ELLs & Special Education PD Descriptions

Special Education: An Introductory Guide

Course Date: 7/26/17

Every teacher is a teacher of a student with a disability, but the world of special education can be challenging to navigate. All teachers and staff need to understand the basics of special education and their role in the process. Participants will leave this workshop understanding: Disability classifications, special education laws, the nuts and bolts of the IEP and the IEP process, and modifications and accommodations.

Presenter: Rachel Balaban
Venue: The Jane Bullowa Conference Center
Time: 1 - 4 PM
Audience: Educators, TAs, Administrators
Contact: Donald Odom, Jr.
Cost: $75 Subscribers; $0 Co-Ser 509

Special Education: The “Write”Tools—Effective Writing Strategies for Students with Disabilities

Course Date: 7/26/17

Special education students often struggle with the writing process due to learning and physical disabilities, executive functioning, and attentional and social/emotional concerns. In this workshop special education teachers will explore evidence-based practices in foundational writing instruction and writing accommodations/modifications (including assistive technologies) to help struggling students through each phase of the writing process.

Presenter: Rachel Balaban
Venue: The Jane Bullowa Conference Center
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Audience: Special Education Educators, TAs
Contact: Donald Odom, Jr.
Cost: $75 Subscribers; $0 Co-Ser 509

Technology & Literacy in the ELL Classroom

Course Date: 8/14/ 17

Explore a variety of technology tools that can be used to support the ELLs in your classroom.

  • Develop literacy skills
  • Build background knowledge
  • Strengthen the future-ready skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity

A hands-on “sandbox” time will allow participants to explore and create with the tools demonstrated. ENL/ General Education co-teaching teams are encouraged to sign up together.

Presenters: Cynthia Farrell and Kathy Simpson
Venue: The Jane Bullowa Conference Center at Ulster BOCES
Time: 9 AM - 3 PM