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Cultural/Linguistic Factors and the SPED Referral Process (online)

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Target group: Teachers, counselors, administrators (recommended for Special Educators, ESL Specialists, MTSS Liaisons.

Welcome to Cultural/Linguistic Factors and the Special Education process! This PD is an opportunity to understand the critical components, i.e. MTSS, of the Special Education Referral process for students who are Culturally/Linguistically diverse. Participants will:

  • investigate and learn why the MTSS process is critical for ELLs
  • understand best practices for providing culturally responsive instruction
  • research best practices for providing fair and appropriate interventions/assessments for ELLs
  • summarize and share research findings regarding best practices for ELLs
  • understand CDE guidelines for Special Education criteria for ELLs
  • understand the SVVSD referral process for CLD students
  • analyze CLD/SPED case studies/referrals for accuracy and completeness
  • apply understanding of critical components when intervening with a CLD student

Participants will be expected to:
  • participate by logging in at least twice every week
  • complete weekly readings and assignments by due date
  • provide thoughtful responses to enhance discussions and assignments so they are grounded in experience and understanding of content.

Familiarity with Schoology, copying files to your Google Drive, linking files from Google Drive to Schoology, and completing Google forms will be helpful.


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