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Saturday, July 23
 

3:00pm

Coaches Preconference Meeting
Presenters
avatar for Gary DiBianca

Gary DiBianca

Coach & Presenter
Gary DiBianca is a Spanish teacher, world language consultant and coach, and AP® reader. He has presented nationally and regionally on acquisition and brain-based strategies in the world language classroom, big picture planning and unit design, pre-AP® vertical alignment and the... Read More →


Saturday July 23, 2016 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand 1
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen
 
Sunday, July 24
 

TBA

9:00am

Coaching for Coaches Workshop (C4C)
This is a ticketed event.  Register online at http://www.ntprs.info

Coaching for Coaches (C4C)
Pre-conference Workshop
July 24, 2016
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Price: $100


 This special workshop is open to anyone who wants to learn how to share their skills as a CI teacher with others. The great hidden benefit is how much your own skills will grow in the process. You will spend the day with some of the most talented coaches* and dedicated professionals. They will show you techniques to help others reflect and improve upon their own abilities in CI teaching. For group leaders, trainers, supervisors, and anyone who wants to work in small groups with personalized instruction, immediate feedback, and new ways to help others. Led by Gary DiBianca and Amy Wopat.

Presenters
avatar for Gary DiBianca

Gary DiBianca

Coach & Presenter
Gary DiBianca is a Spanish teacher, world language consultant and coach, and AP® reader. He has presented nationally and regionally on acquisition and brain-based strategies in the world language classroom, big picture planning and unit design, pre-AP® vertical alignment and the... Read More →


Sunday July 24, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Grand 1
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

6:30pm

Welcome Reception
This is a ticketed event. All tickets must be purchased before July 20.

Join everyone before the busy week begins!  Make new friends and reconnect with old friends!

The $25 covers "A Taste of Italy" delights - cheese tortellini, fettuccini, focaccia bread, Italian sausage with grilled peppers and onions, with creamy alfredo and marinara sauces. Specialty bottled water.

Sunday July 24, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Grand 1
 
Monday, July 25
 

6:45am

Bible Devotion and Prayer Time
This is just a little something a few of us are doing while we are here.  

Each morning, our time will include several brief meditations from Scripture as it relates to camaraderie and harmony in being united together around a common professional cause, what can challenge this dynamic and wisdom on how to manage it when this happens.  

References cited to include Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, Philippians 2:1-5, Acts 15:39-40 and others

Please come join us!

Dan Collins

Presenters
avatar for Daniel Collins

Daniel Collins

Spanish Instructor,, Lane Community College, Continuing Education
NTPRS 2019 will be conference # 10 for me. I've been coming since 2008 in Minneapolis. My current teaching focus is conversational Spanish for adults. I also have experience in teaching it at all other levels from preschool to college-age.In addition, I am also a certified medical... Read More →


Monday July 25, 2016 6:45am - 7:15am
Emerald A

8:00am

Welcome and Keynote Speaker Katya Paukova
Welcome to NTPRS 2016 in Reno!
Join us for a buffet breakfast (included in the price of your registration!)
On the menu: fresth sliced fruit, assorted Danish and breads, cold cereals, granola, home-style potatoes, homemade biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, crisp smoked bacon, country link sausage, housemade salsa, tea, coffee, juices.

We are proud to present Katya Paukova as our keynote speaker for NTPRS 2016!

Katya Paukova
is a highly-sought TPRS presenter and editor. She has adapted/translated various TPRS materials to Russian and is a key presenter for NTPRS. A gifted teacher, Katya has taught Russian and French for middle/high schools, the United Nations, and the International Monetary Fund. Katya currently teaches Russian for the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA.



Monday July 25, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Grand 4

9:45am

Building Your Own Personalized Style of Creating Killer Personalized Stories - Experienced Strand
There are 3 ways to gather personalized information in class: 1. Clever student interest inventories and questions throughout the year; 2. Various PQA techniques, gradually getting to know each student; 3. Standing at the door, attending sporting events, spying on their social media accounts. Once you have collected it, though, what do you do with it? There are two ways to apply personalization: 1. Write it in advance, incorporating personalized information and then ask it in class. 2. Ask the story in class, spin it "on your feet" and write the "Home Run" afterward. Personalize personalization to your own natural abilities and talents. Combine whichever strategies work for you and leave with new, applicable skills.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Rowan

Karen Rowan

Featured Speaker, Founder, Lead Educator, Author, Fluency Fast Language Classes
Karen Rowan is a teacher, author and speaker on TPRS® (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling, formerly known as Total Physical Response Storytelling). Her presentations are based on the research and teachings of Dr. Stephen Krashen, co-creator of the Natural Approach... Read More →


Monday July 25, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Emerald B
  • AV Needs Screen

9:45am

Discard the Discipline Plan! -Experienced Strand
In this workshop, I will walk teachers through the details that lead to developing community, respect, love, and discipline in the CI classroom. By establishing routines, assigning classroom jobs, going deskless, getting to know students, having weekly passwords, and sharing personal and motivational stories in English or TL, it all creates a community of love, respect, and kindness where the need for a discipline plan vanishes. Come see what takes place in my classroom and how I connect with my students!

Presenters
avatar for Alina Filipescu

Alina Filipescu

7th/8th gr. Spanish Teacher, Romanian native, Blaine Ray presenter, 2016 PYLUSD TOY, contributor to Ignite Language blog, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified
My life changed in one day, 17 years ago, when I boldly accepted a teaching job. I wasn't planning on becoming a teacher. I was a Biology major hoping to become a Pharmacist. Another big change happened 4 years ago, with my discovery of TPRS, at a 1-day workshop taught by Blaine... Read More →



Monday July 25, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Emerald A
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

9:45am

How to create and implement a robust CI curriculum -Experienced Strand
With the vast amount of TPRS/CI resources out there, how do we put it all together and create a sound, acquisition-based learning environment. In this session, participants will get to experience resources from “Look, I Can Talk” teacher and student resources. Come see how you can combine resources to fit your classroom and school district.

Outcomes for attendees #1

Attendees will see how to combine “Look, I Can Talk” materials with department, school district, and state world language standards. Attendees will take away ideas for aligning LICT with textbook class syllabus with amazing results.

Strategies for engagement and practice #1

The audience will get to experience curriculum materials and adaptations through demonstration and practice. Additionally, attendees will receive access to online LICT lessons, rubrics, curriculum maps, and assessments.

