Professional Development

List of topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Issues and Trends in Bilingual Special Education
  • Equitable Family Engagement for Multilingual learners (ELLs/MLLs)
  • Differentiating instruction and assessment for Multilingual learners (ELLs/MLLs)
  • Teaching language skills across the content areas 
  • Culturally and linguistically relevant multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS)
  • Distinguishing between language difference and language disabilities
  • Writing culturally and linguistically responsive IEPS 
  • Teaching and assessing for bi-literacy: identifying cross-linguistic transfer patterns from Spanish to English
  • Peer-assisted learning strategies (PALS)
  • Overview of disabilities
  • Culturally responsive behavior management
  • High-leverage practices for students with disabilities
  • Rights and responsibilities of parents during the special education process
  • Advocacy resources for parents

Professional Development (PD) is available for 90-minute, Half-day, and Full-day sessions (in-person or virtual). PD refers specifically to the facilitation of a workshop, seminar, presentation, instructional observation and/or coaching, or combination thereof. 

Remuneration for professional development services will be tailored around and designed to meet the specific needs of the school district, BOCES, or other local education agency.  Fees structure is inclusive of all preparation, materials, travel, and/or lodging expenses. Consecutive, multiple full day sessions will receive a discounted rate.

Please contact Dr. Colón for fee structure.