Professional Development Opportunities and Professional Associations

Please visit these sites for a comprehensive overview of ESL resources and opportunities.

Professional Development Opportunities

Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP)

The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model was developed to facilitate high quality instruction for ELLs in content area teaching. It is used in hundreds of schools across the U.S. as well as in several other countries.

For the past three years the Lansing School District has provided four-day workshops to over 60 school educators. For more information please see
PDF DocumentSIOP Presentation Part 1
PDF DocumentSIOP Presentation Part 2

Professional Associations

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (MITESOL)

National Association of Bilingual Educators (NABE)

Michigan Association of Bilingual Educators (MABE)