Leading Dual Language Programs for Student Success
A CAL Leadership Institute
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.
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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.
- 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
Early bird registration by September 10, 2019: $930/person.
After September 10, 2019: $1,100/person. Send 2 people or more and pay $930 each.
Cost includes all training materials and breakfast and lunch each day.
This Institute will be held at the Center for Applied Linguistics. Visit our website for directions to CAL and to view a list of local hotels.
Please note that all travel arrangements and expenses are the responsibility of the participant. See our policies below for more information.
To reserve your seat for this institute, please complete the online registration process. 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.
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 fee of $15.00 for each check returned as uncollectible. Purchase orders should be uploaded directly to the registration system or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.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.
Registrants: 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 email@example.com. 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.
CAL: CAL reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or for reasons beyond our control. If we exercise this right, we will refund any registration fees which you have paid in advance. In some instances, registrants may have the option to transfer their registration to the another event. CAL is not responsible for transportation and/or hotel costs incurred by registrant.
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.