Interview with Expert in Bilingual Special Education: Dr. Patricia Medeiros Landurand

We are honored to share this informative interview with a historical figure in the area of bilingual special education, Dr. Patricia Medeiros Landurand. Known as the “mother of bilingual special education,” Dr. Medeiros Landurand began her pioneering work knocking on countless doors at the Massachusetts Department of Education and the U.S. Education Office of Special…

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Raise Your Voice!

Join others in engaging in a collaborative online conversation about advocacy and multilingual learners with disabilities. Share your concerns, experiences, and thoughts while also developing an understanding of your role as an advocate. Registration is free, so sign up now! What: Advocacy Within the Context of Education Sponsored by the Coalition for Equity, Diversity, and…

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Resources in Autism & other Disabilities in Spanish for families.

This padlet is a great website for parents who needs resources to support their children with Autism during COVID-19. This page provides information for parents on what is Autism, how to explain COVID-19 to students with Austimo, help for families and strategies for supporting learning. See the link here https://padlet.com/SELPACAPTAIN/c4ibcglc414h For more general resources on…

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Free Webinar from REL West: Engaging Parents and Students from Diverse Populations in the Context of Distance Learning

After weeks of responding to the uncertainty of the COVID pandemic, educators are still trying their best to establish and maintain contact with students and families. Many of these families silently suffer from resource insecurities that stem from deep-seeded social inequities which have only been magnified by the current circumstances. With schools now shifting their…

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Left Behind: Remote Learning and Bilingual Students with Disabilities

New article from Chalkbeat New York. At long last, Reema Amin’s article places the spotlight on the continued exclusion and marginalization of bilingual/English learners with disabilities and their families. With a long history of subtractive language programming in public schools, it is no wonder that the nation continues to grapple to meet the unique language…

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Ed Week Releases General Guidelines for Communicating Online: “How to Keep Students and Staff Safe on Videoconferencing”

This brief one-page infographic highlights five areas for effectively and safely operating videoconferencing platforms. https://www.edweek.org/ew/section/multimedia/the-k-12-educators-guide-to-safe-and-effective-videoconferencing.html?cmp=eml-enl-tl-news1-rm&M=59454827&U=&UUID=0066a9c3de2ea38ae08d35fe4104c77b

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Surviving in the “New Normal” of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Meeting the needs of bilingual English learners with disabilities

As schools and districts across the nation scramble to adjust to the new realities of distance learning, what does this shift mean for students identified as both bilingual English learners and students with disabilities? What are the biggest challenges and successes in supporting learners and their families? Please post any thoughts, feelings, and resources you…

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Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) and How it Can Support English Learners: An Interview with Claudia Rinaldi, Ph.D.

I wanted to share an interview I participated in last week with Rachel Kramer Theodorou, Senior Lecturer in Education and Elementary Faculty Leader at Brandies University. Rachel invited me to this interview to share with her pre-service teachers how to teach English Learners in a sheltered English immersion and bilingual programs. The focus was on…

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Looking to strengthen online learning? Take a look at CEC’s “Best Practices for Educating Online”

This brief six-page resource supports educators with setting-up and fine-tuning online learning. Beginning with how to set the stage for working with learners and families to understanding how to protect students’ privacy in a virtual learning environment, this user-friendly resource can help teachers align practices and support learners. https://www.cec.sped.org/~/media/Files/Resources/Best%20Practices%20for%20Educating%20Online.pdf

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