CAL News | February 22, 2021
CAL News | February 22, 2021
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CAL News | February 22, 2021
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CAL supports the newly established Center for the Success of English Learners (CSEL) 

CAL Provides Leadership and Support to Break Down Barriers for Middle and High School English Learners

Researchers at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) have published actionable recommendations for states and districts educating English learners during the on-going pandemic. The publication supports the work of the newly established national research and development center, the Center for the Success of English Learners (CSEL), funded through the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).
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Tomorrow: first in a series for policymakers on improving digital equity in US education

Kicking Off Tomorrow: New Series Translates 

Research to Policy

What are the essential components for creating an environment that supports #DigitalEquity? Join CAL and special guest, Anthony Tassi, CEO of Literacy Partners in NYC, for the inaugural brief in our new critical conversations series.
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CAL Research Scientist Invited to Give Talk

An article by Arteagoitia and Yen (2020), Equity in Representing Literacy Growth in Dual Language Bilingual Education for Emerging Bilingual Students, is now required reading in the graduate level course Applied Linguistics and Society at George Mason University. Dr. Arteagoitia has been invited to give a talk to GMU students and others interested in the topic in March.
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CAL is exhibiting at TESOL 2021

We'll See You At TESOL 2021!

Check out who will be headlining CAL's Pre-Conference Institutes and on-demand sessions on our website.
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Federal Government Scholarship Program Opens Applications For 2022 Program

English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS) is now accepting application. EHLS is an intensive advanced English program that prepares non-native English speakers from a variety of fields for careers with the federal government.
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CAL Announces New SIOP Institutes

The CAL SIOP Model is a proven solution to address the needs of all language learners in ESL or bilingual settings. 
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Good Reads & Resources from Staff
Enjoy a few curated articles we're reading around the (virtual) office.
Washington State Superintendent Chris Reykdal shares his vision of all students in the state having access to dual language education. At its core, dual language is about equity and asset-based education for our multilingual learners and Native American students. Dual language strengthens students’ identities, builds cultural understanding, and students achieve academically while they are learning multiple languages.
This new white paper from the National Association of English Learner Program Administrators identifies and describes allowable uses of ESSER and ESSER II funds to support ELs, EL programs, and EL students.
Joseph Hood discusses the obstacles COVID-19 has created for statewide academic assessments and explores potential ideas on how the federal government can make the most of this year’s student assessments. 

ICYMI: Resources & More

Discover some of our events, announcements, and webinars you might have missed!
  • Peter Roos, chief attorney in a number of extraordinary cases throughout his 40 years practicing law, including Plyler v. Doe (1982), and wife Emma Roos speak with Roberta Miceli at the Center for Applied Linguistics in a 2020 interview.
  • Lisa Tabaku digs deeper into the third pillar of the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, Third Edition. 

Looking Ahead:

Upcoming Events with CAL

Feb 23 - Research to Policy Webinar: Critical Conversations in Language Education
Feb 25 - CAL Institute:
Mar 4 - GURT Institute 
Mar 18 - CAL Institute
Mar 24 - 27 - TESOL 2021 International Convention & Expo
Mar 25 - Presentation of the 2021 Charles A. Ferguson Award for Outstanding Scholarship (Invitation-only)
Mar 30 - Resarch to Policy Webinar: Critical Conversations in Language Education
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