SIOP Preschool Project

Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol – Preschool (SIOP-P) Project

Carla Peterson Gayle Luze Katherine Richardson Bruna Mary Jane Brotherson Susan P. Maude

Carla Peterson

Gayle Luze

Katherine Richardson Bruna

Mary Jane Brotherson

Susan P. Maude

Kere Hughes

Kere Hughes

Funding type: Intramural Seed Grant

Principal Investigators (PIs)
Carla Peterson, PI, HDFS
Gayle Luze, Co-PI, HDFS
Katherine Richardson Bruna, Co-PI, CI
Mary Jane Brotherson, Co-PI, HDFS
Susan Maude, Co-PI, HDFS

Amount Awarded: $9,988

Duration: 6 months

Contact: Carla Peterson, carlapet@iastate.edu

Abstract: Researchers will study the integration of English learning activities and age-appropriate content in preschool classrooms. Sepcifically, the SIOP-P Project will be undertaken to address four goals:

  • adapt the SIOP for use in preschool classrooms
  • establish reliability for the SIOP-P
  • establish validity for the SIOP-P
  • learn about ECE teachers’ perspectives on the challenges they face and resources they need to work effectiviely with young English language learners (ELLs).

This work is intended to position the team to secure external funding for expanded work on enhancing teacher effectivenss in working with ELLs. The team will submit a federal proposal in March for which the Intramural proposal will provide essential initial data on instrument effectiveness.