Janette Klingner, Ph.D.

Janette Klingner, Ph.D., is a professor of education specializing in bilingual multicultural special education at the University of Colorado at Boulder in the Department of Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity. She was a bilingual special education teacher for ten years, in California and Florida, before earning a Ph.D. in reading and learning disabilities from the University of Miami. To date she has authored or co-authored more than 115 articles, books, and book chapters, and presented at numerous national and international conferences, frequently as a keynote speaker.

Research interests include reading comprehension strategy instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students, Response to Intervention for English language learners, and the disproportionate representation of culturally and linguistically diverse students in special education.. She has been a co-author and Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI on numerous federally funded grants. Currently, she is the PI on an i3 validation grant in partnership with Denver Public Schools and Padres Unidos, Collaborative Strategic Reading-Colorado (CSR-CO) and the PI on a model demonstration project, RTI Effectiveness Model for English Language Learners (REME).

She is a member of several professional organizations in special education, bilingual education/TESOL, and literacy. Currently she is President of the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Learning Disabilities and a vice-president for the International Academy for Research on Learning Disabilities. She is the past Co-Editor of the Review of Educational Research, an Associate Editor for the Journal of Learning Disabilities, and on the editorial boards of 9 other journals. In 2004 she was honored with AERA’s Early Career Award.

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RTI with English Language Learners

February 12, 2013

In response to popular demand, the RTI Action Network is offering an RTI Talk on implementing RTI with English Language Learners (ELLs). Dr. Janette Klingner, Professor of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Department of Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity, answered your questions regarding how RTI can help English language learners (ELLs) and provides tips across tiers on how to implement RTI with respect to ELLs.