CAL Institutes

CAL Institutes provide research-based strategies and practicalhands-on tools, and help teachers meet the language and literacy demands of content instruction for all language learners.

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Leading Dual Language Programs

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....

Language and Literacy Instruction for Spanish/English Emergent Bilingual Learners

This interactive institute is designed to provide participants with research-based, effective methods for teaching academic language and literacy to students in grades K-8 in programs...

Foundations of Dual Language Instruction

Learn how to provide effective dual language instruction to emergent bilinguals.

Spanish Literacy Institute in Spanish

Learn research-based strategies to provide effective language and literacy instruction in Spanish in developmental and transitional bilingual, dual language and immersion education programs.

CAL SIOP TOT: Foundations

Enhance your SIOP Model knowledge to support delivery of effective professional development workshops at your school.

CAL SIOP TOT: Advanced Coaching Strategies

Learn effective strategies for providing job-embedded support for teachers implementing the SIOP Model in your schools.

CAL SIOP for Dual Language Programs

Learn SIOP methods that are especially tailored for your bilingual classrooms

Teaching Reading: Direct Strategies

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

Teaching Reading: TOT

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

ELs and Effective MTSS Strategies

Learn to develop a proactive plan for effective classroom interventions to promote student success.

Vocabulary Instruction for ELs

Learn high-impact approaches to teaching vocabulary to English learners and develop classroom strategies to meet their content and language development objectives.

More Than Words: Academic Language & Literacy

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...

Newcomers in Your School: Cultural Connections and Instructional Strategies

Newcomers in Your School: Cultural Connections and Instructional Strategies Learn effective strategies and activities to increase your newcomer students’ inclusion and learning in the classroom...

Assessment and Evaluation for Language Learners: Principles and Classroom Practices

Learn how to use language assessment principles and best practices to enhance classroom instruction and incorporate effective assessment into your program.