An introduction to the SIOP model (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) - an evidence-based, well researched, English-only instructional approach that addresses the academic needs of English language learners (ELLs). This workshop will offer teaching strategies and techniques tailored to our BC Curriculum in a Science classroom context to provide effective instruction that meets the content and language needs of ELL students in classes with their English-speaking peers.
Nancy Archer (formerly McAleer) is a Vice Principal at Mount Douglas Secondary in SD61, a Continuing Teacher Education Instructor with Queens University, and a longtime former Belmont Secondary Science teacher. Nancy is also a Doctoral student in Instructional Leadership in Curriculum Studies and holds a Diploma in Inclusive Education with extensive experience teaching diverse learners. Nancy's other contributions to education in BC include being a member of the Science K-12 Curriculum revision team for four years, writing text and teacher resources for BC Science Connections 8 and 9, and working alongside FNESC in the production of the FNESC Science First Peoples Teacher Resource Guide for grades 5-9.