Racism and ableism are interdependent. My university teaching aims to highlight how this interdependence plays out in the ways we segregate, discipline, and design/implement instruction for students of color in our K-12 school system. My courses work to dismantle the racist, ableist, sexist, heteronormative, gender-conforming ways in which our students experience education. Operating through the lenses of DisCrit (Connor, Ferri, Annamma, 2014), and culturally relevant pedagogy (Ladson-Billings, 1995), my courses rethink status quo approaches, call out/call in everyday microagressions and language that contributes to deficit framings of multiply marginalized youth. Expect to be continuously challenged and discomforted and ready to critically analyze everything!
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EDSE 224 Methodologies Supporting Emergent Bilinguals with Disabilities
This course examines the unique considerations and approaches to working with culturally and linguistically diverse students with dis/abilities. The course provides a discussion and application of teaching and learning concepts, strategies, and methods related to meaningful instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs) with and without dis/abilities. The course will include legislation requirements, strategies to deliver instruction, materials, and resources. Candidates will be proficient in using the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol for ELLs.
This course is a culmination of four semesters of thesis work towards the MA in Special Education. Students compose a final thesis project and present the project to peers and faculty at a final poster session.