In this 1-day workshop, educators of English Learners and students with IEPs will consider the eight skills writers need to communicate personal meaning (e.g., select a genre and employ its features). They will reflect on potential challenges that ELs and IEP students might encounter related to each of these eight skills and explore possible solutions informed by the High-Leverage Instructional Practices in Special Education. We will study the writing profile of an EL with disabilities.
“We are trying to create lifelong readers and writers here, and that can only be done if they find they can speak to their own experiences and voice.” – Dr. Johnson-Mussad
Please note: Participants need to bring 2 writing samples belonging to the same or different writers. We will study these writing samples to identify the priority writer’s skill, 1-2 challenges related to this skill, and 1-2 possible solutions.
Lunch will be provided. Please indicate any dietary restrictions when you register.