Presenters
avatar for Craig Sheehy

Craig Sheehy

Craig has been teaching Spanish since 2003. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish (2002) and a Master of Arts degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction (2007), both from Boise State University. He teaches all levels of Spanish in high school and has taught as an adjunct... Read More →



Monday July 25, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Emerald C
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

9:45am

Laying a foundation for the AP Exam – using higher order discussion techniques -Experienced Strand
Description: This workshop will highlight questioning geared to higher order thinking. The facilitator will address vocabulary building, opinion generating activities and sharing-out strategies.

Presenters
avatar for Michelle Kindt

Michelle Kindt

Coaching Coordinator, Cohort Leader,, Hershey High School
I'm a wife, mother, teacher of students who want to learn French. I'm fascinated by how people learn languages! I'm passionate about helping teachers incorporate comprehension-based instructional strategies into their teaching practice. Ask me about being coached!



Monday July 25, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Grand 3
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

9:45am

Movie Talk With Events and Student Actors -Experienced Strand
MovieTalk is an incredible TPRS tool. We will be demonstrating our new book called Look, I Can Movie Talk.

We will demonstrate dramatizing the story with student actors, using embedded and extended reading, student activities and an additional reading.


 

Presenters
avatar for Blaine Ray

Blaine Ray

Tprs presenter, TPRS Books



Monday July 25, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Grand 5

9:45am

Optimizing the use of TPRS novels -Experienced Strand
Participants will be exposed to a handful of popular TPRS novellas in this session and discover creative ways to actively engage students in the reading process. Examples from embedded reading, reader’s theater, personalized questions and answers, and read and discuss will be incorporated as several TeacherTalks strategies bring to life stories in context.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Coxon

Michael Coxon

Spanish teacher/Blaine Ray workshop presenter.


Monday July 25, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Grand 2

9:45am

TPRS in the Elementary Grades with Jason (Full Day Workshop)
Presenters
avatar for Jason Fritze

Jason Fritze

Jason is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher (WLOE-Spanish) with 20 years of K-16 teaching experience who specialize in teaching with methods grounded in SLA research (TPR, TPRS, Content-Based Instruction). As a teacher trainer and coach he has worked with thousands of language teachers... Read More →


Monday July 25, 2016 9:45am - 4:30pm
Emerald D

9:45am

TPRS Beginner's Workshop with Donna and Katya (Full Day Workshop)
THE BEGINNING WORKSHOP

Training:  This workshop is for teachers who are new to TPR Storytelling® or for teachers who feel that they need to revisit and practice the fundamentals of the method. We will focus on how and why Storytelling® is the most effective and fun way for students to learn a world language.  We will also practice the necessary skills for using this method in the classroom with experienced coaches.  

Language Experience:  You will experience learning Russian as a student in a TPRS class.  You will be amazed by how much Russian you will learn over our three and a half days together!  Having the opportunity to be a student and a teacher at the same time will allow you to experience first-hand the skills essential to this method.

In order to receive the full benefit of both the training and the language-learning experience, we strongly encourage you to stay for the entire workshop.  Trust us, you won’t want to miss a thing!

 DAY 1:  GETTING YOUR FEET WET


  1. Wade into our first Russian story with TPRS!

  2. How does Katya make that Russian lesson look so easy?

  3. How does the brain acquire language?

  4. How do I get started with my class?

  5. Let’s start practicing TPRS skills one-by-one!

    1. “Say it like you mean it!”

    2. Establish meaning

    3. Use gestures to make the language comprehensible

    4. Ask repetitive questions

    5. Repeat the correct answer



Presenters
avatar for Katya Paukova

Katya Paukova

Cohort Leader, Presenter, Defense Language Institute



Monday July 25, 2016 9:45am - 5:45pm
Paradise DE
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

9:45am

TPRS Beginner's Workshop with Haiyun (Full Day Workshop)
Chinese Track at NTPRS:

 Day 1:  Spark the Brain, Ignite Acquisition and Happy Circling 

 1.  TPRS and the Brain: 

      Comprehensible Input-based instruction is based upon the theory of language acquisition, while other instructional approaches are based on the brain’s ability to memorize and apply rules.  We begin by informing participants about the Krashen’s theory of language acquisition and how it applies to Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling.

2.  Introduce Students to the TPRS Classroom: 

      Both teacher and students will be adjusting to new skills and expectations in the classroom.  This part of the day will provide participants with the knowledge necessary to set up a Comprehensible Input-based classroom, assign classroom jobs, and out expectations.    

3. Introduce and Practice TPR:  

       Human Beings evolved from creatures, which were in constant motion and our brains evolved accordingly.  Modern day learning, often limited to a confined space with limited motion, doesn’t always work with what our brain is best at. Using actions to create active learning ignites students’ brains and sets their brains on fire!  This part of the day will begin with participants as students and then lead them to practice implementing TPR as they would with their own students.

4.   Transition to Stories:

      Many researches have also shown that creating mini-drama and using storytelling can effectively lower students’ affective filter, positively impacting student-learning outcomes.  The presenter will demonstrate, in Chinese, how to easily and quickly turn actions into a meaningful, interesting and engaging story. 

5.  Incorporate the Skill of Circling: 

      Lastly, the presenter will break the circling questioning technique down into bite size pieces to empower participants with cognitive understanding and muscle memories.   Incorporating circling into the participants’ skill set will allow them to provide repeated, varied and interesting input to their students and is a key skill for novice practitioners.

 

 

 

Presenters

Monday July 25, 2016 9:45am - 5:45pm
Grand 1

12:00pm

Open Coaching
Open Coaching sessions provide a safe environment where teachers of any experience level can practice their skills with the support of seasoned coaches.  In the coaching circles, participants will have the opportunity to take on the roles of the teacher, student, and observer, each offering a unique perspective and insight into your TPRS practice.  Coaching feedback is tailored to each participant's needs and concerns.  There are also coaches available to ask questions. 


Presenters
CT

Coaching Team

TPRS Coaching Coordinators - Gary DiBianca and Amy Wopat Coaches: Anna Gilcher, Carla Tarini, Clarice Swaney, Doug Stone, Janet Fettinger Holzer, Kelly Ferguson, Lizette Liebold, Michelle Kindt, Pu-mei Leng, Scott Benedict, Trish Moller Coaching Interns: Jorge de Perez, John... Read More →


Monday July 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Treasures A-D

1:15pm

Lunch Break
The lunch buffet is a ticketed event.  Purchase your Monday-Thursday package ($100) before July 20. No luncheon tickets will be sold at registration.

Monday Luncheon Buffet includes:
Tossed Garden Salad with two dressings, sliced seasonal fruit display, Tortellini Alfredo, Chicken Parmesan, Medley of Fresh Seasonal Vegetables, Freshly Baked Rolls and Butter, Assortment of Pies, Coffee and Tea.

