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May 23, 2012

Conference Update

Mark Your Calendars for the 2012 CREATE Conference

CREATE Conference Photo

English Learners in Content Area Classes: Teaching for Achievement in the
Middle Grades

October 18-19, 2012
Orlando, FL

Visit the CREATE website.

CAL will be the presenting and exhibiting at the ACTFL Convention.

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
November 16-18, 2012
Philadelphia, PA

Visit our website to stay up to date on CAL at conferences.

Summer Institutes

The CAL Solutions team is offering four institutes this summer in Washington, DC. Read more about the institutes below.

June 6-8, 2012
June 27-29, 2012
July 11-13, 2012
August 1-3, 2012

What’s Different? Training of Trainers
Hot Topics in ELL Education
What’s Different? Direct Strategies
Spanish Literacy Institute NEW!

New CAL SIOP Professional Development Manual coverWhat's Different? Institutes on Teaching Reading to English Language Learners
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

Learn more and register.

Hot Topics logoHot Topics in ELL Education Institute
June 27-29, 2012
Join CAL's experienced professional development staff in Washington, DC, for 3 days focused on 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.
Learn more and register.

Spanish Literacy Institute NEW!
Teaching Academic Language, Reading, Writing, and Content Concepts in Grades K-8
Lenguaje académico, lectoescritura, y desarrollo del conocimiento en los grados K-8

August 1-3, 2012
Spanish Institute PhotoJoin CAL at this summer institute designed for educators who provide instruction in Spanish. Featured presenters, Dr. Margarita Calderón, Dr. María N. Trejo, and Ms. Guadalupe Espino, will share research-based strategies and practical tools for teaching academic language and literacy in Spanish. The institute will also address the Common Core State Standards through Spanish instruction. CAL presenters Drs. Julie Sugarman and Beatriz Arias will provide guidance on developing effective bilingual programs.
Learn more and register.

Professional Development Services

Math and Science CoverHot Topics in ELL Education: Professional Development Resources
CAL is pleased to introduce Hot Topics in ELL Education, our new professional development workshop series designed to meet the rising demand for practical, research-based strategies to address critical issues in ELL education. Resources used in our workshops are also available for purchase as knowledge-building resources for educators. Learn more.

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 practitioners working with English learners.
Visit our website to learn more

Online Resources

Language Objectives: The Key to Effective Content Area Instruction for English Learners
In this article prepared for the Colorín Colorado! website, Jennifer Himmel, CAL SIOP Manager, provides an overview of how to use language objectives in content-area instruction for English learners. Read the article.

Development and Validation of Extract the Base: An English Derivational Morphology Test for Third Through Fifth Grade Monolingual Students and Spanish-Speaking English Language Learners
This study, published in the journal Language Testing, describes the development and validation of the Extract the Base test, which assesses derivational morphological awareness. Scores on this test were validated for 580 monolingual students and 373 Spanish-speaking English language learners in third through fifth grade. CAL contributors include Valerie Malabonga, Dorry Kenyon, Mohammed Louguit, and Diane August. Read the article.

Preparing Pre-service Teachers to Work With English Learners
The theme of the spring 2012 issue of AccELLerate!, NCELA’s quarterly review, is Preparing Pre-service Teachers to Work With English Learners. An article by CAL staff members Lisa Tabaku and Betty Smallwood, “The Development of a Framework to Integrate Content with ELP Standards,” discusses frameworks that may assist teacher educators in preparing teachers to differentiate instruction for English learners. Read the article.


Publication: Implementing Educational Language Policy in Arizona: Legal, Historical and Current Practices in SEIImplementing Educational Language Policy in Arizona: Legal, Historical and Current Practices in SEI
Scholars and researchers present their latest findings regarding the impact of a restrictive language policy on teacher preparation and classroom practice through the lens of the decade-long implementation of Structured English Immersion (SEI) in Arizona. This publication from Multilingual Matters is edited by M. Beatriz Arias and Christian Faltis with contributions from Terrence Wiley and Sarah Catherine K. Moore. Learn more.

Publication: The Education of Language Minority Immigrants in the United StatesThe Education of Language Minority Immigrants in the United States
This publication from Multilingual Matters brings together well-known experts on immigrant and language minority education in the United States with the goal of informing educational policy and practice. Co-edited by CAL President Terrence G. Wiley, this collection has immediate application for educators and policy makers and will be of value to students and researchers interested in the education of immigrant language minority students. Learn more.

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.


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