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Phone: 800-348-4474 option 2, or
8:00 am - 5:00 pm central time

SIOP Training for Teachers Virtual Institute (#1102-030320DL)

Tuesday, March 03, 2020 - Tuesday, March 24, 2020
First scheduled live session begins at 5:30 PM ET

The new Virtual SIOP Training for Teachers Institute is an online, interactive workshop, led by expert facilitators and original SIOP Model authors, that gives educators an in-depth understanding of the components of the SIOP Model and strategies to implement it in their schools and classrooms.

This 4-week institute consists of 11 sessions. Virtual institute participants complete a series of assignments on their own schedule as well as meeting in a virtual group to collaborate, discuss, and share information with their colleagues. The sessions are led by an expert in the topic, and one session is devoted to a question and answer session with the authors. All virtual institute participants receive electronic resources and an e-book from our best-selling series The SIOP® Model Series to support their learning.

The Virtual Institute is a cost-effective option that offers educators the opportunity to experience professional development with leading authors and experts on their own schedule, with no travel required, while still receiving high-quality instruction and guidance.

System requirements

First, ensure that you are using the computer on which you will attend the Elluminate Virtual Sessions, and that it is connected to the Internet.

To check your computer to ensure you have all the system requirements, go to:

Click on "Browser Check", listed under Computer Operating System & Browser Requirements. Next, click on "Run the Browser Check". You should receive all green check marks. If not, follow the instructions to update your computer.

Session 1 - Live Session
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 5:30 PM ET

  • Getting Started and Language Acquisition

Session 2 - Attend on your own

  • Introduction to SIOP

Session 3 - Attend on your own

  • Lesson Preparation

Session 4 - Attend on your own

  • Building Background and Comprehensible Input

Session 5 - Live Session
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:30 PM ET

  • Discussion of 3 SIOP Components

Session 6 - Attend on your own

  • Strategies

Session 7 - Attend on your own

  • Interaction

Session 8 - Live Session
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:30 PM ET

  • Q & A with Author

Session 9 - Attend on your own

  • Practice and Application

Session 10 - Attend on your own

  • Lesson Delivery and Review and Assessment

Session 11 - Live Session
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 5:30 PM ET

  • Putting It All Together

Live sessions will be recorded for viewing at a later time.

MaryEllen Vogt

Registration Deadlines
Registrations are accepted until the session is filled and must be accompanied by prepayment(credit card, check, or faxed purchase order). Submission of a registration form does not guarantee admission to the conference; please wait until your registration has been confirmed before making travel plans. Forty-five days prior to the event, a confirmation will be sent via email.

Your Confirmation of Attendance will be sent via email approximately 45 days prior to the event. We recommend that you purchase airline tickets after you receive the Confirmation of Attendance email. If you have not received a Confirmation of Attendance email 45 days prior to the event please call 800.348.4474 select option 2. Please do not make travel arrangements until you have received your Confirmation of Attendance email.

Limited Seating
This conference can fill up quickly. Register early to be assured a spot.

Cancellations that occur 3 months or more before the start date of the institute will receive an 80% refund. Cancellation request received 1 to 3 months prior to start date will receive a 50% refund, and any cancellation made less than 1 month before event will not receive any refund. Individuals that do not cancel their reservation or registration prior to event will be invoiced and are responsible for the full registration fee.

All cancellation requests require a letter with signature to be sent via fax to 847-486-3195 Attn: Scheduling and Services. NOTE: In lieu of canceling your registration, you may designate a substitute to attend the same event in your place.

Transferring from one event to another will require a $200 transfer fee. Please contact Scheduling and Services at, or call 800-348-4474 option 2, from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm central time for cancellation, substitution, or transfer details.

Please allow 2 billing cycles for credit card, and 60 days for check refunds.

Hotel and Travel Arrangements
Participants are responsible for making their own hotel and travel arrangements.

MaryEllen Vogt is Professor Emerita of Education at California State University,Long Beach. Dr. Vogt has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, special education specialist, curriculum coordinator, and university teacher educator. She received her doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a co-author of fifteen books, including Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches in the Real World (3rd ed., 2011) and the SIOP® book series. Her research interests include improving comprehension in the content areas, teacher change and development, and content literacy and language acquisition for English learners. Dr. Vogt was inducted into the California Reading Hall of Fame, received her university’s Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, and served as President of the International Reading Association in 2004–2005.