Distinguishing Language Acquisition from Learning Disabilities

Class Details

  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 6/4/2018 - 7/8/2018
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Graduate credit for this class is optional and costs an additional $55.

  • Currently Enrolled: 30 of 33
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 8/20/2018 - 9/23/2018
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Graduate credit for this class is optional and costs an additional $55. This class is a book study and requires students to purchase a book.

  • Currently Enrolled: 8 of 30
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 2/4/2019 - 3/10/2019
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Graduate credit is available at $55.00 per credit. Required Text: Why Do English Learners Struggle With Reading?: Distinguishing Language Acquisition From Learning Disabilities by John J. Hoover, Leonard M. Baca, Janette Kettmann Klingner

  • Currently Enrolled: 25 of 30

About the Course

This course will provide participants with an opportunity to explore the differences between struggling students who are still acquiring English and English Language Learners who have learning disabilities. The book will help educators make more informed choices around strategies and services to best support English Language Learners. The updated edition includes expanded information on appropriate Multi-Tier System of Support (MTSS), nine common misconceptions that can lead to students being misidentified as special education students, evidence based practices for more successful teaching for students acquiring English and appropriate techniques for assessing English Language Learners for special education. Participants will analyze their schools current teaching practices, MTSS procedures and brainstorm improvements to these systems for the 2018-2019 school year based on the information learned.

Required Text:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze the big misconceptions that can lead to English Language Learners being misidentified as students with disabilities who require special education.
  • Identify and distinguish between English Acquisition and learning disabilities.
  • Implement at least two methods for teaching English Language Learners outlined in the book, and reflect on effectiveness through data-driven discussion.
  • Develop essential questions and create procedures for a more effective MTSS process for English Language Learners at the school level.
  • Grade(s): Pre-K Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
  • Subject(s): English Language Learning Reading,Writing,Communicating Differentiation

Facilitator

Mary Robinson


Reviews

Karyn Knoblauch
This book is a must read for everyone who would like to fine tune their collaboration meetings. Great resource for teachers in the classroom, intervention, ELS, special education, administration, etc.

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