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Using the SIOP Model: Professional Development Manual for Sheltered Instruction

This new 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.
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SIOP in Action: Instructional Videos Featuring Complete SIOP Lessons at Three Grade Levels

This new resource, three videos available on one DVD with a companion viewers’ guide, illustrates three SIOP lessons at different grade levels: second grade, eighth grade, and high school/GED.

Learn more and watch a video clip.

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English Language Learners

SIOP/Sheltered Instruction

Sheltered instruction is an approach to teaching that promotes language development and content-area learning. Content-area and ESL teachers adapt grade level content lessons to the students’ levels of English proficiency. At the same time, teachers focus on English language development and help students increase proficiency in English.

CAL's projects, products, and services provide information to help the following professionals implement sheltered instruction effectively:

  • teachers

  • program administrators

  • literacy and ESL coaches

  • staff development facilitators

Learn more about sheltered instruction.

SIOP LogoThe SIOP Model
CAL offers professional development and resources for the SIOP Model. Browse the CAL SIOP website.

Professional Development on the SIOP Model

Teachers participating in SIOP Model professional development learn to plan and implement lessons organized around the eight components of the SIOP Model. These lessons help students develop their academic English skills while they are learning grade level content. Professional development includes a variety of activities, such as demonstration, analysis of video teaching sequences, small group tasks, and creation of instructional activities. Learn more.

Publications and Resources

CAL has a variety of publications and resources related to sheltered instruction. Read more.

Featured Resources

An Insider's Guide to SIOP Coaching
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Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners
- 4th Edition
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Visit the CAL SIOP website to browse our collection of resources.