SIOP® Training for Teachers Virtual Institute

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. This virtual professional learning experience, developed in collaboration with the SIOP® authors, provides participants with a comprehensive overview of the SIOP® Model and guidance on how to implement the model in any lesson so that all students benefit – especially English learners (ELs)/ Multilingual learners (MLs, MLLs).

Engage from you own device* with a Savvas SIOP® Certified Consultant, collaborate with educators from across the United States, view exclusive SIOP® video footage, and participate in a live Q&A session with a SIOP® author (Session 8).

Savvas Learning Company is pleased to be your authorized source for SIOP® Professional Learning.

Registration for SIOP® Events is currently open to customers located in the United States.

*Course platform not accessible via Chromebook.


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Steps to Register:

  1. Click “Register Now” button to begin.
  2. Enter the number of participants (“quantity”) you are registering (1-100).
  3. Add to Cart & Checkout to finish your order.
  4. Check your inbox for 2 separate emails: 1) “Savvas OASIS Order Confirmation” and 2) “SIOP Registration” confirmation containing a unique registration PIN.
  5. Click the link in the “SIOP Registration” email to select Your SIOP® Virtual Institute cohort (i.e., Month) and enter participant details using your registration PIN.
  6. Participants should look for a Welcome Email, which includes course access details, the Friday before their first live session date.

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 SIOP® (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) Model is the only scientifically-validated instructional framework for improving the academic achievement of English learners, developing academic language while also providing equitable access to grade-level content. Developed by Dr. Jana Echevarría, Dr. MaryEllen Vogt, and Dr. Deborah Short, the SIOP® Model equips thousands of educators, including administrators, specialists, coordinators, and teachers with the tools they need to positively impact student learning.


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:

  • Describe the SIOP® Model and its effectiveness with English learners and all students
  • Determine learning and instructional techniques that are appropriate for English learners
  • Understand and Practice the eight components of the SIOP® Model
  • Incorporate the SIOP® Model into lesson planning
  • Write content and language objectives for SIOP® lessons
  • Establish 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: $400