CAL Institutes

CAL has a long tradition of sharing information and building knowledge about research, policy, and practice as it relates to language and culture.

In this section, you will learn more about CAL Institutes, our expanding series of professional development workshops on key topics of interest. CAL Institutes are held in the Washington DC area and can also be customized and offered onsite at your location. Connect with our expert staff at conferences around the nation and around the world. Get updates about special events, such as workshops and symposia offered by CAL with partners or presentations by leading experts in the field.

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.

CAL SIOP Overview Institute

CAL SIOP Overview Institute Enhance your knowledge and use of the SIOP Model to support classroom instruction for Multilingual learners at your school or district....

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...

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

ELs and Effective MTSS Strategies

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

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...