CAL Institutes provide research-based strategies and practical, hands-on tools, and help teachers develop classroom activities that target the academic language demands of college and career readiness standards, including the Common Core State Standards.

Learn more about each institute below. To view as a calendar list, download the CAL Institutes flyer. 


Teaching Reading to Students Learning English: Direct Strategies

Teaching Reading: Direct Strategies

Learn how to use the What’s Different? materials to provide professional development to educators who teach reading in classes with English language learners.

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.

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.

Research-Based Vocabulary Instruction for English Learners

Vocabulary Instruction for ELs

Learn high-impact approaches to teaching vocabulary to English learners and develop classroom strategies to meet their content and language development objectives.

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