2024 SIOP® Virtual Conference

Join us for the 2024 SIOP® Virtual Conference, the premier event for educators dedicated to empowering English learners (ELs) and multilingual learners. At this virtual conference, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Participate in 30+ sessions on teaching ELs and multilingual learners.
  • Attend keynotes & sessions with all four SIOP® Authors.
  • Network and collaborate with educators across the country.
  • Access all sessions on-demand for 90 days.
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  • Highlights
  • Registration
  • Proposals
  • Speakers
  • FAQs

Empower Your Multilingual Learners with Impactful Teaching Practices!

  • Reasons to Attend

    Add effective classroom techniques and practices to your teaching toolbox! The 2024 SIOP® Virtual Conference will enhance your lesson planning and instructional delivery for teaching ELs/ Multilingual learners. SIOP® is a research-based lesson planning framework consisting of essential components for teaching ELs/Multilingual learners grade-level content while simultaneously developing students’ academic language. 

    This event provides you with an exceptional opportunity to:

    • Enhance your teaching to accelerate language development and engage ALL students in meaningful content learning.
    • Participate in exclusive sessions with the Authors of the SIOP® Model: Jana Echevarría, MaryEllen Vogt, Deborah Short, and Katie Toppel.
    • Attend illuminating sessions that support language development facilitated by exemplary educators.
    • Network and connect with colleagues through the interactive virtual platform.
    • Opt in to earn up to 4 graduate level credits from the University of the Pacific.
  • Who Should Attend?
    • Classroom/Content-Area Teachers (K-12)
    • ESL/ENL Teachers
    • School & District Administrators
    • Coaches & Instructional Specialists
    • Staff Development Specialists
    • Paraprofessionals and Support Staff

    School districts commonly leverage funding sources to invest in student learning by sending educators to this conference. For more information on the types of funding which can be used, please refer to our SIOP® Funding resource.

  • Testimonials from Past Attendees

    99% of past attendees say they would recommend this conference to others.

    Feedback from prior attendees:

    “I enjoy learning the SIOP Model and this was the best training I have had.”

    "I have attended the past 2 years and it has honestly been the BEST conference I've attended!"

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

    "I found that the presenters had really good information that I can apply to my classroom right away."

    “This year's conference is the best virtual conference I've ever attended. Every detail was considered during planning and the sessions were varied and dynamic.”

    “Once again, I've come away with new ideas to share with the EL and mainstream teachers in my district. Thank you for a wonderful conference that I look forward to each year!”

    “It was marvelous and I really appreciate being able to access the information after the conference ends. I need to review the sessions because there is so much to learn.”

  • Continuing Education Credits

    Opt in to earn graduate level credits from the University of the Pacific.

  • Unparalleled Expertise

    SIOP® and SIOP® Model are registered trademarks of Savvas Learning Company, which is proud to be the sole organization partnering with the SIOP® Authors to offer educators SIOP® Professional Learning. Learn more about our variety of SIOP® workshop offerings.

  • Theme

    Time to Shine: Empowering Multilingual Learners

    The 2024 SIOP® Virtual Conference theme, "Time to Shine: Empowering Multilingual Learners," serves as a compelling call to illuminate the path toward student success. The metaphor of "Time to Shine" underscores our pivotal role as educators. It encourages educators to shine brightly as beacons of inspiration, elevating their approaches, and enlightening through innovative teaching practices. Concurrently, the conference theme challenges participants to collectively empower students to shine. It emphasizes fostering inclusive environments that celebrate and build upon students’ linguistic and cultural assets, ensuring that every student's brilliance shines brightly in our interconnected world. Together as educators, we are invited to embrace this transformative journey with the shared commitment to empowering multilingual learners - where both teachers and students shine.

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Right Now Is the Best Time to Register.

  • Registration Details

    Daily Conference Schedule

    Tuesday, July 9-Thursday, July 11
    12:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)
    Plus: On-Demand Access to All Sessions for 90 Days

    Cost: $280 per person

    Register Now

  • Justification Letter

    The 2024 SIOP® Virtual Conference is designed to provide educators with essential tools to support English Learners and multilingual learners. The conference is packed with interactive sessions that feature teaching strategies to improve your everyday classroom practices. Use this letter to support building a case to persuade those in authority to permit and/or endorse your participation in the 2024 SIOP® Virtual Conference.

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Submit a Session Proposal to Present at the SIOP® Virtual Conference.

