Learning Opportunities

All About SIOP: Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol

Presented By

Bev Smith

Series Sessions

Date Time
Wednesday, October 23, 2024 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM


Zoom Online Meeting Zoom, Online, AB

Grade Levels

K-3, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9, Grades 10 - 12

The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model is designed to help teachers plan and deliver lessons that allow English as an additional language learners to simultaneously acquire academic knowledge as they develop language proficiency. SIOP is not a program, but rather a framework. Join Bev Smith for this introductory series to the SIOP framework and its 8 components to support EAL students in accessing the curriculum in a comprehensible way.

There will be a blend between theory and interaction throughout the session. You will benefit most by attending live. The topics will be:

- The principles of Second Language Acquisition Theory, an overview of SIOP, Lesson Preparation Feature with a focus on writing content and language objectives

- Building Background and Comprehensible Input features

- Strategies and Interactions features

- Practice and Application, Lesson Delivery, Review and Assessment features, as well as a discussion of how to get started

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