IN-PERSON COURSE LOGISTICS
This course provides educators with an overview of language development and second language acquisition with a specific focus on English Language Learners (ELLs). It addresses the distinction between language differences and disorders, with a particular emphasis on language-based learning disabilities (LBLD). Participants will examine the critical importance of learning about students’ cultural background and educational experiences. Lastly, participants will be introduced to teaching methodologies and effective strategies to help ELLs with LBLD (or other identified learning difficulties) manage the complex language and academic demands they face throughout the school day.
Upon Completion participants will be able to:
IMPORTANT NOTE: People who have taken the 15-hour or 3-credit online course of the same title should not take this course, as it will cover the same content.
This course is appropriate for educators at all grade levels.
Materials will be provided on-site.
Graduate credit is included in course tuition and is granted by Colorado State University-Pueblo.
3 Graduate Credits (fee included in course tuition)
|July 11-15, 2022
8:30am - 4:00pm
Over 98% of educators felt that their Outreach Summer Institute seminar provided them with strategies and tools that will help their students.
Linda is a certified speech-language pathologist. Throughout her career, she has worked in clinical and school settings evaluating and treating individuals with a variety of communication disorders. Linda joined Landmark High School as the expressive language program director in 1994, transitioning into a consultation role in this program from 2003-2016. Linda has also been a Landmark Outreach Program faculty member since 1996. For Outreach, she consults with private and public schools, as well as develops and teaches courses for the Summer Institute and Landmark Outreach Online. Linda’s expertise is in child and adolescent language disorders with a particular interest in social communication deficits. She has presented seminars on these topics at the IDA, LDA, and ASHA national conferences. Linda earned both her bachelor’s (1986) and master’s (1988) degrees in communication disorders from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.