Learn how to create and sustain successful dual language programs to boost student achievement on your campus 

This three-day institute is designed to help educators strengthen their leadership of effective dual language programming and prepare bilingual students for college and career success as well as global citizenship.

Guided by CAL’s decades of experience in connecting research to practice, this informative session provides information and tools to help school leaders gain a solid understanding of the benefits of dual language education, explore how they can develop a program that promotes student success on their campus, and increase their impact as leaders.

This session is intended for school and district leaders (to include principals, assistant principals, and teacher leaders) who are seeking to deepen their practical understanding of the positive impact that bilingualism has on student achievement, as well as the importance of ensuring program and language equity, in order to create a campus culture where bilingualism, biliteracy, and multicultural competence thrive.

The CAL publication, Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, will serve as a framework for knowledge building, planning, and networking with peers. Participants will leave the institute with a wealth of strategies for long term planning as well as practical hands-on activities that can be implemented right away.

Through the exploration of concrete instructional and programmatic examples, participants will be encouraged to actively reflect, collaborate, and delineate next steps for action to provide all language learners with access to rigorous bilingual content and language instruction to improve student performance.

Questions? Email CAL with any questions you may have about our offerings.

Agenda

The following provides an overview of the topics covered. Practical campus-based leadership strategies and opportunities to share ideas with colleagues are embedded throughout the presentation.

Topics include

  • Exploring dual language program models
  • Evaluating current programs or establishing new ones
  • Aligning the program model, goals, and curriculum
  • Building capacity: recruiting, supporting, and retaining effective and committed staff
  • Establishing a culture that promotes bilingualism and equity
  • Leveraging internal resources effectively while garnering support from parents and the community
  • Identifying best practices of successful programs

Schedule

8:00 – 8:30 am Breakfast and conversation
8:30 am – 12:00 pm Morning training session
12:00 – 12:45 pm Lunch and networking
12:45 – 3:30 pm Afternoon training session (including mid-afternoon dessert break)

Cost

Early bird registration by May 11, 2018: $960/person.

After May 11, 2018: $1,060/person. Send 2 people or more and pay $985 each.

Cost includes all training materials and breakfast and lunch each day.

Travel and hotel expenses are the responsibility of the participant.

Venue

This institute will be held at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel, Chevy Chase, MD.

Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible as a limited number of discounted hotel rooms are available. 

Hotel reservations must be made by July 2, 2018 for this Institute in order to secure the discounted rate.

Hotel Reservation - Leading Dual Language Institute

Discounted hotel reservations can be made by following the link above or by calling the hotel directly at 301-828-3364 ext. 7000, or Marriott Central Reservations at 1-800-321-2211 and mention CAL, the institute name and dates.

While the Institute includes breakfast and lunch, hotel rates do not include travel incidentals, such as additional meals or nightly parking fees. Upon check-in, a credit card is required for any potential hotel incidentals. The hotel has a day-of-arrival (by 6:00 pm) cancellation policy. Visit the Courtyard Marriott Hotel website for more information on the full cancellation policy.

Certificate of Completion

Participants will receive a CAL Certificate of Completion which may be used for continuing education credit.

Policies

Registration
To register, please complete the online registration process to reserve your seat for this institute. Please be aware that your seat at the workshop will only be confirmed once payment is received. If you are registering multiple participants, please have the name, title, school, and email addresses available before you begin the registration process. We encourage you to register as soon as possible as many workshops fill up quickly.

Payment
Before beginning the registration process, please determine your preferred method of payment (credit card, check, or purchase order). When paying by credit card using the online registration system, your seat will be immediately confirmed and you will receive a confirmation email upon successful completion of the transaction. CAL accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA. For registrations to be paid by purchase order or check, please note that your seat will be tentatively reserved until payment is received. Once the payment is received, you will receive a confirmation email. There will be a $20 processing fee for purchase orders and checks. There will be a fee of $15.00 for each check returned as uncollectible. Purchase orders should be uploaded directly to the registration system or emailed to payables@cal.org. For payment by check, or to pay for purchase orders, please make the check payable to the Center for Applied Linguistics and mail to: Accounts Receivable, Center for Applied Linguistics, 4646 40th Street NW, Washington, DC 20016.

Cancellation Policy
We encourage participants to let CAL know as soon as possible if you do not plan to attend the session. Participants may cancel their registration and receive a full refund up to three (3) weeks prior to the institute start date by sending an email to solutions@cal.org. After that date, no refunds will be available. However, registrants may choose to receive the institute materials by mail, postpone their attendance to a future CAL Institute, or transfer the registration to another individual up to three (3) days prior to the course start date. Contact us to discuss your options.

Fair Use of Materials
Individuals who have completed CAL trainings and workshops have permission from CAL to use materials in the course of providing professional development to educators in their school or school districts. These materials cannot be used to deliver fee-based services. Email CAL if you have questions about the use of CAL materials.

Questions?
If you have questions, please contact us via email at solutions@cal.org or call 202-362-0700, Monday-Friday, 9 am - 5 pm Eastern Time.