English Learners with Disabilities

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English Learners with Disabilities: Challenges, Strategies, and Tools for Inclusive Schools

This two-day institute will provide classroom teachers, administrators, and support personnel with the opportunity to learn about the research and unique needs of English learners with disabilities (ELSWD), and how to better incorporate effective instructional strategies into their daily Tier I instructional planning.

During the institute, participants will examine and apply researched-based instructional strategies and techniques that address a diverse range of learning needs, and gain practical knowledge on how to collaborate in order to “tune” or plan lessons to increase accessibility to grade level content for diverse learners.

Participants will:

  • Identify the differences between learning challenges caused by language acquisition deficits and learning disabilities
  • Review state guidance and policies regarding English learners with disabilities
  • Examine and apply research-based strategies and techniques that address a diverse range of learning needs including:
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Critical role of academic discourse and tools to increase structured student interaction
  • Scaffolding techniques that address a diverse range of learning needs in instructional planning
  • Match language proficiency levels with appropriate levels of scaffolding
  • Practice working collaboratively using a Backwards Lesson Planning Tool to refine and/or plan a lesson specifically for ELSWD

The fee of $589 includes the cost of the two-day institute and lunch for both days.

"I learned how to recognize the different learning needs of students with disabilities and English language learners. The strategies shared will help both groups." - Institute participant

For more information, visit our webpage at: https://www.wested.org/service/english-learners-with-disabilities-inclusive-schools/

Dates & Locations

June 26 – 27, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia

1449 West Peachtree Street, N.E, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30309

July 17 – 18, 2018
Sacramento, California

1000 G Street, Suite 500
Sacramento, CA 95814

August 7 – 8, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts

300 Unicorn Park Drive, 5th Floor
Woburn, MA 01801


What payment options are available?

Please note that you can pay using a purchase order, check, or credit card.

1. Go to the registration page by clicking on "Tickets" on this page.

2. Under "Payment Method," use the dropdown to select "Credit/Debit card," "Pay by invoice," "Pay by check," or "Pay onsite" option.

Please mail your purchase order or check to:

WestEd - English Learner with Disabilities Institute
Attn: Julie Colton
300 Unicorn Park Drive, 5th Floor
Woburn, MA 01801

Once the purchase order is received, an invoice or receipt will be sent to the address listed on the purchase order.

Questions? Contact Julie Colton @ 781-481-1135 or jcolton@wested.org

What are the hours of the institute?

The institute runs from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm each day and includes a working lunch.

Is professional development credit available?

Yes, 16 hours of professional development credits are available for the two-day institute.

Professional Development Points (PDPs) are available to Massachusetts educators
that meet the SEI recertification requirements.

Is graduate level credit available for the institute?

Yes, up to 3 graduate credits are available through Brandman University.

Will meals be provided?

Yes, lunch and snacks will be provided both days.

What are my parking options for the institute?

In Atlanta, parking is $16.00 per day in adjacent parking structure. Additional lots can be found nearby.

In Sacramento, parking can be purchased at a variety of lots near the building.

In Boston (Woburn), parking is free in the Unicorn Park parking lot.

Are there hotels near the institute site?

Below are a few recommended hotels, but additional information about each site will be sent out with the confirmation email.

Atlanta: the Marriott Residence Inn Midtown/17th is across the street from the event site.
1365 Peachtree St, NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 745-1000

Sacramento: the Best Western Sutter House is within walking distance of the event site.
1100 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 441-1314

Boston (Woburn): the Courtyard by Marriott is within walking distance of the event site.
700 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, MA 01801

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You may contact Silvia DeRuvo at sderuvo@wested.org


Julie Colton, Administrative Assistant, at jcolton@wested.org or 781-481-1135.

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