Nov 11, 2020
Virtual Trainings From Steve Gill
Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities
The ELL Critical Data Process K-12
Dec. 10, 2020 // 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. //
Steve Gill will introduce participants on how to complete the English Language Learner (ELL) Critical Data Process. This process created by Steve helps staff:
• Gather the most critical data
• Follow a structured process
• Create a product that helps them see whether more interventions are needed or if a special education referral is a reasonable option.
The ELL Critical Data Process brings key staff members to the table and structures the discussions so that a student’s needs are better understood.
RECOMMENDED BOOK – The ELL Critical Data Process – 2nd Edition: Distinguishing between disability and language acquisition
TARGET AUDIENCE – K-12 Administrator, AEA Education Consultant, Instructional Coach, School Counselor, School Psychologist, School Social Worker, Special Education Consultant, Speech Language Pathologist, Teacher
REGISTRATION DEADLINE – Dec. 4, 2020
The Evaluation Process for Language
Learners – The Determinant Factor
Feb. 18, 2021 // 12:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. //
Steve Gill will provide an overview of the techniques and steps outlined in the book "Lessons Learned While Evaluating ELL Students for Potential Special Education Qualification." This is the culmination of 30 years working to increase the likelihood of finding students who truly have disabilities, versus the students whose struggles are primarily related to language acquisition. This workshop will provide practical advice on how to help others, strangers to the situation, understand how the decision was made and what evidence was used. In the end, is the determinant factor language acquisition or language acquisition with a disability? This includes information needed to defend the decision within the special education eligibility report. Participants should be familiar with the ELL Critical Data Matrix process.
RECOMMENDED BOOKS - Lessons Learned While Evaluating ELL Students for Potential Special Education Qualification, by Steve Gill and Ushani Nanayakkara is recommended.
TARGET AUDIENCE – Pre-K – 12 AEA Education Consultant, Instructional Coach, School Counselor, School Psychologist, School Social Worker, Special Education Consultant, Speech Language Pathologist, Teacher
REGISTRATION DEADLINE – Feb. 11, 2021
Meet the Featured Presenter:
Steve Gill is a teacher and school psychologist. He currently works as the educational staff coach supporting school psychologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists and physical therapists. Steve and Ushani (Steve’s wife and co-author) have written three books. “The ELL Critical Data Process” is a resource for learning professionals for determining whether more interventions are needed or if a special education referral is a reasonable option. Their second book, “Evaluating ELL Students for the Possibility of Special Education Qualification,” focuses on the special education evaluation process for language learners and how to potentially achieve appropriate identification rates. Their third book, “Special Education Referral or Not,” focuses on using a matrix based approach to analyzing critical data, as a team, to understand if more interventions are needed or if a special education referral is the appropriate next step.