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REL Northeast & Islands Event: Data-Driven Implementation of Tiered Interventions with English Learners, Workshop 1
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November 19-20, 2018

Date: November 19 & 20, 2018 (two deliveries of the same workshop in two locations in CT)

Time: 8:30 am–12:00 pm Eastern

Location: November 19:
Area Cooperative Educational Services
Staff Development & Administration
205 Skiff Street
Hamden CT 06517

November 20:
Capitol Region Education Council
55 Van Dyke Avenue
Hartford CT 06106

Description: This series of in-depth workshops will address two overall goals identified by the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE): (1) improving educators’ abilities to identify sources of learning challenges faced by English learner students (ELs) and (2) improving educators’ collaboration and skills in implementing effective Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI) with ELs in Connecticut.

The project objectives are:

  • To enhance educators’ identification and use of appropriate data sources for distinguishing between language-based versus other learning challenges for ELs.
  • To improve educators’ effective implementation of SRBI adapted for ELs, based on identification of the sources of students’ challenges.
  • To increase educators’ capacity for developing individualized education programs (IEPs) that support the needs of ELs dually identified as also in need of special education services, based on a review of the data.

Partnership or Research Alliance: Connecticut English Learner Research Partnership

Audience: The audience consists of educator teams from five districts identified and invited by CSDE to attend the series of workshops.

Speakers: Lisa Tabaku, Director, Global Languages and Culture, Center for Applied Linguistics Marybelle Marrero-Colón, Professional Development Specialist, Center for Applied Linguistics

Report Citation: Connecticut Administrators of Programs for English Language Learners (CAPELL). (2012). Scientific Research-based Interventions for English Learners: A Handbook to Accompany Connecticut’s Framework for RTI. Middletown, CT. Available from:

Esparza Brown, J., & Sanford, A. (March 2011). RTI for English Language Learners: Appropriately Using Screening and Progress Monitoring Tools to Improve Instructional Outcomes. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, National Center on Response to Intervention. Available from:

Baker, S., Lesaux, N., Jayanthi, M., Dimino, J., Proctor, C. P., Morris, J., Gersten, R., Haymond, K., Kieffer, M. J., Linan-Thompson, S., & Newman-Gonchar, R. (2014). Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School (NCEE 2014-4012). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE), Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved from: ED544783

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