•  February 20, 2020
     9:00 am - 3:00 pm

High Quality Inclusion of Young Dual Language Learners in Preschool Classrooms

Learning Level 1: Introductory/Awareness

Intended Audience: Administrators, ECSE and General Educators, Teacher Assistants, Family Members, Family Educators, Psychologists, Social Workers, SLP’s

Children who are dual language learners and have disabilities have a right to high quality inclusive programs that are culturally and linguistically responsive. We will explore the intersection of these two sets of practices and examine how to put them into practice.

Continuing Education – This training will provide 5 contact hours for the following:

  • Educator License Renewal
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) 2
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
  • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area D (Org. ID# B40093)

Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.


  • Pat Chamberlain
    Ron Roybal is currently working at the University of Denver for the Morgridge College of Education, after 15 at the University of Colorado Denver. His responsibilities have included supporting programs implementing fully inclusive practices and working with students with challenging behaviors through LEAP and the Pyramid Projects. He provides training on building relationships; classroom organization and management strategies; social-emotional teaching strategies; and understanding and reducing challenging behaviors. Prior to being an educational consultant, Ron was a teacher in an early childhood inclusive classroom for students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and typically developing students.
  • Pam Reising Rechner
    Pamela Reising Rechner is a Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Specialist for the Early CHOICES Project and a Program Support Specialist for The Center. She retired from the Illinois State Board of Education in May of 2016. At ISBE, she served as a consultant in early childhood special education and the 619 Coordinator for 26 years. Previously she served as a Resource Specialist for R*TAS (now STARNET) in Region IV and the Coordinator for the Transition Project. She also worked with Head Start as the Education and Disabilities Coordinator for several years. Former teaching experiences include kindergarten, first, and second grades; prekindergarten at-risk; early childhood special education; Head Start; and child care.


1119 East Taylor, Bloomington, Illinois, 61701, United States

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