Special Education Evaluations for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with Dr. Catherine Collier, Ph.D.

  • Online
  • 2 CPE Credits
  • $55

Workshop info

This workshop will focus on the evaluation of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse students whose home or primary language is other than English (with less emphasis on Spanish). Evaluators will learn how to design and interpret evaluations for students where bilingual assessments are not readily available. Participants will learn how to use the Checklist for Cross-Cultural Adminstration of Standardized Tests (CCAST) as well as other resources.

As our region and state become increasingly diverse it will be important for evaluators to have the training and skills to address the assessment needs of students with language backgrounds that span the globe.

About our Presenter: Dr. Collier has over 45 years experience in equity, cross-cultural, bilingual, and special education. Dr. Collier is a nationally recognized expert on diverse learners with learning and behavior needs. She has developed and directed bilingual programs for Navajo students, created teacher-training programs in Alaska, and has been a Diagnostician in remote villages of Alaska. For eight years, Dr. Collier worked with the BUENO Center for Multicultural Education, Research, and Evaluation at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Collier has been faculty at Western Washington Univeristy, Lewis & Clark College, Seattle Pacific University, Washing State University, Portland State University, and the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Workbook/Handouts: The registration fee includes a digital copy of Dr. Collier's workbook which will be the primary handout for the workshop, as well as a resource for later evaluations. The digital workbook will be mailed to each participant's LEA on a USB drive. Please submit your LEA's address at least a week prior to the workshop. If you register within a week of the workshop please contact Lindy Frazer.

Use this form to submit your LEA's Mailing Address:

Workshop Delivery:This workshop will be offered via Zoom (online, live broadcast, not recorded). The Zoom link will be emailed to participants prior to the workshop date.

Correspondence: Emails regarding this workshop will be sent to the participant's primary email address in Region 13's eCampus registration system. Please check your "My Account - Manage Account" to verify that we have your correct email address.

eCampus CEs: 2.0 Hours

NASP CPD: 2.0 Hours