There are other restaurants in the Atlantis, if you choose not to purchase a ticket for the buffet.
https://www.atlantiscasino.com/reno-restaurants

Monday July 25, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Grand 4

2:30pm

Ask a story 2.0 - A step toward compelling -Experienced Strand
This session will share ideas for maintaining interest beyond the background information and getting the repetitions of the focus structures in interesting ways.  Participants will focus on three things: 1) getting to the action, 2) being deliberate in using elements that are interesting to boys and girls, and 3) adapting anyone else’s story to YOUR needs.

Outcomes for attendees

Attendees will take away some strategies for increasing the compelling nature of the stories they ask as well as strategies for adapting any story to satisfy their needs.

Strategies for engagement and practice

Through demonstration, practice, and discussion attendees will experience simple to use elements that lead to compelling, repetitive input and story adaptation techniques.

Presenters
avatar for Craig Sheehy

Craig Sheehy

Craig has been teaching Spanish since 2003. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish (2002) and a Master of Arts degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction (2007), both from Boise State University. He teaches all levels of Spanish in high school and has taught as an adjunct... Read More →



Monday July 25, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Emerald C
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

2:30pm

Feeling Like a Citizen: Engaging Students and Building Community in the Classroom -Experienced Strand
Learn how get students to buy into the classroom with engaging activities and student interviews. When students know one another they feel accepted, relaxed and ready to acquire the language. Learn how to interview students at any level in the TL and keep the mojo going all year long, increasing the complexity as students grow and helping them to learn real facts about one another with real language. "You're going to love this class. We all know each other and we all get along." That is how a transfer student was talked to by a classmate as they left class on her first day. That kind of camaraderie is built by impactful activities and ongoing personal interviews--all in the TL. With a series of carefully designed classroom activities and spiraling questions you can draw out the personality of even reluctant students. Attendees at this session will get a template for questioning and have the opportunity to practice in their TL.

Presenters
avatar for Bryce Hedstrom

Bryce Hedstrom

Presenter, Bryce Hedstrom
1) Sustained silent reading/self-selected reading/free voluntary reading.2) Special person student interviews/Asking follow-up questions3) Sustainable classroom management


Monday July 25, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand 3
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

2:30pm

Interactive Input: Beyond Simple Questions and personalization --Experienced Strand
Keeping the input flowing and monitoring every student's comprehension can be daunting. Learn and practice advanced skills of scaffolded questions, non-verbal checks, and purposeful personalization.

Presenters
MC

Mira Canion

Boulder Valley


Monday July 25, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand 2
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

2:30pm

Making Reading Personalized, Compelling and Fun --Experienced Strand
Reading is the vitally important 3rd step of TPRS, but how do we teach reading and keep it compelling? Reading IS TPRS, and all core, fun storytelling techniques can be applied to any reading selection: novellas from all publishers, music lyrics, authentic literature, personalized stories or movietalk readings. From Beginning level to Advanced, how to backward plan from a novel, poem or song.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Rowan

Karen Rowan

Featured Speaker, Founder, Lead Educator, Author, Fluency Fast Language Classes
Karen Rowan is a teacher, author and speaker on TPRS® (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling, formerly known as Total Physical Response Storytelling). Her presentations are based on the research and teachings of Dr. Stephen Krashen, co-creator of the Natural Approach... Read More →


Monday July 25, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Emerald B
  • AV Needs Screen

2:30pm

Movie Talk Done in Novel Ways! -Experienced Strand
In this workshop, attendees will be part of a Movie Talk lesson interwoven with a TPRS story that incorporates gesture readings. The audience will also acquire some Romanian as the strategies are demonstrated. By using gestures for the Super 7 Verbs and for rejoinders (What a shame!, Really?!?, It is a problem! etc...), students show participation and engagement throughout the lesson.

Presenters
avatar for Alina Filipescu

Alina Filipescu

7th/8th gr. Spanish Teacher, Romanian native, Blaine Ray presenter, 2016 PYLUSD TOY, contributor to Ignite Language blog, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified
My life changed in one day, 17 years ago, when I boldly accepted a teaching job. I wasn't planning on becoming a teacher. I was a Biology major hoping to become a Pharmacist. Another big change happened 4 years ago, with my discovery of TPRS, at a 1-day workshop taught by Blaine... Read More →



Monday July 25, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Emerald A
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

2:30pm

TPRS in the Elementary Grades with Jason (Full Day Workshop - Continued)
Presenters
avatar for Jason Fritze

Jason Fritze

Jason is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher (WLOE-Spanish) with 20 years of K-16 teaching experience who specialize in teaching with methods grounded in SLA research (TPR, TPRS, Content-Based Instruction). As a teacher trainer and coach he has worked with thousands of language teachers... Read More →


Monday July 25, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Emerald D

2:30pm

2:30pm

4:45pm

TPRS Demonstration Class - Latin
"Think Latin is dead?  Come try these three one-hour introductory sessions demonstrating use of TPRS in a beginning Latin classroom.  Join our animal friends and let's make a story or two in this ancient tongue with our modern sense of fun.  We will make Aesop jealous of the stories we tell!"

Presenters
avatar for Robert Patrick

Robert Patrick

Chair, Foreign Language Department, Latin Teacher, Parkview High School
For more than half of my 27 years as a Latin teacher, I have devoted myself to creating classrooms where all kinds of learners are welcome and where all students can be successful. My work has come to focus on Comprehensible Input as the key piece to this work: delivering understandable... Read More →


Monday July 25, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Emerald A
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

4:45pm

TPRS Demonstration Class -Japanese

Presenters
BP

Betsy Paskvan

Anchorage School District


Monday July 25, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Emerald B

4:45pm

TPRS Demonstration Class -Spanish

Presenters
avatar for Blaine Ray

Blaine Ray

Tprs presenter, TPRS Books


Monday July 25, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Emerald C

5:45pm

Open Coaching
Open Coaching sessions provide a safe environment where teachers of any experience level can practice their skills with the support of seasoned coaches.  In the coaching circles, participants will have the opportunity to take on the roles of the teacher, student, and observer, each offering a unique perspective and insight into your TPRS practice.  Coaching feedback is tailored to each participant's needs and concerns.  There are also coaches available to ask questions. 


