Enbrighten:

Scaffolding Student Thinking and Communication

Facilitating comprehension, expression & critical thinking skills

Enbrighten is a framework of evidence-based comprehension strategies that educators can use together to develop student engagement, critical thinking, listening and speaking skills in a collaborative culture of thinking. Building these foundations in oral language is crucial to success with the social and academic standards of our schools!


This 4-part series offers a framework for scaffolding student interaction and dialogue in any classroom environment. Come learn about and practice using the Enbrighten scaffolding tools together, return to school and try them with students, and then come back together as a group to reflect on, share and innovate your implementation.



Oakland County public school employee learners attending this series are eligible to receive an attendance stipend.

Target Audience

SLPs and educators who support students with IEPs in grades 2 - 12 are encouraged to attend as a team. Individuals are welcome and will be connected with a support team during the series. This series is a great strategy for exploring collaborative and classroom-based service delivery models!

2019-20 Episodes

August 14, 2019 (11am - 3:15pm) - For new learners

October 16, 2019 (4:30 - 7:30pm) - For new learners

December 12, 2019 (4:30 - 7:30pm) - For new and past learners

March 24, 2020 (4:30 - 7:30pm) - For new and past learners

Research Base

Learning Facilitators



Learn with Erika Lusky (@erika_lusky) and Julie Rains (@JJ_Rains), Enbrighten creators, from Rochester Community Schools!