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Training of Trainers Institute

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

June 6-8, 2011

8:30 am – 4:00 pm ET
Savoy Suites Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Presented by Lisa Tabaku

Learn how to use the What’s Different…?  materials  to provide professional development to educators who teach reading in classes with English language learners

Please join us at one of our upcoming three-day Training of Trainers (TOT) Institutes on CAL's widely-used What’s Different? professional development program. Participants will receive the complete training materials, step-by-step directions on how to deliver What's Different? trainings, hands-on experience using the materials, training tips and much more! The three-day What's Different? Training of Trainers Institute is designed for elementary and middle school ESL and reading specialists who have experience training teachers. An ideal training team includes an ESL and a reading specialist.

What's Different?  incorporates key findings from the National Literacy Panel (2006).

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Training of Trainers
June 6-8, 2011


What you will receive:

  • The complete training package (trainer’s manual, study guide, DVD, CD of transparencies)

  • Step-by-step directions on how to deliver What's Different? trainings

  • Hands-on experience using the materials

  • Training tips on how to deliver the trainings

  • Suggestions about planning successful staff development sessions

  • Discussion of delivery options, from individual sessions to full graduate courses

  • An overview of other CAL services and programs


$1,055/person - Send 2 or more and pay $995 each.
Cost includes all training materials and breakfast and lunch each day.

Course size is small - limited to 50 participants.

Learn more about our graduate credit option for this institute*

Daily Training Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast and conversation
9:00 am – Noon Morning training session
Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch and networking
1:00 – 4:00 pm Afternoon training session (including mid-afternoon dessert break)

Registration and Payment

Register as soon as possible.

Please have your method of payment ready (credit card or purchase order) at the time of registration.  If paying by purchase order, you can complete the online payment form by entering your purchase order number.  A signed copy of the purchase order should be faxed to 888-700-3629 once your online payment form has been completed. Your registration is not complete until the signed purchase order is received. Registration will be closed when we reach 50 participants for each Institute.

Graduate Credit Option

*Enrollees in the 2010 Training of Trainers Institutes will have the option to receive two graduate credits from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. for their participation in the institute. Obtaining graduate credit will necessitate the completion of a manageable, post-institute assignment.  The graduate credit will be available for an additional fee of $495.00.  Individuals wishing to obtain the credit must register for this option on-site during the institute. Payment in the form of check, money order or credit card will be accepted at that time. If you have questions about receiving graduate credit, please contact Lisa Tabaku (202-355-1510 or ltabaku@cal.org).

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be provided for all cancellations received in writing three weeks prior to the course start date. After that date, registered individuals can choose to receive the What's Different? materials by mail or transfer their registration to another individual.

Questions about workshop registration, payment, cancellation, or to be added to the waiting list for future workshops, contact Marilyn Raphael, Coordinator, or call 202-355-1500.

Questions about workshop content, contact Lisa Tabaku, Associate Manager of CAL Solutions, PreK–12 ELL Education or Betty Ansin Smallwood, Manager of CAL Solutions, PreK–12 ELL Education.

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December 2010  
December 68, 2010

Onsite Services

CAL can offer these institutes and other professional development services at your location.

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Mention that you are coming to CAL's What's Different? Institute.

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Book Your Hotel Room

All Institutes will be held at the Savoy Suites Hotel, Washington, DC.

Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. Discounted hotel reservations can be made by following the appropriate link below or calling the hotel at 202-337-9700.

December, 2010

Hotel reservations must be made by November 5, 2010 for the December Institute.

The hotel has a 24-hour prior-to-day-of-arrival cancellation policy.