Presenters
CT

Coaching Team

TPRS Coaching Coordinators - Gary DiBianca and Amy Wopat Coaches: Anna Gilcher, Carla Tarini, Clarice Swaney, Doug Stone, Janet Fettinger Holzer, Kelly Ferguson, Lizette Liebold, Michelle Kindt, Pu-mei Leng, Scott Benedict, Trish Moller Coaching Interns: Jorge de Perez, John... Read More →


Monday July 25, 2016 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Treasures A-D

6:30pm

How to write a CI Novel Discussion 1

Presenters
avatar for Karen Rowan

Karen Rowan

Featured Speaker, Founder, Lead Educator, Author, Fluency Fast Language Classes
Karen Rowan is a teacher, author and speaker on TPRS® (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling, formerly known as Total Physical Response Storytelling). Her presentations are based on the research and teachings of Dr. Stephen Krashen, co-creator of the Natural Approach... Read More →


Monday July 25, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Emerald A
  • AV Needs Screen

8:30pm

War and Peace Room
Come for nighttime coaching and/or observation.  All languages welcome! Very informal!

Presenters
avatar for Michael Coxon

Michael Coxon

Spanish teacher/Blaine Ray workshop presenter.


Monday July 25, 2016 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Emerald A
 
Tuesday, July 26
 

6:45am

Bible Devotion and Prayer Time
This is just a little something a few of us are doing while we are here.  Please come join us!
Dan Collins

Presenters
avatar for Daniel Collins

Daniel Collins

Spanish Instructor,, Lane Community College, Continuing Education
NTPRS 2019 will be conference # 10 for me. I've been coming since 2008 in Minneapolis. My current teaching focus is conversational Spanish for adults. I also have experience in teaching it at all other levels from preschool to college-age.In addition, I am also a certified medical... Read More →


Tuesday July 26, 2016 6:45am - 7:15am
Emerald A

8:00am

Building Your Own Personalized Style of Creating Killer Personalized Stories -Experienced Strand
There are 3 ways to gather personalized information in class: 1. Clever student interest inventories and questions throughout the year; 2. Various PQA techniques, gradually getting to know each student; 3. Standing at the door, attending sporting events, spying on their social media accounts. Once you have collected it, though, what do you do with it? There are two ways to apply personalization: 1. Write it in advance, incorporating personalized information and then ask it in class. 2. Ask the story in class, spin it "on your feet" and write the "Home Run" afterward. Personalize personalization to your own natural abilities and talents. Combine whichever strategies work for you and leave with new, applicable skills.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Rowan

Karen Rowan

Featured Speaker, Founder, Lead Educator, Author, Fluency Fast Language Classes
Karen Rowan is a teacher, author and speaker on TPRS® (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling, formerly known as Total Physical Response Storytelling). Her presentations are based on the research and teachings of Dr. Stephen Krashen, co-creator of the Natural Approach... Read More →


Tuesday July 26, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
Emerald B
  • AV Needs Screen

8:00am

Discard the Discipline Plan! -Experienced Strand
In this workshop, I will walk teachers through the details that lead to developing community, respect, love, and discipline in the CI classroom. By establishing routines, assigning classroom jobs, going deskless, getting to know students, having weekly passwords, and sharing personal and motivational stories in English or TL, it all creates a community of love, respect, and kindness where the need for a discipline plan vanishes. Come see what takes place in my classroom and how I connect with my students!

Presenters
avatar for Alina Filipescu

Alina Filipescu

7th/8th gr. Spanish Teacher, Romanian native, Blaine Ray presenter, 2016 PYLUSD TOY, contributor to Ignite Language blog, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified
My life changed in one day, 17 years ago, when I boldly accepted a teaching job. I wasn't planning on becoming a teacher. I was a Biology major hoping to become a Pharmacist. Another big change happened 4 years ago, with my discovery of TPRS, at a 1-day workshop taught by Blaine... Read More →



Tuesday July 26, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
Emerald A
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

8:00am

How to create and implement a robust CI curriculum -Experienced Strand
With the vast amount of TPRS/CI resources out there, how do we put it all together and create a sound, acquisition-based learning environment. In this session, participants will get to experience resources from “Look, I Can Talk” teacher and student resources. Come see how you can combine resources to fit your classroom and school district.

Outcomes for attendees #1

Attendees will see how to combine “Look, I Can Talk” materials with department, school district, and state world language standards. Attendees will take away ideas for aligning LICT with textbook class syllabus with amazing results.

Strategies for engagement and practice #1

The audience will get to experience curriculum materials and adaptations through demonstration and practice. Additionally, attendees will receive access to online LICT lessons, rubrics, curriculum maps, and assessments.

Presenters
avatar for Craig Sheehy

Craig Sheehy

Craig has been teaching Spanish since 2003. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish (2002) and a Master of Arts degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction (2007), both from Boise State University. He teaches all levels of Spanish in high school and has taught as an adjunct... Read More →



Tuesday July 26, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
Emerald C
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

8:00am

Laying a foundation for the AP Exam – using higher order discussion techniques -Experienced Strand
Description: This workshop will highlight questioning geared to higher order thinking. The facilitator will address vocabulary building, opinion generating activities and sharing-out strategies.

Presenters
avatar for Michelle Kindt

Michelle Kindt

Coaching Coordinator, Cohort Leader,, Hershey High School
I'm a wife, mother, teacher of students who want to learn French. I'm fascinated by how people learn languages! I'm passionate about helping teachers incorporate comprehension-based instructional strategies into their teaching practice. Ask me about being coached!



Tuesday July 26, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
Paradise C
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

8:00am

Movie Talk With Events and Student Actors -Experienced Strand
MovieTalk is an incredible TPRS tool. It can be enhanced with student actors and events. In this session teachers will see demonstrations of various MovieTalks utilizing student actors and events. Teachers will have the opportunity to plan and teach their own events using MovieTalks.

Presenters
avatar for Blaine Ray

Blaine Ray

Tprs presenter, TPRS Books



Tuesday July 26, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
Grand 5

8:00am

Optimizing the use of TPRS novels -Experienced Strand
Participants will be exposed to a handful of popular TPRS novellas in this session and discover creative ways to actively engage students in the reading process. Examples from embedded reading, reader’s theater, personalized questions and answers, and read and discuss will be incorporated as several TeacherTalks strategies bring to life stories in context.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Coxon

Michael Coxon

Spanish teacher/Blaine Ray workshop presenter.


