Twenty Years of Promoting Academic Language and Literacy with the SIOP Model: Past, Present, and Future - An Education Connections Webinar

Twenty Years of Promoting Academic Language and Literacy with the SIOP Model: Past, Present, and Future
This Education Connections webinar will be held from 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET.
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Webinar Description
To celebrate the SIOP Model’s 20th year anniversary, Jen Himmel and Deborah Short will describe and showcase professional learning tools and instructional practices for integrating academic English and content knowledge informed by the SIOP’s research base. During this interactive webinar, the presenters will highlight effective approaches towards the implementation of the SIOP Model under current educational policies and different instructional contexts, and demonstrate SIOP learning through video and activities.

About the Presenters

Deborah Short directs Academic Language Research & Training, a consulting company, and provides professional development on sheltered instruction and academic literacy worldwide. She formerly served as a Division Director at the Center for Applied Linguistics where she co-developed the SIOP Model. She has directed numerous research studies on English language learners, and her publications include journal articles, SIOP Model books, and ESL textbooks. She taught English as a second/foreign language in New York, California, Virginia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and holds a PhD from George Mason University.

Jennifer Himmel is the Director of PreK-12 ELL Professional Development Programs at the Center for Applied Linguistics. A former middle and high school content-based ESL teacher, she oversees research-based professional development activities and technical assistance to schools, states, and districts in the United States and abroad and leads professional development activities in the SIOP Model for over 50 schools/districts annually. Jennifer holds an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Hawai'i.

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