Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast

A nonprofit organization for  educators, families, and policy makers

(formerly known as Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education)

Multi-Tier Systems of Support for Dual Language Learners

Facilitators: Danaee Donovann, M.Ed., M.A. CCC-SLP 

and Joni Magee, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., Adjunct Professor, Lasell College

Date: Monday, August 13 & Tuesday, August 14, 2018

This session will identify key multi-tier systems of support for Dual Language Leaners, who have a disability or are suspected of having a disability. What are some effective and equitable best practices and interventions for culturally and linguistically diverse learners? Discussion and activities will focus on creating a continuum of appropriate supports for these students within a solution-seeking collaborative team approach from the perspective of a bilingual speech and language pathologist and second language acquisition specialist.

Audience: K-12 teachers & administrators (DLL/EL/SEI and Special Education) 

Registration Fee: $460 MABE Members, $505 Non Members

  • Minimum Capacity: 20 Participants
  • Maximum Capacity: 30 Participants
  • Registration April 1 - June 15, 2018

Time: 2 Full Days, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, includes breakfast and lunch 

Location: Framingham, MA

Certificate of PDP's will be awarded.

Joni Magee, M.Ed., C.A.G.S is a practitioner researcher and professional development facilitator focused on culturally and linguistically diverse students with exceptionalities. Formerly, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Office of English Language Acquisition & Academic Achievement English Learner/Special Education Coordinator, she currently works with Lasell College as an Adjunct Professor of Education and provides educational consultation on a national level.

Danaee Donovan, M.Ed., M.A. CCC-SLP is a Bilingual Speech/Language Pathologist with more than 30 years of experience. Originally from Venezuela, Danaee worked as a Clinical Coordinator, Speech Therapist and Professor before moving to the United States. Since 1993, Danaee has been working in the Greater Boston area providing bilingual speech/language services in schools, Early Interventions Programs and hospitals. Danaee also collaborates with Northeaster University supervising graduate students from the Communication Disorder program. She is a regular guess-speaker for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at NEU as well as University of Massachusetts Amherst. Currently, Danaee works for Framingham Public Schools as a Bilingual Spanish/Portuguese Speech/Language Pathologist, she is also the founder of All About Bilinguals a private practice providing comprehensive bilingual evaluations, consultations, and presentations in school districts in the Greater Boston area.

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