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

This three-day Training of Trainers (TOT) Institute is based on CAL's widely-used What’s Different About Teaching Reading to English Learners? professional development program. The training will provide participants with an understanding of the methodology and strategies for teaching English learners how to read. This research-based curriculum incorporates key findings from the National Literacy Panel (2006) on teaching reading comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, phonemic awareness and phonics to English learners. Connections will be made to college and career readiness standards (such as CCSS) including reading and writing in the content areas.

The three-day What's Different? Direct Strategies Institute is designed for elementary and middle school classroom, ESL, and reading teachers as well as school administrators who want to ensure reading progress on the part of English learners. High school teachers working with newcomers or students acquiring early literacy skills will also benefit. CAL encourages teams of ESL, reading, and classroom teachers to attend.

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

Schedule

  8:30 am –   9:00 am Breakfast and conversation
  9:00 am – 12:00 pm Morning training session
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch and networking
12:45 pm –   3:30 pm Afternoon training session (including mid-afternoon dessert break)
 

Cost

Early bird registration by May 11, 2018: $950/person.

After May 11, 2018: $1,010/person. Send 2 people or more and pay $975 each.

Travel and hotel expenses are the responsibility of the participant.

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

What you will receive:

  • The What's Different? Study Guide
  • An understanding of the similarities and differences between teaching reading to English learners and teaching reading to native English speakers.
  • Effective practical strategies for teaching reading to English learners in the areas of oral language development, vocabulary development, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency and comprehension strategies.
  • Implications of college and career readiness standards on reading instruction for English learners.
  • Step-by-step guidance on how to use and adapt effective reading strategies for English learners in your classroom.

Venue

This Institute will be held at The BOLD Center, 4000 Chesapeake Street NW, Washington DC. Note: The BOLD Center is located in the same building as CAL and has a separate entrance around the corner. 

Visit our website for directions and to view a list of local hotels and airport options.

Please note that all travel arrangements and expenses are the responsibility of the participant.

Credit

Graduate Credit Option
An option for two graduate credits from Trinity Washington University is available for this CAL Institute. The cost is $495. Participants must attend all workshop days and complete an assignment to be distributed during the institute. If you have questions about requirements and registration for the CAL Institute graduate credits, please contact CAL Solutions.

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.