Developing Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Supports and Interventions for Multilingual Language Learners with Diverse Needs By: Cristina Sanchez-Lopez, Education Specialist

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Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018 Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Available Spaces: 20 of 100 Booked Spaces: 80

Location: Other

Presenter: Cristina Sanchez-Lopez, Education Specialist

Who Can Attend: This workshop is free for AERO and member district staff members. Non-member district staff are welcome to attend for a $50 fee.

Location: Marriott Chicago Midway, 6520 S. Cicero Ave. Chicago, IL 60638

Time: Registration 8:00-8:30 Workshop 8:30-3:00

Cost: Free for A.E.R.O. and member district staff/$50 for non-member district staff. Please contact Barb Zachery regarding payment: [email protected]

Content: This workshop provides guidance to educators and other practitioners who serve bilingual/ multilingual learners who experience challenges in school. Participants will examine seven integral factors that impact achievement for these learners as well as strategies, resources and materials to support each of these factors. The presenter will summarize classroom-based research on the instruction of Language Learners with Special Educational Needs, and will provide examples of evidenced-based instructional strategies for inclusive classrooms.

About the Presenter: Cristina Sanchez-Lopez  is an education specialist at the Illinois Resource Center (IRC). She collaborates with educators in the US and Canada on developing culturally and linguistically responsive multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS); mathematics; literacy across the content areas; multilingual education; engaging parents, special education, and supporting Pre-K educators who serve Multilingual Learners. Cristina has taught at the elementary, middle school and university levels in the US and Mexico. At present, Cristina teaches graduate courses in the areas of Bilingualism and Reading, Assessment, and Foundations of Language Minority Education. Cristina has been working extensively with her colleague, Theresa Young (Speech-Language Pathologist, Ontario, Canada) collaborating with school problem-solving teams as they develop more culturally and linguistically responsive learning environments for diverse learners. Cristina co-authored the book: Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners: Delivering a continuum of services (Caslon Publishing, 2nd edition January 2013), and is co-authoring a forthcoming book in the Oxford University Press Key Concepts series: Focus on Special Educational Needs (Oxford University Press, 2018), as well as various articles and chapters on addressing the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Cristina and her husband have raised their daughter bilingually.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for all participants.

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