CAL SIOP Bulletin
October 2015
Lesson Plans and Activities
Case Study
CAL Institutes
CAL SIOP at Conferences

New Self-paced online course
from CAL

Fundamentals of Sheltered Instruction: Featuring the
SIOP Model

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.

Learn more.

This issue of the CAL SIOP Bulletin is focused on systems of support to help schools and districts provide ongoing support to the teachers implementing the SIOP Model. Systems of support can include Language Instruction Education Programs (LIEP), Professional Learning Communities (PLC), coaching, and other job-embedded professional development.

Browse the CAL SIOP website to learn more about our complete set of resources.

Lesson Plans and Activities

CAL continues to expand its online library of lesson plans and activities with our newest resources listed below.

SIOP Model Lesson Study: Job Embedded Professional Development

The SIOP Interactive Activity Design Template

Browse our lesson plans and activities section to view or download.

Case Study: Sustained Professional Development

Developing and Sustaining an Effective SIOP Model Professional Development Program: A Case Study of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

This case study highlights the long term collaboration between the Center for Applied Linguistics and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district. It outlines the benefits that continuous professional development and comprehensive district-wide support system can produce for the achievement of English learners.
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Learning the SIOP Model: Video and Viewers Guide
Learning the SIOP Model is a practical, hands-on tool for educators to learn more about the SIOP Model and how to use it with greater effectiveness. It can be used by those who are new to the SIOP Model and by those who are already familiar with it and are seeking to enhance the effectiveness of their implementation. Learn more.


Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners book coverAn Insider’s Guide to SIOP Coaching
This valuable resource is designed for teacher educators, staff developers, and other stakeholders who know the SIOP Model and are helping school districts implement it in their lessons. The guide was developed to share best practices for coaching teachers in using the SIOP Model; help school districts develop their own professional development models that empower teachers; promote the development of professional learning communities within a school; and help teachers support student learning.
Learn more.

Browse our resources section.

CAL SIOP Training of Trainers Institutes

CAL offers two strands of SIOP TOT Institutes to best meet the needs of educators. We have set dates through fall 2016. Check out our CAL Institutes calendar for more information.

SIOP TOT I: Foundations is designed to help participants enhance their knowledge of the SIOP Model to support delivery of effective professional development workshops for educators. This institute is designed for those with a basic knowledge of the SIOP Model and seek foundational skills in creating and delivering a SIOP Model professional development program.

SIOP TOT II: Advanced Strategies focuses on strategies and techniques to provide job-embedded support, such as coaching, to help teachers more effectively implement the SIOP Model. This institute is designed for those who have foundational skills in delivering SIOP Model professional development, and who currently support educators in districts and schools where SIOP is being implemented.

Learn more and register.

CAL SIOP at Conferences

Connect with the CAL SIOP team at these upcoming conferences.

La Cosecha 20th Annual Dual Language Conference
November 4–7, 2015 ♦ Albuquerque, NM

  • The Perfect Hire: Strategies that Promote Program-Candidate “Fit” and Teacher Retention
    Barbara Kennedy

  • Engaging Young Dual Language Learners through Interaction, Practice, and Application Activities
    Barbara Kennedy

  • As a Dual Language Educator, How Culturally Proficient Am I?
    José Medina

  • Campus Principals’ Perceptions of How Principal Mentorship Influenced Their Ability to Lead a Dual Language Campus
    José Medina

MEXTESOL International Convention
November 5–8, 2015 ♦ Cancún, Mexico

  • Instructional Principles in Content Areas: Improving Language and Literacy
    Marybelle Marrero-Colón

PRTESOL 42nd Annual Convention
November 20–21, 2015 ♦ San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • As an Educator, How Culturally Proficient Am I?
    José Medina

  • Using Theater to Develop Students’ Four Language Domains
    José Medina

Learn more about these and other CAL staff presentations at upcoming conferences.

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