CAL News - February 2019


February 2019

Featured CAL Institute

Foundations of Effective Classroom Assessment: Principles and Practices

April 10-11, 2019 ♦ Washington, DC

Learn how to use language assessment principles and best practices to enhance classroom instruction and incorporate effective assessment into your program.

Learn more and register.

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Learn and Earn Credit with Online Courses from CAL

CAL’s affordable self-paced online courses help educators learn about key topics in language education at their own pace. 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.

Learn more and register.

Featured Conference

TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo

March 12-15, 2019 ♦ Atlanta, GA
CAL is proud to be a sponsor of this event.

Join CAL staff at the following presentations:

  • Academic Literacy for ELs: What Teachers Need to Know
  • BEST Assessments Family Updates: BEST Plus 3.0/BEST Literacy 2.0
  • RTI Implementation: Identifying & Supporting English Learner Academic Achievement
  • What All Teachers Need to Know About Language and Why

Visit the CAL website for more information about each CAL session.

CAL Commentary

CAL is offering a growing collection of free downloadable deliverables designed to connect research to practice around key topics related to language and culture.
We invite you to read and download our recent offerings:

  • Ask a Test Developer
  • Diversifying the Teacher Pipeline: Precollegiate Recruitment
  • Ensuring Fairness in Language Proficiency Assessments: Q&L
  • Using a Process-Based Approach to Evaluate the Peace Corps TEFL Certificate Program

Learn more.

TIRF 2019 Doctoral Dissertation Grants Competition Announced

TIRF – The International Research Foundation for English Language Education – is seeking applications from qualified doctoral candidates for proposals related to a range of topics in English language education. Awards are funded up to $5,000. The application deadline is April 24, 2019.

Learn more.

Upcoming Events

Language Testing Research Colloquium
March 4-8, 2019 ♦ Atlanta, GA

Annual Meeting of the National Council of State Title III Directors
March 6, 2019 ♦ Lake Buena Vista, FL

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Conference
March 6-9, 2019 ♦ Lake Buena Vista, FL

American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference
March 9-12, 2019 ♦ Atlanta, GA

TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo
March 12-15, 2019 ♦ Atlanta, GA

California Association of Bilingual Education (CABE) Annual Conference
March 20-23, 2019 ♦ Long Beach, CA

COABE Conference
March 31 – April 3, 2019 ♦ New Orleans, LA

Visit our website to learn more and to view CAL staff presentations at each event.

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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Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education – Third Edition

The third edition of this widely used resource reflects new knowledge, practices, and policies in the arena of dual language education and is designed to serve as an effective tool for planning, self-reflection, and continual improvement. Download the free PDF or order your print copy today for ease of use and reference.

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What Teachers Need to Know About Language, Second Edition

The second in the CAL Series on Language Education published by Multilingual Matters, 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.

Learn more.

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