What’s SIOP? Exploring the framework for organizing instruction beneficial to multilingual students

Registration closes:
Oct 12, 2022 at 3:45 pm
Webinar will be recorded
Facilitator: Stephanie Dodyk

This is a multi-day event.

Day 1Sep 14, 2022 (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm MDT)
Day 2Oct 12, 2022 (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm MDT)
Day 3Nov 23, 2022 (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm MDT)
Day 4Dec 07, 2022 (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm MDT)
Day 5Jan 18, 2023 (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm MDT)
Day 6Feb 15, 2023 (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm MDT)
Day 7Mar 15, 2023 (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm MDT)
Day 8Apr 19, 2023 (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm MDT)
Day 9May 17, 2023 (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm MDT)
$150.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 23-LL-091
Focus: Assessment English Language Arts English Language Learners Instructional Strategies Mathematics Welcoming, Caring, Respectful and Safe Learning Environments

Target Audience

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.