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CAL SIOP Training of Trainers Institute: Foundations (In-Person Institute)

July 8 - July 11

July 8, 9, 10, and 11, 2024 | Attend this engaging in-person institute to enhance your Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model knowledge to support the delivery of effective professional development workshops at your school or district.

In-Person Institute


This comprehensive and interactive institute is designed to help participants develop and deliver SIOP Model professional development as facilitators in their school or district. 

The SIOP Foundations Training of Trainers Institute is designed for those with a basic working knowledge of the SIOP Model through past SIOP Model workshop attendance, self-study, or classroom implementation. 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 English learners as Professional Development facilitators. 

Participants attend four 5.5-hour face-to-face sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with CAL facilitators daily to discuss best practices in SIOP professional development, network with other PD facilitators from schools around the world, and receive small group coaching from a CAL PD coach. 

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 interested in beginning to develop the skills of an SIOP facilitator 
  • Are available between July 8–11, 2024, to attend in-person workshop sessions. 

*This institute is not intended for those who have extensive knowledge of training others on the SIOP Model. Contact CAL about the SIOP Advanced Strategies or other workshops that we can bring to your school or district.  

Schedule and Agenda

July 8, 2024: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:30–3:30 p.m. EST 

  • Key characteristics and elements of effective SIOP Model professional development workshops 
  • SIOP Model review with modeling of workshop activities for second language acquisition, SIOP Model overview and research, and the Lesson Preparation component 
  • Adult learning theory 
  • PD Planning Time

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

  • SIOP Model review with modeling of workshop activities for the components of Building Background, Comprehensible Input 
  • Best practices in facilitating face-to-face, hybrid, and virtual learning and PD 
  • PD Planning Time 

July 10, 2024: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:30–3:30 p.m. EST 

  • SIOP Model review with modeling of workshop activities for the components of Strategies and Interaction 
  • Characteristics of participants and differentiation 
  • PD Planning Time

July 11, 2024: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm & 1:30-3:30 pm EST

  • SIOP Model review with modeling of workshop activities for the components of Practice/Application, Lesson Delivery, and Review & Assessment
  • PD Planning Time


  • Early bird pricing prior to June 8, 2024: $1,325 per person 
  • Individual price after June 8, 2024: $1,525/person. 
  • Send two people or more and pay $1,325 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:

  • One binder, Using the SIOP Model: Professional Development Manual for Sheltered Instruction 
  • One digital video, Learning the SIOP with Viewer’s Guide 
  • One digital video, Demonstrating Comprehensible Input: Mandarin Lesson and trainer’s materials 
  • Trainer’s handout packet and handout of the PowerPoint
  • Breakfast, lunch, and break snacks
  • Digital Badge: CAL SIOP Institute Level 1 Trainer


This institute will be held at:

Courtyard Bethesda Chevy Chase

Mayfair Ballroom 1 

5520 Wisconsin Ave. 

Chevy Chase, Maryland, 20815 

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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 at solutions@cal.org.

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. 



To reserve your seat for this institute, please first complete the online registration process here: Registration Link.

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 Training  


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: 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.