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March 2017


Featured CAL Institute
Promoting Cultural Proficiency to Boost Outcomes for All Students

This informative and interactive institute is designed to give educators and administrators tools that will guide the work of cultural proficiency at the individual and school levels by outlining concrete steps for creating communities of inclusion.

Learn more and register.

Browse the 2017 CAL Institute calendar.

Learn and Earn Credit with Online Courses from CAL

Approaches to Instruction for English Learners

Fundamentals of Sheltered Instruction: Featuring the SIOP Model

Literacy Development for English Learners

These self-paced courses are designed to enhance educator knowledge. Participants will receive a CAL Certificate of Completion that can often be used to obtain continuing educational credits from your school or district. The cost is affordable and CAL can also offer tiered pricing to schools and districts who wish to have groups of teachers participate in our online courses.

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Dual Language Education Fundamentals Workshops
Featuring the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education
April 25, 2017 ♦ Ft. Lauderdale, FL
April 27, 2017 ♦ Charlotte, NC

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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Featured Conferences

American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2017 Annual Conference
March 18-21, 2017 ♦ Portland, OR

TESOL 2017: International Convention and English Language Expo
March 21-24, 2017 ♦ Seattle, WA
CAL is proud to be a sponsor of this event.

California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) 2017 Annual Conference
March 29-April 1, 2017 ♦ Anaheim, CA
CAL and Santillana USA are proud to be sponsors of this event.

COABE 2017 Annual Conference
April 2-5, 2017 ♦ Orlando, FL

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting
April 27-May 1, 2017 ♦ San Antonio, TX

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


America's Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century – New Report Released

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences released the final report and recommendations of the Commission on Language Learning for building the nation's language capacity.

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New Dual Language Online Course
Introduction to Dual Language Education: Key Features and Best Practices
A new online self-paced course from CAL and Santillana USA

This new interactive, self-paced online course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to dual language education with a focus on the Three Pillars of Dual Language Education used by successful programs.

Throughout the course, participants have opportunities to reflect upon and practice new learning, self-assess through quizzes; view real-world examples through video demonstration; and apply lessons learned through applicable wrap-up activities.

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

Learn more and register.


Upcoming Events

Symposium on Language, the Sustainable Development Goals, and Vulnerable Populations
April 21-22, 2017 ♦ New York, NY

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Useful Assessment and Evaluation in Language Education Workshop - Spring 2017
Presented by the Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center
May 6, 2017 ♦ Washington, DC

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Community-Based Heritage Language Schools Conference: Promoting Collaboration and Advocacy Among Educators, Families, and Researchers
October 7, 2017 ♦ Washington, DC

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What's Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English?

This resource provides teacher trainers and other educators with a research-based curriculum to guide the professional development of classroom and ESL teachers who teach literacy skills and reading comprehension in classes where some or all of the students are English learners.

This widely used professional development tool includes a comprehensive trainer's manual, a study guide for use by individual teachers, a DVD of the popular video Why Reading Is Hard, and a CD of the presentations materials.

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Using the SIOP Model: Professional Development Manual for Sheltered Instruction

This professional development manual is designed to assist teacher educators, staff developers, and leaders at the school, district, and state levels as they prepare teachers of English learners to use the SIOP Model.

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English Language Teaching as a Second Career

The first in the CAL Series on Language Education published by Multilingual Matters, this book explores the experiences of adults who train to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) as a second, third, or fourth career.

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