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June 21, 2012

Spotlight

Multiculturalism in the Classroom

Connecting Diverse Cultures cover

This workshop is designed for teachers working with newcomers, immigrants, and refugees in their classrooms. Participants learn powerful strategies through an interactive, hands-on learning format that they can apply with their own students. The workshop uses the Connecting Diverse Cultures facilitator’s guide and the Refugee Families and Youth videos.
Learn more.

Learn more about the materials and view a video clip.

Spanish Literacy Institute

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 Dr. Julie Sugarman and
Dr. M. Beatriz Arias will provide guidance on developing effective
bilingual programs.
Learn more and register.

Watch the CAL Solutions website for details on upcoming institutes in Washington, DC, in the fall.


Hot Topics in ELL Education

Hot Topics logoProfessional 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.


Publication: Listening and Speaking: Oral Language and Vocabulary Development for English Language LearnersListening and Speaking: Oral Language and Vocabulary Development for English Language Learners
Using real-world examples, research-based principles of instruction, a teacher-oriented practical workbook, and new authentic classroom videos, this professional development workshop is designed for classroom teachers in elementary and middle schools (Grades K-8).


Learn more about the workshop.
Read about the workbook and video.

 

Publication: Academic Language in the Content AreasAcademic Language in the Content Areas
Understanding the components of academic language and how it impacts instruction is critical to the success of educators seeking to boost the achievement of English language learners in content areas. Workshop participants will learn about all the modalities of language: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Authentic classroom videos demonstrate key concepts supported by practical hands-on tools that educators can implement in their classroom.

Learn more about the workshop.
Read about the workbook and video.

 

Publication: Math and Science: Skills and Strategies to Adapt Instruction for English Language LearnersMath and Science: Skills and Strategies to Adapt Instruction for English Language Learners
Research points to the importance of using a variety of scaffolding methods to teach math and science to English language learners. Workshop participants will learn strategies and techniques to help English language learners understand math and science content. Authentic classroom videos demonstrate key concepts supported by practical hands-on tools that educators can implement in their classrooms.

Learn about the workshop.
Read about the workbook and video.


Publications

English Language Learners With Special Education Needs coverEnglish Language Learners With Special Education Needs: Identification,
Assessment, and Instruction

This book describes the challenges involved in identifying, placing, and teaching English language learners with special education needs. It describes model programs and approaches, including early intervention programs, assessment methods, parent-school collaboration, and native and dual language instruction. Learn more.

Foreign Language Teaching in U.S. Schools coverForeign Language Teaching in U.S. Schools: Results of a National Survey
CAL surveyed public and private elementary and secondary schools across the country to identify current patterns and shifts over time in foreign language education. This report provides detailed information about the survey results and includes recommendations for increasing language capacity in the United States. Learn more.

Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education coverGuiding Principles for Dual Language Education, 2nd Edition
Grounded in evidence from research and best practices, the guiding principles described in this CAL publication were developed to help dual language programs with planning and ongoing implementation. Learn more.

 



Conference Updates CREATE Logo

Mark Your Calendars for the 2012 CREATE Conference
English Learners in Content Area Classes: Teaching for Achievement in the Middle Grades
October 18-19, 2012
Orlando, FL

Watch the CREATE website for updates.


CAL at Conferences
Learn more about CAL presentations at upcoming conferences.

Two-Way CABE

Society for the Scientific Study of Reading

Sociolinguistics Symposium 19: Language and the City

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