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Policies & Logistics

We aim to provide outstanding 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 calendar 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.


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 EL Education PD using slots purchased in a Cooperation Agreement. This happens late July/early August before registration opens on August 10, 2020. 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, 2020 and August 31, 2021, schools with signed contracts and no outstanding balances from the 2019-2020 school year may register for institutes beginning on Monday, August 10, 2020.

For Participants beyond EL Education:

If slots remain available 45 days before an institute, EL opens registration to any interested educators. This wait period does not apply to 1 Day virtual institutes. Please check event listings for registration deadlines. 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 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.

Registering for an Institute:

EL Education institutes are designed to be an in-depth exploration of the EL Education Language Arts Curriculum or particular components of EL Education’s Core Practices. As such, schools that partner with EL Education are given priority registration for institutes. Registration for institutes opens August 10, 2020.

Others may register 45 days before the institute if space remains. This wait period does not apply to 1 Day virtual institutes.

Please email Nicole Graziano for details.

Registering for Virtual Summit:

Virtual Summit registration will open on August 10, 2020 for all registrants.


If a registrant can no longer attend and the school would like to substitute another registrant, please email Nicole Graziano to make the change. PLEASE NOTE: for in-person institutes, the substitute registrant should not make travel plans until they receive confirmation that they are registered.


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.


Virtual Institutes:

Registrants will receive a logistics email with links and specific meeting times from Nicole Graziano, Client Services Manager, at least one week prior to the event.

In-Person Institutes:

Registrants will receive a logistics email from Nicole Graziano, Client Services Manager, upon registering with details that include location, link to make your hotel reservation, start/end times, and meals that will be provided. 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/etc. 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

For EL Education Partner Schools, all institute slots must be used before August 31, 2021. No slots can be carried over into the next EL Education fiscal year that begins on September 1, 2021. 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. 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 due to 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 Accommodations

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, Director of Program Operations (

Pricing for Professional Development-Effective May 2020