SIOP® National Conference

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

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

$575

Individual, on or after May 10, 2018

$625

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

$525

Pre-Conference Workshop

$300

 

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

Pre-Conference Workshop

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

Developing Academic Language

Wednesday, July 9, 2017 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

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

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