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In this section, you will learn more about CAL Institutes, our expanding series of professional development workshops on key topics of interest. CAL Institutes are held in the Washington DC area and can also be customized and offered onsite at your location. Connect with our expert staff at conferences around the nation and around the world. Get updates about special events, such as workshops and symposia offered by CAL with partners or presentations by leading experts in the field.

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Developing Academic Literacy and Language in the Content Areas

Developing Academic Literacy

Design practical, hands-on activities for English learners to be successful within rigorous content instruction while exploring the academic language and literacy practices of the 21st century classroom.

CAL SIOP Training of Trainers Institute: Foundations

CAL SIOP TOT: Foundations

Enhance your SIOP Model knowledge to support delivery of effective professional development workshops at your school.

Newcomers in Your School: Cultural Connections and Instructional Strategies

Newcomers in Your School

Learn effective strategies and activities to increase your newcomer students’ inclusion and learning in the classroom.

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