SIOP® National Conference

Reaching Every Student in Today's Diverse Classrooms

June 29-30, 2017

Join SIOP® authors, experts, and colleagues in Newport Beach, CA for  our biggest event of the year!

This annual conference offers current SIOP users a great opportunity to reinvigorate and strengthen their SIOP implementation.  

New to SIOP? This conference is also for you! Join us for the SIOP 101 pre-conference workshop and choose from several beginner-level breakout sessions at the conference.

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Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa

Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa


Explore SIOP® techniques, practices, and the latest research

Ask questions, collaborate with colleagues, and gain a deeper understanding of SIOP® strategies and techniques. Curated content, activities, and resources are included.

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  • Author sessions and expert breakouts on topics relevant to school leaders, coaches, specialists, and classroom educators
  • Keynotes by SIOP®authors Dr. Jana Echevarría, Dr. MaryEllen Vogt, Dr. Deborah Short, and Dr. Steven Layne, author of Igniting a Passion for Reading
  • Sessions led by SIOP® teachers with effective implementations

Jana Echevarría

MaryEllen Vogt

Deborah Short

Steven Layne



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Registration includes attendance at all sessions, conference materials, and breakfast and refreshment breaks each day.


Pre-Conference Workshops | Wednesday, June 28, 2017 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Come a day early, and join the SIOP authors for professional learning in a small workshop setting.

NEW! SIOP 101 (for those new to SIOP)

Dr. MaryEllen Vogt and Leticia M. Trower, presenters

In this highly interactive session, you will be provided with a comprehensive overview of the SIOP Model. You will be introduced to the eight components and thirty instructional features of SIOP, along with instructional implications for each. We will also discuss issues of SIOP implementation in schools.

Developing Academic Language

Dr. Jana Echevarría and Dr. Deborah Short, presenters

As educators, we have worked with many students whose academic English is good enough—good enough to get by in their content classes, but not at a fully proficient level. Our goal for these English learners however is full proficiency, so how can we help them reach it?

This pre-conference workshop focuses on ways to advance English learners' proficiency in academic English so they can:

  • Acquire information related to academic topics
  • Communicate and produce information in academic contexts
  • Create and extend knowledge through linguistic, conceptual, and sociocultural choices

During this session, educators will engage in tasks like the following:

  • Identify ways students fail to reach advanced levels of English language proficiency
  • Diagnose aspects of language proficiency that are weak or missing
  • Examine how language is used in content classrooms and use examples for writing language objectives and strengthening student skills
  • Practice techniques that can strengthen students' academic vocabulary, oral language, and discussion skills to improve content

Pre-conference workshops require advance sign-up and an additional registration fee. Workshop materials, continental breakfast, and a boxed lunch are included in this fee.

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