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SLW-IS Webinar: Supporting English Learners with Disabilities in Writing

  • 1.  SLW-IS Webinar: Supporting English Learners with Disabilities in Writing

    Posted 06-09-2019 15:32

    SLW-IS Webinar: Supporting English Learners with Disabilities in Writing

    When:  Sep 25, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)

    Description

    With an increase in English language learners in our classrooms, the number of English learners with disabilities (ELSWD) is also growing, leaving many teachers unsure of how to support these twice exceptional students. This is often even more difficult with writing, an incredibly complex academic task. This webinar will give a brief overview of ELSWD and common challenges in writing, while also highlighting the diversity and variability of these students.  A framework for support and strategies, which teachers can implement across content areas and grade levels to support ELSWD in writing, will also be introduced.  Many of the recommendations can also be applied to struggling writers, including ELs without disabilities, who often face similar challenges with writing, and native-speaker students with disabilities.

    Presenter: Caroline (Cary) Torres
    2a_CaryTorres_2.jpgCaroline (Cary) Torres is an assistant professor at Kapi'olani Community College in Hawai'i, teaching Second Language Teaching to pre-service and in-service teachers and Writing to non-native speakers of English.  She also provides professional development on supporting English learners and culturally and linguistically diverse students to K-12 teachers. She has worked in schools across the Hawaiian islands and in Japan.  She has a master's degree in Second Language Studies and a PhD in Exceptionalities/ Special Education with a focus on language learners with disabilities.  Her research interests include culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students, including ELs and CLD students with disabilities, Universal Design for Learning, Evidence-Based Practices, grit and growth mindset, and writing instruction, including Self-regulated Strategy Development.

    #SecondLanguageWritingInterestSection

    Location

    Online Instructions:
    Url: http://global.gotomeeting.com/join/134347717
    Login: Join this meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone by going to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/134347717. You can also dial in using your phone: United States: +1 (669) 224-3412 or One-touch: tel:+16692243412,,134347717# (Use Access Code: 134-347-717). Joining from a video-conferencing room or system? Depending on your device, dial: 134347717@67.217.95.2 or 67.217.95.2##134347717


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    Betsy Gilliland
    Associate Professor
    University of Hawai'i Manoa
    Chair, TESOL Second Language Writing Interest Section (2019-2020)
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  • 2.  RE: SLW-IS Webinar: Supporting English Learners with Disabilities in Writing

    Posted 23 days ago
    Will we have access to a recording of this? If so, how, where and when can we access?

    Thank you!

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    Hana Prashker
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  • 3.  RE: SLW-IS Webinar: Supporting English Learners with Disabilities in Writing

    Posted 23 days ago
    Yes, the webinar will be recorded and uploaded to TESOL's YouTube channel within a few weeks.