Today’s classrooms are wonderfully diverse. By the year 2025, one in four K-12 students will be an English Learner (EL). With such rich diversity, all teachers need greater support to help ELs – and all students – gain access to the content and language of a lesson.
The SIOP® (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) Model is the only empirically-validated sheltered instruction framework that meets this objective. The SIOP® Model promotes academic language development alongside acquisition of lesson content. Developed by Jana Echevarría, Ph.D., Deborah J. Short, Ph.D., and MaryEllen Vogt, Ed.D., the SIOP® Model offers teachers a proven, time-tested framework for moving all learners toward academic excellence.
The SIOP® Model virtual offerings support distance learning to help ensure seamless instruction for the many different blended and virtual learning settings districts need today. The SIOP® Model helps teachers integrate language objectives into content instruction and supports the social and emotional well-being of all students. Built around culturally responsive teaching and learning, SIOP®, as the only empirically validated sheltered instructional framework and professional development model, provides learning experiences that draw from students’ backgrounds to build positive learning around the cultural assets and uniqueness of their diverse students.
THE SIOP® MODEL IS AN INSTRUCTIONAL FRAMEWORK. Authors Jana Echevarría, Ph.D., Deborah J. Short, Ph.D., and MaryEllen Vogt, Ed.D. share how the SIOP® Model helps teachers integrate language objectives into content instruction.