EL Language and Literacy Trainers led the November 30th workshop session for new teachers with a focus on Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) strategies. The session focused on developing academic language through structured word work, reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Here is what some new teachers had to say:
“One take-away is the implementation of structured conversations within the EL classroom to ensure students are practicing oral language.”
“One take-away is the use of a word sort to have students make connections between content related vocabulary.”
“One take-away is how important it is to implement SIOP strategies to build language.”
“I really like the accountability piece for both partners.”