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March 19, 2014

Spotlight

Developing Academic Literacy and Language in the Content Areas New!

Based on a 21st century approach to academic literacy that is aligned with todayís rigorous standards, this resource provides research-based strategies and practical, hands-on tools to help educators develop effective classroom activities. The package includes a comprehensive workbook supported by authentic classroom video and two complete unit plans on CD-ROM.

Learn more.

Professional Development

CAL Institutes: Professional Development Opportunities in Washington, DC
CAL is continuing to expand its successful series of professional development institutes focusing on key issues for English learner educators. 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 summer in DC.

May 20-21, 2014

Spanish Literacy Institute

June 25-27, 2014

Teaching Reading to Students Learning English - Training of Trainers Institute

July 14-17, 2014

SIOP Training of Trainers: Foundations Institute

July 14-17, 2014

SIOP Training of Trainers: Advanced Institute

July 18, 2014

Research-Based Vocabulary Instruction for English Learners

July 22-24, 2014

Teaching Reading to Students Learning English - Direct Strategies Institute

August 4-5, 2014

Hot Topics in ELL Education: Developing Academic Literacy and Language in the Content Areas

August 6-8, 2014

Hot Topics in ELL Education: Oral Language, Math and Science

Visit our website to learn more and register.


 

Hot Topics in ELL Education: Professional Development Services
CALís Hot Topics in ELL Education workshops are designed to meet the rising demand for practical, research-based strategies to address critical issues in ELL education. Resources used in our workshops, including authentic classroom videos, 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 adult language learners.
Visit our website to learn more.


Adult ESL Education Services: Promoting Education and Achievement of Adults Learning English
CAL offers a variety of professional development and technical assistance services to enable practitioners to improve the quality of instruction offered to adults learning English so they are prepared for college, careers, and citizenship. All CAL services build on evidence-based approaches and can be tailored to meet your needs and budget. Learn more.


Project Updates

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)
The U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) has awarded the contract for the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA) to Leed Management Consulting, Inc. (LMCi). CAL is pleased to be a partner, along with Synergy Enterprises, Inc. (SEI), to provide support to different stakeholders involved in the education of English Learners (ELs).

Learn more and sign up for the NCELA newsletter, NCELA Nexus.


Education Connections: Teachers Working Together for English Learner Success
Education Connections is a new online network of teachers, created by CAL, that provides free resources and access to a community of peers for support and ideas as you implement standards-based instruction with your English learners.

Visit the Education Connections website and sign up for access to professional learning communities, resources, webinars, and a monthly lesson planning competition in which you could win $100. The resources and webinars focus on implementing the Common Core State Standards and other standards with English learner students, including webinars about advocating for English learners and helping English learners access the language demands of the Common Core. Learn more.


Conference Connections

American Association for Applied Linguistics 2014 Conference
March 22-25, 2014 ♦ Portland, OR

CAL will be presenting and exhibiting at the 2014 AAAL conference. Visit us at booth #24.
Browse our list of presentations online.

TESOL 2014 International Convention & English Language Expo
March 26-29, 2014 ♦ Portland, OR

CAL will be presenting and exhibiting at the 2014 TESOL convention. Visit us at booth #438. Browse our list of presentations online.


Featured Publications

Listening and Speaking: Oral Language and Vocabulary Development for English Language Learners
This teacher-oriented practical workbook provides research foundations for listening and speaking and principles of instruction for English language learners. It includes real-world examples and a companion DVD with new authentic classroom videos. This practical tool is designed for classroom teachers in elementary and middle schools (Grades K-8). Learn more.

Math and Science: Skills and Strategies to Adapt Instruction for English Language Learners
This workbook addresses research foundations and principles of instruction for teaching math and science to English language learners. It focuses on the language of math and science, making math and science comprehensible, developing higher order thinking, and the Common Core State Standards for mathematics. A companion DVD provides authentic classroom videos that demonstrate key concepts. Learn more.

SIOP in Action: Instructional Videos Featuring Complete SIOP Lessons at Three Grade Levels
Three videos, available on one DVD with a companion viewers guide, illustrate three SIOP lessons at different grade levels: second grade, eighth grade, and high school/GED. Designed to deepen understanding of SIOP Model implementation at the classroom level and to support professional development initiatives, these videos are also used in CAL SIOP professional development workshops and online learning. Learn more and watch a video clip.

Handbook of Heritage, Community, and Native American Languages in the United States: Research, Policy, and Educational Practice
This timely and comprehensive publication provides a state-of-the-art overview of major issues related to heritage, community, and Native American languages in the United States, providing a foundational perspective on how these languages are learned and used in a variety of contexts and outlining the importance of drawing on these languages as valuable national resources.
Learn more.

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