Non Ohio residents attending this training series will need to contact theirstate licensing agency to confirm transferability for CEU requests.
February 2nd 2023 | 11:00AM - 3:00PM
DODD CEU Available for EI Developmental Specialist/Supervisor and Superintendent
Section 1: The first section of the training covers background issues, problems, laws, and research needed to assist staff in addressing the belief systems of others, and their own belief systems, that are impacting the progress in this field. The content focuses on understanding the relationship between acculturation, belief systems, practices and results.
Section 2: The second section of the training addresses how children qualify for special education services with a focus on ELL specific issues that arise during qualification. This includes how to reduce the problems and core issues that lead to disproportionality, while breaking down the problems to three main areas of qualification.
February 9th, 2023 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
This focuses on training those in attendance on how to complete the Preschool Version of the ELL Critical Data Process. This is the process created by Steve that helps staff to gather the most critical data, follow a structured process, and create a product that helps them to see whether more interventions are needed or if a special education referral is a reasonable option. The Preschool Version of 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. The Preschool Version focuses less on measured data (given there is far less available) and more on specific comparisons of the child’s development in key areas as compared to like peers’ development in the same areas, focusing on the LE³AP process. The LE³AP process is a lens used to look at student struggles focusing on: Exposure, Experience, Expectations, and Practice. This is a theme in many of the books written by Steve and Ushani. It helps educators understand if the student’s struggle is to be expected given these factors or if the student should not have the noted struggles given this lens.
February 16th, 2023 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
DODD CEU Available for Superintendent
This section of the training focuses on introducing participants on how to complete the ELL Critical Data Process. This process created by Steve helps staff to gather the most critical data, follow a structured process, and create a product that helps them to see whether more interventions are needed or if a special education referral is a reasonable option.
February 23rd, 2023 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
This section of the training focuses on providing an overview of the techniques and steps outlined in Steve and Ushani's book Lessons Learned While Evaluating ELL Students for Potential Special Education Qualification. This is the culmination of 30 years of working on increasing the likelihood of finding students who truly have disabilities, versus the students whose struggles are primarily related to language acquisition. This section provides practical advice on how to help inform others who are not knowledgeable about 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.
Steve Gill started his career as a school psychologist in a district with a large English Language Learner (ELL) population, where his interest in language learners began. Over the years, he completed graduate work in ELL studies, eventually creating the ELL Critical Data Process. Steve has trained over 20,000 educators on the process across more than 2000 school districts in multiple states. He and his wife are authors of nine books, primarily focusing on ELL and special education issues. Steve is past president of the Washington State Association of School Psychologists. He is currently working as a school psychologist, writing, training, and consulting.