The SIOP Model: Transforming the Experiences of College Professors Part I. Lesson Planning, Building Background, and Comprenhensible Input
This article, the first of two, presents the introduction, context, and analysis of professor experiences in an on-going research project for implementing a new educational model in a bilingual teacher’s college in Bogotá, Colombia. The model, the sheltered instruction observation protocol (SIOP) promotes eight components for a bilingual education program. These components will be analyzed to discern what educators found to be easy or challenging in their classroom teaching practice.