Tuesday July 26, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
Paradise B

8:00am

TPRS in the Elementary Grades with Jason (Full Day Workshop)
Presenters
avatar for Jason Fritze

Jason Fritze

Jason is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher (WLOE-Spanish) with 20 years of K-16 teaching experience who specialize in teaching with methods grounded in SLA research (TPR, TPRS, Content-Based Instruction). As a teacher trainer and coach he has worked with thousands of language teachers... Read More →


Tuesday July 26, 2016 8:00am - 3:00pm
Emerald D

8:00am

TPRS Beginner's Workshop with Donna and Katya (Full Day Workshop)
THE BEGINNING WORKSHOP

DAY 2:  TREADING WATER


  1. Learn more Russian!

  2. What does Katya do make teaching Russian look so effortless?

  3. Let’s keep practicing the key skills of TPRS!

    1. Inserting dialogue

    2. PQA (Personal Question and Answer)

    3. Personalization


  4. Let’s talk about reading!

    1. What is “Read and Discuss”?

    2. What is “Embedded Reading”?

    3. How do I work with a novel? (sample lessons will be provided)


Training:  This workshop is for teachers who are new to TPR Storytelling® or for teachers who feel that they need to revisit and practice the fundamentals of the method. We will focus on how and why Storytelling® is the most effective and fun way for students to learn a world language.  We will also practice the necessary skills for using this method in the classroom with experienced coaches.  
Language Experience:  You will experience learning Russian as a student in a TPRS class.  You will be amazed by how much Russian you will learn over our three and a half days together!  Having the opportunity to be a student and a teacher at the same time will allow you to experience first-hand the skills essential to this method.

In order to receive the full benefit of both the training and the language-learning experience, we strongly encourage you to stay for the entire workshop.  Trust us, you won’t want to miss a thing!



Presenters
avatar for Katya Paukova

Katya Paukova

Cohort Leader, Presenter, Defense Language Institute



Tuesday July 26, 2016 8:00am - 4:00pm
Paradise DE
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

8:00am

TPRS Beginner's Workshop with Haiyun (Full Day Workshop)
Chinese Track at NTPRS:

 Day 2:  It’s All About The Story

     Stories are a primary and natural form through which we make sense of our experiences.  Stories captivate and motivate us.  We are surrounded by stories in our daily lives.  Story structure helps make language comprehensible.  Stories offer compelling comprehensible input and meaningful context.  Stories lower anxiety and promote emotional connections…  The benefits of stories can go on.  So, how do we start a story?  How do we choose essential phrases to go in a story?  How does “Circling” – the heart of TPRS—dovetail with  “story-asking”  -- the soul of TPRS?

 1.  Story-Asking:  Getting Started

    Participants will look at backwards design concepts and how to intentionally select essential phrases for lessons and units.   Working in small groups, participants will connect with the presenter and coaches as they design short story scripts.  After designing scripts, participants will again work with the presenter and coaches , via a number of hands-on practice activities, and practice the actual skill of story-asking with students.

 2.  Story-Asking:  Additional Skills

     Now that participants have acquired the basic skills necessary for story-asking, the day continues with adding skills that move a story plot, create natural opportunities for repetition, and increase the amount of Comprehensible Input and interaction per lesson.  Working with the presenter, coaches and other participants, the participants will observe and practice the following:  utilizing more than one location, creating a parallel character, creating a parallel story,  and personalization.

 Come ready to be creative….it is a truly fun day!

Presenters

Tuesday July 26, 2016 8:00am - 4:00pm
Paradise A

10:15am

Open Coaching
Open Coaching sessions provide a safe environment where teachers of any experience level can practice their skills with the support of seasoned coaches.  In the coaching circles, participants will have the opportunity to take on the roles of the teacher, student, and observer, each offering a unique perspective and insight into your TPRS practice.  Coaching feedback is tailored to each participant's needs and concerns.  There are also coaches available to ask questions. 


Presenters
CT

Coaching Team

TPRS Coaching Coordinators - Gary DiBianca and Amy Wopat Coaches: Anna Gilcher, Carla Tarini, Clarice Swaney, Doug Stone, Janet Fettinger Holzer, Kelly Ferguson, Lizette Liebold, Michelle Kindt, Pu-mei Leng, Scott Benedict, Trish Moller Coaching Interns: Jorge de Perez, John... Read More →


Tuesday July 26, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Treasures A-D

11:30am

Lunch Break
The lunch buffet is a ticketed event.  Purchase your Monday-Thursday package ($100) before July 20. No tickets can be sold at the registration desk.

On the menu:  Pizzas (Pepperoni, Vegetarian, Garlic Chicken) Minestrone, Freshly Tossed Caesar Salad, Fresh Seasonal Fruit Salad, Baked Rolls and Butter, Coffee, Teas, Tiramisu

There are other restaurants in the Atlantis, if you choose not to purchase a ticket for the buffet.
https://www.atlantiscasino.com/reno-restaurants

Tuesday July 26, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grand 4

12:45pm

Ask a story 2.0 - A step toward compelling -Experienced Strand
This session will share ideas for maintaining interest beyond the background information and getting the repetitions of the focus structures in interesting ways.  Participants will focus on three things: 1) getting to the action, 2) being deliberate in using elements that are interesting to boys and girls, and 3) adapting anyone else’s story to YOUR needs.

Outcomes for attendees

Attendees will take away some strategies for increasing the compelling nature of the stories they ask as well as strategies for adapting any story to satisfy their needs.

Strategies for engagement and practice

Through demonstration, practice, and discussion attendees will experience simple to use elements that lead to compelling, repetitive input and story adaptation techniques.

Presenters
avatar for Craig Sheehy

Craig Sheehy

Craig has been teaching Spanish since 2003. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish (2002) and a Master of Arts degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction (2007), both from Boise State University. He teaches all levels of Spanish in high school and has taught as an adjunct... Read More →



Tuesday July 26, 2016 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Emerald C
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

12:45pm

Feeling Like a Citizen: Engaging Students and Building Community in the Classroom -Experienced Strand
Learn how get students to buy into the classroom with engaging activities and student interviews. When students know one another they feel accepted, relaxed and ready to acquire the language. Learn how to interview students at any level in the TL and keep the mojo going all year long, increasing the complexity as students grow and helping them to learn real facts about one another with real language. "You're going to love this class. We all know each other and we all get along." That is how a transfer student was talked to by a classmate as they left class on her first day. That kind of camaraderie is built by impactful activities and ongoing personal interviews--all in the TL. With a series of carefully designed classroom activities and spiraling questions you can draw out the personality of even reluctant students. Attendees at this session will get a template for questioning and have the opportunity to practice in their TL.

Presenters
avatar for Bryce Hedstrom

Bryce Hedstrom

Presenter, Bryce Hedstrom
1) Sustained silent reading/self-selected reading/free voluntary reading.2) Special person student interviews/Asking follow-up questions3) Sustainable classroom management


Tuesday July 26, 2016 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Paradise C
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

12:45pm

Interactive Input: Beyond Simple Questions and personalization -Experienced Strand
Keeping the input flowing and monitoring every student's comprehension can be daunting. Learn and practice advanced skills of scaffolded questions, non-verbal checks, and purposeful personalization.

