Portland Public – Dyslexia
Date(s) - 10/04/2015
A Day with Portland Public Schools: “Math Difficulties Pre-K – 12” and “English Language Learners”
April 10, 2015
Michele M. Mazzocco, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
“Mathematical Learning Difficulties in School Age Children”
This workshop will focus on the primary characteristics of school-age children (mostly elementary and middle school, with implications for high school) who have mathematical learning difficulties. The objective of this workshop is to familiarize the participants with the cognitive and environmental contributors to mathematical difficulties, particularly those that can be targeted for child assessment, instruction, or teacher preparation. These objectives will be achieved through lecture, limited video reviews, and a discussion of select cases and research findings.
“Assessment of English language learners in specific learning disabilities: language development, difference, and disorder”
Participants in this workshop will learn about the challenges in evaluating English learners (K–12) and current methods typically employed with diverse populations, including modified or adapted testing, use of a translator or interpreter, nonverbal assessment, and native language assessment. Via lecture, demonstration, and case studies, this workshop will provide instruction in the use of the C-LIM and its application in addressing the issue of “difference versus disorder” by permitting systematic examination of the validity of test results. By being able to evaluate the influence of cultural and linguistic variables on test performance, participants will be able to establish validity and offer defensible, equitable interpretations. Participants will receive guidance on proper use of the approach, its limitations, and advanced issues in evaluating the influence of cultural and linguistic variables on test performance.
WHEN: Friday, April 10, 2015
WHO CAN ATTEND: PPS staff, and members in good standing of the sponsoring organizations. This event is not open to the general public.
All others use registration link below
CEU/PDU’s are available — fee is $20 payable in cash or a check made payable to Lewis & Clark College. If you want CEU/PDU’s please sign in at the ORBIDA registration table on arrival the day of the event.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are affiliated with OSPA you must register at the OSPA table for OSPA CEU’s.