Webinar: Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Instructional Practice in Special Education

In collaboration with the Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (DDEL)

Webinar_LaptopIn 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 materials, and creating a positive learning environment for culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional learners.

After viewing this program, you will be able to:

  • Identify the components of instruction for exceptional learners that are responsive to their disability in the context of their socio-cultural and linguistic identities
  • Identify considerations for IEP development to ensure services are appropriate for exceptional learners and families from diverse communities
  • Discuss specific strategies that are responsive to the socio-cultural and linguistic characteristics of exceptional students and families
  • Describe criteria for selecting materials and approaches that are appropriate for use in diverse settings.


Presented by Shernaz B. Garcia, University of Texas at Austin. Original air date October 13, 2013. 72 minutes. #WEB1326A.

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