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Teaching Reading to Students Learning English: Direct Strategies Institute
November 5–7, 2014
9:00 am – 4:00 pm ET
Marriott Courtyard Hotel, Chevy Chase, MD
Learn how to provide effective reading instruction to ELLs in grades K-8.
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 language learners (ELLs) 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. CAL encourages teams of ESL, reading, and classroom teachers to attend.
$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 common standards on reading instructions 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
|8:30 – 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
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.
CAL is reviewing graduate credit options for this institute. If you have questions about receiving graduate credit, please contact Annie Duguay.
Participants may cancel their registration and receive a full refund three (3) weeks prior to the course start date by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. After that date, no refunds will be available. Registrants may choose to receive the workshop materials by mail or may transfer the registration to another individual up to three (3) days prior to the course start date.
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, Research Associate.