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MTSS, Rtl, and SPED for ELLs
in Pennsylvania

May 6, 2015


Language Differences or Learning Need:  Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners



Event Description

When educators come together to create a problem-solving framework that acknowledges and embraces the cultural and linguistic needs of English language learners (ELLs), higher quality educational services result.  Participants will gain expertise in collaborating, gathering valid and reliable information, and delivering a continuum of services through the ELL lens.  Participants will explore the seven factors that impact the academic achievement of ELLs and will acquire hands-on experience in crafting systemic and specific interventions and progress monitoring systems to address students' difficulties in school. Participants will receive a copy of Barbara Marler's book, Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners (2013): Delivering a continuum of services (2007, 2013).




Lincoln Intermediate Unit

New Oxford, PA 


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Allegheny Intermediate Unit

Homestead, PA


Delaware County Intermediate

Morton, PA 

John Hilliard, President of Paridad

Barbara E. Marler

Barbara has more than thirty years of experience as a teacher, administrator, and trainer/consultant/instructor in the field of ESL/Bilingual education.

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What Previous Attendees Are Saying

“I learned a lot about English language learners and how to better accommodate their needs in the classroom.  I feel better prepared and less anxious.”


“The guidance you gave us to help discern between language learning difficulties and learning disabilities was phenomenal!  Thank you!”


“I really like the graphic that you provided to help us track the effectiveness of the intervention implemented within the RtI process.  I can’t wait to share this with my colleagues!”


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