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Teaching Reading to Students Learning English: Direct Strategies Institute

July 10–12, 2017
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8:30 am 3:30 pm ET
Marriott Courtyard Hotel, Chevy Chase, MD

Learn how to provide effective reading instruction to English learners.

Please join us at an upcoming three-day Direct Strategies Institute using CAL's widely-used What's Different? professional development program. The training will provide participants with an understanding of the methodology and strategies for teaching English learners how to read. This research-based curriculum incorporates key findings from the National Literacy Panel (2006) on teaching reading comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, phonemic awareness and phonics to English learners. Connections will be made to college and career readiness standards (such as CCSS) including reading and writing in the content areas.

The three-day What's Different? Direct Strategies Institute is designed for elementary and middle school classroom, ESL, and reading teachers as well as school administrators who want to ensure reading progress on the part of English learners. High school teachers working with newcomers or students acquiring early literacy skills will also benefit. CAL encourages teams of ESL, reading, and classroom teachers to attend.

Cost
Early bird registration by May 11, 2017: $940/person.
After May 11, 2017: $995/person. Send 2 people or more and pay $965 each.

Cost includes all training materials and breakfast and lunch each day.

Travel and hotel expenses are the responsibility of the participant.

Register early, as space is limited.

What you will receive:

  • The What's Different? Study Guide

  • An understanding of the similarities and differences between teaching reading to English learners and teaching reading to native English speakers.

  • Effective practical strategies for teaching reading to English learners in the areas of oral language development, vocabulary development, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency and comprehension strategies.

  • Implications of college and career readiness standards on reading instruction for English learners.

  • Step-by-step guidance on how to use and adapt effective reading strategies for English learners in your classroom.

Daily Training Schedule

8:00 – 8:30 am Breakfast and conversation
8:30 am – 12:00 pm Morning training session
12:00 – 12:45 pm Lunch and networking
12:45 – 3:30 pm Afternoon training session (including mid-afternoon dessert break)

Registration and Payment

Please decide about your method of payment (credit card or purchase order) at the time of registration. Your seat at the workshop will be confirmed once payment is received. If paying by purchase order, you can complete the online payment form by entering your purchase order number. If you do not yet have a purchase order, complete steps 1-4 to tentatively reserve your seat, and fax a signed copy of the purchase order to 888-700-3629 as soon as possible.

Payment
Your seat at the workshop will be confirmed once payment is received. Please decide about your method of payment (credit card or purchase order).

If paying by credit card, register to reserve your seat. The final step will connect you to the CAL Store and allow you to submit credit card information for payment. Call 888-543-9461 to speak to a representative.

If paying by purchase order (PO), register to reserve your seat and then send a signed copy of your PO by fax to 888-700-3629 or email a PDF to calstore@brightkey.net as soon as possible. If you need a quote, please contact the CAL Store at 855-543-9461 or e-mail the request for quote form to calstore@brightkey.net.

Cancellation Policy
We encourage participants to register as soon as possible and to let CAL know if you do not plan to attend the session as soon as possible. Participants may cancel their registration and receive a full refund up to three (3) weeks prior to the course start date by sending an email to store@cal.org. After that date, no refunds will be available. However, registrants may choose to receive the workshop materials by mail, postpone their attendance to a future CAL Institute, or transfer the registration to another individual up to three (3) days prior to the course start date. Contact us to discuss your options.

Certificate of Completion
Participants will receive a CAL Certificate of Completion which may be used for continuing education credit.

Graduate Credit Option
An option for two graduate credits from Trinity Washington University is available for this CAL Institute. The cost is $495. Participants must attend all workshop days and complete an assignment to be distributed during the institute. If you have questions about requirements and registration for the CAL Institute graduate credits, please contact CAL Solutions.


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 Annie Duguay, Director, PreK-12 EL Professional Development.

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Venue and Travel Information

This institute will be held at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel, Chevy Chase, MD.

A limited number of discounted hotel rooms are available. Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. Discounted hotel reservations can be made by following the appropriate link below or by calling the hotel directly at 301-828-3364 ext. 7000, or Marriott Central Reservations at 1-800-321-2211 and mention CAL, the institute name and dates.

Hotel Link July Teaching Reading DS 2017

Hotel reservations must be made by June 19, 2017 for this Institute in order to secure the discounted rate. While the Institute includes breakfast and lunch, hotel rates do not include travel incidentals, such as additional meals or nightly parking fees. Upon check-in, a credit card is required for any potential hotel incidentals.

The hotel has a day-of-arrival (by 6:00 pm) cancellation policy. Visit the Courtyard Marriott Hotel website for more information on the full cancellation policy.

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