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

Training of Trainers Institute

June 25-27, 2014
Registration Closed

9:00 am – 4:00 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. 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). Connections will be made with the Common Core State Standards.


$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.

Register early, as space is limited.

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

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 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.

Graduate Credit Option

*Enrollees in the Direct Strategies Institutes will have the option to receive two graduate credits from Projects in Education/Howard 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 will subsequently be made online to the CAL Store. If you have questions about receiving graduate credit, please contact Annie Duguay.

Cancellation Policy
Participants may cancel their registration and receive a full refund 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. 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.

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All institutes will be held at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel, Chevy Chase, MD.

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 at 301-656-1500 and mentioning the Center for Applied Linguistics.

Hotel Link June 2014 TOT

Hotel reservations must be made by June 3, 2014 for the June TOT Institute.

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.

View the CAL 2014 Institute calendar.


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