Jana Echevarria, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita at California State University, Long Beach, Dr. Echevarria has published widely on effective instruction for English learners, including those with learning disabilities. She has presented her research in the U.S. and internationally, including at Oxford University (England), Wits University (South Africa), Harvard University (U.S.), Stanford University (U.S.), University of Barcelona (Spain), and South East Europe University (Macedonia) where she was a Fulbright Senior Specialist.

Prior to receiving her Ph.D. from UCLA, she taught in elementary, middle, and high school in general education, special education, ESL, and bilingual programs.
Dr. Echevarria is co-developer of the SIOP Model (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) and co-author on the SIOP Model book series. The SIOP Model of instruction is used widely in all 50 states and numerous countries. http://siop.pearson.com/

Dr. Echevarria received her university’s Outstanding Professor award, was a finalist for the Senior Research Award given by the American Education Research Association, Second Language SIG, and was inducted into the California Reading Hall of Fame. She serves as an expert on English learners for the U.S. Department of Justice. Follow Dr. Echevarria’s blog about English learners at www.janaechevarria.com.

Jana Echevarria

Selected publications include the following books published by Allyn & Bacon:

  • Using the SIOP Model with Pre-K and Kindergarten English Learners
  • Response to Intervention (RTI) and English Learners: Making It Happen
  • The SIOP Model for Teaching Mathematics to English Learners
  • The SIOP Model for Teaching English-Language Arts to English Learners
  • The SIOP Model for Teaching Science to English Learners
  • The SIOP Model for Teaching History-Social Studies to English Learners
  • Making Content Comprehensible for Elementary English Learners: The SIOP Model
  • Making Content Comprehensible for Secondary English Learners: The SIOP Model
  • Sheltered Content Instruction: Teaching Students With Diverse Abilities
  • 99 Ideas and Activities for Teaching English Learners With the SIOP Model
  • The SIOP Model for Administrators
  • Implementing the SIOP Model Through Effective Professional Development and Coaching
  • Sheltered Content Instruction: Teaching English Learners with Diverse Abilities 4th Edition