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Sheltered Instruction

Sheltered Instruction

Sheltered Instruction

Minda Lopez
Minda Lopez
on behalf of Association of Texas Professional Educators



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Launch date: 10 Jun 2014
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Last updated: 21 Jan 2021

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Heather Grace (3 Dec 2020)
Waste of time
Mrs Andrea Vega (25 Nov 2020)
The info was straight forward and easy to understand.
Mrs Kimberly Thompson (23 Nov 2020)
kim t...good read

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Sheltered instruction is a total English approach to instruction and classroom management that teachers can use to help English Language Learners (ELLs) acquire English and content area knowledge and skills. This course is presented by Minda Lopez, Assistant Professor of Reading at Texas State University.


Learn about sheltered instruction, as well as tips and suggestions for implementing in your classroom
Minda Lopez

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Minda Lopez
on behalf of Association of Texas Professional Educators

Minda Lopez graduated with her Ph.D. in Culture, Literacy, and Language from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2008. Prior to academia, she served as a Bilingual, Dual Language, and ESL teacher for 6 years in Houston ISD, Spring Branch ISD, and the Pan American School of Bahia in Brazil. She also taught ESL in the Center for Continuing Studies at Rice University and at the University of the Incarnate Word and was a Bilingual/ESL Specialist for Education Service Center, Region 20 in San Antonio.

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User Reviews (101)

