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Mid-State RBERN Professional Development Information

Understanding Language Acquisition and the Special Education Process to Meet the Needs of Struggling ELLS

The Mid-State Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN) and the Mid-State Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Center (RSE TASC) are pleased to bring you Understanding Language Acquisition and the Special Education Process to Meet the Needs of Struggling ELLS.

The unique structure of this workshop allows participants to attend a morning breakout session specific to their individual roles as they relate to English Language Learners (ELLs) in order to gain specific, essential background knowledge before coming together with peers in the afternoon to engage in deeper learning.

AM SESSION *English as a New Language (ENL) teachers will attend Special Education Identification as it Relates to ELLs. *Special Education (SPED) teachers will attend 1st and 2nd Language Acquisition, Linguistic Demands and Culturally Responsive Teaching. *Administrators will attend Culturally Sensitive Parent Involvement and Engagement Strategies.

PM SESSION Everyone will attend two sessions: Utilizing a Pre-referral Data Collection Tool for ELLs with a Possible Learning Disability, Teaching Strategies to Support and Engage Struggling ELLs or Culturally Sensitive Parent Involvement & Engagement Strategies for Teachers.

Location: OCM BOCES, 110 Elwood Davis Rd, Liverpool, NY 13088

Registration: 8:00 a.m.