Learn SIOP methods that are especially tailored for your bilingual classrooms

Description:

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 bilingual 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). 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 lesson segments, specifically for bilingual classrooms, including drafting content, language, and cultural objectives, developing techniques for teaching metalinguistic strategies, and arranging purposeful peer interactions.

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

Virtual Institute Design

  • Virtual, synchronous sessions take place in one week with 2-hour sessions each day followed by an application assignment and sharing session held during the following week.
  • You will have the opportunity to interact with educators from other schools and districts.
  • You will be able to immediately apply what you learned to your instruction.

Session Materials

In addition to workshop handouts, each participant will be mailed a copy of each of the two books:

  • Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, 3rd Edition (Howard, L., et. al., 2018)
  • Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model, 4th Edition (Echevarria, Vogt & Short, 2000)

Institute Objectives

Participants will be able to (on a foundational level):

  • Define sheltered instruction and identify the most significant factors affecting second language acquisition.
  • Develop effective content, language, and cultural objectives to meet the language demands of the content lessons.
  • Create activities for vocabulary development and background building.
  • Scaffold language for content learning and use L1 to scaffold to L2 content.
  • Design interactive activities that promote sustained oral language use.
  • Distinguish between practice and application and apply to content study.
  • Describe fundamentals of effective lesson delivery.
  • Design assessments for language learners.

Schedule

6 LIVE Interactive Webinars from June 7th through 11th and 17th

Monday, June 7:

2:00 – 4:00 pm PST

3:00 – 5:00 pm MST

4:00 – 6:00 pm CST

5:00 - 7:00 pm EST

Webinar I:

  • Overview of CAL SIOP for DL Model
  • Lesson Preparation

 

 

 

Tuesday, June 8:

2:00 – 4:00 pm PST

3:00 – 5:00 pm MST

4:00 – 6:00 pm CST

5:00 - 7:00 pm EST

Webinar II:

  • Building or Eliciting Background
  • Comprehensible Input

 

Wednesday, June 9:

2:00 – 4:00 pm PST

3:00 – 5:00 pm MST

4:00 – 6:00 pm CST

5:00 - 7:00 pm EST

Webinar III:

  • Strategies
  • Interaction

 

Thursday, June 10:

2:00 – 4:00 pm PST

3:00 – 5:00 pm MST

4:00 – 6:00 pm CST

5:00 - 7:00 pm EST

Webinar IV:  

  • Practice and Application
  • Lesson Delivery

 

Friday, June 11: 

2:00 – 4:00 pm PST

3:00 – 5:00 pm MST

4:00 – 6:00 pm CST

5:00 - 7:00 pm EST

Webinar V:

  • Review and Assessment
  • Expectations for sharing on June 17 (3 hours of on-own time allotted for planning)

 

Thursday, June 17:

2:00 – 4:00 pm PST

3:00 – 5:00 pm MST

4:00 – 6:00 pm CST

5:00 - 7:00 pm EST

Webinar VI:

  • Sharing Our Ideas for using CAL SIOP methods in our dual language instruction

 

Cost

Early bird registration by May 17, 2021: $575/person.

After May 17, 2021: $650/person.

Send 2 people or more and pay $575 each.

Certificate of Completion

Participants 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.

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.

COVID-19 Contingencies Language for Additional to Professional Development (PD) Contracts
CAL’s travel policy states that there will no business travel through December 31, 2020. This policy will be reviewed for the 2021 calendar year with a decision by October 1, 2020. In the event of school closures, travel restrictions and/or a high incidence of COVID-19, the district/school will make every attempt to reschedule the equivalent hours of hours of PD in a combination of synchronous and asynchronous online sessions on dates/times that are mutually agreeable. CAL attests that the PD content will be the equivalent to the face-to-face sessions and also align to best practices for virtual instruction.
In the event that the PD cannot be rescheduled to a virtual delivery model, CAL’s cancellation policy applies.

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.