SIOP® National Conference

Setting the Stage for the Future

Nashville, TN | July 8-9, 2020
Pre-Conference Workshops on July 7th

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Join SIOP® authors, experts, and colleagues in Music City - Nashville, Tennessee for our biggest event of the year! This annual conference offers both new and seasoned SIOP educators 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 and Dr. Deborah Short
  • Learn from experienced SIOP educators with effective implementations underway
  • Ask questions, collaborate with colleagues, and gain a deeper understanding of SIOP 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


Registration Information

Early Bird, before May 8, 2020


Individual, on or after May 8, 2020


Group of 4 or more, per individual when registering together


Pre-Conference Workshop



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

Pre-Conference Workshops

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

SIOP® 101
Presented by Sue Hurt

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. 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.

Supporting SIOP®: Coaching and Implementation
Presented by Andrea Rients

This one-day, highly interactive and collaborative pre-conference session is designed to deepen your understanding of SIOP's components and features, and help coaches develop the capacity to effectively support educators' implementation of the SIOP® Model. Together we will explore ways to use the protocol in coaching sessions to improve classroom instruction and address features of the SIOP® Model that may pose implementation challenges. This session will promote the development of coaching skills for both new and experienced instructional coaches.

The SIOP® Model for Administrators: Setting the Stage for Success!
Presented by Dr. MaryEllen Vogt 

This one-day, highly interactive 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.

Developing Academic Language
Presented by Dr. Jana Echevarria 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, and create and extend knowledge through linguistic, conceptual, and sociocultural choices.


Here's what past attendees have said about the National SIOP® Conference:

"I gained a wealth of practical knowledge!"

"It was very powerful to hear directly from all of the authors!"

"The breakout sessions on technology and the sessions that provided specific strategies that I can immediately implement were terrific!"

"I appreciated having an opportunity to speak with professionals around the country using SIOP!"

"I liked that the sessions actually used the SIOP model. It was perfect 'modeling' of the SIOP Model!"