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Supporting English Learners through the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP): Session 1

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This interactive series aims to familiarize participants with select components of the SIOP Model so they can design and deliver content and English language development instruction in a manner that is accessible to English learners (ELs).  Participants will engage in activities that simultaneously replicate virtual learning activities for the classroom and deepen their knowledge of SIOP. The series consist of five sessions meeting September through January and three sessions to be held in the spring. The theme for Session 1 is Second Language Acquisition.

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Describe the principles of second language acquisition theory and their effects in the content area classroom;
  • Discuss the effects of second language acquisition in their own instructional settings; and
  • Discuss the benefits and limitations of select digital learning resources to advance English language acquisition.

This synchronous virtual session will be followed by an asynchronous application activity to solidify participants’ understanding of how to incorporate SIOP in their instructional settings.

Participation in all five sessions is strongly encouraged. Space is limited.

Teams of educators from the same school will be given preference in registering.

For questions, please contact Anika Harris at [email protected].