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CAL SIOP Overview (In-Person Institute)

July 15 - July 18

July 15, 16, 17, and 18, 2024 | Attend this engaging in-person institute to enhance your knowledge and use of the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model to support classroom instruction for Multilingual learners at your school or district.

In-Person Institute


This multi-day comprehensive and interactive workshop is designed to help participants plan and deliver CAL SIOP Model lessons for linguistically and culturally diverse students. 

PreK-12 teachers will learn and practice implementing the eight research-based components of the SIOP Model to teach language and content effectively. The institute will include a variety of activities, including demonstrations, simulations and explanations, small-group tasks, video classroom observations, and the creation of activities and lessons. The workshop will encourage reflection needed for each teacher to adapt the CAL SIOP methods to their content area, grade level, student proficiency levels, program models, and school initiatives. 

The SIOP Overview Institute is designed for those with little to no working knowledge of the SIOP Model. Participants will review the components of the SIOP Model and acquire knowledge and skills to help PreK-12 or adult education teachers better integrate content and language instruction for multilingual learners.  

Reflecting upon the eight major components of sheltered instruction, the SIOP Model provides a framework for teachers to plan integrated language and content lessons. Used as a lesson planning framework, it ensures that the features of effective instruction critical for language learners are present in all lessons. This workshop series will include a variety of activities such as jigsaw/partner readings, mini-lessons on language acquisition, small group lesson planning, video demonstrations, and hands-on activities that can be adapted for the classroom. Educators will either individually or collaboratively plan lessons specific to their classrooms. Administrators, coaches, and teachers are encouraged to attend as a team.   

Participants will attend four 5.5-hour face-to-face sessions and complete activities that supplement the presentations. They will read relevant research articles, watch classroom videos of SIOP lessons, apply what they learn to their lesson plans, and interact with other participants through discussions and activity participation. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with CAL facilitators daily to discuss best practices in SIOP lesson planning, network with other educators from schools around the world, and receive individual/small group coaching from a CAL PD facilitator. By the end of the 4-day workshop, teachers will have a completed SIOP Lesson plan to use as a model for future planning.  

This is the right strand for those who:

  • Have limited or little experience with the SIOP Model and would like a review of the eight components and 30 features 
  • May have attended an SIOP workshop in the past, but would like to prepare to teach others about the SIOP Model 
  • Are available once a week between July 15–18, 2024. 

Please note: this institute is not intended for those with extensive SIOP Model knowledge.  Contact CAL about the SIOP Training of Trainers or other workshops that we can bring to your school or district. Email CAL with any questions you may have about our offerings.

Schedule and Agenda

July 15, 2024: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:30–3:30 p.m. EST 

  • Key characteristics and elements of effective CAL SIOP Model lessons
  • SIOP Model review with modeling of activities for second language acquisition
  • SIOP Model overview and research
  • Lesson Preparation component
  • Lesson Planning Time

July 16, 2024: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:30–3:30 p.m. EST

  • SIOP Model review with modeling of activities for the components of Building Background and Comprehensible Input
  • Best practices for teaching Multilingual learners
  • Lesson Planning Time

July 17, 2024: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:30–3:30 p.m. EST 

  • SIOP Model review with modeling of activities for the components of Strategies and Interaction
  • Best practices for teaching Multilingual learners
  • Lesson Planning Time

July 18, 2024: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:30–3:30 p.m. EST 

  • SIOP Model review with modeling of activities for the components of Practice/Application, Lesson Delivery, and Review & Assessment
  • Best practices for teaching Multilingual learners
  • Lesson Planning Time


  • Early bird pricing prior to June 15, 2024: $1,225 per person 
  • Individual price after June 15, 2024: $1,425/person. 
  • Send two people or more and pay $1,225 each. .
  • Register early, as space is limited. 
  • Note: Lodging and travel arrangements are not included in the registration cost.  

Cost includes the following materials and amenities:

  • Handout packet and handout of the PowerPoint 
  • Breakfast, lunch, and break snacks 
  • Digital Badge: CAL SIOP Overview Level 1 Educator 


This Institute will be held at:

Courtyard Bethesda Chevy Chase

Mayfair Ballroom 1

5520 Wisconsin Ave.

Chevy Chase, Maryland, 20815

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Certificate of Completion

Participants will receive a Digital Badge for attendance and engagement in professional development offerings facilitated by the PK-12 Language and Literacy Unit at CAL. A badge will be issued through the Credly platform as a digital representation of an experience, learning, or validation gained by the end of an institute or workshop.  

CAL-Credly badges can be shared and verified online in a way that is easy and secure and linked to metadata that provides context and verification. They can be shared across the Internet for maximum visibility and recognition. 

If you have questions about digital badging at CAL, please contact us via email at credentialing@cal.org or call 202-362-0700, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. 


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To reserve your seat for this institute, please first complete the online registration process here: Register for the CAL SIOP Overview Institute Here. 

Please note 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. 

Note: Registration does not book lodging; please book your lodging via the special group rate here: Book your group rate for CAL SIOP Overview 


Before beginning the registration process, please determine your preferred method of payment (credit card, check, or purchase order).  

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 payable to the Center for Applied Linguistics and mail it to:  

Center for Applied Linguistics 

Attn: Accounts Receivable 

4646 40th Street NW 

Washington, DC 20016 

Cancellation Policy

Registrants: Registrants: We encourage participants to let CAL know as soon as possible if they 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 another event. 

Fair Use of Materials

Individuals who have completed CAL training and workshops have permission from CAL to use materials while providing professional development to educators in their schools 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. 


If you have questions, please contact us via email at solutions@cal.org or call 202-362-0700, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. 


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