Online Book Study:
Interactive Course with authors Cristina Sánchez-López & Theresa Young
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Time: 3:30-4:30 (Central Standard Time)
Location: Online Course
Cost: $250.00 per individual. Focus on Special Education book included in cost.
Please contact us directly at (312) 315-0727 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions.
Join us for this five session, interactive, online book study with the authors of Focus on Special Education Needs, Cristina Sánchez-López and Theresa Young. In these five sessions, the authors will guide participants through each chapter of this volume in the Oxford University Press Focus Series. This book addresses the classroom-based research on dual language learners with special educational needs. During the online, interactive sessions, the authors will share insights gained during the process of writing the book and highlight key themes gleaned from the research for young learners and adolescent language learners with special educational needs. Each session will allow time for participants to post questions and share their ideas for implementation.
Cristina deeply enjoys her work with practitioners related to developing instruction, intervention and assessment for ELLs. In addition, she derives great satisfaction from teaching graduate courses for in-service teachers on biliteracy, assessment, and foundations of language minority education. Her tenure as a middle school bilingual teacher on a 6th grade team proved to be pivotal formative experience for Cristina. She worked with others to plan instruction and teach in a way that took all students into account.
Cristina's & Theresa's Work Together
Cristina and Theresa's collaborative work melds the fields of multilingual education and special education into a framework for culturally and linguistically responsive practice for educators and practitioners in schools. Their solution-seeking process has been featured in Chapters 2-4 of Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners: Delivering a Continuum of Services (2013). They have most recently collaborated on a forthcoming volume in the Oxford University Press Key Concept Series for Language Learners, Focus on Special Educational Needs.
Speech Language Pahologist-Sound Communications
Theresa began her career on the Pacific island of Saipan, in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands where she worked with multilingual students and families in home, school, and medical settings. She coordinated a team of speech-language pathologists to develop culturally and linguistically responsive assessment and intervention practices for Pacific Islanders. Upon returning to Canada, Theresa worked in schools in the highly diverse Toronto area, while providing professional development and writing collaboratively on multicultural, multilingual topics in education. She has been working with local First Nations to design and implement programs and services for children in preschools and schools in home communities.