Center for Applied Linguistics

September 2016


Earn Credit with CAL Institutes: Research-Based Professional Development

Plan for your professional development today. CAL Institutes offer proven strategies and practical tools to help educators boost student outcomes. Join us in Washington, DC or ask about services delivered at your location. Below we feature our fall institutes. The complete and expanded 2017 calendar is also now available.

Participants receive a CAL Certificate of Completion that can often be used to obtain continuing education credits from your school or district.

Visit our website to learn more and register.

Featured CAL Institutes: Register Now for Our Upcoming Fall Institutes

Teaching Reading to Students Learning English: Direct Strategies
October 17-19, 2016

Leading Dual Language Programs for Student Success: A CAL Leadership Institute
October 25-26, 2016

SIOP Training of Trainers I: Foundations
November 14-17, 2016

SIOP Training of Trainers II: Advanced Strategies
November 14-17, 2016

Spanish Literacy Institute: Fostering Spanish Language and Literacy Development
November 15-16, 2016

Newcomers in Your School: Cultural Connections and Instructional Strategies
December 6-7, 2016

Promoting Cultural Proficiency to Boost Outcomes for All Students
December 8-9, 2016

Learn more and register.


Dual Language Education Fundamentals
Featuring the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education

October 7, 2016 ♦ Weekawken, NJ

Learn the fundamentals of dual language education from experts in the field. Explore the research base and key components of dual language programming and instruction through the lens of the widely-used Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education. Discover best practices and identify goals for developing or enhancing an effective DL program on your campus.

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CAL Board of Trustees Announces Search for CAL President

The Board of Trustees for the Center for Applied Linguistics has established a Presidential Search Committee to conduct a comprehensive and inclusive search for CAL’s next leader.

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Featured Event: WIDA 2016 National Conference
October 12 - 15, 2016 ♦ Philadelphia, PA

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 Platinum Sponsor of the WIDA 2016 National Conference.

Learn more and view CAL staff presentations at WIDA 2016.


Upcoming Conferences

CAL is proud to be a sponsor of these upcoming fall conferences.

Community-Based Heritage Language Schools Conference: Promoting Collaboration and Advocacy Among Educators, Families, and Researchers
October 1, 2016 ♦ Washington, DC

WATESOL Fall Conference
October 15 – 16, 2016 ♦ Rockville, MD

Sixth International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education
October 20 – 22, 2016 ♦ Minneapolis, MN

East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT)
October 28, 2016 ♦ Washington, DC

La Cosecha 2016 – Annual Dual Language Conference
November 9 – 12, 2016 ♦ Santa Fe, NM

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 2016 Annual Convention
November 18 – 20, 2016 ♦ Boston, MA

Visit our website to learn more about CAL staff presentations at each event.


Two Self-Paced Online Courses Now Available

Fundamentals of Sheltered Instruction: Featuring the SIOP Model

Literacy Development for English Learners

Based on decades of research on how language is learned and extensive experience in working with educators to help language learners succeed, CAL is pleased to offer these self-paced courses designed to enhance educator knowledge. The cost is affordable and CAL also offers tiered pricing to schools and districts who wish to have groups of teachers participate in our online courses.

Participants will receive a CAL Certificate of Completion that can often be used to obtain continuing educational credits from your school or district.

Learn more and register.


New Report Now Available
Improving Early Literacy in PreK-3: Lessons Learned

The Pathway Schools Initiative, funded by the McKnight Foundation, aims to increase the number of students who reach the critical milestone of third-grade reading proficiency. The report from Phase I of the initiative is now available online.

Learn more and download the report.


Demonstrating Comprehensible Input: Mandarin Chinese Lesson Video Clips

This five-minute video with companion professional development activities is designed to serve as a professional development tool to help increase awareness of the needs of beginner English learners in the content classroom.

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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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Learning the SIOP Model: Video and Viewers Guide

Learning the SIOP Model is a practical, hands-on tool for educators to learn more about the SIOP Model and its effective use in the classroom. Video clips from authentic classroom lessons demonstrate various features of the SIOP Model, and the companion viewers guide provides hands-on resources for use in professional development and in the classroom.

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