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September 2018


Earn Credit with CAL Institutes: Research-Based 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. Featured below are upcoming Fall institutes and there is still time to register.

CAL SIOP Training of Trainers: Foundations
November 13 – 16, 2018

CAL SIOP Training of Trainers: Advanced Strategies
November 13 – 16, 2018

Newcomers in Your School: Cultural Connections and Instructional Strategies
December 6-7, 2018

Learn more and register.

Watch our website for the 2019 CAL Institutes calendar.

Learn and Earn Credits 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.

CAL Commentary: Ask a Test Developer

This commentary provides answers to frequently asked questions about test development from CAL's assessment specialists. Topics covered include fairness and item refreshment with takeaways for consideration when developing language proficiency tests.

Visit our website to read and download this free document.

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

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 sponsor of the WIDA 2018 National Conference.

Learn more and view CAL staff presentations at WIDA 2018.

Save on Selected Routledge Publications

CAL and Routledge have partnered to offer a 20% discount to our web visitors on selected titles, many with a strong CAL connection.

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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

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

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

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

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In Memoriam: María Torres-Guzmán

CAL is saddened by the passing of María Torres-Guzmán, an advocate, researcher and leader for social justice and education for English learners.

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Demonstrating Comprehensible Input: Mandarin Chinese Lesson Video Clips

This five-minute video with companion professional development activities is designed to serve as a professional development tool to help increase awareness of the needs of beginner English learners in the content classroom.

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Profiles of Dual Language Programs for the 21st Century – Now Available

This book examines the key attributes of successful dual language programs, as well as the challenges and opportunities involved in extending the dual language instructional model to pre-K and secondary settings.

Order a copy today and save 50%.

What Teachers Need to Know About Language, Second Edition – Now Available

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.

Order a copy today and save 50%.

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