To empower our schools in their development of inclusive educational environments, we are offering our Fall 2021 programming completely online – including workshops, panel discussions, practicums, mini-conferences, and webinars.
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As educators, we know the importance and struggle of having to provide all learners in the ELA classroom with the same high-quality, academically challenging content, while reaching both native English speakers and students learning English as a second language. In this session, we will define what a culturally responsive classroom is according to Zaretta Hammond, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain as well as introduce the SIOP model developed by Ana Echevarria, Mary Ellen Vogt and Deborah J.…Find out more »
As educators, we are tasked with serving ALL students, including our gifted, talented, and neurodiverse populations. In Part One of this two-part series*, Dr. María Cioè-Peña will offer an introduction to the needs of multiply-identified students, as well as the factors that educators must consider during the referral, evaluation, and placement process when working with dually classified students (IEP and MLL/ELL). By attending this session, attendees will leave with an understanding of the duality of these students' needs and their…Find out more »
As we reflect on how to provide access to instruction so that ALL students can succeed, we must consider the balance of both academic language and grade-level content. Join Dr. María Cioè-Peña in Part Two of this two-part series* to learn about the ways in which educators can integrate a translanguaging approach with students’ home languages and English within the Universal Design for Learning framework in order to maximize students' opportunities to learn regardless of their classifications. By attending this…Find out more »
More and more schools are opting into co-teaching as their MLL/ELL support model. This inclusive structure has the potential to help our MLL/ELL students better access instruction alongside their general education peers, but only if we are purposeful about how we are structuring the co-teaching! In this session, co-teachers and coaches are encouraged to learn together about the co-teaching cycle for MLLs/ELLs. Participants will walk away with practical tools to help with co-planning, co-instruction, and co-assessment that will help them…Find out more »