CAL SIOP Training of Trainers Institute: Foundations

This comprehensive and interactive institute is designed to help participants develop and deliver SIOP Model professional development as facilitators in your school or district.

The Foundations institute is designed for those with a basic working knowledge of the SIOP Model through some past SIOP Model workshop attendance, self-study, or classroom implementation. Participants will examine the components and features of the SIOP Model and acquire knowledge and skills to help PreK-12 teachers better integrate content and language instruction for English learners as PD facilitators.

Based on an interactive flipped classroom model, this 2021 cohort will participate in both synchronous and asynchronous online learning. Through a self-paced format, participants will listen to recorded mini-lectures, read relevant research articles, observe and critique classroom videos of SIOP lessons, apply what they learn to PD plans, and interact with other participants through discussion boards and blog posts. Participants will meet with CAL facilitators weekly to discuss best practices in SIOP professional development, network with other PD facilitators from schools around the world, and receive small group coaching from a CAL PD coach.

This is the right strand for those who:

  • Have some experience with the SIOP Model, but would like a review of the eight components
  • May have attended a SIOP workshop in the past, but would like to prepare to teach others about the SIOP Model
  • Are interested in beginning to develop the skills of a SIOP facilitator
  • Are available between April 29th and May 20th, 2021 to complete approximately 2 hours of self-paced online assignments per week (to include watching videos, reading articles, listening to mini-lectures on SIOP components, etc.).
  • Are able to join remote/teleconference sessions on the days and times listed below.

Please note: this institute is not intended for those who are learning SIOP for the first time. Contact CAL about SIOP introductory workshops that we can bring to your school or district.

Questions? Email CAL with any questions you may have about our offerings. 

Agenda

Self-Paced Content

  • Between April 29th and May 20th, 2021, participants will be expected to complete approximately 2 hours of self-paced assignments weekly and prepare a PD plan by May 20, 2021 to share with the cohort of participants

April 29, 2021: 9am-12pm and 1:30-3pm EST

  • Introductions and overview
  • 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
  • Adult learning theory
  • Individual and small-group planning and coaching sessions for PD plans

May 6, 2021: 9am-12pm and 1:30-3pm EST

  • SIOP Model review with modeling of workshop activities for the components of Building Background, Comprehensible Input
  • Best practices in virtual learning and PD
  • Individual and small-group planning and coaching sessions for PD plans

May 13, 2021: 9am-12pm and 1:30-3pm EST

  • SIOP Model review with modeling of workshop activities for the components of Strategies and Interaction
  • Characteristics of participants and differentiation
  • Individual and small-group planning and coaching sessions for PD plans

May 20, 2021: 9am-12pm and 1:30-3pm EST

  • SIOP Model review with modeling of workshop activities for the components of Practice/Application, Lesson Delivery, and Review & Assessment
  • Individual and small-group planning and coaching sessions for PD plans
  • PD presentations and peer review
  • Wrap-up

Schedule

  • Self-paced content approximately 2 hours per week between April 29th and May 20th, 2021
  • 4.5-hour mini-workshop sessions, from 9am-12pm and 1:30-3pm EST on April 29th, May 6th, May 13th and May 20th, 2021
  • The morning schedule will include a short break and best practices in adult learning theory, including movement and stretch breaks, will be modeled throughout the series.

Cost

Early bird pricing prior to March 26, 2021: $1,300 per person

Individual price after March 26, 2021: $1,500/person.

Send 2 people or more and pay $1,300 each.

Cost includes the following materials:

  • 1 binder, Using the SIOP Model: Professional Development Manual for Sheltered Instruction
  • 1 video, Learning the SIOP with Viewer’s Guide
  • 1 video, Demonstrating Comprehensible Input: Mandarin Lesson and trainer’s materials
  • Trainer’s PPT and handout packet
  • Links to digital SIOP activities

For timely shipment of physical publications, please register prior to March 26, 2021. Videos will be available electronically.

Venue

This Institute will be held online through a combination of interactive online web conferences and through self-paced assignments to be completed in CAL’s online learning platform.

Credit - Graduate Credit Option

An option for two graduate credits from Trinity Washington University is available for this CAL Institute. The cost is $495. Participants must attend all workshop days and complete an assignment to be distributed during the institute. If you have questions about requirements and registration for the CAL Institute graduate credits, please contact CAL Solutions.

Certificate of Completion

Participants will receive a CAL Certificate of Completion for 28 hours which may be used for continuing education credit.