Learn how to create and sustain successful dual language programs to boost student achievement on your campus 

Description

This 12-hour, synchronous institute, guided by CAL’s decades of experience in connecting research to practice and the CAL publication, Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, provides information and tools to help school leaders gain a solid understanding of the benefits of dual language education, explore how they can develop a program that promotes student success in two languages, and increase their impact as leaders.

This session is intended for school and district leaders (to include principals, assistant principals, and teacher leaders) who are seeking to deepen their practical understanding of the positive impact that bilingualism has on student achievement, as well as the importance of ensuring program and language equity, to create a school culture where bilingualism, biliteracy, high academic achievement, and sociocultural competence thrive.

The institute will provide a venue for knowledge building, planning, and networking with peers. In collaboration with colleagues, participants will be invited to actively reflect on their current policies and practices to determine next steps for enhancing or building their programs.

Questions? Email CAL with any questions you may have about the institute.

CAL's Virtual Institute Design

  • Virtual, synchronous sessions take place in one week with 2-hour sessions each day followed by an application assignment and sharing session held during the following week
  • You will have the opportunity to interact with educators from other schools and district
  • You will be able to apply what you learned to your evolving program

Curriculum Overview

This institute is designed to help educators develop or strengthen their dual language programs. Based on CAL’s highly acclaimed Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education 3rd Edition, the institute provides foundational information, cites the research, and provides the tools to help districts and schools support and develop the seven strands of successful DL program design and implementation:

  • Program Structure
  • Curriculum
  • Instruction
  • Assessment and Accountability
  • Staff Quality and Professional Development
  • Family and Community
  • Support and Resources

Participants will leave the institute with a wealth of strategies and ideas for long- and short-term planning.

Schedule

6 LIVE Interactive Webinars from April 12th through 16th and 22nd.

Monday, April 12:

2:00 – 4:00 pm PST

3:00 – 5:00 pm MST

4:00 – 6:00 pm CST

5:00 - 7:00 pm EST

Webinar I: The Context and Strand 1.

  • Research on Benefits of Bilingualism
  • Overview of the Guiding Principles
  • Program Structure Essentials

 

 

Tuesday, April 13:

2:00 – 4:00 pm PST

3:00 – 5:00 pm MST

4:00 – 6:00 pm CST

5:00 - 7:00 pm EST

Webinar II: Stands 2. and 3.

  • Curriculum
  • Instruction

 

Wednesday, April 14:

2:00 – 4:00 pm PST

3:00 – 5:00 pm MST

4:00 – 6:00 pm CST

5:00 - 7:00 pm EST

Webinar III: Strand 4.

  • Assessment and Accountability

 

Thursday, April 15:

2:00 – 4:00 pm PST

3:00 – 5:00 pm MST

4:00 – 6:00 pm CST

5:00 - 7:00 pm EST

Webinar IV:  Strand 5.

  • Staff Quality and Professional Development

 

Friday, April 16: 

2:00 – 4:00 pm PST

3:00 – 5:00 pm MST

4:00 – 6:00 pm CST

5:00 - 7:00 pm EST

Webinar V: Strands 6. and 7.

  • Family and Community
  • Support and Resources

 

Thursday, April 22:

2:00 – 4:00 pm PST

3:00 – 5:00 pm MST

4:00 – 6:00 pm CST

5:00 - 7:00 pm EST

Webinar VI: Sharing Our Ideas regarding short and long-term planning

 

 

 

 

Cost

Early bird registration by March 31, 2021: $475/person.

After March 31, 2021: $550/person.

Send 2 people or more and pay $475 each.

Certificate of Completion

Participants will receive a CAL Certificate of Completion for 12 hours, which may be used for continuing education credit depending on the requirements of your state or district.

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

Policies

Registration
To reserve your seat for this institute, please complete the online registration process. 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 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
Registrants: 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.
CAL: CAL reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or for reasons beyond our control. If we exercise this right, we will refund any registration fees which you have paid in advance. In some instances, registrants may have the option to transfer their registration to the another event. CAL is not responsible for transportation and/or hotel costs incurred by registrant.

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.

COVID-19 Contingencies Language for Additional to Professional Development (PD) Contracts
CAL’s travel policy states that there will no business travel through December 31, 2020. This policy will be reviewed for the 2021 calendar year with a decision by October 1, 2020. In the event of school closures, travel restrictions and/or a high incidence of COVID-19, the district/school will make every attempt to reschedule the equivalent hours of hours of PD in a combination of synchronous and asynchronous online sessions on dates/times that are mutually agreeable. CAL attests that the PD content will be the equivalent to the face-to-face sessions and also align to best practices for virtual instruction.
In the event that the PD cannot be rescheduled to a virtual delivery model, CAL’s cancellation policy applies.

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.