The Culturally Responsive Instruction for English Learners project is on track to certify over 100 KCPS teachers in ESOL by May 2017, but the project reaches even further, providing building-wide professional development for those who are not eligible to apply to or those not selected for the certification program.
The upcoming SIOP Institute is one such opportunity. On March 29th, April 5th, and April 12th, a group of teachers will gather from 8:30am to 3:30pm at Webster University in south Kansas City to learn how to make content comprehensible using SIOP components. The institute will be led by Pearson staff, and stipends will be paid to participants who attend all three sessions.
Participants will gain practical skills to collaborate, share, and implement lesson plans that incorporate all eight components and thirty features of SIOP® in order to teach content while developing students’ academic and social language. In addition to the SIOP® Model text, participants receive a workbook and A+RISE sampler cards to support their implementation of the model upon returning to their schools.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Explain eight factors that affect second-language acquisition.
- Identify the components and features of the SIOP® Model.
- Observe and practice each of the eight components.
- Incorporate the SIOP® Model into lesson planning.
- Build a sample lesson using SIOP®.
To apply for the SIOP Institute, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, school, and grade/subject by March 14th. Also, please spread the word and share the SIOP flyer in your building!