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March 15, 2012


Conference Update
CAL will be presenting and exhibiting at the AAAL conference this month.

AAAL 2012 Annual Conference
March 24-27, 2012
Boston, MA

Look for our table at AAAL.

View CAL staff presentations at AAAL 2012.

TESOL 2012 International Convention
March 28-31, 2012
Philadelphia, PA

Visit us at booth #310.

View CAL staff presentations at TESOL 2012.

CAL Solutions

New CAL SIOP Professional Development Manual coverInstitutes on Teaching Reading to English Language Learners–Summer 2012
CAL’s experienced staff specializes in using research-based, effective practices to improve educational outcomes for preK-12 English language learners. Spend 3 days in Washington, DC, at one of our What’s Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English? institutes. We can also work with you to offer these and other services at your location.

Training of Trainers Institute:
Direct Strategies Institute:

June 6-8, 2012
July 11-13, 2012

Visit our website to learn more and register.

Hot Topics logoHot Topics in ELL Education Professional Development Series
Hot Topics in ELL Education, our new professional development series, is designed to address critical issues in ELL education. Each workshop uses authentic classroom videos and a workbook with practical strategies for teachers to help English language learners succeed in the classroom. The first offering in the series is Listening and Speaking: Oral Language and Vocabulary Development. Learn more.

Services logoHot Topics in ELL Education–Summer 2012 Institute
Join CAL's experienced professional development staff in Washington, DC, for 3 days focused on three key issues facing educators working with English language learners. Hot topics featured in our summer 2012 institute will include oral language proficiency, academic language, and sheltering math and science instruction.

Hot Topics Summer Institute:

June 27-29, 2012

Learn more and register.

Adult ESL LogoServices for Practitioners Working With Adult English Language Learners
CAL offers a variety of professional development and technical assistance services focusing on key topics in instruction for adult English language learners. Learn more.

SIOP Model

Using the SIOP Model: Professional Development Services From CAL
CAL collaborates with schools and districts to design and conduct SIOP professional development programs that meet their particular needs. Informed by CAL's ongoing research, our experienced CAL SIOP team can provide a range of services, including SIOP workshops, coaching, site visits, and technical assistance, to create a sustainable SIOP professional development plan. CAL also offers professional development in the SIOP Model for adult language learners.
Visit our website to learn more.

New CAL SIOP Professional Development Manual coverUsing the SIOP Model: Professional Development Manual for Sheltered Instruction, 2nd Edition
This updated and expanded professional development manual is designed to assist teacher educators, staff developers, and leaders at the school, district, and state levels as they prepare teachers of English language learners to use the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model or its adapted version, the Two-Way SIOP Model. By incorporating these instructional models in their classroom, teachers can improve the language proficiency and grade-level content knowledge of their linguistically and culturally diverse students. Learn more.

TESOL 2012 Featured Presentation: Preparing Teachers to Use the SIOP Model
This session introduces CAL’s enhanced resource, Using the SIOP Model: Professional Development Manual for Sheltered Instruction, designed for educators who plan to teach others to use the SIOP Model in their classrooms. The presenter highlights resources from the manual and other SIOP tools for teachers.

Jennifer Himmel, CAL SIOP Manager
March 29, 2012, 10:00-10:45 am, Convention Center 202A

View CAL presentations at TESOL 2012.

Refugee and Immigrant Integration

Publication: Connecting Diverse Cultures: A Video Guide for A New Day and Be Who You AreConnecting Diverse Cultures: A Video Guide for A New Day and Be Who You Are
Connecting Diverse Cultures features practical and effective activity plans designed to help facilitators, teachers, and trainers increase understanding of and appreciation for other cultures and beliefs. Developed as a companion to the DVD Refugee Families and Youth in the United States, this practical and informative guide incorporates segments of the video into engaging activities. Learn more.

Workshop photoFeatured Workshop: Multiculturalism in the Classroom
The workshop provides hands-on guidance on the use of the Connecting Diverse Cultures guide and the Refugee Families and Youth video listed above. Designed for teachers working with newcomers, immigrants, and refugees in their classrooms, participants learn powerful strategies that they can implement immediately through an interactive, hands-on learning format. Learn more.


TESOL 2012 Featured Presentation: Promoting Multiculturalism in the Classroom
The presenter will demonstrate activities from Connecting Diverse Cultures, CAL’s facilitator’s guide to the Refugee Families and Youth DVD. These resources provide effective and flexible tools to build cultural understanding in K-12 and adult education and can be accompanied by the professional development workshop, Multiculturalism in the Classroom.

Dani M. Abrams, Training and Curriculum Development Specialist
March 29, 2012, 10:00-10:45 am, Convention Center 118C

View CAL presentations at TESOL 2012.

Board of Trustees Update

New Members Named to CAL Board of Trustees
CAL is pleased to welcome four new members to its Board of Trustees for the 2012-2015 term.

Gerry Bogatz
President and founder of MarketingWorks, Inc., a full service marketing and sales firm specializing in the preK-12, higher education, adult education, and library markets. Learn more.

Ofelia Garcia, PhD
Professor of Urban Education and of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Learn more.

Marcyliena Morgan, PhD
Professor of African & African American Studies, Harvard University and Executive Director of the HipHop Archive. Learn more.

Guadalupe Valdes, PhD
Bonnie Katz Tenenbaum Professor of Education, Stanford University. Learn more.

Visit our website to learn more about CAL’s Board of Trustees.

Featured Publications

Publication: Linguistic Landscape in the CityLinguistic Landscape in the City
This book, from Multilingual Matters, focuses on linguistic landscapes in present-day urban settings. In a wide-ranging collection of case studies and comparisons of major world cities, the authors investigate both the forces that shape linguistic landscape and the impact of the linguistic landscape on the wider social and cultural reality. A chapter on suburban Asian communities in Arizona was co-authored by CAL President Terrence G. Wiley. Learn more.

Publication: Immersion Education: Practices, Policies, PossibilitiesImmersion Education: Practices, Policies, Possibilities
This publication from Multilingual Matters showcases the practice and promise of immersion education through in-depth investigations of program designs, implementation practices, and policies in one-way, two-way, and indigenous programs. Contributors, including CAL senior fellow Donna Christian and CAL trustee Fred Genesee, present new research and reflect on possibilities for strengthening practices and policies in immersion education. Learn more.

Pathways to Multilingualism: Evolving Perspectives on Immersion Education
This publication from Multilingual Matters features a series of articles grounded in research that demonstrate what can be done to make immersion education an effective pathway to multilingualism and academic success. Contributors include CAL senior fellow Donna Christian, CAL trustee Fred Genesee, and CAL consultant Elizabeth Howard. Learn more.


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