CAL SIOP Training of Trainers Institute: Foundations
Enhance your SIOP Model knowledge to support delivery of effective professional development workshops at your school.
This comprehensive and interactive institute is designed to help participants develop and deliver SIOP Model professional development as facilitators in your school or district.
The Foundations institute is designed for those with a basic working knowledge of the SIOP Model through some past SIOP Model workshop attendance, self-study, or classroom implementation. Participants will review the SIOP Model and acquire knowledge and skills to help PreK-12 teachers better integrate content and language instruction for English learners.
This is the right strand for those who:
- Have some experience with the SIOP Model, but would like a review of the eight components
- May have attended a 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 a SIOP facilitator
Please note: this institute is not intended for those who are learning SIOP for the first time. Contact CAL about SIOP introductory workshops that we can bring to your school or district.
About CAL SIOP Institutes
SIOP Training of Trainers (TOT) institutes are designed for district professional developers, district and school-based coaches, administrators, and teacher leaders who have some experience with the SIOP Model and who support teacher instruction. Participants need to be familiar with the SIOP Model.
Modeled after SIOP workshops, SIOP TOT institutes include a variety of activities, such as demonstration and explanation, analysis of video teaching sequences, and small group tasks.
Choosing the SIOP Training that Works for You
To meet the needs of all participants, there are two different strands of the SIOP TOT institute. This web page focuses on Foundations for those who are looking to facilitate the SIOP Model as a professional development workshop. Click here to learn more and read the description for the SIOP TOT Advanced Coaching Strategies Institute, which is for those who will be helping teachers to implement the SIOP Model in their classrooms as coaches. If you need help determining which strand is best for you, please contact us.