Designing a Structured Immersion Model for English Language Learners: Learning From the Success of Synergy Academies


The National Charter School Resource Center hosted a webinar March 23, 2012, which explored the exemplary implementation of the structured immersion model for English language learners at Synergy Academies in California.

Our featured presenter was Meg Palisoc, teacher, cofounder, and chief executive officer of Synergy Academies. She described the mission of Synergy Academies, the instructional programs and supports in place for ELLs to help them develop both their command of the content and their language proficiency in English, and the structures she has developed to recruit, train, and retain effective educators.