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August 21, 2014


CAL Launches New Website

With a clean, modern look and user-friendly navigation, our new website will provide the latest information about our research, projects and resources. We encourage you to browse our new website on your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. We will continue to enhance the website in the months ahead and we welcome your comments and feedback.

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Featured Project: Education Connections

Join this online teacher network, managed by CAL, that offers resources, webinars, lesson planning tools, and a professional learning community focusing on standards-based instruction. Membership is free and provides access to a variety of online resources, including the upcoming webinar, Whole School Success with ELLs and All Students with Dr. Margarita Calderón, September 24, 2014, 1:00-2:00 pm ET.

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Native American Language Revitalization Legislation in the 113th Congress

The Linguistic Society of America is engaged in a campaign to educate and inform members of the U.S. Congress about the benefits of Native American language revitalization and to generate support for two bills currently pending in Congress which seek to enhance efforts to revitalize Native American languages.

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CAL Institutes: Professional Development Opportunities in Washington, DC

CAL Institutes provide research-based strategies and practical, hands-on tools, and help teachers develop classroom activities that target the academic language demands of college and career readiness standards, including the Common Core State Standards. Join CAL this year in DC.

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In the News: Schools Brace for up to 50,000 Migrant Kids

According to a recent article in USA Today, schools across the country are bracing for an influx of immigrant children who will start the school year this fall, most of them unaccompanied by their families.

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Upcoming Event: Community-Based Heritage Language Schools: Promoting Collaboration Among Educators, Families, and Researchers

This conference is for program administrators, teachers, parents, and researchers involved in community-based language programs and bilingual schools. The keynote address will be given by CAL president, Terrence G. Wiley, Linguistic Landscapes and Their Power in Heritage Language Education.

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Upcoming Event: American University-CAL Event: Lecture by Dr. Terrence Wiley

In this lecture, English as a Lingua Franca and the Need to Incorporate Learner-User Perspectives in ELT Policy and Practice, Dr. Wiley, CAL president, will address challenges and issues posed by English in the role of a lingua franca and speculates on its fate in that role.

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Featured Conference: WIDA 2014 National Conference October 23-25, 2014 ♦ Atlanta, GA

WIDA's annual conference will provide preK through Grade 12 educators of language learners opportunities for professional development, idea sharing, relationship building, and strategic collaboration. CAL is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the WIDA 2014 National Conference.

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Featured Publication: Developing Academic Literacy and Language in the Content Areas

Based on a 21st century approach to academic literacy that is aligned with today's rigorous standards, this resource includes a comprehensive workbook, authentic classroom video, and two complete unit plans on CD-ROM.

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Using the SIOP Model: Professional Development Manual for Sheltered Instruction

The new and enhanced professional development manual is designed to assist educators as they prepare teachers of English language learners to use the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model.

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