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Collaborative Identification of Emerging Bilingual Students for Special Education Part 1 Spring 2024 (5.09A, 5.09B, 5.10A, 5.10B, 5.11B, 5.12A, 5.12B)

Ended Mar 26, 2024

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Course Description

  • This course will guide participants through the DCSD special education pre-referral and referral process for multilingual learners in order to ensure appropriate identification and programming. Participants will engage in collaborative discussions that honor the expertise that specialists and families bring to the table.  Ways to engage families and remove barriers will be discussed throughout the course.  
  • Credit(s) and Type: 10 Hours Relicensure | English Language Development (ELD)


Target Audience

  • ELD Teachers, SPED Teachers
  • Open to Charter School Staff = Yes
    • Charter Certified


Timeline Overview

  • Beginning of course: 2/23/2024
  • End of Course: 3/26/2024

SPED/ ELD Course Google Meet

Thursday, March 14 · 4:00 – 5:00pm



Here are the outcomes for the course (what participants will walk away with from the course).

  • Outcome 1: Participants will be able to explain the pre-referral process for special education and the steps necessary for emerging bilingual students.  
  • Outcome 2: Participants will be able to identify the collaborative structures necessary for appropriate referrals for special education.  
  • Outcome 3: Participants will be able to locate and utilize resources available for teams to analyze student behaviors and challenges within linguistic and cultural contexts.