Diversity/ELLs

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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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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