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Developing Academic Language with the SIOP Model 5.10A, 5.11B, 5.12A June 3 - 24, 2022

Ended Jul 31, 2022

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Course Description

  • This virtual course will provide depth of understanding around the explicit teaching of academic language. The SIOP Model is based upon the important principle that content and language instruction should occur simultaneously in the classroom. This training supports this underlying principle by ensuring that teachers have access to the skills necessary to effectively select, teach, and support the academic language of their content. This course will have required virtual meeting times on June 3rd (75 min) and on June 24th (60 min) with self-paced work between those dates.
  • Type of Course: Blended
  • Lead Learner (Facilitator): Becky Corr | Sam Teres
  • Credit(s) and Type: 6 Hours Relicensure | English Language Development (ELD)


Target Audience

  • Certified Staff
  • Open to Substitute Teachers = Yes
  • Open to Student Teachers = Not at this time
  • Open to Charter School Staff = Yes
    • Charter Certified


Timeline Overview

  • Start date of course content: June 3, 2022
  • End date of course content: June 24, 2022
  • Virtual meeting dates: June 3 and June 24, 2022



Here are the outcomes for the course (what participants will walk away with from the course).

  • Define academic language and distinguish it from social language.
  • Write effective language objectives for a variety of language tasks.
  • Plan explicit instruction, scaffolds, and practice opportunities for meeting language objectives.
  • Identify methods for using technology to support the building of academic language.
  • Share ways to promote academic discourse in the classroom.