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2021 SIOP Virtual Conference (#1103-071421DL)

Wednesday, July 14, 2021    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, July 15, 2021    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, July 16, 2021    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The SIOP® Virtual Conference focuses on best practices and research-proven teaching techniques to further your SIOP® results. Participants will:

  • Learn best practices to engage all students in meaningful content learning and accelerate students’ academic language development with the research-based SIOP® (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) Model

  • Participate in keynotes and breakout sessions presented by Jana Echevarría, MaryEllen Vogt, and Deborah Short—the founding authors of the SIOP® Model

  • Hear from educators and leaders on topics relevant to today’s “new normal” for teaching and learning, exploring ideas to facilitate engagement through distance, hybrid, and onsite learning

  • Gain teaching ideas to mitigate gaps in learning

  • Network and connect with colleagues through engaging online features and forums

PLUS: 2021 SIOP® Virtual Conference participants have the option to earn GRADUATE LEVEL CREDITS from The University of the Pacific.


July 14-16
12pm-5pm Eastern Time (each day)

Jana Echevarria

Deborah Short

MaryEllen Vogt

Registration Deadlines
Registrations are accepted until the session is filled and must be accompanied by prepayment.

Your Confirmation of Attendance will be sent via email approximately 45 days prior to the event.

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.

Please email cancellation requests to, NOTE: In lieu of canceling your registration, you may designate a substitute to attend the same event in your place.

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

Jana Echevarría is a Professor Emerita at California State University, Long Beach. She has taught in elementary, middle, and high schools in general education, special education, ESL, and bilingual programs. She has lived in Taiwan, Spain and Mexico. An internationally known expert on second language learners, Dr. Echevarría is a Fulbright Specialist. Her research and publications focus on effective instruction for English learners, including those with learning disabilities. Currently, she is Co-Principal Investigator with the Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners (CREATE) funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES). In 2005, Dr. Echevarría was selected as Outstanding Professor at CSULB.

Deborah J. Short, Ph.D., directs Academic Language Research & Training, LLC and provides professional development on academic literacy, content-based ESL, and sheltered instruction worldwide. Formerly she was a Division Director at the Center for Applied Linguistics where she co-developed the research-validated SIOP Model for sheltered instruction. She has directed research and program evaluations on English learners for the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Rockefeller Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, and U.S. Department of Justice, among others. Publications include the SIOP Model books, ESL textbooks for National Geographic Learning, and numerous professional journal articles. She taught ESL/EFL in New York, California, Virginia, and the DR Congo. She recently served on TESOL International’s Board of Directors.

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.