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Teaching Writing Skills: Students with IEPs or English Language Learners

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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

Participants will receive a 6-hour certificate of attendance.

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.

Registration Options

There are no available options to register for at this time.


A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide.

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at You may also call 413-200-8395 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.

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Payment Methods

We accept the following payment methods:

  • Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard)
  • Check
  • Purchase Order
  • CES Internal Transfer
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