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Heather Grace (3 Dec 2020)
Waste of time
Mrs Andrea Vega (25 Nov 2020)
The info was straight forward and easy to understand.
Mrs Kimberly Thompson (23 Nov 2020)
kim t...good read
Alicia Gonzales (27 Oct 2020)
Very comprehensive
Mrs Vickie Grayson (20 Oct 2020)
Excellent detail and specific information. Thank you.
Mrs April Flynn (9 Sep 2020)
Good overview of Sheltered Instruction
Sheree Bower (19 Aug 2020)
This was a very good review of concepts I have previously learned about using sheltered instruction with English Language Learners. I like the specific review of the various levels of second language acquisitions and strategies that work for teaching each level.
Barbara Langston (7 Aug 2020)
Very interesting!
D'Ann Blair (21 Jul 2020)
Always use these strategies for all ELL and struggling students. All students can benefit!
Mrs Emily Copeland (13 Jul 2020)
Helpful information on how sheltered instruction works.
Laura Toler (12 Jul 2020)
Extremely informative about sheltered instruction and English as a second language.
Amber Shoup (30 Jun 2020)
Appreciate the course notes!! Great to use as a review throughout the year!!
Ashley Myers (30 Jun 2020)
I liked the format. It kept me engaged.
Jennifer Worley (21 Jun 2020)
Great information to describe how Sheltered Instruction benefits the language learner, and how it differs from ESL.
Elsa Jacquez (12 Jun 2020)
The course notes are a deal breaker. I love that it was interactive and you had to review as you went. Plus now I get to keep valuable information in one sheet of paper for review in the future.
Suzanne Garcia (30 May 2020)
Thank you for having me review some basic ESL and Sheltered Instruction information. While I am ESL certified, I haven’t used that training in several years. This course let me know I need to pull out my manuals and brush up during the Covid timeout.
Julio Gonzalez (19 May 2020)
To much information for those 10 questions.
Breann Decker (7 May 2020)
Great recap on teaching SIOP in primary grades.
Mr Jesus Rodriguez (3 May 2020)
This is a great presentation of Sheltered Instruction.
Dolores Barrientos (29 Apr 2020)
This course/informational slides offer a better alternative to teach English language learners. It gives insightful ideas on how to do it and it also explains how to do it.
paula moczygemba (26 Apr 2020)
Concise explanations with helpful,easy-to-understand charts with specific examples that can be used immediately.
David Enoch (24 Apr 2020)
Good basic ovrtview.
Meghan Standley (21 Apr 2020)
A very thorough course about the use of sheltered instruction in the classroom. It gives several tools for teachers to help assist English language learners.
Ms Marlene Driggers (17 Apr 2020)
There wasn't much to this lesson other than slides.
Lauren Lively (3 Apr 2020)
This course was an ok introduction to Sheltered Instruction, but I have had other trainings on this topic through my school district that were more informative, clear, and gave more details.
Khaliah Peterson (30 Mar 2020)
elizabhet chavez (29 Mar 2020)
this is a very good presentation of what sheltered instruction is all about.
Karma Travis (27 Mar 2020)
Very enjoyable and useful presentation.
Lisa Sizemore (13 Mar 2020)
Mrs Christy Christensen (4 Mar 2020)
Great information about Sheltered learning.
Stephan Rybicki (15 Feb 2020)
Very direct to the topic.
Mrs Megan Warren (16 Jan 2020)
You must use the attached study guide to do well on the quiz.
Chris Coursey (31 Dec 2019)
Nice refresher on the goal of ESL techniques.
Great Info a nd presentation format! Love the course study guide! Thanks!
Ariel Johnson (23 Oct 2019)
I enjoyed reading about the protocol, but I left feeling like I would still struggle to implement the protocol in my classroom. Some example lessons would help.
Jessica Gagliano (4 Oct 2019)
A couple pages are missing. But content still seems complete.
Ms Bernadette Hancock (18 Sep 2019)
laura peart (20 Aug 2019)
Audio would have been nice. Easy to read and understand
Sheila Bosworth (9 Aug 2019)
Very helpful in supporting ELL's growth in language acquisition and competence.
michele nelson (25 Jul 2019)
enjoyed content
Stephanie Aguilar (5 Jul 2019)
Good refresher!
Mike Leonard (5 Jun 2019)
So much information to retain.
Great course
Faye Ainsworth (2 Apr 2019)
Very informative. I thought the presentation had sound, but it was read along. Graphic organizer and notes were very useful. Thanks, * Couple of slides did get stuck.
Kelvin Spikes (1 Apr 2019)
Overall the course gives good information on how to level the classroom for ELL to succeed. I would suggest the notes follow in order of the slides.
Vicki Awbrey (20 Feb 2019)
This course did a good job of explaining the value of shared instruction.
Francisco Martinez (10 Feb 2019)
Notes to emphasis concepts would expand the knowledge that can be gained from these slides.
Mrs Mary Ann Bankston C (14 Jan 2019)
Shared instruction is a great learning strategy I can I can use in my classroom. Great Instruction.
Mrs Erin Treybig (1 Jan 2019)
Always good to refresh on making sure I'm teaching ELLs in a manner that is best for them.
April Navarro (13 Oct 2018)
The modules were well written and placed accordingly. I am not and ESL or ELL teacher but I found this course to be very informative.
Mr Aaron Couch (3 Oct 2018)
As a teacher already having an endorsement in SEI, this course provided more tools and strategies to instruct students in a more sheltered environment. Lots of take-home ideas that I'll be using.
Eboni Hammond (13 Sep 2018)
This course was very informative and also supplies notes!
Corina Laraway (8 Aug 2018)
Good content.
Rhett Hansen (30 Jul 2018)
I learned how to better teach ESL students.
Stephannie Williams (27 Jul 2018)
Excellent content and course
jennifer kramer (18 Jul 2018)
Excellent refresher course on SIOP.
STACY GRIGG (7 Jun 2018)
Great course!
Amanda Baker-Adkins (4 Jun 2018)
Great info
Linda Paschal (30 May 2018)
Great information!
Holly Sanders (23 May 2018)
Sheltered is a total English approach to help in content areas.
Jaouad ZAAIMI (21 May 2018)
I enjoyed it!
Sylvia Jones (15 May 2018)
Helpful information
Guadalupe Novak (26 Apr 2018)
Good course on sheltered instruction!
Jenny Cassidy (25 Apr 2018)
Informative. Very useful strategies.
brandi montgomery (25 Apr 2018)
Enjoyed the course!
Tryna Smith (21 Apr 2018)
This was informative.
Catherine Clarke (17 Apr 2018)
Great course. Interesting content and research!
Mrs AMY TAYLOR (16 Apr 2018)
I use SIOP. Good refresher!
Jessica Barker (12 Apr 2018)
Lots of great information!
Sherri Echols (2 Apr 2018)
The outline notes are fantastic. This was a great, concise review.
David Taylor (2 Mar 2018)
Very Good
Mrs Amy Amacker (8 Feb 2018)
Content was easy to understand.Concise and to the point.
mary crean (31 Dec 2017)
I was familiar with teaching strategies was not using the correct terminology.
Stephany Goodwin (8 May 2017)
good lesson, some slides had issues loading for me though
Mrs rebecca harris (7 May 2017)
great lesson
Mrs Araceli Hernandez (1 May 2017)
Sheltered Instruction is a powerful method in teaching students English, as well as, content area subjects. I would certainly use sheltered instruction to strengthen the knowledge of my students while learning a new language.
Selina Owens (29 Apr 2017)
This is a great class! Easy to understand and I will put these strategies to use!
Mrs Julie Sholl (11 Apr 2017)
I really enjoyed this course. As someone who is not ESL trained, Sheltered Instruction seems to be an effective mainstream approach.
Bethany Leadon (11 Apr 2017)
Very good information and useful even in my special education class.
Anthony Schreck (5 Apr 2017)
Good presentation. It expanded on concepts I have learned in other workshops. Very good at reviewing strategies we should be using with our ELL students.
patricia ellis (31 Mar 2017)
Awesome.... This will also be excellent for Para's as well.
Maria Cardenas (31 Mar 2017)
This is a very informative course that will benefit and ESL/ELL teacher.
William McGonagle (30 Mar 2017)
Great course.
Mrs Katherine Shevchenko (25 Mar 2017)
A very thorough introduction and guide of Sheltered Education, a lot of information packed in the slides.
Mr Brendan Carney (21 Mar 2017)
Mrs Donna Hedges (10 Mar 2017)
Great review for teachers with sheltered classs!!
Mrs Esmeralda Villarreal (27 Feb 2017)
The information provided is very informative. It gives me an overall understanding on how to assist students step by step in acquiring the second language.
Ms Ruth Rybacki (21 Feb 2017)
This was very informative. The format is excellent with the notes and slides.
Miss Laura Ruiz (21 Feb 2017)
The information what was good. It helped me understand what it means of Sheltered Instructions and ESL. Before this I thought it was the same thing, but now I know there is a difference between both of them
Miss Mary Ketchum (4 Feb 2017)
Thanks for offering Sheltered Instruction.
Mrs Karen French (4 Feb 2017)
good overview/reminder of siop
Mrs Juanita Reyes (28 Jan 2017)
the information was excellent and allowed for proper understanding of the covered material.
Mrs Bethany Gamez (17 Jan 2017)
Great refresher. Good information.
Mrs Heather Curd (27 Dec 2016)
Great Review!
Mrs Courtney Davis (24 Dec 2016)
great info.
Mrs Regenia Dixon (13 Dec 2016)
Very good information.
Magdalena Gonzalez (25 Nov 2016)
Good review of sheltered instruction.
Mr Francisco Torres (18 Nov 2016)
Excellent overview of the importance of focusing on tools to improve academic language.
Dr jill safi (16 Nov 2016)
good course!
Mrs Julie Ibarra (27 Oct 2016)
Helpful for anyone working with ELL's
Mr Joshua Shiel M.Ed. (27 Oct 2016)
This was a very well explained intro to sheltered instruction.


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