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April 2018

New CAL Institute

Language Assessment for an Effective Classroom: Principles and Practice

August 9 -10, 2018 ♦ Washington DC

Learn strategies and get practical tools for developing valid classroom assessments (for any content area or grade level) to reliably gauge student knowledge, create access for language learners, and inform classroom instruction.

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Featured Online Course
Foundations of Literacy for English Learners: The Nature of Reading

Designed to provide teachers and administrators with research on how English learners learn to read in a second language and the supports they need to be successful at decoding and comprehending.

Participants receive a CAL Certificate of Completion that can often be used to obtain continuing educational credits from your school or district. CAL also offers tiered pricing to schools and districts who wish to have groups of teachers participate in our online courses.

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Jonathan Rosa Receives 2018 Charles A. Ferguson Award for Outstanding Scholarship

Dr. Jonathan Rosa, Stanford University, was recently honored as this year's recipient of the Charles A. Ferguson Award for Outstanding Scholarship. Dr. Rosa embodies Ferguson's commitment to scholarship and to thinking globally about the importance of language policies and language teaching and learning.

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Introduction to Dual Language Education: Key Features and Best Practices
A dual language self-paced online course from CAL and Santillana USA

This interactive, self-paced online course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to dual language education with a focus on the Three Pillars of Dual Language Education used by successful programs.

Participants receive a Certificate of Completion that can often be used to obtain continuing education credits from your school or district.

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Upcoming Events

Symposium on Multilingualism in International Organizations and International Co-operation
May 10 -11, 2018 ♦ New York, NY

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Dual Language Education Fundamentals: Featuring the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education
May 30, 2018 ♦ Houston, TX

Registration is open. Learn more.

Community-Based Heritage Language Schools Conference: Promoting Collaboration and Advocacy Among Educators, Families, and Researchers
October 13, 2018 ♦ Washington, DC

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WIDA National Conference
October 23 - 26, 2018 ♦ Detroit, MI

Registration is now open. Learn more.

La Cosecha 2018 Dual Language Conference
November 14 – 17, 2018 ♦ Santa Fe, NM

Call for papers deadline is May 18, 2018. Learn more.

In Memoriam: Olga Kagan

CAL is saddened by the passing of our valued colleague and friend, Dr. Olga Kagan, one of the country's leading specialists on second language acquisition and heritage language teaching.

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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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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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What Teachers Need to Know About Language, Second Edition

This book shows what teachers need to know about language to help them improve their practice and ensure student success in the classroom and beyond.

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