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June 2018

CAL Institutes: Targeted Professional Development

CAL Institutes offer proven strategies and practical tools to help educators boost student outcomes. Join us in Washington, DC or ask about services delivered at your location. There is still time to register for these upcoming summer institutes featured below.

Teaching Reading to Students Learning English: Direct Strategies
July 10-12, 2018

SIOP TOT Advanced Strategies
July 23-26, 2018

English Learners and Effective Response to Intervention (RTI) Strategies
July 31 - August 1, 2018

Newcomers in Your Schools: Cultural Connections and Instructional Strategies
August 7-8, 2018

Language Assessment for an Effective Classroom: Principles and Practice
August 9-10, 2018

Learn more and register.

CAL Commentary
The March for our Lives: Bringing Power and Authenticity to the Language and Literacy Standards

This document highlights how student activities provide real-world examples of collaboration, argumentation and other skills that demonstrate that they are not only college and career ready, but community driven.

Visit our website to download this free document.

Featured Online Course
Fundamentals of Sheltered Instruction: Featuring the SIOP Model

Designed to increase knowledge about how language is learned in the content area classroom and explore the characteristics and benefits of sheltered instruction.

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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Learn more about CAL Online Courses.

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.

Learn more and register.

Browse the Heritage Language Program Database

This free online resource houses data about heritage language programs around the country and features heritage language programs in STARTALK and other heritage languages.

Learn more and search the directory.

Upcoming Conferences

CAL is proud to be a sponsor of these upcoming conferences.

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

Early bird registration is open. Learn more.

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

Early registration is open. Learn more.

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 2018 Annual Conference
November 16 – 18, 2018 ♦ New Orleans, LA

Early bird registration is open. Learn more.

TIRF Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts - Call for Nominations Now Open

TIRF, The International Research Foundation for English Language Education, is accepting nominations for the James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts. A $500 prize will be awarded for an article or chapter published in English and dealing with some aspect of language policy or planning in educational contexts. The nomination deadline is August 31, 2018.

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Using the SIOP Model: Professional Development Manual for Sheltered Instruction

This professional development manual is designed to assist teacher educators, staff developers, and leaders at the school, district, and state levels as they prepare teachers of English learners to use the 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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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.

Pre-order a copy today.

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