Center for Applied Linguistics

September 17, 2015

CAL Institutes: Targeted Professional Development

Browse the complete CAL institutes calendar and register today. This month we feature our upcoming fall institutes, listed below. Join CAL in Washington DC or ask about services delivered at your location.

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CAL Institutes: Register Now for Our Upcoming Fall Institutes
in DC

Strategies to Strengthen Refugee Orientation and ESL Provision
September 29, 2015

Leading Dual Language Programs for Student Success: A CAL Leadership Institute
October 7-8, 2015

Teaching Reading to Students Learning English: Direct Strategies
October 19-21, 2015

Developing Academic Literacy and Language in the Content Areas
October 22-23, 2015

Spanish Literacy Institute: Fostering Spanish Language and Literacy Development
November 3-4, 2015

SIOP Training of Trainers II: Advanced Strategies
November 16-19, 2015

Newcomers in Your School: Cultural Connections and Instructional Strategies
December 7-8, 2015

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Upcoming Conference: ECOLT 2015
October 9, 2015 ♦ Washington, DC

The East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT) annual conference will feature Dr. Paula Winke, Michigan State University as plenary speaker. She will discuss Investigations into Language Assessment using Eye Tracking Methods.

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Featured Event: WIDA 2015 National Conference
October 15-17, 2015 ♦ Las Vegas, NV

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 Platinum Sponsor of the WIDA 2015 National Conference.

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CAL Board of Trustee Members Elected to AAAL Leadership

Congratulations to CAL Board of Trustees members Drs. Jodi Crandall, Linda Harklau, Sandra McKay, and Guadalupe Vald├ęs who have been elected to the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Leadership team.

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Region Expands Two-Way Language Learning

A new bilingual child care and preschool center opening in the Hutto, Texas area reflects a regional demand for Spanish/English two-way language immersion programs.

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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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Learning the SIOP Model: Video and Viewers Guide

Learning the SIOP Model is a practical, hands-on tool for educators to learn more about the SIOP Model and its effective use in the classroom. Video clips from authentic classroom lessons demonstrate various features of the SIOP Model, and the companion viewers guide provides hands-on resources for use in professional development and in the classroom.

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Multilingual Learners and Academic Literacies

The contributing authors of this volume provide divergent definitions of academic literacies and use dissimilar theoretical and methodological approaches to study literacy development. Nevertheless, all chapters reflect a shared conceptual framework for examining academic literacies as situated, overlapping, meaning-making practices.

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