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"I was teaching abroad to non-native English learners. As with so many other teacher, when the pandemic struck it threw my life into chaos. It is one thing to end the school year online, but it's another to START building relationships from scratch through a screen! I was dreading trying to figure out how I would connect with students virtually, let alone teach. Let me just say, the Professional Development Team at the Center for Applied Linguistics did not take the easy route and gloss over these issues: the whole world is going virtual, and CAL is leaning in."
Dr. Igone Arteagoitia and Dr. Kathy Escamilla have accepted an invitation to serve on the Spanish and Bi-literacy Assessment Council established by Renaissance. The Council's contributions will help shape the assessment tools used to support millions of bilingual students across the country and around the world.
New CAL Commentary: Effective, Engaging, and Sustained Professional Development for Educators of Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students
This new commentary outlines CAL's comprehensive approach to professional development.
A Tallahassee group recently started a youth literacy program for sixth- through 12th-graders from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to help them settle into the community.
This new commentary addresses key challenges educators face in understanding the social, cultural and linguistic backgrounds of the children they serve.