Principles to practice approach for EL success
June 27 – 29, 2012
9:00 am – 4:00 pm ET
Savoy Suites Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Please join us for this engaging three-day institute designed to increase understanding and provide practical resources about important topics for educators working with English language learners in their classrooms and schools.
The institute focuses on three key topics from CALís new Hot Topics in ELL Education professional development series:
- Hot Topic #1: Listening and Speaking: Oral Language and Vocabulary Development for English Language Learners
- Hot Topic #2: Academic Language in the Content Areas
- Hot Topic #3: Math and Science: Skills and Strategies to Adapt Instruction for English Language Learners
The institute focuses on one topic each day and is designed for classroom teachers in elementary and middle schools (Grades K-8). It is also appropriate for ESL and bilingual teachers. Collaborative teaching teams are especially encouraged to attend. Other educators (including ESL and other school specialists and district and state administrators) will also find value in this professional development opportunity.
Hot Topics in ELL Education Ė CAL Summer Institute
The institute focuses on one topic each day
Listening and Speaking
Math and Science Skills
Listening and Speaking: Oral Language and Vocabulary Development
Topics covered include
- Classroom conditions for oral language development
- English language proficiency levels, with teacher and student behaviors
- Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (speaking and listening)
- Listening comprehension activities
- Strategies for promoting oral language development
- Teacher scaffolding for students’ oral language output
- Story books, songs, chants, and jokes
- Academic vocabulary learning
- Cooperative learning structures
Academic Language in the Content Areas
Topics covered include
- Academic literacy
- Three tiers of vocabulary and technical vocabulary terms
- Academic language structures
- Comparison of key grammatical features between English and languages commonly spoken by ELLs
- Common Core State Standards: Conventions of Standard English
- Common grammatical errors
- What’s easy and hard for ELLs in the content areas
- Cummin's Quadrants
- Higher order thinking skills
- Teach the Text Backwards
- Text to Graphics and Back Again
Math and Science: Skills and Strategies to Adapt Instruction for English Language Learners
Topics covered include
- Polysemous words
- The language of math and science (vocabulary and grammar)
- Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
- Making math comprehensible
- Strategies for solving math word problems using higher order thinking
- Making science comprehensible
- Vocabulary in science: cognates
- Key strategies for science instruction
- Making math and science interactive
- Using higher order thinking in math and science
- The scientific method applied
- Co-teaching model
Each attendee will receive the new professional development workbook for each of the Hot Topic in ELL Education themes.
$935/person. Send 2 people or more and pay $895 each.
Cost includes all training materials and breakfast and lunch each day.
Register early, as space is limited.
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 have a purchase order, complete steps 1-4 on the registration form to tentatively reserve your seat and fax a signed copy of the purchase order to 888-700-3629 as soon as possible. Register early, as space is limited.
Refunds will be provided for all cancellations received in writing three weeks prior to the course start date. After that date, registered individuals can choose to receive the three Hot Topics in ELL Education workbooks by mail or transfer their registration to another individual.
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 Betty Ansin Smallwood, Director of CAL Solutions, PreK–12 ELL Education.