transformative learning experiences


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

La Cosecha 2020—Pre-conference Institute


In this virtual, full-day, pre-conference session, participants will examine key components of effective instruction for multilingual learners with special educational needs including:  peer interaction, oral communication, comprehension and bilingualism. Participants will also interactively practice  instruction and intervention approaches for both young and adolescent students and survey classroom-based research that optimizes learning. There will be opportunities to explore multilingual resources and supporting research pertaining to the benefits of bilingualism for learners with special educational needs.

Jan. 27, Feb. 17, Mar. 10, Mar. 31, & Apr. 21, 2021

Online Book Study with the Authors


​We are proud to announce an interactive, online book study with Cristina Sánchez-López and her and co-author Theresa Young of their new book Focus On Special Education Needs published by Oxford University Press. This important contribution to the discussion of language learners with special education needs is part of the Focus On Series of instructional guides. The  book study will take you through research-led instructional guides that link the theories of second language acquisition and pedagogy with classroom practice, enabling practitioners and specialists to reflect on what happens in the language classroom.

May 13 & 14, 2021

Multilingual Special Education: Perspectives and Practices to Transform Learning Landscapes


You are invited to participate in this symposium that is designed for educators and service providers who work at the complex intersection of multilingual education and special education. It centers the experiences of multilingual learners with special educational needs. This symposium focuses on dynamic, strength-based, and culturally-sustaining practices. This is a virtual symposium featuring leading scholars and practitioners and provides multiple interactive formats, including presentations, discussion forums, and networking. 

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