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Using the SIOP Model

Learning how to use the SIOP Model takes time and consistent effort. Sustained professional development activities help educators enhance their understanding of the specific features of the model and develop effective methodologies for using the model in their classroom. Helping districts build their capacity to support teacher understanding is also an important success factor in SIOP implementation.

Using instructional strategies connected to each of the SIOP components listed below, teachers are able to use the SIOP Model to design and deliver lessons that address the academic and linguistic needs of English learners.

The eight interrelated components of the SIOP Model:

  • Lesson Preparation
  • Building Background
  • Comprehensible Input
  • Strategies
  • Interaction
  • Practice/Application
  • Lesson Delivery
  • Review & Assessment

The CAL SIOP team will work with you to create a professional development plan tailored to the exact needs of your school or district. For a complete overview of our PD options, visit the services section of our website.


Service Spotlight

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.

Learn more about our services.