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CAL SIOP for Dual Language Programs: Developing Academic Language and Content in Two Languages

December 5, 2022 - December 8, 2022

December 5-8, & Dec.12-13, 2022, 3:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time (six 2-hour sessions)

Foundations of CAL SIOP for Dual Language Programs: Developing Academic Language and Content in Two Languages

Learn SIOP methods for meeting the 3 pillars of dual language education: bilingualism and biliteracy, high academic achievement, and sociocultural competence!

This 15-hour institute (12 hours synchronous and 3 hours on-own) is designed to help leaders, specialists, coaches, and teachers plan for and implement CAL SIOP methods that meet the needs of students learning in not one, but two, languages.

PreK-8 DL teachers and coaches will learn about, and practice using, the eight components of the SIOP Model to effectively teach language and content while addressing the three pillars of DL programs: bilingualism and biliteracy, high academic achievement, and socio-cultural competence. The Institute will include a variety of activities to make the online learning engaging, including chats, polls, and breakout-room games and discussions. The institute will encourage reflection needed for each teacher to adapt the CAL SIOP methods to their own unique circumstances. No prior knowledge of the SIOP Model is required for participation.

The SIOP Model is a research-based lesson design and delivery system for teaching language and content. Originally designed as an observation protocol for measuring the quality of sheltered lessons for language learners, the SIOP Model evolved into a method for teachers to plan, teach, and assess meaningful lessons, and to reflect on their own practice. Each component of the SIOP Model is supported by empirical studies (August & Shanahan, 2006; Genesee, Lindholm-Leary, Saunders, Christian, 2006) and the model itself has a solid and growing research base (Echevarria, Richards-Tutor, Canges, & Francis, 2011; Short, Fidelman, & Louguit, 2012; Friend, Most, & McCrary, 2009; McIntyre, et al., 2010; Song, 2016; Watkins & Lindahl, 2010). The CAL SIOP Model for Dual Language programs has been enhanced for use in programs in which English and a partner language are used to deliver content instruction.

Reflecting eight major components of sheltered instruction, the SIOP Model provides a framework for teachers to plan integrated language and content lessons (Short, 2013).  Educators will collaboratively plan activities, specifically for dual language classrooms, including content, language, and cultural objectives, developing techniques for teaching metalinguistic-awareness strategies, and scaffolding for understanding and production.

Administrators, specialists, coaches, and teachers are encouraged to attend in district or school teams.

Virtual Institute Design

  • Virtual, synchronous sessions take place in six 2-hour sessions over the course of 2 weeks.
  • Institute includes a 3-hour optional, on-own assignment.
  • You will have the opportunity to interact with educators from your own and other schools and districts.
  • You will be able to immediately apply what you learned to your instruction.

Institute Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Define sheltered instruction in the context of dual language instruction.
  • Develop effective content, language, and cultural objectives.
  • Create activities for vocabulary development and background building.
  • Scaffold language for content learning and use L1 to scaffold to L2 content.
  • Devise ways to compare and contrast (bridge) languages.
  • Design interactive activities that promote the use of language models.
  • Distinguish between practice and application and apply to bilingual environments.
  • Describe fundamentals of effective lesson delivery in dual language programs.
  • Design assessments for language learners and assess tasks from the perspective of students learning in two languages

Monday through Thursday, December 5-8, and Monday and Tuesday, Dec.12-13, 2022

Monday, Dec.5:

12:00 – 2:00 pm PT

1:00 – 3:00 pm MT

2:00 – 4:00 pm CT

3:00 – 5:00 pm ET

Session I:

  • Overview of CAL SIOP for DL Model
  • Lesson Preparation



Tuesday, Dec. 6:

12:00 – 2:00 pm PT

1:00 – 3:00 pm MT

2:00 – 4:00 pm CT

3:00 – 5:00 pm ET

Session II:

  • Lesson Preparation, cont’d
  • Building or Eliciting Background



Wednesday, Dec. 7:

12:00 – 2:00 pm PT

1:00 – 3:00 pm MT

2:00 – 4:00 pm CT

3:00 – 5:00 pm ET

Session III:

  • Vocabulary Development
  • Comprehensible Input



Thursday, Dec. 8:

12:00 – 2:00 pm PT

1:00 – 3:00 pm MT

2:00 – 4:00 pm CT

3:00 – 5:00 pm ET

Session IV:

  • Comprehensible Input, cont’d
  • Strategies



Monday, Dec. 12:

12:00 – 2:00 pm PT

1:00 – 3:00 pm MT

2:00 – 4:00 pm CT

3:00 – 5:00 pm ET

Session V:

  • Interaction
  • Practice and Application
  • Lesson Delivery



Tuesday, Dec. 13:

12:00 – 2:00 pm PT

1:00 – 3:00 pm MT

2:00 – 4:00 pm CT

3:00 – 5:00 pm ET

Session VI:

  • Review and Assessment, cont’d
  • Resources for the 3rd Pillar: Sociocultural competence
  • Sharing Our Ideas for using CAL SIOP methods in our dual language instruction



Early bird registration by November 14, 2022: $665/person.

After by November 14, 2022: $715/person.

Send 2 people or more and pay $665 each.

Certificate of Completion

Participants who attend every session and complete the on-own assignment will receive a CAL Certificate of Completion for 15 hours. Participants who choose not to complete the on-own assignment but attend all sessions will receive a certificate for 12 hours.


To reserve your seat for this institute, please complete the online registration process. Please be aware that your seat at the workshop will only be confirmed once payment is received. If you are registering multiple participants, please have the name, title, school, and email addresses available before you begin the registration process. We encourage you to register as soon as possible as many workshops fill up quickly.


Before beginning the registration process, please determine your preferred method of payment (credit card, check, or purchase order). When paying by credit card using the online registration system, your seat will be immediately confirmed, and you will receive a confirmation email upon successful completion of the transaction. CAL accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA. For registrations to be paid by purchase order or check, please note that your seat will be tentatively reserved until payment is received. Once the payment is received, you will receive a confirmation email. There will be a fee of $15.00 for each check returned as uncollectible. Purchase orders should be uploaded directly to the registration system or emailed to payables@cal.org. For payment by check, or to pay for purchase orders, please make the check payable to the Center for Applied Linguistics and mail to: Accounts Receivable, Center for Applied Linguistics, 4646 40th Street NW, Washington, DC 20016.

Cancellation Policy

Registrants: We encourage participants to let CAL know as soon as possible if you do not plan to attend the session. Participants may cancel their registration and receive a full refund up to three (3) weeks prior to the institute start date by sending an email to solutions@cal.org. After that date, no refunds will be available. However, registrants may choose to receive the institute materials by mail, postpone their attendance to a future CAL Institute, or transfer the registration to another individual up to three (3) days prior to the course start date. Contact us to discuss your options.

CAL: CAL reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or for reasons beyond our control. If we exercise this right, we will refund any registration fees which you have paid in advance. In some instances, registrants may have the option to transfer their registration to another event. CAL is not responsible for transportation and/or hotel costs incurred by registrant.

Fair Use of Materials

Individuals who have completed CAL trainings and workshops have permission from CAL to use materials in the course of providing professional development to educators in their school or school districts. These materials cannot be used to deliver fee-based services. Email CAL if you have questions about the use of CAL materials.


If you have questions, please contact us via email at solutions@cal.org or call 202-362-0700, Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm Eastern Time.


December 5, 2022
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