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Connecting Diverse Cultures guide and video

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Learn more about the video on refugee families and youth and the companion facilitatorís guide designed to provide effective and flexible tools to build greater cultural awareness and understanding in K-12 and adult education contexts.

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Professional development workshops and training of trainers
Learn more about the workshops and training sessions designed to help educators work effectively with language learners.


English Language Learners

Teacher Tools

All across the U.S., teachers are being asked to adapt their curriculum and instructional strategies for students learning English. CAL has a variety of materials and workshops designed to help English language learners in the classroom.

CAL's professional development services use these curricula and other research-based materials as a foundation for the services we provide:

  • Enhancing English Language Learning in Elementary Classrooms

  • Enriching Content Classes for Secondary ESOL Students

  • Hot Topics in ELL Education

  • Professional Development for Bilingual and ESL Paraprofessionals: The Aspire Curriculum

  • What's Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English? 2007 Edition

  • Using the SIOP Model: Professional Development Manual for Sheltered Instruction

Read more about these resources.

Summer Institutes:

The CAL Solutions team is continuing to expand the three-day summer institutes offered in Washington DC.

July 11-13, 2012


What’s Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English? Direct Strategies


August 1-3, 2012


Spanish Literacy Institute New!


Watch the CAL Solutions website for details on upcoming institutes in Washington, DC in the fall.

We invite you to contact us to discuss your interests. 

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