


How to Register:

For EL Education Partners:

Once a school has submitted a Cooperation Agreement and has paid off any outstanding balances from the previous year, schools will receive a password through Salesforce to register for national PD using slots purchased in a Cooperation Agreement. This happens late July/early August before registration opens on August 12, 2019. Partner Schools using additional slots used beyond those pre-purchased in a contract will receive an invoice.

*Note: If an individual teacher from a partner school wishes to pay for and attend an institute outside from the school’s contract, they may do so at the partner rate.

For PD events occurring between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020, schools with signed contracts and no outstanding balances from the 2018-2019 school year may register for institutes beginning on Monday, August 12, 2019.

For Participants beyond EL Education:

If slots remain available 45 days before an institute, EL opens registration to any interested educators. Registration closes two weeks prior to the institute. Participants should register for the institute via the link on the EL Education calendar event page. Registrants can choose to be invoiced or can pay by credit card during registration. Payment must be made in full two weeks prior to the event start date.

Confirmations are e-mailed within 48 hours after processing your registration. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact Nicole Graziano at Please do not book nonrefundable airline tickets without confirmation that your registration has been received and processed.


3-day Institutes:

Three-day institutes are designed to be an in-depth exploration of particular components of EL Education’s Core Practices. As such, EL Education Partner Schools are given priority registration for three-day institutes. Registration for institutes opens August 12, 2019.

Others may register 45 days before the institute if space remains.
Please email Nicole Graziano for details.

5-day Institutes:

Five-day institutes are designed to be a powerful introduction to EL Education’s Core Practices for educators new
to our whole school model. As such, Network Schools have priority registration.

Curriculum Partners and others may register 45 days before the institute if space remains.
Please email Nicole Graziano for details.

Site-Based Curriculum Institutes, Site Seminars:

Registration for all participants opens August 12, 2019.

Coaching for Deeper Instruction:

Registration for Network Schools opens August 12, 2019.

Starting Strong:

Registration for all participants opens winter 2020.

Leading Schoolwide Improvement:

Registration has now closed for the 2019-2020 offering. 

National Conference:

National Conference registration opens for all participants in August, 2020. Participants should consult the course catalog available on National Conference page of the EL Education website in order to make their course selections during the registration process. Registration in Master Classes, Intensives, and Pre-Conference Day offerings are first come first served.

Participants not affiliated with EL Education Partner Schools will need to pay by credit card during registration or choose to be invoiced and pay by the payment due date.


EL Education partners will be invoiced for any PD registrations beyond what has been purchased in their cooperation agreement. These invoices will be sent three times per year as per EL Education’s invoicing cycle: in the fall after National Conference, in the spring and in the summer.


Registrants will receive a logistics email from Nicole Graziano, Client Services Manager, 7-8 weeks prior to an event with details that include location, start/end times, meals that will be provided, etc. EL Education does not make travel or lodging arrangements for any event. If you are not local, you should plan to arrive the night before. Coffee/tea and lunch for all participants each day is provided, but participants will be responsible for covering all other expenses for dinner, lodging, parking, etc.

Cancellation Policy

When a space has been reserved for a participant in an EL Education event, facilitation/materials/meals are all arranged in anticipation of the total number of participants. In the event of a last minute cancellation, EL Education is not able to fill that slot and unfortunately must charge the school/individual for the cancellation.

If you cannot attend an event for which you have registered, please notify Nicole Graziano ( in writing at LEAST 14 calendar days before the event. In the case of a no show or cancellation less than 14 calendar days prior the school, either:
1) the school/participant(s) will be responsible for paying the full cost of the institute slot(s)

2) a pre-paid contracted institute slot will be deducted will be marked “used” from the school’s contract

After the 14-day timeframe, you are ineligible for a refund, but you may send a non-registered person in the registrant’s place, with registration confirmation or written authorization from the school designee.

For EL Education Partner Schools, all institute slots must be used before August 31, 2020. No slots can be carried over into the next EL Education fiscal year that begins on September 1, 2020.  In the event that the school designee desires to substitute one purchased slot for another equally priced slot, s/he can do so with written permission of the EL Education Regional Director as long as the change occurs at least 14 calendar days before the purchased institute start date. Substitutions are NOT permitted if the purchased institute has already occurred or is within 14 days of occurring.

EL Education Partner Schools also may register for EL Education events outside of contract and be invoiced later. The 14 day cancellation policy still applies.

EL Education reserves the right to cancel programs because of low registration. Minimum enrollment to avoid cancellation is 15 participants. In the event of cancellation, EL Education will notify participants at least 10 days in advance of the event. EL Education is not responsible for cancellation charges related to travel and lodging.

Inclement Weather Policy

If participants are unable to travel to due inclement weather, EL Education will cancel their registration without penalty, and credit their registration fee to apply toward attending another upcoming offering.

EL Education is not responsible for cancellation charges related to travel and lodging.

Special Services

EL Education aims to provide an inclusive, welcoming, accommodating environment to all those who participate in program offerings. Please notify EL Education at the time you register if you need a special accommodation (i.e. ASL interpreter, materials ahead of time) by emailing Stephanie Bishop, Associate Director of Professional Development Offerings (

​Registration and Logistics for National Conference

Registration for the National Conference 2020 opens in August, 2020 and closes when full or on a to be determined deadline. Visit the National Conference page of our website for more information.

For EL Education Partners, refer to your school’s Cooperation Agreement to determine the number of National Conference slots contracted. Additional slots may be purchased a la carte and your school will be invoiced, or you can add slots via an addendum. To create an addendum, please reach out to your School Designer, PD Specialist, or Regional Director. 

National Conference Discount to Large Groups:

For a school or district that sends 20+ people to National Conference, EL offers one additional complimentary slot for every 10 participants they send.

Register in bulk for the conference and book at our hotel for double the rewards:

  • For every 10 paid ELNC19 registrations, get one complimentary ELNC19 registration.
  • For every 10 rooms booked at preferred hotel, get one complimentary room.

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