English Language Learners
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:
Learn more about sheltered instruction.
The 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.
CAL SIOP TOT Institute
July 8-11, 2013
Learn how to provide SIOP Model professional development tailored to the needs of your district and schools.
Learn more and register.
Publications and Resources
CAL has a variety of publications and resources related to sheltered instruction. Read more.
An Insider's Guide to SIOP Coaching
Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners - 4th Edition
Visit the CAL SIOP website to browse our collection of resources.