Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP)
One aspect of the professional development in the Future CLASS for Diverse Learners project is based on the proven SIOP model of instruction which is being provided to prioritized buildings in order to address the needs of ALL learners in their schools. SIOP has been developed as an approach for integrating language development with content teaching and offers teachers a model of instruction for planning and implementing effective lessons. It has been validated to improve the achievement of ALL students (Echevarría, Richards- Tutor, Chinn, & Ratleff, 2011; Short, Fidelman, & Louguit, 2012). The 8 components and 30 features provide a framework for lesson planning and classroom observations.
Increasing Academic Achievement for Diverse Learners and The SIOP Online or Face-to-Face Institute
The “Increasing Academic Achievement . . .” given by Hamilton County Educational Service Center Consultants will provide 12 hours of intensive training in research-based instructional strategies (based upon the SIOP Model) but also incorporates strategies from other well-renowned researchers in the field of Second Language acquisition.
SIOP Model Institutes (both ONLINE and Face-to-Face) given by Pearson consultants provides 18 hours of a proven framework for teaching both academic content and language skills in ways that are more effective for English learners, and helps teachers plan and deliver lessons with all students’ language needs in mind.
Follow-Up SIOP Walk-Throughs
- Take place in classrooms with MOST ELL students & hit 20% of teachers in prioritized buildings (teachers do not have to be SIOP trained)
- Target the tested grades in CPS that have ELL students (grades 3-8, 10)
- Complete reliability checks
- Data collection started week of January 13-17
- Princeton – principals who are SIOP trained will be trained to complete walk-throughs (with reliability)
- Scheduling walk-throughs on Google calendar
- Princeton – principals in 4 targeted schools will determine which teachers are to be selected for baseline data collection
- Walk-throughs last a minimum of 30 minutes (a full bell is preferred)
- CPS – schools tincluded in baseline data collection: Withrow, Hughes, Taft HS, Dater HS, AWL, Midway, Hartwell, AMIS, Carson, Mt. Airy, Roberts, Cheviot, Gamble HS, Fairview, Kilgour, Hughes, Dater Montessori, Bond Hill, Sands, Parker Woods Montessori, SCPA, Westwood, Pleasant Ridge Montessori