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CAL SIOP Training of Trainers Institute: Advanced Coaching Strategies

January 4 - January 25

January 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2024

Learn effective strategies for providing job-embedded support for teachers implementing the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model in your schools. Please join us for this engaging online version of our 2024 CAL SIOP TOT.

This comprehensive and interactive institute is designed to help participants develop and deliver SIOP Model professional development as coaches or other instructional leadership roles.

The Advanced Strategies Institute is designed for participants with prior knowledge of the SIOP Model who support teachers in its implementation. In this institute, participants will review and renew specific components and features to deepen their understanding of the SIOP Model. Participants will also extend their professional skills in supporting teachers’ application of the model by exploring the implementation of job-embedded professional development practices such as coaching, guided lesson planning by content area/grade level, development of professional learning communities, and lesson study.

Based on an interactive flipped classroom model, the 2024 cohort will participate in synchronous and asynchronous online learning. The synchronous portion will entail participants attending four 4.5-hour live online sessions. Through an asynchronous, self-paced format, participants will complete online activities that supplement the presentations. They will listen to recorded mini-lectures, read relevant research articles, watch and “coach” classroom videos of SIOP lessons, apply what they learn to their coaching plans, and interact with other participants through discussion boards and blog posts. Participants will connect online with CAL facilitators weekly to discuss best practices in SIOP professional development, network with other PD facilitators from schools worldwide, and receive small group coaching from a CAL PD coach.

This is the right strand of professional development for those who:

  • Have attended a full introductory SIOP workshop and have a strong knowledge base of the SIOP Model
  • Have implemented the SIOP Model in their classrooms or have a lot of experience supporting teachers who implement the SIOP Model
  • Have attended the CAL SIOP Training of Trainers Institute: Foundations or similar school-based and district-based training.
  • Can identify examples of SIOP implementation but need more assistance in helping teachers implement with fidelity.
  • Are available between January 4 and 25, 2024, to complete approximately 2 hours of self-paced online assignments per week (to include watching videos, reading articles, listening to mini-lectures on SIOP components, and planning for their own PD sessions, etc.).
  • Can join remote/teleconference sessions on the days and times listed below.
  • Note: Each participant must have their own device for the virtual presentation. Multiple individuals on one device will not be accommodated.

Please note: this institute is not intended for those learning SIOP for the first time. Contact CAL about SIOP introductory workshops that we can deliver in your schools. Questions? Email CAL with any questions you may have about our offerings.


Self-Paced Content

  • Participants must complete four hours of self-paced, asynchronous work in CAL’s Moodle platform.

January 4, 2024: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST

  • Introductions
  • Key characteristics and elements of effective SIOP Model professional development and implementation support
  • SIOP Model review and renewal designed to deepen knowledge and implementation with a focus on second language acquisition and supporting content and language objectives in the Lesson Preparation Component
  • PD Planning

January 11, 2024: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST

  • SIOP Model review and renewal to deepen knowledge and implementation with a focus on the Building Background component
  • Special considerations when coaching with the SIOP Model
  • Planning for virtual implementation support
  • PD Planning

January 18, 2024: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST

  • SIOP Model review and renewal to deepen knowledge and implementation with a focus on specific features of the Strategies and Interaction components
  • Supporting the lesson planning process using the SIOP Model
  • Co-teaching and collaboration through the development and support of PLCs
  • Developing a school/ district SIOP implementation plan
  • PD Planning

January 25, 2024: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST

  • Special considerations for working with adult learners
  • SIOP lesson study
  • SIOP Model review and renewal to deepen knowledge and implementation with a focus on specific features of the Lesson Delivery and Review & Assessment components
  • PD Planning


  • Four 4.5-hour mini-workshop sessions, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST on January 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2024
  • Self-paced content approximately two hours per week between January 4 and January 25, 2024
  • Note: The asynchronous portion will be available for one year.


  • Early bird pricing before December 4, 2023: $1,325 per person
  • Individual price after December 4, 2023: $1,525 per person
  • Send two people or more and pay $1,325 per person.
  • The cost includes all training materials (An Insider’s Guide to SIOP Coaching, SIOP in Action DVD, trainer’s PowerPoint, and hand-outs)
  • Register early, as space is limited.

Please register before December 4, 2023, for the timely shipment of physical publications.


This institute will be held online through interactive web conferences and self-paced assignments to be completed in CAL’s online learning platforms.


Graduate Credit Option

An option for two graduate credits from Trinity Washington University is available for this CAL Institute. The cost is $495. Participants must attend all workshop days and complete an assignment to be distributed during the institute. If you have questions about the requirements and registration for the CAL Institute graduate credits, please contact CAL Solutions.

Certificate of Completion

Participants will receive a CAL Certificate of Completion for 28 hours, which may be used for continuing education credit.

Participants will receive a Digital Badge for attendance and engagement in any professional development offering facilitated by CAL’s PK-12 Language and Literacy Unit. 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 easily and securely 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 get in touch with us via email at credentials@cal.org or call 202-362-0700, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.




Please complete the online registration process to reserve your seat for this institute. Please be aware that your seat at the workshop will only be confirmed once payment is received. If you register 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.


Before beginning the registration process, please determine your preferred payment method (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 it 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 they do not plan to attend the session. Participants may cancel their registration and receive a full refund up to three (3) weeks before 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 before 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 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 trainings and workshops have permission from CAL to use materials while 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.


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



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