New CAL President: Dr. Terrence Wiley
We are pleased to introduce Dr. Terrence G. (Terry) Wiley as the next president of CAL! Dr. Wiley is an internationally recognized researcher and scholar whose work has focused on language policy, literacy and biliteracy, language and immigration, and bilingual education and bilingualism, among other topics.
Dr. Wiley recently co-edited The Education of Language Minority Immigrants in the United States, which aims to broaden our understanding of the need to provide quality immigrant language minority education within the context of globalization.
Dr. Wiley took office on October 1, 2010, succeeding Dr. Donna Christian, who has stepped down after 16 years as President and a total of 35 years at CAL. She has worked a great deal with TWI during her time at CAL and looks forward to continuing her involvement as a Senior Fellow.
La Cosecha 2010 Dual Language Conference
The 15th Annual La Cosecha Dual Language conference will be held November 17th-20th, 2010 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The conference will bring together over 1500 educators, parents, researchers, and supporters of dual language enrichment education.
CAL will be represented at the conference by Julie Sugarman, who will present on Dual Language Program Models: Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts, on Friday, November 19th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Convention Center. Her presentation will explore dual language program variations and demonstrate strategies for new programs to design, and established programs to evaluate, their model, focusing on the interrelationship of model components.
Register for the conference by October 30th, as there will be no on-site registration.
Visit the La Cosecha website for more information.
NABE 2011 International Bilingual/Multicultural Education Conference
The National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) invites you to celebrate 40 years of excellence in reforming, renewing, and achieving equity through bilingual education and biliteracy for all, at their International Bilingual/Multicultural Education Conference to be held February 16th-18th, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. A preconference institute on dual language education will be held on February 16th.
Visit the conference website to obtain more information and register.
CAL Publication: Connecting Diverse Cultures
A companion to our refugee families and youth DVD, A New Day and Be Who You Are, this guide incorporates segments of the videos into a selection of engaging activities designed to help increase the understanding of and respect for other cultures and beliefs. Connecting Diverse Cultures will assist teachers and facilitators in enhancing tolerance and multiculturalism in K–12 classrooms and in adult ESL classes.
Visit the CAL website to learn more.
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