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Developed by Dr. Jana Echevarría, Dr. MaryEllen Vogt, and Dr. Deborah Short, SIOP® is the only scientifically validated model of sheltered instruction and a proven framework for teaching both academic content and language skills in ways that are more effective for English learners.
As a framework for organizing instruction, the SIOP® Model includes many features that are characteristic of high-quality instruction for all students, such as cooperative learning, reading comprehension strategy instruction, and differentiated instruction. More than 450,000 educators in U.S. schools are using the SIOP Model.
Pearson’s SIOP Model professional development uses certified SIOP trainers to help educators learn the SIOP Model, implement it in their classrooms, build capacity throughout the district, and improve academic results for English learners, and all students.
Our fully digital programs and ebooks provide cutting-edge online instruction with a seamless transition from the textbook, allowing students to complete assignments, access videos and activities, and take online tests and remediation.
Language-acquisition expert, Dr. Jim Cummins, has worked exclusively with Pearson to embed powerful teaching approaches into Pearson programs, ensuring that English language learners receive the same high quality education as their peers. Dr. Cummins’ expertise in literacy development in multilingual school contexts, as well as the role of technology in promoting language and literacy development, have made Pearson programs the most effective resources for today’s ELLs.
Pearson offers complete and cohesive support to help you implement the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Professional development opportunities, aligned content, assessment, and school services are available to familiarize you with the standards and help you learn about key changes and requirements. Pearson promises to be with you throughout the transition period—and beyond.
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