SIOP® National Conference

Seattle, WA | July 10-11, 2018
Pre-Conference Workshops on July 9th

This event has reached capacity. If you are interested in attending, please join our waitlist, and we will contact you if space becomes available.


Join SIOP® authors, experts, and colleagues in Seattle, WA for our biggest event of the year! This annual conference offers current SIOP users a great opportunity to reinvigorate and strengthen their SIOP implementation.

  • Attend breakouts with SIOP authors and experts on topics relevant to school leaders, coaches, specialists, and classroom educators
  • Hear keynotes by SIOP authors Dr. Jana Echevarría, Dr. MaryEllen Vogt, Dr. Deborah Short, and renowned language development expert Dr. Jim Cummins
  • Learn from experienced SIOP users with effective implementations underway
  • Ask questions, collaborate with colleagues, and gain a deeper understanding of SIOP strategies and techniques

SIOP Author

Dr. Jana Echevarría

Dr. Jana Echevarría

SIOP Author

Dr. MaryEllen Vogt

Dr. MaryEllen Vogt

SIOP Author

Dr. Deborah Short

Dr. Deborah Short

Guest Speaker

Dr. Jim Cummins

Dr. Jim Cummins

The conference was an awesome experience. I feel my knowledge of SIOP was enhanced and will improve my techniques as an educator. -ESL Supervisor

Registration Information

Early Bird, before May 10, 2018


Individual, on or after May 10, 2018


Group of 4 or more, per-participant cost when registered at the same time


Pre-Conference Workshop



Registration includes attendance at all sessions, conference materials, and continental breakfast and lunch each day.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Monday, July 9, 2018 | 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Come a day early, and join the SIOP authors and expert SIOP consultants for one of our full-day, in-depth professional learning offerings.

Developing Academic Language

Presented by Dr. Jana Echevarría and Dr. Deborah Short

As educators, we have worked with many students whose academic English is 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 area reading and writing
  • Explore ways to assess student progress toward becoming proficient in academic language

The SIOP® Model for Administrators: Setting the Stage for Success!

Presented by Dr. MaryEllen Vogt and Dr. Karen Henery

This engaging, one-day pre-conference session is intended for administrators who want to know more about SIOP, what it is, why it works, and how to implement it fully in your school or district. If you are new to SIOP, the session will provide an introduction and overview of this complex, empirically validated model of instruction for English learners and other students. If you're experienced with SIOP, the day's activities will deepen your understanding of SIOP's components and features, and clarify issues of the administrator's role in SIOP implementation, data collection, and professional development. After viewing a videotaped lesson, you will participate in discussing issues of reliability using the SIOP protocol. There will also be time to share SIOP ideas, successes, and challenges.

SIOP® 101

Presented by Andrea Rients

In this one-day, 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 and districts. This pre-conference session will maximize your participation in the SIOP National Conference and is intended for those educators who are currently unfamiliar with SIOP.

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.

I loved the way each session I attended provided great ideas and activities for my classroom, as well as great networking opportunities. This conference added to my professional growth as an educator. -Elementary Teacher