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Fundamentals of Sheltered Instruction: Featuring the SIOP Model
New Self-paced online course from CAL

This self-paced online course is designed to help teachers and administrators increase their knowledge of research-based sheltered instruction to support the language and content learning needs of English learners. Examples are based on the widely-used and effective SIOP Model.
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Learning the SIOP Model coverLearning the SIOP Model: Video and Viewers Guide
Learning the SIOP Model is a practical, hands-on tool for educators to learn more about the SIOP Model and its effective use in the classroom. Video clips from authentic classroom lessons demonstrate various features of the SIOP Model, and the companion viewers guide provides hands-on resources for use in professional development and in the classroom.
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SIOP in Action coverSIOP 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. Designed to deepen districts and schools’ understanding of SIOP Model implementation at the classroom level and to support professional development initiatives, these videos are also used in CAL SIOP professional development workshops and online learning offerings.

Connecting Diverse Culture videoWatch a video clip from the SIOP in Action DVD.

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Using the SIOP Model: Professional Development Manual for Sheltered InstructionUsing 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 or its adapted version, the Two-Way SIOP Model. By incorporating these instructional models in their classroom, teachers can improve the language proficiency and grade-level content knowledge of their linguistically and culturally diverse students.
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Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners book coverMaking Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP® Model, 5th Edition
Jana Echevarria, MaryEllen Vogt, & Deborah J. Short
The 5th edition of this widely-used publication presents the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model, a research-based and validated model of sheltered instruction. Written by the researchers and developers of the model, the book contains a comprehensive explanation of the SIOP Model and provides lesson plans and instructional activities to help teachers implement it effectively in K-12 classrooms. From its opening overview of the issues related to educating English learners to Chapter 12 which presents frequently asked questions with answers to help teachers get started implementing SIOP in elementary and secondary schools, the book continues to provide educators with the resource they have come to rely on as one of the most influential books in the field in years. Also available in versions for elementary or secondary educators.
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SIOP publicationsSIOP Comprehensive Package
This package of materials was assembled to provide educators the resources they need to teach others to use the SIOP Model in their classrooms through workshops, coaching, analysis of SIOP instruction, and discussion of relevant readings.
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The SIOP® Model for Administrators
Deborah J. Short, MaryEllen Vogt, and Jana Echevarria
Designed for administrators who want to support the academic achievement of English language learners (ELLs), this publication provides essential information as well as a practical overview of the SIOP Model* and its effective implementation. The SIOP Model, a research based and validated model of sheltered instruction, allows educators to plan and implement high-quality sheltered lessons for ELLs that integrate English language and academic content instruction. Written by the researchers and developers of the SIOP Model, this book can help administrators design SIOP initiatives as well as support and assess teachers as they implement SIOP instruction.
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The SIOP Model video coverThe SIOP Model: Sheltered Instruction for Academic Achievement (video)
Justine Hudec and Deborah Short (Producers)
This professional development resource, available in VHS and DVD format, comprehensively demonstrates the research-based SIOP Model. It can be used to provide ongoing professional development for those who teach content to English language learners, as it showcases strategies for adapting instruction to the students' academic and language needs. Each of the SIOP Model's eight components is presented through footage from the math, science, and social studies classrooms of six exemplary teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. The teachers elaborate on their lessons and SIOP techniques, and teacher educators and researchers describe the theory and research that support the model. The video serves as a companion to Using the SIOP Model: Professional Development Manual for Sheltered Instruction.
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An Insider's Guide to SIOP Coaching book coverAn Insider's Guide to SIOP Coaching
Arieh (Ari) Sherris, Thomas A. Bauder, and Lindsey Hillyard
This new resource is designed for district and site coaches, staff developers, mentors, teachers, and others who know the SIOP Model and are helping teachers implement it in their instruction. The guide offers practical suggestions for developing productive coaching relationships, helping teachers with effective SIOP lesson planning, conducting observations and providing feedback, and planning and sustaining SIOP coaching over time.
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Helping English Learners Succeed book coverHelping English Learners Succeed: An Overview of the SIOP Model
Justine Hudec and Deborah Short (Producers)
This resource, available in VHS or DVD format, is designed for administrators, policymakers, and educators as an introduction to sheltered content instruction and for teachers of education as a tool for use in methodology classes. Filmed in a documentary style, this video features six exemplary teachers who are seen following the SIOP Model and employing a wide range of teaching strategies that integrate language and content learning. The scenes show elementary, middle, and high school students in mathematics, science, and social studies classes.
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SIOP Model Digest Series book coverSIOP Model Digest Series
This collection of more than 30 ERIC digests and CREDE briefs is a valuable resource for those presenting the SIOP Model to educators. Each digest addresses an area of theory or practice related to the components of the SIOP Model, and many are recommended readings in the SIOP manual. Presenters may use the digests to launch an activity, facilitate a discussion, or review a feature of the SIOP Model. This product fits conveniently in the binder for Using the SIOP Model: Professional Development Manual for Sheltered Instruction. 2004.
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CAL collaborates with schools, states, and districts to design and conduct SIOP professional development programs that meet their particular needs. Informed by CAL's ongoing research, our experienced SIOP team can provide a range of services, including SIOP workshops, coaching, site visits, and technical assistance.

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