Summer 2019-English Learners with Disabilities Summer Institute

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English Learners with Disabilities Summer Institute: 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, students with disabilities and dual-identified students (ELSWD), and how to better incorporate effective instructional strategies into their daily grade level/content area classroom instructional planning.

During the institute, participants will examine and apply researched-based instructional strategies and techniques that address the diverse language development and learning needs of these unique populations. Participants will gain practical knowledge on how to collaborate in order to “tune” or plan lessons to increase accessibility to grade level content for students with disabilities and English learners and dual-identified students at all levels of language proficiency.

Participants will:

  • Identify misconceptions for ELSWDs and differentiate learning and behavioral characteristics of English learners and students with high incidence disabilities;

  • Understand the role of MTSS in the identification and instructional planning for ELSWD;

  • Articulate the importance of collaboration in the continuum of services for ELSWD;

  • Identify and discuss elements of good instruction for diverse learners including the UDL instructional framework and research-based practices for ELSWD;

  • Utilize a lesson tuning protocol to apply strategies for teaching diverse learners; and

  • Plan and apply new learning to professional practice.

For the fee of $850 which includes the cost of the two-days of the institute, participants will receive rich learning opportunities with their peers, opportunities to problem solve and practice using their new skills through collaborative lesson planning. The fee includes morning coffee, lunch and afternoon snacks for both days and a copy of the book, English Language Learners: Differentiating Between Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities by Janette Klinger and Amy Eppolito. In addition to the resources provided at the meeting, participants will have access to a Padlet wall filled with shelves of online resources to support their instructional practices once they return to school in the fall. In order to extend the learning beyond the summer institute, two additional recorded content specific webinars will be made accessible to attendees with access to additional “shelves” of resources provided on the Padlet wall throughout the fall.

Participants will also have the opportunity to obtain one unit of graduate level credit through Brandman University for an additional $70-dollar fee paid to Brandman for this two-day summer institute.

"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 about the services we provide for teachers and teacher leaders around English Learners with Disabilities visit our webpage at:

Dates & Locations

June 19-20, 2019

  • Hobbs, New Mexico
  • Hobbs Schools Training Center
  • 2110 E. Sanger StreeHobbs, NM

June 25 – 26, 2019

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1449 West Peachtree Street, N.E, Suite 150 (WestEd)
    Atlanta, GA 30309

July 11 – 12, 2019

  • Los Alamitos, California
  • Ed Myers Training Room (WestEd)
  • 4665 Lampson Avenue, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

July 16-17, 2019

  • Washington DC
  • 1140 3rd Street, NE, Suite 360 (WestEd),
  • Washington DC, 20002

August 6 – 7, 2019

  • Brooklyn, NY
  • 219 36th Street (WestEd)
    Brooklyn, NY 11232

August 14-15, 2019

  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Main Conference Room (WestEd)
  • 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: Cheryl LaFrance
426 Industrial Avenue, Suite 160
Williston, Vermont 05495

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

Questions? Contact Cheryl LaFrance @ 802-951-8207 or

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 in Massachusetts. Please contact us for more information.

Is graduate level credit available for the institute?

Yes, up to 1 graduate credit is available through Brandman University:

Will meals be provided?

Yes, morning coffee, lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided both days.

What are my parking options for the institute?

In Hobbs, Los Alamitos and Boston parking is free with the lots associated with the buildings.

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

In Washington DC parking is in the adjacent parking structure for $12.00 per day.

In Brooklyn: street parking is available and there are garages nearby. We encourage you to consider public transportation.

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.


  1. Econo Lodge Hobbs, 619 North Marland Boulevard Hobbs, NM 88240 (free continental breakfast and coffee)
  2. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Hobbs, 4000 North Lovington Highway, Hobbs, NM 88240
  3. Fairfield Inn 1350 West Joe Harvey Boulevard, Hobbs, NM 882340 (complimentary deluxe continental breakfast)
  4. LaQuinta by Wyndham Hobbs, 3312 North Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, NM 88240 (Free Breakfast)
  5. Hampton Inn & Suites, 5420 Lovington Highway, Hobbs, NM 88242

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

  1. Marriott Residence Inn Midtown/17th - 1365 Peachtree St (1 min walk)
  2. Homewood Suites - 97 10th Street (5 min walk)
  3. Artmore Hotel - 1302 West Peachtree St (10 min walk)
  4. Marriott Residence Inn Midtown/GA Tech – 1041 West Peachtree St (1.1 miles)
  5. Georgian Terrace – 659 Peachtree St (1.4 miles)
  6. Hotel Indigo Midtown - 683 Peachtree St (1.5 miles)

Los Alamitos:

  1. Hyatt House Cypress/Anaheim, 5905 Corporate Avenue Tel: 714-828-4000
  2. Ayres Hotel Seal Beach 12850 Seal Beach Blvd. Tel: 562-596-8330
  3. Hampton Inn Los Angeles-Orange County-Cypress 10900 Yamaha Way Tel: 714-527-2900
  4. Hampton Inn & Suites Seal Beach, 2401 Seal Beach Blvd. Tel: 562-594-393
  5. Courtyard Cypress Anaheim/Orange County, 5868 Katella Ave Tel: 714-827-1010

Washington DC:

  1. Hotel RL, 1823 L Street NW downtown, Washington DC Tel: 202-223-4320
  2. Hampton Inn Washington DC/White House, 1729 H Street NW Downtown, Washington DC Tel: 202-296-1006
  3. Hotel Hive, 2224 F Stree, NW Foggy Bottom Tel: 202-849-8499
  4. The Dupont Circle, 1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, Dupont Circle Tel: 202-483-6000
  5. Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown, 815 14th Street NW, Downtown Tel: 202-783-7800


  1. Industry City Hotel, an Ascend Hotel collection, 135 32nd Street Brooklyn, NY 11232
  2. Wyndham Garden Brooklyn Sunset Park, 457 39th Street, Brooklyn NY 11232
  3. Days Inn by Wyndham Brooklyn, 437 39th Street, Brooklyn NY 11212
  4. Holiday Inn Express Brooklyn, 625 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (free daily breakfast buffet)
  5. Brooklyn Way Hotel, BW Premier Collection, 764 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232 (free continental breakfast)

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

  1. Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge – 1 Massachusetts Avenue, North Cambridge Tel: 781-643-7258
  2. Best Western Plus New Englandaer 1 Rainin Road, Woburn MA 01801 Tel: 781-935-8160
  3. Arbor House Bed and Breakfast, 28 Ticehurst Lane Woburn, MA 01801 Tel: 781-990-1326
  4. Residence Inn by Marriott, 300 Presidential Way Woburn, MA Tel:781-376-4000
  5. Crown Plaza Boston- Woburn, 15 Middlesex Canal Park Road, Woburn, MA 01801 Tel: 781-935-8760

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You may contact Silvia DeRuvo at


Cheryl LaFrance, Administrative Assistant, at or 802-951-8207.

The fee of $850 includes the cost of the two-day institute, morning coffee, lunch and afternoon snacks for both days, access to the Padlet resource wall, two content specific recorded webinars and the book, English Language Learners: Differentiating Between Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities by Janette Klinger and Amy Eppolito.

" I learned how to encourage others to modify lessons/assessments as well as help myself and other teachers to differentiate between learning disability and language acquisition." - Institute participant

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