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As the number of English learners increases in schools across the United States, educators are seeking effective ways to help them acquire the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond.

The SIOP Model* is a research-based and validated model of sheltered instruction that has been widely and successfully used across the U.S. for over 15 years Professional development in the SIOP Model helps teachers plan and deliver lessons that allow English learners to acquire academic knowledge as they develop English language proficiency. CAL participated in the development of the SIOP Model and continues to conduct SIOP research.

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Our experienced SIOP team of educators and researchers provides professional development services on the SIOP Model through workshops, site visits, coaching sessions, and technical assistance. CAL's SIOP team designs and provides high-quality services that address the particular needs of districts and schools. Learn about our service offerings.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Read answers to frequently asked questions about the SIOP Model, its implementation, and CAL SIOP services and resources.

Online Institutes Services

Fundamentals of Sheltered Instruction: Featuring the SIOP Model
New Self-paced online course from CAL

This self-paced online course is designed to help teachers and administrators increase their knowledge of research-based sheltered instruction to support the language and content learning needs of English learners. Examples are based on the widely-used and effective SIOP Model.
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CAL Institutes
Join us in Washington, DC for SIOP Training of Trainers Institutes.

SIOP TOT I: Foundations
Designed to help participants develop and deliver SIOP Model professional development.
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SIOP TOT II: Advanced Strategies
Participants review and renew specific features of the SIOP Model and learn how to support and sustain teachers’ SIOP implementation.

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Professional Development Services

CAL’s experienced SIOP team works closely with you to plan, implement, and support instruction using sheltered instruction model.

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The CAL SIOP Bulletin, our periodic electronic newsletter, is dedicated to supporting content and language teaching of English language learners by sharing information and resources about the SIOP Model and its implementation.
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*The SIOP Model was developed by researchers at California State University, Long Beach (Jana Echevarria and Mary Ellen Vogt), and the Center for Applied Linguistics (Deborah J. Short) under the auspices of the Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence (CREDE), a national research center funded by the U.S. Department of Education from 1996 through 2003.
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