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April 13, 2011

Spotlight on Conferences

East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT)
October 28 – 29, 2011
Washington, DC
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2011 CREATE Conference:
Educating Middle School English Language Learners for College and Career Readiness
November 3 – 4, 2011
Austin, TX
Learn more.

Adult ESL Resources

Developing Oral Proficiency of Adults Learning English
This free online professional development module is designed for practitioners and other educators who want to know more about building the speaking and listening skills of adult English language learners.

Learn more.

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.

Professional Development

Upcoming SOPA Online Training Courses
Learn about the Student Oral Proficiency Assessment (SOPA) through interactive lessons led by an experienced trainer. Registration is now open for Moderated Introduction to the SOPA and Rating the SOPA, online training courses slated to begin in April. Learn more and register.

ELA Logo
For future course availability, bookmark the Early Language Assessments website.

Teacher and StudentProfessional Development Solutions Using the SIOP Model
CAL collaborates with schools, states, and districts to design and conduct SIOP professional development programs that will meet their particular needs. Informed by CAL’s ongoing research, our experienced SIOP team can provide a range of services, including SIOP workshops, coaching, site visits, and technical assistance.
Visit our website to learn more.

Enhancing Practice With Early English Language Learners
Princeton University, April 29, 2011
CAL Trustee Fred Genesee and CAL SIOP Manager Jen Himmel will be presenting at this free one-day conference on specific educational issues regarding early English language learners. Learn more.

Publication: What's Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English?
Institutes on Teaching Reading to English Language Learners
Featuring What's Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English?

To meet the increasing demand from K–8 educators for training materials on effective reading instruction for English language learners, CAL will continue to offer its successful institutes in Washington, DC, during the summer of 2011. Diane August, noted CAL researcher and scholar, will provide an introduction about reading and English language learners at each training of trainers institute.

Training of Trainers Institutes

June 6 – 8, 2011
July 11 – 13, 2011

Direct Strategies Institutes

June 22 – 24, 2011
July 19 – 21, 2011

Visit our website to learn more and register.

Board of Trustees Update

New Members Named to CAL Board of Trustees
CAL is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Trustees for the 2011-2013 term.

David Beaulieu, PhD

Professor of Education Policy & Community Studies and Director of the Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education, University of Wisconsin. Learn more.


Yong Zhao, PhD
Professor of Education Methodology, Policy, & Leadership and Associate Dean, Global Education, College of Education, University of Oregon. Learn more.

Publications of Interest

Publication: Spanish Voices: Spanish and English in the Southeastern United StatesSpanish Voices: Spanish and English in the Southeastern United States
Spanish Voices tells the story of the rapidly changing linguistic and cultural landscape of the southeastern United States. Speakers share their personal experiences learning a new language, coming into contact with other cultures, and adapting to change. Learn more.


Publication: Using the SIOP Model: Professional Development Manual for Sheltered InstructionUsing the SIOP Model: Professional Development Manual for Sheltered Instruction
This manual is designed for teacher educators and professional developers who wish to teach others to use the SIOP Model in their classrooms. It serves as a companion to the video, The SIOP Model: Sheltered Instruction for Academic Achievement. Organized into 11 sections, the manual offers strategies, tools, and activities for instruction in the use of the SIOP components and provides reproducible masters for presentations and workshops. Learn more.

Publication: Realizing the Vision of Two-Way Immersion: Realizing the Vision of Two-Way Immersion:
Fostering Effective Programs and Classrooms

Drawing on a decade of research, this book describes how cultures of intellectualism, equity, and leadership contribute to bilingualism and biliteracy in two-way immersion students.
Learn more.

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