  • Call for Presenters

    We highly value your professional experience and impactful teaching ideas. Submit a session proposal to share your great ideas with fellow educators from across the country at the 2024 SIOP® Virtual Conference.

    Submit a Proposal

  • Key Dates

    Call for proposals closes on Wednesday, February 28, at 11:00 p.m. PST. Proposal acceptance notifications will be sent by Wednesday, March 27, 2024.

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The Only Conference Featuring All Four SIOP® Authors

  • SIOP® Authors

    The 2024 SIOP® Virtual Conference affords you an exclusive opportunity to interact with the SIOP® Model Authors. Participate in keynotes and breakout sessions featuring Jana Echevarría, MaryEllen Vogt, Deborah Short and Katie Toppel – Authors of the SIOP® Model. Explore key topics, stay up to date with the latest research, and engage with the SIOP® Authors.

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Frequently Asked Questions about the SIOP® Virtual Conference

  • What does SIOP® stand for?

    The research-based SIOP® (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) Model is the only scientifically validated model of sheltered instruction and a proven framework for teaching both academic content and language skills in ways that are more effective for English learners.

    As a framework for organizing instruction, the SIOP® Model includes features that are characteristic of high-quality instruction for all students, such as cooperative learning, reading comprehension strategy instruction, and differentiated instruction.

    Savvas is the only organization endorsed by SIOP® Authors, working in direct collaboration with them to offer educators the best professional learning experiences and ensure our offerings reflect fidelity to the SIOP® Model.

  • When is the 2024 SIOP® Virtual Conference?

    July 9-11, 2024, from Noon - 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, each day.

  • Where is the 2024 SIOP® Virtual Conference?

    This year’s conference will be held virtually. Approximately two weeks in advance of the event, the week of June 16/23rd, an email will be sent out with directions on logging into the system and accessing the conference.

  • What is the theme for the conference?

    The 2024 SIOP® Virtual Conference theme is “Time to Shine: Empowering Multilingual Learners.” The conference theme serves as a compelling call to illuminate the path toward student success. The metaphor of "Time to Shine" underscores our pivotal role as educators. It encourages educators to shine brightly as beacons of inspiration, elevating their approaches, and enlightening through innovative teaching practices. Concurrently, the conference theme challenges participants to collectively empower students to shine. It emphasizes fostering inclusive environments that celebrate and build upon students’ linguistic and cultural assets, ensuring that every student's brilliance shines brightly in our interconnected world. Together as educators, we are invited to embrace this transformative journey with the shared commitment to empowering multilingual learners - where both teachers and students shine.

  • Why should you attend the conference?

    • Develop a stronger knowledge base with access to cutting-edge research and best practices.
    • Network with other educators and experts in the field.
    • Learn impactful teaching ideas through keynotes, panel discussions and sessions.
    • Be inspired by thought leaders, including the SIOP® Authors.
    • Attend 30+ engaging sessions and/or watch the recordings available for 90 days after the conference.
    • Participate in a variety of session topics to support Long Term English Learners (LTELs), Multilingual learners/ English speakers, Newcomers and more.
    • Access classroom resources and tools to support language development.
    • Option to earn up to 4 graduate credit hours through the University of the Pacific.
    • No travel necessary, attend from anywhere.
    • Have fun while learning and growing as an educator.
  • Who should attend the conference?

    Participants include K-12 content area teachers, classroom teachers, ESL/ENL teachers, district content coordinators, EL coaches, school administrators, paraprofessionals, and more.

  • How will I access the conference?

    Specific instructions will be sent via email approximately two weeks before our event start date regarding how to log in and attend the conference. This will ensure you have plenty of time to get comfortable with the platform and have the best experience possible. No special devices are required to attend the event, and session recordings will be available on the same platform for 90 days post-conference.

  • Federal Funding

    School districts commonly leverage funding sources to invest in student learning by sending educators to the conference. For more information on the types of funding, please refer to this resource.

  • Certificates

    2024 SIOP® Virtual Conference participants will receive a certificate of participation.

  • Can I receive graduate credits or clock hours?

    2024 SIOP® Virtual Conference participants may opt in to earn graduate level credits from the University of the Pacific. Educators in the State of Washington can also qualify to receive WA State Clock Hours by attending this conference.

  • How long will the on-demand session recordings be available?

    The conference session recordings will be available through the online platform for up to 90 days or on Monday, October 7. Past attendees share that they find it helpful to rewatch recordings of sessions to fine-tune takeaways from the event and also find it convenient to watch recordings of sessions that they were not able to attend.

  • Additional questions

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