DATE AND TIME
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET.
The National Center on Response to Intervention is hosting a webinar on "English Language Learners (ELLs) and RTI." The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the educational needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) and how those needs can best be met in an RTI framework. The webinar will also highlight examples from schools who are successfully meeting the needs of English Language Learners.
Submit questions prior to the webinar to RTIWebinars@air.org.
Janette Klingner is a Professor of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder, specializing in bilingual special education. Dr. Klingner's research foci include the disproportionate representation of culturally and linguistically diverse students in special education, reading comprehension strategy instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students, and enhancing the sustainability of culturally responsive and evidence-based practices through professional development. She was a bilingual special education teacher for ten years before earning a PhD in reading and learning disabilities from the University of Miami.
Of her more than 80 published works, one article, three chapters, and two books are on the topic of Response to Intervention (RTI). She has presented at numerous local, national, and international conferences, and conducted several professional development workshops, many on the topic of RTI. Dr. Klingner is a member of several professional organizations in special education, bilingual education/TESOL, and literacy. She is the past Co-Editor of the Review of Educational Research, an Associate Editor for the Journal of Learning Disabilities, and on the editorial boards of 9 other journals. In 2004 she was honored with AERA's Early Career Award.
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Dr. Klingner will be available to answer follow-up questions until Tuesday, December 9, 2008. Please email your questions to RTIWebinars@air.org.
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The National Center on Response to Intervention is a technical assistance and dissemination (TA&D) center housed at the American Institutes for Research and funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs. Our mission is to build the capacity of State Education Agencies (SEAs) to assist Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in implementing proven and promising models for RTI. The goals of the Center are to:
- Identify, adapt, evaluate, and scale-up RTI models for identifying and serving students with disabilities.
- Provide TA&D to SEAs and LEAs with ongoing TA support to implement comprehensive RTI programs in districts, schools, and classrooms nationally.
- Disseminate information about proven and promising RTI models to parents, service providers, program administrators, policymakers, and other interested stakeholders across the country.