Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education

A nonprofit organization for  educators, families, and policy makers

Dual Language Learners and Special Education

Facilitated by Maria Wilson-Portuondo, Phyllis Hardy and Maria Campanario

Date: August 17, 2017

  • The interplay of 4 key factors that impact the development of IEP goals and instructional planning for a Dual Language Learner Student With Disabilities.

Teachers in Dual Language Programs struggle with IEP’s when planning instruction for DLL SWD.  The current IEP does not clearly present linguistic and socio-cultural factors of DLLs often resulting in an ineffective planning and monitoring tool. Facilitators will map out the interplay of four key factors (linguistic, socio-cultural, academic factors and disability) necessary in the development and implementation of goals and benchmarks.  As a result, participants will understand how the four factors impact the student’s ability to access curriculum, which in turn can assist teachers to develop and plan for instruction.  Participants will engage in the necessary process for planning high quality instruction matched to a DLL learning and language needs.

Registration Fee: $225 MABE Members, $265 Non Members

  • Minimum Capacity: 15 Participants
  • Maximum Capacity: 30 Participants
  • Registration closes July 1, 2017
  • Note: We encourage teams of teachers (classroom, ESL, special education) to attend this session.

Time: 1 Full Day, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, includes breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack

Location: Bronze Cafe, at the Fuller Middle School, Framingham, MA

*We will consider changing location if one or more schools near each other can commit to registering a minimum of 15 participants.

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