What is Sheltered Instruction?

Sheltered Instruction is an approach which authentically integrates language and content learning. The dual goals of Sheltered Instruction are to provide access to mainstream, grade-level content, and to promote the development of academic English language proficiency for all learners.

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Sheltered Instruction Team

Lindsay Young, April Nissen,  and Cindy Shufflebarger

2018-2019 Sheltered Instruction PD


 Introduction to Sheltered Instruction is offered as 4 separate consecutive sessions. 

We highly recommend signing up so that you complete the sessions within no more than 2 months from beginning to end. You will be required to sign up for 101, 102, 103 and 104 on the linked Google Forms below. Participants earn clock hours and are paid the professional rate for attendance.

Intro to Sheltered Instruction (Elementary)

Elementary Educators click here to register

Class Date Time
ESI 101 9/20/18 4:30pm – 7:30pm
ESI 102 9/27/18 4:30pm – 7:30pm
ESI 103 10/4/18 4:30pm – 7:30pm
ESI 104 10/11/18 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Class Date Time
ESI 101 9/29/18 8:30am – 11:30am
ESI 102 9/29/18 12:30pm – 3:30pm
ESI 103 10/13/18 8:30am – 11:30am
ESI 104 10/13/18 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Class Date Time
ESI 101 1/17/19 4:30pm – 7:30pm
ESI 102 2/7/19 4:30pm – 7:30pm
ESI 103 2/28/19 4:30pm – 7:30pm
ESI 104 3/7/19 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Class Date Time
ESI 101 2/9/19 8:30am – 11:30am
ESI 102 2/9/19 12:30pm – 3:30pm
ESI 103 3/9/19 8:30am – 11:30am
ESI 104 3/9/19 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Class Date Time
ESI 101 3/14/19 4:30pm – 7:30pm
ESI 102 3/21/19 4:30pm – 7:30pm
ESI 103 3/28/19 4:30pm – 7:30pm
ESI 104 4/11/19 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Intro to Sheltered Instruction (Secondary)

Secondary Educators click here to register

Class Date Time
SSI 101 9/20/18 4:00pm – 7:00pm
SSI 102 9/27/18 4:00pm – 7:00pm
SSI 103 10/4/18 4:00pm – 7:00pm
SSI 104 10/11/18 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Class Date Time
SSI 101 9/29/18 8:30am – 11:30am
SSI 102 9/29/18 12:30pm – 3:30pm
SSI 103 10/13/18 8:30am – 11:30am
SSI 104 10/13/18 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Class Date Time
SSI 101 11/1/18 4:00pm – 7:00pm
SSI 102 11/8/18 4:00pm – 7:00pm
SSI 103 11/29/18 4:00pm – 7:00pm
SSI 104 12/13/18 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Class Date Time
SSI 101 11/10/18 8:30am – 11:30am
SSI 102 11/10/18 12:30pm – 3:30pm
SSI 103 12/8/18 8:30am – 11:30am
SSI 104 12/8/18 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Class Date Time
SSI 101 1/17/19 4:00pm – 7:00pm
SSI 102 2/7/19 4:00pm – 7:00pm
SSI 103 2/28/19 4:00pm – 7:00pm
SSI 104 3/7/19 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Class Date Time
SSI 101 2/9/19 8:30am – 11:30am
SSI 102 2/9/19 12:30pm – 3:30pm
SSI 103 3/9/19 8:30am – 11:30am
SSI 104 3/9/19 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Class Date Time
SSI 101 3/14/19 4:00pm – 7:00pm
SSI 102 3/21/19 4:00pm – 7:00pm
SSI 103 3/28/19 4:00pm – 7:00pm
SSI 104 4/11/19 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Class Date Time
SSI 101 3/23/19 8:30am – 11:30am
SSI 102 3/23/19 12:30pm – 3:30pm
SSI 103 4/13/19 8:30am – 11:30am
SSI 104 4/13/19 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Refresh your practice!

Teachers who have had GLAD, ESI or SIOP training previously can sign up for “Refresher” courses throughout the year.

Click here for ELEMENTARY Refresher dates and information.

Click here for SECONDARY Refresher dates and information.


Here’s what teachers have to say about Sheltered Instruction Professional Development:


“My personal belief is that this is was is best for all learners. Thank you & I will continue to put in a plug for this PD.”

“I think that every teacher in our district HAS to take this course! This was so helpful!”

“The presenters were excellent. I loved sharing my craft with them both and learning from them. Excellent teachers!”

“This PD was great not only because of the instruction and valuable information, but also because there was something I could take away after each class and try right away in my own room. It has helped me to be more mindful of the meeting the learning needs of all my students. The best PD I’ve had in Evergreen.”

“As an educator that holds a Graduate Degree in Teaching English Learners, this training was just as good if not better than my courses. The presenter was engaging and able to capture the essence of SIOP in her delivery. Every educator should be so lucky to attend and be part of this vital training.”

“This was a great training. I’ve been using many of the teaching techniques and my students have responded very positively. Thank you!”

“We believe that all students should have access to a personalized, unique learning experience.”

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Sheltered Instruction Resources

Check out our amazing resources for Elementary Sheltered Instruction by clicking here.

On this site you will find resources such as video clips of strategies from our very own ESI Trainers, lesson plans, strategies to continue your implementation of GLAD and more!

Got books? We do!

…and we love to loan them out.

Explore our SIOP Library

Resources are applicable grades K-12.

Don’t forget to get credit for Book Study in Job Embedded PD!

Job Embedded Professional Development is available and here’s why it rocks:

Job embedded professional development makes teaching and learning simultaneous!

Earn clock hours for the work that you’re already doing.

Provides meaningful points of collaboration for you and your colleagues.

You choose your focus and learn at your own pace.

Follow this link to Google Classroom to see Job Embedded PD options and enter the following codes:

Virtual/Online PD: e854e9

PD for Elementary: 5k60do

PD for Secondary: bzk8b2

Administrators and Instructional Coaches:

Planning for PD? Don’t reinvent the wheel, take and teach!

See our pre-made PD that you can use to “Take and Teach” in your building.

See the grade level appropriate links below:

“Take and Teach” for Elementary

“Take and Teach” for Secondary

Take and Teach Chart

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