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SIOP Training of Trainers (TOT) Institute

July 14-17, 2014

9:00 am 4:00 pm ET
Marriott Courtyard Hotel, Chevy Chase, MD

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

Please join us for this comprehensive and interactive
four-day institute designed to help participants develop and deliver the SIOP Model professional development.

This institute is designed for those with a working knowledge of the SIOP Model through past SIOP Model workshop attendance or self-study. Past participants include district professional developers, district and school-based coaches, administrators, and teacher leaders.

Modeled after CAL SIOP workshops and based on the resource, Using the SIOP Model: Professional Development Manual for Sheltered Instruction, participants will acquire the knowledge and skills to help PreK-12 teachers better integrate content and language instruction for English learners.

During this SIOP Training of Trainers Institute, participants will explore research-based lessons on effective professional development and adult learning. The institute will include a variety of activities, such as demonstration and explanation, analysis of video teaching sequences, and small group tasks. At the end of each workshop day, participants will plan a SIOP workshop or incorporate what they learned into their role-specific professional development activities. On the final day, participants will present their own workshop plans based on their learning.

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CAL SIOP Training of Trainers Institute
July 14-17, 2014

View the CAL 2014 Institute calendar.


Day One:

  • Key characteristics and elements of effective SIOP Model professional development workshops

  • SIOP Model review with modeling of workshop activities for second language acquisition, SIOP Model overview and research, and the Lesson Preparation component

Day Two:

  • SIOP Model review with modeling of workshop activities for the components of Building Background, Comprehensible Input

  • SIOP workshop planning

Day Three:

  • SIOP Model review with modeling of workshop activities for the components of Strategies and Interaction

  • SIOP workshop planning

Day Four:

  • SIOP Model review with modeling of workshop activities for the components of Practice/Application, Lesson Delivery, and Review & Assessment

  • Presentations and peer review


$1,250/person. Send 2 people or more and pay $1,200 each.

Cost includes all training materials (SIOP training manual, retail value of $199, and hand-outs) and breakfast and lunch each day.

Travel and hotel expenses are the responsibility of the participant.

Register early, as space is limited.

Daily Training Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast and conversation
9:00 am – Noon Morning training session
Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch and networking
1:00 – 4:00 pm Afternoon training session (including mid-afternoon dessert break)

Registration and Payment

Register as soon as possible.

Please decide about your method of payment (credit card or purchase order) at the time of registration. Your seat at the workshop will be confirmed once payment is received. If paying by purchase order, you can complete the online payment form by entering your purchase order number. If you do not have a purchase order, complete steps 1-4 on the registration form to tentatively reserve your seat and fax a signed copy of the purchase order to 888-700-3629 as soon as possible.

Cancellation Policy
Participants may cancel their registration and receive a full refund three (3) weeks prior to the course start date by sending an email to store@cal.org. After that date, no refunds will be available. Registrants may choose to receive the workshop materials by mail or may transfer the registration to another individual up to three (3) days prior to the course start date.

Questions about workshop registration, payment, cancellation, or to be added to the waiting list for future workshops, contact Marilyn Raphael, Coordinator, or call 202-355-1500.

Questions about workshop content, contact Julie Mazrum, Professional Development Specialist, Associate Manager of SIOP.

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July 2014 CAL SIOP TOT
July 14-17, 2014

Book Your Hotel Room

All institutes will be held at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel, Chevy Chase, MD.

Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. Discounted hotel reservations can be made by following the appropriate link below or by calling the hotel at 301-656-1500 and mentioning the Center for Applied Linguistics.

Hotel Link July 2014

Hotel reservations must be made by June 23, 2014 for the December SIOP TOT Institute in order to secure the discounted rate.

The hotel has a day-of-arrival (by 6:00 pm) cancellation policy. Visit the Courtyard Marriott Hotel website for more information on the full cancellation policy.

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