Presenters
MC

Mira Canion

Boulder Valley


Tuesday July 26, 2016 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Paradise B
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

12:45pm

Making Reading Personalized, Compelling and Fun -Experienced Strand
Reading is the vitally important 3rd step of TPRS, but how do we teach reading and keep it compelling? Reading IS TPRS, and all core, fun storytelling techniques can be applied to any reading selection: novellas from all publishers, music lyrics, authentic literature, personalized stories or movietalk readings. From Beginning level to Advanced, how to backward plan from a novel, poem or song.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Rowan

Karen Rowan

Featured Speaker, Founder, Lead Educator, Author, Fluency Fast Language Classes
Karen Rowan is a teacher, author and speaker on TPRS® (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling, formerly known as Total Physical Response Storytelling). Her presentations are based on the research and teachings of Dr. Stephen Krashen, co-creator of the Natural Approach... Read More →


Tuesday July 26, 2016 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Emerald B
  • AV Needs Screen

12:45pm

Movie Talk Done in Novel Ways! -Experienced Strand
In this workshop, attendees will be part of a Movie Talk lesson interwoven with a TPRS story that incorporates gesture readings. The audience will also acquire some Romanian as the strategies are demonstrated. By using gestures for the Super 7 Verbs and for rejoinders (What a shame!, Really?!?, It is a problem! etc...), students show participation and engagement throughout the lesson.

Presenters
avatar for Alina Filipescu

Alina Filipescu

7th/8th gr. Spanish Teacher, Romanian native, Blaine Ray presenter, 2016 PYLUSD TOY, contributor to Ignite Language blog, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified
My life changed in one day, 17 years ago, when I boldly accepted a teaching job. I wasn't planning on becoming a teacher. I was a Biology major hoping to become a Pharmacist. Another big change happened 4 years ago, with my discovery of TPRS, at a 1-day workshop taught by Blaine... Read More →



Tuesday July 26, 2016 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Emerald A
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

12:45pm

TPRS in the Elementary Grades with Jason (Full Day Workshop - Continued)
Presenters
avatar for Jason Fritze

Jason Fritze

Jason is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher (WLOE-Spanish) with 20 years of K-16 teaching experience who specialize in teaching with methods grounded in SLA research (TPR, TPRS, Content-Based Instruction). As a teacher trainer and coach he has worked with thousands of language teachers... Read More →


Tuesday July 26, 2016 12:45pm - 3:00pm
Emerald D

12:45pm

12:45pm

3:00pm

Open Coaching
Open Coaching sessions provide a safe environment where teachers of any experience level can practice their skills with the support of seasoned coaches.  In the coaching circles, participants will have the opportunity to take on the roles of the teacher, student, and observer, each offering a unique perspective and insight into your TPRS practice.  Coaching feedback is tailored to each participant's needs and concerns.  There are also coaches available to ask questions. 


Presenters
CT

Coaching Team

TPRS Coaching Coordinators - Gary DiBianca and Amy Wopat Coaches: Anna Gilcher, Carla Tarini, Clarice Swaney, Doug Stone, Janet Fettinger Holzer, Kelly Ferguson, Lizette Liebold, Michelle Kindt, Pu-mei Leng, Scott Benedict, Trish Moller Coaching Interns: Jorge de Perez, John... Read More →


Tuesday July 26, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Treasures A-D

3:00pm

TPRS Demonstration Class - Latin
"Think Latin is dead?  Come try these three one-hour introductory sessions demonstrating use of TPRS in a beginning Latin classroom.  Join our animal friends and let's make a story or two in this ancient tongue with our modern sense of fun.  We will make Aesop jealous of the stories we tell!"

Presenters
avatar for Robert Patrick

Robert Patrick

Chair, Foreign Language Department, Latin Teacher, Parkview High School
For more than half of my 27 years as a Latin teacher, I have devoted myself to creating classrooms where all kinds of learners are welcome and where all students can be successful. My work has come to focus on Comprehensible Input as the key piece to this work: delivering understandable... Read More →


Tuesday July 26, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Emerald A
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

3:00pm

TPRS Demonstration Class -Japanese

Presenters
BP

Betsy Paskvan

Anchorage School District


Tuesday July 26, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Emerald B

3:00pm

TPRS Demonstration Class -Spanish

Presenters
avatar for Blaine Ray

Blaine Ray

Tprs presenter, TPRS Books


Tuesday July 26, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Emerald C

4:15pm

Exhibitor Reception
Come visit the exhibitor booths!  Bring your exhibitor tickets for a chance to win a really cool prize from the exhibitors!  Crackers and cheese, fresh veggies and dip, and sliced fruit will be served.


Tuesday July 26, 2016 4:15pm - 6:00pm
Paradise Terrace

6:30pm

Low Budget Filmmaking with Sr. Wooly Part 1
Join Sr. Wooly as he demystifies low-budget filmmaking for teachers. Sr. Wooly (Jim Wooldridge) starting making short films with a cheap videocamera, and no training or budget. Although he later graduated to more complex projects, the simple tricks he used to make videos like ¿Puedo ir al baño? and Guapo can be achieved by any teacher. In this session, Wooldridge will teach practical tips for filmmaking that will drastically increase the quality of your videos. No, this isn’t film school, but it’s the closest you can get in a 4-hour session.No experience is necessary. However, you should come with a device for recording some practice shots. A smartphone is recommended. This is a hands-on session, and you will do lots of filming.NOTE: Although Wooldridge will give some brief editing tips, this session will not teach you how to edit.

Presenters

Tuesday July 26, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Paradise DE

8:30pm

War and Peace Room
Come for nighttime coaching and/or observation.  All languages welcome! Very informal!

Presenters
avatar for Michael Coxon

Michael Coxon

Spanish teacher/Blaine Ray workshop presenter.


