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August 16, 2012


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Using the SIOP Model: Professional Development Services From CAL

CAL collaborates with schools and districts to design and conduct SIOP professional development programs that meet their particular needs. Informed by CAL's ongoing research, our experienced CAL SIOP team can provide a range of services, including SIOP workshops, coaching, site visits, and technical assistance, to create a sustainable SIOP professional development plan. CAL also offers professional development in the SIOP Model for practitioners working with adult English learners.
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New CAL SIOP Professional Development Manual coverUsing the SIOP Model: Professional Development Manual for Sheltered Instruction – Expanded Edition
CAL’s new SIOP professional development manual is designed to assist teacher educators, staff developers, and leaders at the school, district, and state levels as they prepare teachers of English language learners to use the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model.

The enhanced manual includes a CD of PowerPoint slides and handouts, new workshop session activities--including those tailored for teachers in a dual language setting, and activities designed to move teachers to higher levels of SIOP Model implementation once they are introduced to the model. The manual also features information about each SIOP component, a comprehensive outline of the characteristics of quality sheltered instruction professional development for teachers, updated information based on CAL’s ongoing SIOP Model research, and sections that focus on the development of effective SIOP lesson plans. Learn more.

Online Resources

Separate and Not Equal: The Implementation of Structured English Immersion in Arizona’s Classrooms
This article for the Teachers College Record addresses Arizona’s Structured English Immersion (SEI) four-hour model and the negative implications for English language learners. Students, who are subjected to a prescriptive model that has resulted from a convergence of major laws, mandates, and policy decisions of the past decade, are faced with receiving an education unequal to that of their mainstream peers. CAL contributors include Terrence Wiley and M. Beatriz Arias. Read the full article.

Helping Newcomer Students Succeed in Secondary Schools and Beyond LogoHelping Newcomer Students Succeed in Secondary Schools and Beyond
This report, based on a 3-year national research study funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, has been written for educators and policy makers to focus attention on newcomer adolescent English language learners at the middle and high school grades and to communicate promising practices for meeting their educational and social needs. Download the free report.


Publication: Connecting Diverse Cultures: A Video Guide for A New Day and Be Who You AreConnecting Diverse Cultures: A Video Guide for A New Day and Be Who You Are
Connecting Diverse Cultures features practical and effective activity plans designed to help facilitators, teachers, and trainers increase understanding of and appreciation for other cultures and beliefs. Developed as a companion to the DVD Refugee Families and Youth in the United States, this practical and informative guide incorporates segments of the video into engaging activities. Learn more.

Publication: The Education of Language Minority Immigrants in the United StatesThe Education of Language Minority Immigrants in the United States
This publication brings together well-known experts on immigrant and language minority education in the United States with the goal of informing educational policy and practice. Co-edited by CAL President Terrence G. Wiley, this collection has immediate application for educators and policy makers and will be of value to students and researchers interested in the education of immigrant language minority students. Learn more.

Publication: Implementing Educational Language Policy in Arizona: Legal, Historical and Current Practices in SEIImplementing Educational Language Policy in Arizona: Legal, Historical and Current Practices in SEI
Scholars and researchers present their latest findings regarding the impact of a restrictive language policy on teacher preparation and classroom practice through the lens of the decade-long implementation of Structured English Immersion (SEI) in Arizona. This publication from Multilingual Matters is edited by M. Beatriz Arias and Christian Faltis with contributions from Terrence Wiley and Sarah Catherine K. Moore. Learn more.


CREATE LogoRegistration Now Open for the 2012 CREATE Conference

English Learners in Content Area Classes: Teaching for Achievement in the Middle Grades
October 18-19, 2012
Orlando, FL

CREATE’s culminating conference will feature research on current methods for increasing academic rigor in the middle grades while supporting English learners’ language and literacy development in content area classes. CREATE researchers and other top scholars will present their work on projects related to CREATE’s program of research, the instructional implications of such research, and strategies for preparing English learners in the middle grades for college and career readiness.

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