W-21: Best Practices, Strategies and Resources for Working with Dual Language/English Learners
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This workshop will provide school psychologists with the knowledge and skills to make well-informed decisions about dual language/English learner students referred to them, from initial classroom consultation to special education evaluation. Instructors from SDSU’s Bilingual School Psychology (CLASS-EL) project will share lessons and experiences from their work in bilingual schools in California and Mexico, as well as research-based strategies for supporting ELs, their teachers and parents. Together with SDUSD’s Bilingual Support Network staff, they will share a process model for evaluation, associated resources, and case study examples. Objectives: Participants will learn (a) a comprehensive approach to assessing EL students; (b) strategies for supporting teachers of EL students; (c) research-based strategies for creating Tier II and III interventions; and (d) examples of school-wide initiatives that improve EL achievement. Participants will take home resources to help implement their own best practices, strategies, and approaches to enhance outcomes for EL students.
Strand: A, Topic: 2, Skill Level: II
NASP Domains: 1,3,5,7