Tuesday July 26, 2016 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Emerald A
 
Wednesday, July 27
 

6:45am

Bible Devotion and Prayer Time
This is just a little something a few of us are doing while we are here.  Please come join us!
Dan Collins

Presenters
avatar for Daniel Collins

Daniel Collins

Spanish Instructor,, Lane Community College, Continuing Education
NTPRS 2019 will be conference # 10 for me. I've been coming since 2008 in Minneapolis. My current teaching focus is conversational Spanish for adults. I also have experience in teaching it at all other levels from preschool to college-age.In addition, I am also a certified medical... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 6:45am - 7:15am
Emerald A

8:00am

Building Your Own Personalized Style of Creating Killer Personalized Stories -Experienced Strand
There are 3 ways to gather personalized information in class: 1. Clever student interest inventories and questions throughout the year; 2. Various PQA techniques, gradually getting to know each student; 3. Standing at the door, attending sporting events, spying on their social media accounts. Once you have collected it, though, what do you do with it? There are two ways to apply personalization: 1. Write it in advance, incorporating personalized information and then ask it in class. 2. Ask the story in class, spin it "on your feet" and write the "Home Run" afterward. Personalize personalization to your own natural abilities and talents. Combine whichever strategies work for you and leave with new, applicable skills.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Rowan

Karen Rowan

Featured Speaker, Founder, Lead Educator, Author, Fluency Fast Language Classes
Karen Rowan is a teacher, author and speaker on TPRS® (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling, formerly known as Total Physical Response Storytelling). Her presentations are based on the research and teachings of Dr. Stephen Krashen, co-creator of the Natural Approach... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
Emerald B
  • AV Needs Screen

8:00am

Discard the Discipline Plan! -Experienced Strand
In this workshop, I will walk teachers through the details that lead to developing community, respect, love, and discipline in the CI classroom. By establishing routines, assigning classroom jobs, going deskless, getting to know students, having weekly passwords, and sharing personal and motivational stories in English or TL, it all creates a community of love, respect, and kindness where the need for a discipline plan vanishes. Come see what takes place in my classroom and how I connect with my students!

Presenters
avatar for Alina Filipescu

Alina Filipescu

7th/8th gr. Spanish Teacher, Romanian native, Blaine Ray presenter, 2016 PYLUSD TOY, contributor to Ignite Language blog, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified
My life changed in one day, 17 years ago, when I boldly accepted a teaching job. I wasn't planning on becoming a teacher. I was a Biology major hoping to become a Pharmacist. Another big change happened 4 years ago, with my discovery of TPRS, at a 1-day workshop taught by Blaine... Read More →



Wednesday July 27, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
Emerald A
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

8:00am

How to create and implement a robust CI curriculum -Experienced Strand
With the vast amount of TPRS/CI resources out there, how do we put it all together and create a sound, acquisition-based learning environment. In this session, participants will get to experience resources from “Look, I Can Talk” teacher and student resources. Come see how you can combine resources to fit your classroom and school district.

Outcomes for attendees #1

Attendees will see how to combine “Look, I Can Talk” materials with department, school district, and state world language standards. Attendees will take away ideas for aligning LICT with textbook class syllabus with amazing results.

Strategies for engagement and practice #1

The audience will get to experience curriculum materials and adaptations through demonstration and practice. Additionally, attendees will receive access to online LICT lessons, rubrics, curriculum maps, and assessments.

Presenters
avatar for Craig Sheehy

Craig Sheehy

Craig has been teaching Spanish since 2003. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish (2002) and a Master of Arts degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction (2007), both from Boise State University. He teaches all levels of Spanish in high school and has taught as an adjunct... Read More →



Wednesday July 27, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
Emerald C
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

8:00am

Laying a foundation for the AP Exam – using higher order discussion techniques -Experienced Strand
Description: This workshop will highlight questioning geared to higher order thinking. The facilitator will address vocabulary building, opinion generating activities and sharing-out strategies.

Presenters
avatar for Michelle Kindt

Michelle Kindt

Coaching Coordinator, Cohort Leader,, Hershey High School
I'm a wife, mother, teacher of students who want to learn French. I'm fascinated by how people learn languages! I'm passionate about helping teachers incorporate comprehension-based instructional strategies into their teaching practice. Ask me about being coached!



Wednesday July 27, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
Paradise C
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

8:00am

Movie Talk With Events and Student Actors -Experienced Strand
MovieTalk is an incredible TPRS tool. It can be enhanced with student actors and events. In this session teachers will see demonstrations of various MovieTalks utilizing student actors and events. Teachers will have the opportunity to plan and teach their own events using MovieTalks.

Presenters
avatar for Blaine Ray

Blaine Ray

Tprs presenter, TPRS Books



Wednesday July 27, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
Grand 5

8:00am

Optimizing the use of TPRS novels -Experienced Strand
Participants will be exposed to a handful of popular TPRS novellas in this session and discover creative ways to actively engage students in the reading process. Examples from embedded reading, reader’s theater, personalized questions and answers, and read and discuss will be incorporated as several TeacherTalks strategies bring to life stories in context.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Coxon

Michael Coxon

Spanish teacher/Blaine Ray workshop presenter.


Wednesday July 27, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
Paradise B

8:00am

TPRS in the Elementary Grades with Jason (Full Day Workshop)
Presenters
avatar for Jason Fritze

Jason Fritze

Jason is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher (WLOE-Spanish) with 20 years of K-16 teaching experience who specialize in teaching with methods grounded in SLA research (TPR, TPRS, Content-Based Instruction). As a teacher trainer and coach he has worked with thousands of language teachers... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 8:00am - 4:00pm
Emerald D

8:00am

TPRS Beginner's Workshop with Donna and Katya (Full Day Workshop)
THE BEGINNING WORKSHOP

DAY 3: JUST KEEP SWIMMING


  1. Learn more Russian

  2. I am thinking in Russian!  How is that possible?

  3. How do I manage formative and summative assessments?

  4. How do I give homework?

  5. Let’s start planning a lesson for a TPRS class!

    1. Possible storylines

    2. Role of cognates

    3. Role of parallel characters

    4. Scripting


  6. Does TPRS work in upper-level classes?

  7. What is MovieTalk?


Training:  This workshop is for teachers who are new to TPR Storytelling® or for teachers who feel that they need to revisit and practice the fundamentals of the method. We will focus on how and why Storytelling® is the most effective and fun way for students to learn a world language.  We will also practice the necessary skills for using this method in the classroom with experienced coaches.  

Language Experience:  You will experience learning Russian as a student in a TPRS class.  You will be amazed by how much Russian you will learn over our three and a half days together!  Having the opportunity to be a student and a teacher at the same time will allow you to experience first-hand the skills essential to this method.

In order to receive the full benefit of both the training and the language-learning experience, we strongly encourage you to stay for the entire workshop.  Trust us, you won’t want to miss a thing!

 



 

 

 



Presenters
avatar for Katya Paukova

Katya Paukova

Cohort Leader, Presenter, Defense Language Institute



Wednesday July 27, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
Paradise DE
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

8:00am

TPRS Beginner's Workshop with Haiyun (Full Day Workshop)
Day 3:  Extending the Comprehensible Input and Assessing Progress

 1. Embedded Reading:

     In any given language class, each teacher needs to deal with a variety students ‘abilities in reading.  Embedded Readings are designed to bridge the gap, and offer differentiated instructions to better meet each student’s needs. How to create effective Embedded Readings is the key for students’ engagement and reading success.

In day-3 workshop, we will be exploring various ways of creating embedded readings, with variety of ressources.  (A video clip, an existing legend, a song lyrics, or a teacher or class-created story.)

