Forum and Networking Event: Response to Intervention (RtI): Operative Implementation for English Language Learners (ELLs)
Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 8:30 AM - Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Striving to identify what special considerations need attention when implementing an RtI model with ELL students?
Searching for quality indicators for the instruction of struggling ELL students?
Interested in the national perspective on RtI and ELLs?
Come hear from a nationally renown researcher.
Talk to state leaders who have developed guidance documents.
Listen to a school personnel describe their experiences implementing RtI with an ELL population
This and more when you attend the Forum and Networking Event on Response to Intervention and English Language Learners:
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Janette Klingner
Janette Klingner is a professor in bilingual, multicultural special education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She was a bilingual special education teacher for ten years before earning a Ph.D. in reading and learning disabilities. Currently, she is a co-Principal Investigator on 2 research projects funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education and a co-Principal Investigator for an Equity Assistance Center (Region VIII).
Considerations when Implementing RTI with English Language Learners
In this session, the presenter will discuss challenges faced by educators implementing RTI in culturally and linguistically diverse schools as well as some of the assumptions underlying RTI than can be problematic for English language learners. She will provide recommendations for practice.
8:30am Breakfast and Check-in
9:00am Welcome and Introduction
9:15am Keynote Speaker: Dr. Janette Klingner
10:15am Panel Response: Jenny Scala (NCRTI), Joseph Dow (MA DESE), Claudia Rinaldi (BC), Susan McGilvray- Rivet (Framingham Public Schools), Erica Herman (Boston Public Schools)
10:45am Question and Answer
11:15am Break and Transition
11:30am Box Luncheon
A) Networking - continuing RtI discussion with colleague (Higher Education, State, District, School, Parent) or
B) Presentation of RtI implementation by staff at the Gardner Pilot Academy, Boston Public Schools
1:30 pm MABE honors its past
leaders at the membership meeting!
Location: The Heights, Corcoran Building, Lower Campus Road, Boston College
For parking information at Boston College, please visit: http://www.bc.edu/offices/transportation/visitor.html
With registration, participants will receive a free MABE membership (valid for 2010-2011). A Certificate of Attendance (5 hours of PDP's) will be earned at the conclusion of the day.
The Forum and Networking Event is intended to create public understanding about bilingualism and the education of English language learners in the process of effective Response to Intervention as it impacts the English language learner’s achievement, programming, curriculum and pedagogy.
Intended Audience: Teachers of General Education, Bilingual Education, Dual Language Programs, ESL, and Special Education Programs, State Department of Education, School District Leaders, Support Staff, Parents, and Medical Professionals
Sponsors: Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education (MABE) , Boston College Lynch School of Education (Partnership Grant funded by the Teachers for New Era Grant ), New England Equity Assistance Center (NEEAC)
Support from Mauricio Gaston Institute, Lesley University, Nelllie Mae Foundation, National Center for RtI, and the New England RtI Community of Practice, MATSOL
is limited, no onsite registration!
When & Where
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