Developing Academic Literacy and Language in the Content Areas

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. Academic language is so much more than vocabulary. Please join us for this engaging two-day institute designed to increase understanding and provide practical resources regarding the instruction of ... Read more

Leading Dual Language Programs for Student Success

Learn how to enhance or develop your dual language program based on the 7 research-based strands of effective dual language education in the Guiding Principles. Sign on with your leadership team and work collaboratively to make your dual language program the best it can be! This 12-hour, synchronous institute, guided by CAL’s decades of experience in connecting research to ... Read more

Spanish Literacy Institute (¡en español!): Fostering Spanish Language and Literacy Development

Learn research-based strategies to provide effective language and literacy instruction in Spanish in developmental and transitional bilingual, dual language and immersion education programs. This 15-hour synchronous and asynchronous institute provides effective methodologies for teaching academic language and literacy in Spanish to students in K-8 in a wide variety of programs where Spanish is the language ... Read more

CAL SIOP Training of Trainers Institute: Foundations

Enhance your SIOP Model knowledge to support delivery of effective professional development workshops at your school. This comprehensive and interactive institute is designed to help participants develop and deliver SIOP Model professional development as facilitators in your school or district. The Foundations institute is designed for those with a basic working knowledge of the SIOP ... Read more

Teaching Reading to Students Learning English: Direct Strategies

Learn effective strategies and activities to develop English learners’ literacy skills as they develop greater language proficiency. Please join us at this three-day virtual Direct Strategies Institute based on CAL's widely used What’s Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English? professional development program. The training will provide participants with an understanding of the methodology and strategies ... Read more

English Learners and Effective Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Strategies

The Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) process is designed to assist in the identification of all students who are in need of additional support in the classroom, school environment and in online instruction. These students may include those who are working to acquire English as a second language, students who face academic difficulties due to ... Read more

CAL SIOP for Dual Language Programs: Developing Academic Language and Content in Two Languages

Learn SIOP methods that are especially tailored for your bilingual classrooms. This 15-hour institute (12 hours synchronous and 3 hours asynchronous) is designed to help leaders, specialists, coaches, and teachers plan for and implement CAL SIOP methods in their programs. PreK-8 DL teachers and coaches will learn about, and practice using, the eight components of the SIOP Model to effectively teach language and content while addressing the three ... Read more

Language and Literacy Instruction for Spanish/English Emergent Bilingual Learners

Learn effective, research-based methods for teaching academic language and literacy to students in grades K-8 in both Spanish and English.  Participants will learn research-based strategies for effective literacy instruction in programs where content is delivered in Spanish and English, such as dual language bilingual and transitional bilingual education programs. This interactive institute is designed to provide participants with research-based, effective methods for teaching academic language ... Read more

Spanish Literacy Institute (¡en español!): Fostering Spanish Language and Literacy Development

LEARN RESEARCH-BASED STRATEGIES TO PROVIDE EFFECTIVE LANGUAGE AND LITERACY INSTRUCTION IN SPANISH IN DEVELOPMENTAL AND TRANSITIONAL BILINGUAL, DUAL LANGUAGE AND IMMERSION EDUCATION PROGRAMS. Participants will learn research-based strategies for effective literacy instruction in programs where content is delivered in Spanish and English, such as dual language bilingual and transitional bilingual education programs. This interactive institute is designed to provide participants with research-based, effective methods ... Read more

Leading Dual Language Programs for Student Success

Learn how to enhance or develop your dual language program based on the 7 research-based strands of effective dual language education in the Guiding Principles. Sign on with your leadership team and work collaboratively to make your dual language program the best it can be! This 15-hour, synchronous online institute, guided by CAL’s decades of experience ... Read more