As an educator, are you seeking support to help you navigate instruction for students who are English Learners with disabilities? Are you seeking new strategies to help you better plan lessons that ensure all needs are met? You are not alone. Practitioners often find themselves seeking support for providing high-quality instruction for students at the intersection of English language learning and disability.
WestEd offers this three-day, virtual summer institute to support teachers. The professional learning is designed for teams of classroom teachers, special education teachers, English language development teachers, administrators, and other support personnel working with students who are English Learners with disabilities. The institute helps you develop skills for instructional planning in the classroom.
Participants will gain an understanding of how to implement asset-based, future-oriented practices to support learning acceleration and at the same time gain a better understanding of the intersectional and diverse needs of this student group. Teams will be guided in taking a deeper look at high-quality instruction using a variety of supportive frameworks.
What You Will Learn
In this institute, participants will learn to:
- Prepare high-quality learning opportunities to support the language development and specific learning needs of English learners with disabilities
- Accelerate learning with an understanding of students’ unique intersectional needs
- Engage in cross-disciplinary collaboration to cultivate deep, coherent, and shared expertise
- Design and “tune” effective lessons using collaborative protocols to improve outcomes for students who are English Learners with disabilities
Dates & Times
August 2-4, 2022
12:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. (ET) / 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (PT)
Each virtual session will run for 90 minutes with a 30-minute break in between sessions.
Since this institute is focused on instructional practice, teams of three or four are encouraged including the classroom teachers, special education teachers, English language development teachers, administrators, and other support personnel working directly with students who are English Learners with disabilities in the K-12 classroom.
$299 per person (add costs for PayPal)
Costs include sixteen hours of professional development, a certificate verifying the 16 hours of professional learning, access to Padlet Wall resources as well as an option for a unit of graduate credit from University of Massachusetts Global at your own costs.
Payment options to WestEd include ACH/EFT, PayPal, purchase orders and checks.
Registration Deadline: July 29th (limited seats available – up to 100 participants)
Previous Institute Participant Feedback
“I learned how to recognize the different learning needs of students with disabilities and English language learners. The strategies shared will help both groups.”
“I learned about making instruction intentional and meaningful for ELSWD students.”
“I learned that collaboration is necessary for teachers to implement the right supports for all students.”
“The institute allowed me to see where principals and teachers are in the collaboration continuum.”
“I learned about the overlap into practice and principles between High Leverage Practices, and best practices for English learners with disabilities.”