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CAL SIOP for Dual Language Programs: Developing Academic Language and Content in Two Languages

May 16, 2022 - May 20, 2022

Learn SIOP methods that are especially tailored for your bilingual classrooms.

This 15-hour institute (12 hours synchronous and 3 hours asynchronous) is designed to help leaders, specialists, coaches, and teachers plan for and implement CAL SIOP methods in their programs.

PreK-8 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 to make the online learning engaging, including chats, polls, and breakout-room games and discussions. 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).  Educators will collaboratively plan activities, specifically for dual language classrooms, including content, language, and cultural objectives, developing techniques for teaching metalinguistic-awareness strategies, and scaffolding for understanding and production.

Administrators, specialists, coaches, and teachers are encouraged to attend in district or school teams.

Participants who attend every session will receive a CAL Certificate of Completion for 15 hours, which may be used for continuing education credit depending on the requirements of your state or district.

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

Please, click here to register for this insitute.


May 16, 2022
May 20, 2022
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