Center for Applied Linguistics

October 7, 2014

CAL Institutes: Targeted Professional Development

CAL Institutes provide research-based strategies and practical, hands-on tools, and help teachers develop classroom activities that target the academic language demands of college and career readiness standards, including the Common Core State Standards.

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Education Connections: Access to Free Online Resources

Join the Education Connections community today for easy online access to free webinars, teacher-created videos and lesson plans, and a community of educators working together to implement standards-based instruction across the country.

Enter the Education Connections Monthly Lesson Plan Contest and win $100.

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Making Immigrant Students and English-Learners Feel Welcome in School

It's so important for schools to be welcoming to all students, particularly immigrants and English-language learners, experts said at the Building Welcoming School Communities event held in Washington, DC.

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Upcoming Event: Promoting Oral Language Skills for English Learners - An Interactive Workshop
October 11, 2014

This workshop, co-sponsored by the American University TESOL Program and CAL, will provide participants with tools to create and implement instructional activities that foster oral language development for English learners of all ages and proficiency levels.

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Upcoming Event: American University-CAL Event: Lecture by Dr. Terrence Wiley
October 16, 2014

In this lecture, English as a Lingua Franca and the Need to Incorporate Learner-User Perspectives in ELT Policy and Practice, Dr. Wiley, CAL president, will address challenges and issues posed by English in the role of a lingua franca and speculates on its fate in that role.

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Featured Event: WIDA 2014 National Conference
October 23-25, 2014 ♦ Atlanta, GA

WIDA's annual conference will provide preK through Grade 12 educators of language learners opportunities for professional development, idea sharing, relationship building, and strategic collaboration. CAL is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the WIDA 2014 National Conference.

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Featured Event: ACTFL 2014 Annual Convention
November 21 - 23, 2014 ♦ San Antonio, TX

CAL will be presenting and exhibiting at the 2014 ACTFL conference. Visit us at booth #7034.

View CAL staff presentations at ACTFL 2014.

Developing Academic Literacy and Language in the Content Areas

Based on a 21st century approach to academic literacy that is aligned with today's rigorous standards, this resource includes a comprehensive workbook, authentic classroom video, and two complete unit plans on CD-ROM.

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Using the SIOP Model: Professional Development Manual for Sheltered Instruction

The new and enhanced professional development manual is designed to assist educators as they prepare teachers of English language learners to use the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model.

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Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education

Grounded in evidence from research and best practices, the guiding principles described in this CAL publication were developed as a tool to help dual language programs with planning and ongoing implementation.

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