Diversity / ELLs

Webinar: Are You Inclusive? Developing Culturally Responsive Practices

Culturally responsive educators are sensitive to diversity in the classroom. Teachers must reflect on their personal assumptions and biases. However, what are the characteristics of a culturally responsive education professional? What evidence-based strategies are available to foster a healthy classroom culture/climate to ensure success for ALL learners? This webinar will support the facilitation of a highly “inclusive” environment for ALL ...

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Webinar: What’s Different in the Special Education Assessment Process for English Learners?

As the number of English learners and bilingual/multilingual students continues to rise in the US, teachers and administrators are in critical need of appropriate and effective processes for assessing the eligibility of students with disabilities who are also English language learners. In this webinar, you’ll learn the latest updates on assessing English speakers in four areas: linguistic, cultural, legal & ...

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Webinar: Cultural Responsiveness in Data-Based Individualization and Literacy Assessment for English Learners

In this webinar, you’ll learn attributes of culturally responsive instruction as well as research-based strategies that promote language and (bi) literacy development for English learners with and without learning disabilities. The presenters will explain a framework that infuses cultural responsiveness into the process of data-based individualization and demonstrate how the framework’s components (e.g., demonstrating an asset-based view of multilingualism and ...

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Webinar: ELLs and Language-Based LD: Misconceptions and Assumptions

At times, English Language Learners with language-based learning disabilities may only be identified as ESL students. In this webinar, you’ll hear about some common misconceptions about types of language-based disabilities, ELLs, how you can identify ELLs who also have a language-based disability, and best practices for determining whether a student’s challenges are related to their English acquisition or to a ...

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Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity

According to federal data, black students are more than three times as likely as their white peers to be suspended or expelled. As a school leader, what do you do when your heart is in the right place, but your data show otherwise? In Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity, Edward Fergus explores the biases that create barriers to the success ...

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IEPs for ELs and Other Diverse Learners

High-quality IEPs are fundamental for guiding the educational process of and developing goals for students who require special education services. English learners (ELs) and other students with learning, emotional, or behavioral disabilities present unique challenges to educators responsible for referring, assessing, and placing them. IEPs for ELs provides educators with numerous research-based strategies and examples of how to write effective ...

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Webinar: Culturally Relevant Instruction: Teaching for Everyone’s Success!

As America’s schools are becoming increasing ethnically diverse, teachers need the knowledge, skills, and models to incorporate culturally responsive instruction (CRI) into their daily instruction. In this webinar, you will learn instructional strategies, information about inclusive educational materials, and strategies to differentiate between exceptionalities and cultural differences. After this webinar, you will be able to: Identify 3-4 strategies for making the ...

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Young English Language Learners

The Young English Language Learners set provides the tools early educators need to support students for whom English is not a first language. The set includes: CEC’s popular English Language Learners: Differentiating Between Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities CEC’s Division on Early Childhood’s Young Exceptional Children Monograph #14, Supporting Dual Language Learners A quick-reference laminated guide: English Language Learners in Preschool ...

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English Language Learners: Differentiating Between Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities

This unique guide for special education teachers, teachers of English language learners, and other practitioners provides the foundational information needed to determine whether the language difficulties experienced by English language learners (ELLs) result from the processes and stages of learning a second language or from a learning disability (LD). The book addresses the following critical factors in detail: determining whether ...

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Young Exceptional Children: Supporting Dual Language Learners

DEC’s Supporting Dual Language Learners is #14 in its monograph series, Young Exceptional Children. This volume focuses on strategies to support young children who are dual language learners, in inclusive early childhood settings. Topics include differentiating between language acquisition and learning difficulties, the perspective of dual language learner families, assessing students, and more! Edited by Rosa Milagros Santos, Gregory A. ...

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What Really Works in Secondary Education

What Really Works in Secondary Education compiles the advice of experts who not only know the theory behind certain educational practices, but have also spent time working in the secondary classroom – making this experience available to you at any time. In each user-friendly chapter, key information on a topic vital to secondary educators is boiled down and presented in ...

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English Language Learners in Preschool

Preschool children with a native language other than English, also known as English language learners (ELLs), comprise a very diverse group of students with unique learning challenges and needs.  As the population of ELLs continues to grow, there is increasing concern over the widening achievement gap between these students and their peers whose first language is English. Research shows that ...

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Webinar: Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Instructional Practice in Special Education

In collaboration with the Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (DDEL) In this webinar you will learn about five components of culturally and linguistically responsive instruction for exceptional learners, including: IEP considerations, supporting language development, cultural considerations, meaningful participation of families, and coordination of programs and services. In addition, this webinar will offer guidelines for selecting culturally responsive instructional ...

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Cultural Reciprocity in Special Education

To succeed in increasingly diverse classrooms, tomorrow’s special educators need explicit training on working effectively with all families. Prepare the next generation of teachers with this accessible text, developed by two highly respected experts on cultural and linguistic diversity and inclusive education. Ideal for use as a supplementary textbook in a wide range of courses related to special education, this ...

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Inclusive Assessment and Accountability

Practitioners need reliable methods for accurately measuring the progress of all K-12 students in district- and statewide assessments—including those students who face obstacles to ordinary testing. By providing step-by-step guidelines for choosing appropriate accommodations and alternative testing practices for students with mild to severe disabilities as well as English language learners, this book is a reliable source. The authors also ...

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