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CAL Institutes - 2014 Calendar

Professional Development Opportunities in Washington, DC Metro Area

CAL is continuing to expand its successful series of professional development institutes focusing on key issues for educators. CAL Institutes provide research-based strategies and practical, hands-on tools to help you develop effective classroom activities, including meeting the demands of the Common Core State Standards.

Click on the institute titles below to learn more about each institute and register.

Date Topic

May 20-21, 2014

Spanish Literacy Institute
Registration Closed

June 25-27, 2014

Teaching Reading to Students Learning English: Training of Trainers

July 14-17, 2014

SIOP Training of Trainers: Foundations
Registration Closed

July 14-17, 2014

SIOP Training of Trainers: Advanced
Registration Closed

July 18, 2014

Research-Based Vocabulary Instruction for English Learners
Registration Closed

July 22-24, 2014

Teaching Reading to Students Learning English: Direct Strategies
Registration Closed

August 4-5, 2014

Developing Academic Literacy and Language in the Content Areas

August 6-8, 2014

Oral Language, Math and Science
Registration Closed

October 7-8, 2014

Developing Academic Literacy and Language in the Content Areas

October 9-10, 2014

Spanish Literacy Institute

November 5-7, 2014

Teaching Reading to Students Learning English: Direct Strategies

December 8-11, 2014

SIOP Training of Trainers: Foundations

December 8-11, 2014

SIOP Training of Trainers: Advanced

December 12, 2014

Research-Based Vocabulary Instruction for English Learners

 

Add Your Name to Our Waiting List
As registration closes for each institute, waiting lists will become available. To add your name to a waiting list, send an email to solutions@cal.org with your full name, organization, email address, and the name and date of the CAL Institute.


Developing Academic Literacy and Language in the Content Areas Institute

This institute provides research-based strategies and practical, hands-on tools with a focus on helping English learners develop academic literacy and language skills while also developing academic content knowledge.

August 4-5, 2014 Learn more and register.

October 7-8, 2014 Learn more and register.


Oral Language, Math and Science Institute

This institute provides practical resources about important topics for educators working with English learners. Features real-world examples, research-based principles of instruction, a teacher-oriented practical workbook, and authentic classroom videos.

August 6-8, 2014 Registration Closed. Read an overview.


Research-Based Vocabulary Instruction for English Learners

This interactive one-day institute is designed to increase understanding and provide practical and research-based resources and strategies for vocabulary instruction for educators working with English learners in their classrooms and schools.

July 18, 2014 Registration Closed. Read an overview.

December 12, 2014 Learn more and register.


SIOP Training of Trainers Institutes
SIOP TOT institutes are designed to help participants develop and deliver the SIOP Model professional development. These comprehensive and interactive institutes are modeled after CAL SIOP workshops and based on the resource, Using the SIOP Model: Professional Development Manual for Sheltered Instruction. (Please note: these institutes are not intended for those who are learning SIOP for the first time. Contact CAL about SIOP introductory workshops.)

To meet the needs of all participants, two strands of the SIOP TOT institutes are offered.

SIOP TOT: Foundations

This institute is designed for those with a basic knowledge of the SIOP Model through some past SIOP Model workshop attendance or self-study. Participants will acquire a solid foundation of the SIOP Model and the knowledge and skills to help PreK-12 teachers better integrate content and language instruction for English learners.

July 14-17, 2014 Registration Closed. Read an overview.

December 8-11, 2014 Learn more and register.

SIOP TOT: Advanced

This institute is designed for those with an advanced level of knowledge of the SIOP Model. Participants will review and renew specific features of the SIOP Model in order to deepen their knowledge of the model. They will also expand their skills in supporting teachers’ SIOP implementation.

July 14-17, 2014 Registration Closed. Read an overview.

December 8-11, 2014 Learn more and register.


Spanish Literacy Institute

Each two-day Spanish Literacy institute is designed to provide participants with effective methodologies for teaching academic language and literacy in Spanish to students in a wide variety of programs where Spanish is the language of instruction. Classroom practices are framed by an understanding of Spanish language arts standards and linguistic features in Spanish.

May 20-21, 2014 Registration Closed. Read an overview.

October 9-10, 2014 Learn more and register.


Teaching Reading to Students Learning English Institutes
These institutes, featuring the materials from the research-based curriculum, What’s Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English?, are designed to provide professional development to educators who teach reading in classes with English learners.

Training of Trainers

The Training of Trainers institute will provide specialists with everything they need to bring professional development to educators who teach reading in classes with English language learners. A graduate credit option is also available.

June 25-27, 2014 Learn more and register.

Direct Strategies

The Direct Strategies institute will provide teachers with the knowledge and skills they need to teach reading effectively to English language learners. A graduate credit option is also available.

July 22-24, 2014 Registration Closed. Read an overview.

November 5-7, 2014 Learn more and register.

 

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