TWI Bulletin Archives

TWI Bulletin #26: TWI SIOP, La Cosecha, Dual U, and more (10/11/2006)

Be sure to check out CAL’s new Web site ( which provides expanded content, greater access to resources, information about product and service offerings, and easier navigation. I’m in the process of updating the look and resources on the TWI site too ( so if you have any suggestions, especially citations of publications that have come out in the last year for the bibliography, please send them to


Report on Two-Way Immersion SIOP Released


“Adapting the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) for Two-Way Immersion Education: An Introduction to the TWIOP” is now available at With support from the Goldman Sachs Foundation, CAL staff worked with four experienced two-way immersion teachers to investigate the value of using the SIOP Model for lesson planning and instruction in both English and Spanish. This report presents the results of that study. It details ways in which the SIOP Model can be modified for the TWI context and provides examples of lessons for Grades 1-7 that use this approach in TWI classrooms.


For more information on CAL’s work in sheltered instruction and the SIOP Model, see


CAL Presentations at La Cosecha


There is still time to register for La Cosecha, being held November 8-11 at the beautiful Tamaya Resort just outside Albuquerque. Registration is also available for several pre-conference retreats for new and established dual language programs. See for details and to see the conference program.


I’d love to see you at the two CAL presentations:


Intellectualism, Equity, and Leadership in Two-Way Immersion

Thursday, November 9, 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm

Bear A
This presentation will highlight a forthcoming book from Liz Howard and Julie Sugarman, Realizing the vision of two-way immersion: Promoting bilingualism and biliteracy through intellectualism, equity, and leadership. The authors illustrate how the cultures of intellectualism, equity and leadership reinforce positive instructional practices at four effective TWI schools.


The Two-Way Immersion SIOP

Friday, November 10, 9:45 am to 11:00 am

Tamaya H

This presentation will introduce a new resource for using the SIOP Model to shelter instruction in two-way immersion. The focus is a handbook developed by CAL researchers and experienced TWI teachers that describes how each of the thirty components of the model play out in TWI settings, along with illustrative video vignettes and model lessons.


Project DualU Professional Development Grant

Illinois Resource Center – Chicago area, Illinois

February 1, 2 & 3, 2007 and May 17, 18, & 19, 2007


Scholarships are available for teams of teachers and administrators who work in dual language programs or who are interested in starting or teaching in a dual language program. Teacher scholars selected for this project will complete a three-credit course entitled Bilingual Methods and Materials: Focus on Dual Language Education that can be applied towards some states' requirements for bilingual/ESL accreditation.  This course will take place at the Illinois Resource Center in the Chicago area.  Deadline for submission for Spring 2006 participation is November 10, 2006. For a copy of the application and instructions, please go to


The 2006 Goldman Sachs Foundation Prizes for Excellence in International Education


In June 2003 Asia Society and The Goldman Sachs Foundation created the first ever Prizes for Excellence in International Education to promote international knowledge and skills in our schools and communities. The program annually awards $25,000 in each of the following categories:


Youth: Five high school students who demonstrate in-depth understanding of key issues in international affairs and the global economy.

Elementary/Middle School: An elementary or middle school that engages all or most of its students in learning about other world regions, cultures, and languages.

High School: A secondary school that engages all or most of its students in learning about Asia, Africa, Latin America or the Middle East, or about international affairs through its curriculum and through partnerships with other countries or local organizations.

State: A state that is actively promoting the development of international knowledge and skills on a wide scale through the creation of robust state policies and specific programmatic initiatives.

Media/Technology: A private sector or nonprofit organization that has developed outstanding programs that use media/technology to educate students or teachers about other world regions, cultures, or international issues.


Applications are due Monday, October 23, 2006 for the youth prize, and Friday, January 12, 2007 for the elementary/middle school, high school, state, and media/technology prizes. For more information, including eligibility rules and application instructions, please visit


This is the 26th in a series of occasional post-only mailings from the Center for Applied Linguistics, with support from the Illinois Resource Center ( These messages include information about current dual language/two-way immersion news, publications, and events. If you received this bulletin in error and/or you would like to be removed from the CAL Two-Way Immersion e-mail list, or if you received this e-mail from a colleague and want to join the list, please send an e-mail to