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SIOP LogoVisit the revised CAL SIOP Web site to learn more about the SIOP Model.

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An Insider's Guide to SIOP Coaching.

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Learn more about CAL's professional development services and materials using sheltered instruction.

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An Insider's Guide to SIOP Coaching

Arieh (Ari) Sherris, Thomas A. Bauder, and Lindsey Hillyard

This new resource is designed for teacher educators, staff developers, and others who know the SIOP Model* and are helping teachers implement it in their lessons. The guide offers practical suggestions for establishing productive coaching relationships, helping teachers with effective SIOP lesson planning, conducting observations and providing feedback, and sustaining SIOP implementation over time.

An Insider’s Guide to SIOP Coaching is a supplement to other publications and videos about the model, such as Making Content Comprehensible to English Learners: The SIOP Model, Using the SIOP Model: Professional Development for Sheltered Instruction, The SIOP Model: Sheltered Instruction for Academic Achievement, Helping English Learners Succeed: An Overview of the SIOP Model, and The SIOP Model Digest Series. All of these publications and videos are useful tools for coaching. Learn more about other SIOP resources.

The SIOP Coaching Guide

  • Shares best practices for coaching teachers in using the SIOP Model

  • Helps school districts develop their own professional development models that empower teachers

  • Promotes the development of professional learning communities within a school

  • Helps teachers support student learning


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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. Learn more.