Sheltered Instructional Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model

Sheltered Instructional Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model

Jun 12th

Tori Albright

This course is available to Sioux City Educators Only.


The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol, or SIOP, Model is the only empirically validated model of sheltered instruction. It includes 8 major components and 30 features for teaching grade-level content while developing students’ English language skills. Developed by the author team of Dr. Jana Echevarria, Dr. MaryEllen Vogt, and Dr. Deborah Short, the SIOP Model helps teachers develop students’ academic language skills. What characterizes a SIOP classroom is the systematic, consistent, and concurrent focus on teaching both content concepts and academic language at the same time.

The SIOP Model is a dynamic four-day training designed for teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, and district specialists who have responsibility for ESL, general and special education students.

The SIOP training includes exploring the current research behind how the brain learns language and developing an understanding of the SIOP Model as an instructional framework to improve academic language for all students in regular elementary classrooms and secondary content area classes.

What are the goals of the SIOP training?

  • Understand Academic Language Acquisition and how to support the acquisition process
  • Become familiar with the 8 components of the SIOP Model
  • Participate in engagement strategies to increase language usage in the classroom setting
  • Develop Iowa Core SIOP infused unit plans for Fall 2018


Required Text:

Echevarria, Jana, 1956-. (2000). Making content comprehensible for English language learners : the SIOP Model. Boston, MA :Allyn and Bacon.

This book may be purchased at local bookstores or ordered online.

This class is available for 2 License Renewal credits.