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CAL SIOP Bulletin
February 2013 - Special Edition


Professional Development Solutions Using the SIOP Model

CAL collaborates with schools, states, and districts to design and conduct SIOP professional development programs that meet their particular needs. Informed by CAL's ongoing research, our experienced SIOP team can provide a range of services, including SIOP workshops, coaching, site visits, and technical assistance.

Visit our website to learn more.

Contact us to discuss your needs.


CAL SIOP TOT Institute
July 8-11, 2013
Washington, DC

Learn how to provide SIOP Model professional development tailored to the needs of your district and schools.

Learn more and register.

New Classroom Video With Companion Guide

SIOP in Action: Instructional Videos Featuring Complete SIOP Lessons at Three Grade Levels

CAL is pleased to introduce our newest SIOP resource which features videos of three specific SIOP lessons, each at a different grade level.
It is designed for districts and schools to develop a deeper understanding of the components of the SIOP Model and how to implement them effectively.


The three videos are available on a single DVD and include

  • Second Grade Science Lesson: Life Cycle of a Butterfly
  • Eighth Grade Math Lesson: Polyhedrons
  • High School/GED English Arts Lesson: Irony

The DVD comes with a companion viewers guide the provides professional developers and educators with an overview of the SIOP lessons illustrated in the three videos, offers video observation tips and questions to guide the viewing of each lesson, and includes the three SIOP teachers’ lesson plans to deepen educators’ understanding of how to plan a lesson that integrates language and content instruction.

Learn more and watch a video clip.

Connect With the CAL SIOP Team at TESOL
Join Jennifer Himmel, CAL SIOP Manager and Associate Director of PreK-12 Professional Development, at TESOL 2013 to be held March 21-23 in Dallas, TX.

  • Building Capacity Through Job Embedded PD: A SIOP Success Story
    Presenters explain how instructional coaching and SIOP lesson study helped teachers in a Northern Virginia school district reach higher levels of SIOP implementation. They outline the process for facilitating such activities and describe how they have increased and sustained teacher implementation of the model.
    Friday, March 22, 2013 1:00 – 1:45 pm
    Convention Center, Room C140

  • SIOP in Action: Using Authentic Classroom Videos and Instructional Guides
    View video clips from SIOP in Action: Instructional Videos Featuring Complete SIOP Lessons at Three Grade Levels, a DVD with authentic examples of classroom SIOP Model implementation. Learn how the video, with companion guide, can be used to enrich SIOP learning. Information about other CAL SIOP resources will be highlighted.
    Friday, March 22, 2013 4:00 – 4:30 pm
    Convention Center, Room D220

CAL SIOP team members will also be presenting and exhibiting at a number of conferences this spring.

Visit the CAL website for a complete list of CAL presentations at conferences.


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