Course Listing

2 Day Seminars

Language-Based Classroom: High School, In-Person – Summer Institute 2022


  • Delivery mode: In-person. All guidelines around Covid-19 protocols will be followed and communicated to participants.
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section.


Individuals with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD) generally have significantly reduced language capabilities that make learning difficult. As students with language-based learning disabilities move into high school, the reading, writing, and executive function demands necessary for being successful in the content areas intensify and can create challenging experiences. This course is designed to provide a concise overview of current research in the field, including an overview of the characteristics of language-based learning disabilities (LBLD) and best practices for language-based instruction that enable students to learn and perform more successfully in today’s high school classrooms. Practical strategies, activities, and techniques for presenting skills tied to classroom practice that any educator can implement will be shared, discussed, and practiced. As a result, general and special educators can position their curriculum and employ these recommendations and strategies to help the high school student with language-based learning disabilities succeed.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize key research findings in the area of language-based learning disabilities
  • Summarize the dynamics of learning, including cognition, language, attention, memory, executive function, and metacognition
  • Define the term “language-based instruction” and assess its efficacy in meeting the needs of diverse learners
  • Explain effective cueing and questioning strategies for use in the classroom
  • List effective teaching principles, strategies, and recommendations for language-based instruction and academic planning
  • Recognize the implications of language-based learning disabilities for students in today’s classrooms


This course is appropriate for educators at high school level.


Materials will be provided on-site.


Participants may elect to add 1 graduate credit to this course. Graduate credit is an additional $125 and is granted by Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Course Information

10 Hours/PDPs
1 Optional Graduate Credit
Dates/Time Price
July 14-15, 2022
8:30am - 3:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Kaia Cunningham, M.S.Ed.

Kaia has been at Landmark since 2006. In addition to her work for Outreach, she has been a language arts teacher at Landmark High School. Previously, her roles and responsibilities included assistant director of the preparatory program, academic advisor, and full-time teacher and tutor. Kaia graduated from The College of Santa Fe with her bachelor’s in English, and she earned her master’s degree in special education from Simmons University.

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