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.

Upcoming Institutes:


Leading Dual Language Programs for Student Success

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 PrinciplesSign on with your leadership team and work collaboratively to make your dual language program the best it can be!

Spanish Literacy Institute (in English): Fostering Spanish Language and Literacy Development

Spanish Literacy Institute in English

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

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

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 Training of Trainers Institute: Foundations

CAL SIOP TOT: Foundations

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

Teaching Reading to Students Learning English: Direct Strategies

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 to Students Learning English: Training of Trainers

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.

Research-Based Vocabulary Instruction for English Learners

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.

Developing Academic Literacy and Language in the Content Areas

Developing Academic 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 century classroom.

Newcomers in Your School: Cultural Connections and Instructional Strategies

Newcomers in Your School

Learn effective strategies and activities to increase your newcomer students’ inclusion and learning in the classroom.

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