March 17, 2010

Meet CAL Staff at TESOL
CAL will be presenting and exhibiting at the TESOL convention. Learn more.

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
March 24–27, 2010
Boston, MA

CAL at the TESOL Conference

Featured Event
Pre-convention Institute

What's Different About Teaching Reading to English Language Learners?
Betty Ansin Smallwood,
Lisa Tabaku
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
9:00 am–4:00 pm

This workshop provides K–8 educators with an understanding of how successful reading instruction for English language learners differs from reading instruction for native speakers and provides effective strategies to improve instruction for English language learners.

New CAL Solutions Web Site Launched

CAL Solutions new websiteVisit the new Web site, which combines a new logo and look with a framework that makes it easier to find and share information and resources useful to practitioners working with English language learners.

Boost the English Language Development and Academic Achievement of English Language Learners
CAL’s knowledgeable staff specializes in using research-based, effective practices to improve educational outcomes for English language learners, drawing on years of experience in the classroom to personalize services to meet your needs. Learn more.

Professional Development

New SIOP Lesson Plans Posted for Educators
CAL SIOP lesson plansCAL is expanding its collection of teacher-developed SIOP materials with updates of lesson plans from our current research and professional development projects. Learn more.

What's Different Book CoverTeaching Reading to English Language Learners - Upcoming Institutes
CAL is continuing its successful series of institutes on teaching reading to English language learners. We will offer the following institutes in Washington, DC, in 2010.

Register Today!

Training of Trainers Institute
May 24–26, 2010
Direct Strategies Institutes

June 22–24, 2010
July 20–22, 2010

Visit our Web site to learn more or to register today for any of the upcoming institutes.

Publications of Interest

Education for adult english language learnersEducation for Adult English Language Learners in the United States: Trends, Research, and Promising Practices
This publication helps practitioners improve services for adults learning English by describing the current state of education for these learners with a focus on topics such as instructional programs, professional development, and future directions in English literacy education and lifelong learning. Learn more.

Connecting Diverse Cultures: A Video Guide for A New Day and Be Who You Are
Coming Soon
This manual provides teachers and facilitators with interactive, ready-to-use materials to strengthen awareness and appreciation of multiculturalism in the classroom using the videos A New Day and Be Who You Are. The manual provides 28 activity plans for use in K-12 and adult education settings on topics such as cultural adjustment, communication, and school and home life. Watch the COR Center Web site for updates.

A Guide to Culture in the Classroom
Free downloadable PDF
CAL is pleased to make available a classic guide by Muriel Saville-Troike, originally published in 1978 by the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education. This free, downloadable publication explores the relationship of language, culture, and education; recommends in-service and pre-service training procedures for developing cultural competencies for bilingual educators; and suggests applications of cultural information to classroom practices, curriculum development, and evaluation. Learn more.

Tucker Fellowship

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Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2010 G. Richard Tucker Fellowship
A new Tucker Fellow is selected annually for a 4-week residency at CAL’s office in Washington, DC. The application deadline is April 14, 2010.
Learn more.


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