Professional Learning for ELA

Customized ELA Professional Learning

Our PL design focuses on immersive, experiential learning that translates directly into the way teachers will plan and prepare with Fishtank ELA. 

We offer a Launch series, which provides onboarding support for teachers who are new to the curriculum, as well as additional sessions that can be added during onboarding or later in the school year to deepen teachers' knowledge and practice. 

All Fishtank Professional Learning is facilitated by Fishtank curriculum and PL specialists, and delivered virtually via Zoom.

Explore PL Options

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Summer Institutes

Review descriptions for the Launch (K–8) series and Writing Intensive (K–5) series as you consider which option is best for you. 

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School-Based PL

Review descriptions for the Launch series and additional sessions as you consider how to plan the professional learning that will serve your teachers best.

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Certified High-Quality PL

Fishtank Learning has been reviewed and approved as a high-quality professional learning provider in Rivet Education's Professional Learning Partner Guide.

Meet the Facilitators

Samantha Aponte

Samantha is the Director of ELA Professional Learning and Curriculum. Samantha began her career in education through Teach For America Oklahoma, where she taught English Language Arts, and later became a school leader developing Middle School ELA curriculum. Most recently she was the Manager of Teacher Development at the Teaching and Leading Initiative of Oklahoma, where she coached K-12 teachers and facilitated professional learning for teachers and school leaders.  She has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Florida and a Master's degree in Reading and Literacy curriculum from Oklahoma State University.

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Anne Lyneis

Anne is the Managing Director of ELA Curriculum and the author of the Fishtank ELA curriculum for grades K–5. She taught elementary school for 8 years in both public and charter schools in Louisiana, Texas, and Massachusetts before joining the Fishtank team. She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and a Master’s degree in school leadership from Louisiana State University.

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Maggie Roth

Maggie is the ELA Curriculum Director for grades K–5. Maggie joined the Fishtank team after a decade teaching 1st, 2nd, and 5th grades in public and charter schools in Providence, Brooklyn, and Boston. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Brown University.

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The PD connected me to amazing resources which I had not explored yet. This is all structured SO concretely, with clear and complete suggestions for implementation. So excited to implement this—in a way I have never been over curriculum.