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Teaching Reading to Students Learning English: Training of Trainers Institute

October 16–18, 2017

8:30 am – 3:30 pm ET
Marriott Courtyard Hotel, Chevy Chase, MD

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 our upcoming three-day Training of Trainers (TOT) Institute on CAL's widely-used What’s Different? professional development program.

Participants will receive the complete training materials, recommendations 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 providing professional development to teachers. High school teachers working with newcomers or students acquiring early literacy skills will also benefit. An ideal training team includes an ESL and a reading specialist. The ideal recipients of your training will be teachers who serve students learning English in the general education classroom.

What's Different? incorporates key findings from the National Literacy Panel (2006) on teaching comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, phonetic awareness and phonics to English learners. Connections will be made with college and career readiness standards (such as CCSS), including reading and writing in the content areas.

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Teaching Reading TOT
October 16–18, 2017

Early bird registration by September 1, 2017: $1,000/person.
After September 1, 2017: $1,080/person. Send 2 or more and pay $1,030 each.

Cost includes all training materials (including the complete training package and new CD of PowerPoint Templates - retail value $179.95) and breakfast and lunch each day.

Travel and hotel expenses are the responsibility of the participant.

What you will receive:

  • The complete training package (trainer’s manual, study guide, DVD, CD and PPT slides.)

  • Overview of the rich variety of information and activities available to you and your teachers

  • Hands-on experience using the materials

  • Training guidelines and tips on how to deliver the training materials and activities

  • Ideas about planning successful staff development sessions

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)


Register as soon as possible.

In order to reserve a seat at CAL's Institute, please register by completing steps 1-4 of the online registration form to tentatively reserve your seat for this Institute. A confirmation email will follow with information about payment to guarantee your seat. We encourage you to register as soon as possible. Payment may follow separately.

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.

Fair Use of CAL’s What’s Different Materials
Individuals who have completed the Teaching Reading TOT Institute have permission from CAL to use the What’s Different About Teaching English to Students Learning English? materials in the course of providing professional development to educators in their school or school districts. At this time, CAL does not offer endorsement or certification as a CAL What’s Different About Teaching Reading facilitator for fee-based services. If you have questions about the use of these CAL materials, please contact Annie Duguay.

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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October 2017 Teaching Reading TOT
October 16–18, 2017

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 October Teaching Reading TOT 2017

Hotel reservations must be made by September 25, 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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