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Linking Culturally Related Teaching to Written Expression

Webinar Overview

How do educators provide effective writing instruction to culturally diverse students, as well as those with learning and/or language impairments? We all know that this can be a challenging undertaking to accommodate the cognitive, linguistic, cultural, and the motivational diversity of these different population of learners, as well as being able to plan and implement instruction to successfully address their various needs.

This webinar will examine the nature of this population of students’ writing difficulties and propose practical suggestions based upon evidence-based practices for building skills of the written word, sentence and text levels. Discussion will include strategies to support the writing process, motivation and self-regulation for these diverse learners.

About Your Instructor:

Bridget Hughes, MEd, PCET

Bridget Hughes, MEd, PCET, Director of the NILD Center for Academic Success at Houston’s First Baptist Academy
A 35-year veteran and specialist in the field of learning differences, Mrs. Bridget R. Hughes currently serves as the Director of the NILD Center for Academic Success at Houston’s First Baptist Academy, has been an instructor for NILD since 1997. She also serves as Board Vice President for Elim Christian School in Houston where differences are celebrated. Bridget holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Texas A & M; a M.Ed. in Special Education from Prairie View A&M University; Texas and ACSI Teaching Certifications; and is an NILD Professionally Certified Therapist as well as an IDA Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist. In 2012, Bridget received the NILD “Grace Mutzabaugh Award” for providing excellence in service and leadership in the NILD organization, and for inspiring and helping other NILD educational therapists.

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