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Course Credits: 0.1 (1 hour) ASHA CEUs – Intermediate level, Professional area
Community Schooling is a proven, evidence-based practice to address the needs of the whole child while incorporating family and community partnerships. English Learners and their families benefit greatly from a strength-based ecological approach that is characteristic of Community Schools (CS). The CS framework utilizes Response to Intervention (RTI) and/or Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) within an Integrated Student Supports (ISS) to enhance strategies, improve the efficiency of services and increases family engagement opportunities to ultimately increase school climate and student success. This course will synthesize best practices regarding engagement specifically for EL’s and their families, identify specific frameworks, and provide strategies and resources to improve school-wide practices.
Financial Disclosure: Other than being an employee of EBS Healthcare, June has no financial information to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosure: June has no non-financial information to disclose.
At the conclusion of this course, learners will be able to:
- identify policy & research to support EL’s & families.
- describe a strength-based ecological approach.
- describe key frameworks such as Community Schools, RTI/MTSS, within an Integrated Student Support system to help school-wide reform.
- identify strategies and resources to engage English Learners & their families.
- 15 minutes: Overview of need, research and policy w/in ESSA
- 15 minutes: Describe a strength-based ecological approach
- 15 minutes: Discuss how the approach works within existing frameworks (CS, RTI, MTSS, ISS)
- 15 minutes: Identify strategies to engage EL families- specifically Needs Assessments and Parent Governance Structures