SIOP® Training for Teachers Virtual Institute: Learn SIOP® Teaching Practices Online

Let the training come to you! The SIOP® Training for Teachers Virtual Institute is a cost-effective and convenient way to learn about the scientifically-validated SIOP® Model. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of how SIOP® works in content-area classrooms. Watch expert-led sessions right on your device*. Experience SIOP® classroom lessons, listen to SIOP® authors, and participate in an author Q&A live. It’s a powerful learning model for educators with limited time or budget for travel.

*Course platform not accessible via Chromebook.

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Why the SIOP® Virtual Institute?

  • Evidence-based Teaching Techniques developed with original Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP®) Model authors.
  • Access to Experts and Authors through live expert-led sessions, author discussions on video, and a live author Q&A.
  • Built-in Accountability through live sessions, lesson plan assignment, and online discussions.
  • Learn, Apply, and Reflect instruction model promotes classroom practice with live sessions for questions and feedback.

About the SIOP® Model

Based on years of research, the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP®) Model is the only scientifically-validated instructional framework for improving the academic achievement of English learners. Developed by Dr. Jana Echevarría, Dr. MaryEllen Vogt, and Dr. Deborah Short, the SIOP® Model assists thousands of educators, including administrators, specialists, coordinators, and teachers.

About the SIOP® Virtual Institute

This four-week institute consists of 11 sessions in which participants complete a series of assignments on their own schedule, as well as meeting as a virtual group to collaborate, discuss, and share information with colleagues. Three live sessions are led by an expert in the topic and one session is devoted to a question and answer session with a SIOP® author.

Training Outcomes

SIOP® Training for Teachers Virtual Institute participants will gain practical skills to collaborate, share, and implement SIOP® Model lessons. Participants will learn to incorporate all eight components of the SIOP® Model in order to teach content while developing students’ academic and social language.

By the end of the institute participants will be able to:

  • Understand the SIOP® Model and its effectiveness with English learners and all students
  • Identify learning and instructional techniques that are appropriate for English learners
  • Understand and practice the eight components of the SIOP® Model
  • Learn how the SIOP® Model can be incorporated into lesson planning
  • Write content and language objectives for SIOP® lessons
  • Identify ways to increase student interaction and collaboration in the classroom
  • Identify techniques to review content and assess student understanding
  • Observe and rate SIOP® Model lessons.

Who Should Attend?

  • School & District Administrators
  • Coaches & Specialists
  • Classroom Teachers (K-12)
  • Staff Development Specialists
  • Paraprofessionals and support staff


Registration for SIOP® Training for Teachers Virtual Institute includes an eText version and print copy of:

  • Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP® Model, 5th edition

Registration Fee

Price: $350

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