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KOTESOL

National Conference 2020

Rosa Dene David

Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia)

Pre-Recorded • ELT and Critical Disability Studies • LIVE

Rosa Dene David

Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia)

Talk / Teaching Strategies to Optimize Accessibility and Inclusivity for Students with Learning Disabilities

As an educator, have you ever struggled to find appropriate strategies to support students who seem to be having difficulties meeting the learning objectives, while ensuring that the rest of the class receives high-quality instruction? By differentiating classroom tasks, educators have moved away from “the one size fit all” classroom a more equitable model of teaching that notes the that there that there is no such thing as a “typical” learner and there is no one way to learn or demonstrate learning (Dickerson, 2017). The needs of diverse student populations should be embedded throughout classroom instruction, not to only shape the ways students are taught, but to rethink how students can demonstrate their learning. This workshop will help its participants develop a series of classroom strategies to support all learners in the second language acquisition process. Participants will be introduced to equitable teaching practices that promote accessibility and inclusivity in the language classroom.


About Rosa

Rosa Dene began her teaching career in Bolivia, and since then she has taught in Korea, Colombia, Mexico, and the United States. Rosa is an English Professor for the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures at Universidad de La Sabana in Bogotá, Colombia. Rosa serves as an Associate Editor of the Latin American Journal of Content & Language Integrated Learning and as the In-coming Chair for TESOL International’s Supporting Students with Disabilities Interest Section. Her research areas include developing equitable learning environments for students with learning differences, World Englishes, critical pedagogies, rural education, and identity politics.