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.
Learn how to use the What’s Different? materials to provide professional development to educators who teach reading in classes with English language learners.
Learn how to create and sustain successful dual language programs to boost student achievement on your campus.
Learn effective strategies and activities to increase your newcomer students’ inclusion and learning in the classroom.
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.
Learn to develop a proactive plan for effective classroom interventions to promote student success.
Enhance your SIOP Model knowledge to support delivery of effective professional development workshops at your school.
Learn effective strategies for providing job-embedded support for teachers implementing the SIOP Model in your schools.
Learn best practices for promoting cultural proficiency in your school to establish communities of inclusion, creating educational equity for all students.
Learn high-impact approaches to teaching vocabulary to English learners and develop classroom strategies to meet their content and language development objectives.
Learn SIOP methods that are especially tailored for your bilingual classrooms
Learn how to use language assessment principles and best practices to enhance classroom instruction and incorporate effective assessment into your program.
Learn research-based strategies to provide effective academic literacy instruction in Spanish.
Learn how to provide effective dual language instruction to emergent bilinguals.