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Take your program for English learners to the next level and learn to effectively implement the SIOP (R) Model with the guidance of Jana Echevarria, MaryEllen Vogt, and Deborah Short! "This book is an answer to so many of the questions that teachers have about how to enhance their teaching. This book is a welcome addition to our program and would be one of those books that teachers would keep and use for a long time." -Julia S. Austin, University of Alabama at Birmingham Trusted by more than 350,000 educators, the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP (R)) Model provides the key to best practices for teaching English learners. Now, in response to the overwhelming success of the SIOP (R) Model, the renowned author team has crafted a fresh, indispensable resource for educators, Implementing the SIOP (R) Model through Effective Professional Development and Coaching. This book empowers teachers, professional development coordinators, coaches, and administrators with complete access to the "how" and "why" of the SIOP (R) Model-from getting started to sustaining the program-all in one place to meet your professional development and coaching needs. Guidance every educator can use! Voices from the Field: Educators from sixteen U.S. school districts share their stories about the challenges and the successes in meeting the needs of their ELLs. Their suggestions include school and district-level SIOP (R) implementation strategies for success. Models of SIOP (R) Implementation: There is no one-size-fits-all approach; the authors offer a variety of models of implementation so you can find one that most closely matches your own school or district context. Coaching Do's and Don'ts: Current SIOP (R) coaches tell how they have set up coaching programs and formed SIOP (R)teams at their schools, and discuss what expertise SIOP (R) coaches need and how their responsibilities may differ from those of other coaches. Classroom Implementation of the SIOP (R) Model: Classroom teachers have the greatest responsibility for providing effective and appropriate instruction. This book offers specific recommendations for creating SIOP (R)-based classrooms that truly promote academic literacy and content learning. Implementation Tools: You will find a wealth of resources from sample agendas for SIOP (R) staff development and classroom observation checklists to lesson plan forms, self-assessment tools, and coaching tips-all to help you successfully implement the SIOP (R) Model.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780205533336
ISBN-10: 0205533337
Format: Paperback
(276mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Pearson
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 16-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jana Echevarria

Jana Echevarria, Ph.D., is a Professor of Education at California State University, Long Beach. Her professional experience includes elementary and secondary teaching in general education, special education, English as a Second Language and bilingual programs. She has lived in Taiwan and Mexico where she taught ESL and second language acquisition courses at the university level, as well as in Spain where she conducted research on instructional programs for immigrant students. Her UCLA doctorate earned her an award from the National Association for Bilingual Education's Outstanding Dissertations Competition. Her research and publications focus on effective instruction for English learners, including those with learning disabilities. She is a nationally known expert on English learners and has written numerous journal articles and book chapters, has written and produced several videotapes and has co-authored several books including, Making Content Comprehensible for English Language Learners: The SIOP Model and Sheltered Content Instruction: Teaching Students With Diverse Abilities, both published by Allyn & Bacon. The SIOP Model of instruction is used widely in all 50 states and several countries. Currently, she is Co-Principal Investigator with the National Research and Development Center on English Language Learners funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES). In 2005, Dr. Echevarria was selected as Outstanding Professor at CSULB. Deborah J. Short is director of the Language Education and Academic Development division of the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, D.C. Since 1996, she has worked on a national research study of secondary newcomer programs for recent immigrants for the federally-funded Center for Research on Education, Diversity, & Excellence. Deborah has worked as a teacher, trainer, researcher, and curriculum/materials developer in the area of K-12 language minority and immigrant education for 20 years. At CAL, she has conducted school-based research on the integration of language and content instruction and on program designs for English language learners in elementary and secondary schools. She also has provided professional development to language and content teachers in over 40 school districts around the U.S. and abroad. She has acted as a program and curriculum consultant and technical assistance provider to state and local education agencies. She develops instructional materials for students and has authored or co-authored numerous books, reports, and other publications. She is also the director of the national English as a Second Language (ESL) Standards and Assessment project for TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). Deborah has taught English as a second or foreign language in New York, California, Virginia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She has written numerous scholarly articles and co-authored five books. MaryEllen Vogt, Ed.D., is Professor Emerita, California State University, Long Beach. A public school reading specialist for 15 years, she has co-authored six books, including Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches in the Real World (2nd Ed.; Allyn & Bacon, 2007)and Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model (3rd Ed; Allyn & Bacon, 2008). Her research interests include improving comprehension in the content areas, teacher change, and content literacy for English learners. Dr. Vogt served as President of the International Reading Association in 2004-2005.