This is a multi-day event.
|Focus:||Assessment English Language Arts English Language Learners Instructional Strategies Mathematics Welcoming, Caring, Respectful and Safe Learning Environments|
Teacher: Grade K-12, Instructional Coaches, Learning Coaches, District Leaders/Consultants
About this Learning Opportunity
The SIOP Model includes many features that are characteristic of high-quality instruction for all students, such as cooperative learning, reading comprehension strategy instruction, writers workshop and differentiated instruction. However, the SIOP Model adds key features that support the academic success of English language learners: inclusion of language objectives in every content lesson, development of background knowledge, acquisition of content-related vocabulary, and emphasis on academic literacy practice.
Each interactive session will explore one of the eight components of the SIOP Model along with their corresponding features. Participants will have opportunities to discuss how they would implement the various components into their practice, as well as share the outcomes of that implementation.
Session 1, September 14, 2022 - Introduction of the SIOP Model
Session 2, October 12, 2022 - Component 1 - Lesson Preparation
Session 3, November 23 - Component 2 -Building Background
Session 4, December 7, 2022 - Component 3 -Comprehensible Input
Session 5, January 18, 2023 - Component 4 -Strategies
Session 6, February 15, 2023 - Component 5 -Interaction
Session 7, March 15, 2023 - Component 6 -Practice and Application
Session 8, April 19, 2023 - Component 7 -Lesson Delivery
Session 9, May 17, 2023 - Component 8 -Review and Assessment
This session addresses the LQS competencies
- #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
- #4: Leading a Learning Community
This session addresses the TQS competencies
- #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
- #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.
About the Facilitator
Stephanie Dodyk is a Language Consultant with over 15 years experience in teaching and resource roles. After completing a Bachelor of Education degree in Secondary Mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in German Literature, Stephanie later went on to finish a Master of Education specializing in Teaching English as an Additional Language. In her work, Stephanie continually reflects on her journey of identity development and language learning while growing up as a second-generation Canadian and how it relates to students who are now adding English and Canada to their linguistic and cultural repertoires. She is passionate about the empowering impact language and story have on building community. Her practice focuses on embracing the rich stories students bring with them as they add English to their learning journey and empowering educational professionals to hear them.
Areas of Expertise:
- AB K-12 Proficiency Benchmarks
- Disciplinary Literacy
- Intercultural Awareness
- Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
- Oral language
- Plurilingual Pedagogical Approaches
- Second Language Acquisition
- Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP Model)
- UBD and UDL Frameworks
Everyone has multiple stories that shape them, and each story is important. They allow us to learn and grow from one another, build trust, collaborate, and work in an inclusive and respectful environment.