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Katy Arnett


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Educational Studies
Associate Professor

Contact information:
Phone: 240-895-4451
Email: kearnett@smcm.edu

Areas of expertise: Inclusive teaching practices for students who need additional support or challenge in the classroom and/or who are learning English as a second language , Differentiated instruction, Second language education for newcomers and heritage language speakers , Students learning second/additional languages who have atypical learning needs (i.e., special education needs), Differences in Canadian and U.S. educational policies/systems, Assessment in second language development

Bio: Katy Arnett is an Associate Professor of Educational Studies at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where she teaches courses on how to support English Language Learners (ELLs) in the K-12 classroom, students with special education needs, and methods of instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research interests primarily focus on students with disabilities in the second/foreign language classroom and methods for supporting newcomer students learning English in K-12 classrooms. She regularly presents her work in the U.S. and Canada, at scholarly and professional teaching conferences. During 2012-2013, she is a Fulbright Research Scholar at the Second Language Research Institute of Canada at the University of New Brunswick. Her first book, "Languages for All: How to support and challenge students in a second language classroom" has been recently published by Pearson Education Canada, and she is currently co-editing a volume focusing on minority populations in second language education programs in Canada.

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