Learn SIOP methods that are especially tailored for your bilingual classrooms

This comprehensive and interactive institute is designed to help participants develop and deliver CAL SIOP Model lessons in bilingual programs.

PreK-12 DL teachers and coaches will learn about, and practice using, the eight components of the SIOP Model to effectively teach language and content while addressing the three pillars of DL programs: bilingualism and biliteracy, high academic achievement, and socio-cultural competence. The Institute will include a variety of activities, including demonstrations, simulations and explanations, small-group tasks, and the creation of activities and lessons. The institute will encourage reflection needed for each teacher to adapt the CAL SIOP methods to their own unique circumstances. No prior knowledge of the SIOP Model is required for participation.

The SIOP Model is a research-based lesson design and delivery system for teaching language and content. Originally designed as an observation protocol for measuring the quality of sheltered lessons for language learners, the SIOP Model evolved into a method for teachers to plan, teach, and assess meaningful lessons, and to reflect on their own practice. Each component of the SIOP Model is supported by empirical studies (August & Shanahan, 2006; Genesee, Lindholm-Leary, Saunders, Christian, 2006) and the model itself has a solid and growing research base (Echevarria, Richards-Tutor, Canges, & Francis, 2011; Short, Fidelman, & Louguit, 2012; Friend, Most, & McCrary, 2009; McIntyre, et al., 2010; Song, 2016; Watkins & Lindahl, 2010). The CAL SIOP Model for Dual Language programs has been enhanced for use in programs in which English and a partner language are used to deliver content instruction.

Reflecting eight major components of sheltered instruction, the SIOP Model provides a framework for teachers to plan integrated language and content lessons (Short, 2013). Used as a lesson planning framework, it ensures that the features of effective instruction critical for language learners are present in all lessons. Educators will collaboratively plan lessons specifically for bilingual classrooms, including drafting content, language, and cultural objectives; developing techniques for teaching metalinguistic strategies; and forming purposeful linguistic interaction. Administrators, specialists, and teachers are encouraged to attend as a team.  

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

Agenda

Day One

  • Key demographics
  • Dual Language SIOP Model overview and research
  • Lesson Preparation component

Day Two

  • Building Background component
  • Comprehensible Input component
  • SIOP lesson planning

Day Three

  • Strategies component
  • Interaction component
  • SIOP lesson planning

Day Four

  • Practice/Application component
  • Lesson Delivery component
  • Review & Assessment component
  • SIOP lesson planning
  • Presentations and peer review

Schedule

  8:30 am –   9:00 am Breakfast and conversation
  9:00 am – 12:00 pm Morning training session
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch and networking
12:45 pm –   3:30 pm Afternoon training session (including mid-afternoon dessert break)
 

Cost

Early bird registration by May 1, 2019: $1,250/person.
After May 1, 2019: $1,450/person.
Send 2 people or more and pay $1,250 each.

Cost includes all training materials (two workbooks) and breakfast and lunch each day.

Venue

This Institute will be held at the Center for Applied Linguistics. Visit our website for directions to CAL and to view a list of local hotels.

Please note that all travel arrangements and expenses are the responsibility of the participant. See our policies below for more information.

Certificate of Completion

Participants will receive a CAL Certificate of Completion which may be used for continuing education credit.

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.

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.