 2. Let’s Movie Talk

     Most students are visual learners.  A Movie Talk can provide ample comprehensible Input via visual clues, as well as, rich auditory input through a teacher's simplified narration.  Moreover, movies, from a target language country, are great authentic cultural resources. Many have written the effectiveness of utilizing MT.  During this section, how to choose a film or video clip for a MT, the preparation going into a MT, and the process of doing a MT, will all be carefully examined.  Embedded Readings will be linked back with MT, post-MT reading activities will be shared.  MT date base and demo samples will be provided as well.

 3. Assessment in the TPRS Classroom:

     In the afternoon, formative and summative assessment in TPRS will be introduced along with grading scales and categories.   There will be time built in for participants to ask questions about this important topic.

Presenters

Wednesday July 27, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
Paradise A

10:15am

Exhibitor Break - Prizes /Beverages
Come visit the exhibitor booths!  Enjoy coffee, tea, lemonade and match your exhibitor ticket with a really cool prize from the exhibitors!


Wednesday July 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
Paradise Terrace

11:15am

How to Write a CI Novel Discussion 2 - New Location Emerald B

Presenters
avatar for Karen Rowan

Karen Rowan

Featured Speaker, Founder, Lead Educator, Author, Fluency Fast Language Classes
Karen Rowan is a teacher, author and speaker on TPRS® (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling, formerly known as Total Physical Response Storytelling). Her presentations are based on the research and teachings of Dr. Stephen Krashen, co-creator of the Natural Approach... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Emerald B
  • AV Needs Screen

11:15am

Open Coaching
Open Coaching sessions provide a safe environment where teachers of any experience level can practice their skills with the support of seasoned coaches.  In the coaching circles, participants will have the opportunity to take on the roles of the teacher, student, and observer, each offering a unique perspective and insight into your TPRS practice.  Coaching feedback is tailored to each participant's needs and concerns.  There are also coaches available to ask questions. 


Presenters
CT

Coaching Team

TPRS Coaching Coordinators - Gary DiBianca and Amy Wopat Coaches: Anna Gilcher, Carla Tarini, Clarice Swaney, Doug Stone, Janet Fettinger Holzer, Kelly Ferguson, Lizette Liebold, Michelle Kindt, Pu-mei Leng, Scott Benedict, Trish Moller Coaching Interns: Jorge de Perez, John... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Treasures A-D

12:30pm

Lunch Break
The lunch buffet is a ticketed event.  Purchase your Monday-Thursday package ($100) before July 20. No lunch buffet tickets will be sold at the registration desk.

On the menu: Market Vegetable Soup, Tossed Garden Salad with two dressings, Homemade Coleslaw, Golden Rotisserie Chicken, Smoked Sausages, Macaroni and Cheese, Barbecue Baked Beans, Baked Rolls and Butter, Coffee and Tea, Cheesecake.

There are other restaurants in the Atlantis, if you choose not to purchase a ticket for the buffet.
https://www.atlantiscasino.com/reno-restaurants

Wednesday July 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Grand 4

1:45pm

Ask a story 2.0 - A step toward compelling -Experienced Strand
This session will share ideas for maintaining interest beyond the background information and getting the repetitions of the focus structures in interesting ways.  Participants will focus on three things: 1) getting to the action, 2) being deliberate in using elements that are interesting to boys and girls, and 3) adapting anyone else’s story to YOUR needs.

Outcomes for attendees

Attendees will take away some strategies for increasing the compelling nature of the stories they ask as well as strategies for adapting any story to satisfy their needs.

Strategies for engagement and practice

Through demonstration, practice, and discussion attendees will experience simple to use elements that lead to compelling, repetitive input and story adaptation techniques.

Presenters
avatar for Craig Sheehy

Craig Sheehy

Craig has been teaching Spanish since 2003. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish (2002) and a Master of Arts degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction (2007), both from Boise State University. He teaches all levels of Spanish in high school and has taught as an adjunct... Read More →



Wednesday July 27, 2016 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Emerald C
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

1:45pm

Feeling Like a Citizen: Engaging Students and Building Community in the Classroom -Experienced Strand
Learn how get students to buy into the classroom with engaging activities and student interviews. When students know one another they feel accepted, relaxed and ready to acquire the language. Learn how to interview students at any level in the TL and keep the mojo going all year long, increasing the complexity as students grow and helping them to learn real facts about one another with real language. "You're going to love this class. We all know each other and we all get along." That is how a transfer student was talked to by a classmate as they left class on her first day. That kind of camaraderie is built by impactful activities and ongoing personal interviews--all in the TL. With a series of carefully designed classroom activities and spiraling questions you can draw out the personality of even reluctant students. Attendees at this session will get a template for questioning and have the opportunity to practice in their TL.

Presenters
avatar for Bryce Hedstrom

Bryce Hedstrom

Presenter, Bryce Hedstrom
1) Sustained silent reading/self-selected reading/free voluntary reading.2) Special person student interviews/Asking follow-up questions3) Sustainable classroom management


Wednesday July 27, 2016 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Paradise C
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

1:45pm

Interactive Input: Beyond Simple Questions and personalization -Experienced Strand
Keeping the input flowing and monitoring every student's comprehension can be daunting. Learn and practice advanced skills of scaffolded questions, non-verbal checks, and purposeful personalization.

Presenters
MC

Mira Canion

Boulder Valley


Wednesday July 27, 2016 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Paradise B
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

1:45pm

Making Reading Personalized, Compelling and Fun -Experienced Strand
Reading is the vitally important 3rd step of TPRS, but how do we teach reading and keep it compelling? Reading IS TPRS, and all core, fun storytelling techniques can be applied to any reading selection: novellas from all publishers, music lyrics, authentic literature, personalized stories or movietalk readings. From Beginning level to Advanced, how to backward plan from a novel, poem or song.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Rowan

Karen Rowan

Featured Speaker, Founder, Lead Educator, Author, Fluency Fast Language Classes
Karen Rowan is a teacher, author and speaker on TPRS® (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling, formerly known as Total Physical Response Storytelling). Her presentations are based on the research and teachings of Dr. Stephen Krashen, co-creator of the Natural Approach... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Emerald B
  • AV Needs Screen

1:45pm

Movie Talk Done in Novel Ways! -Experienced Strand
In this workshop, attendees will be part of a Movie Talk lesson interwoven with a TPRS story that incorporates gesture readings. The audience will also acquire some Romanian as the strategies are demonstrated. By using gestures for the Super 7 Verbs and for rejoinders (What a shame!, Really?!?, It is a problem! etc...), students show participation and engagement throughout the lesson.

Presenters
avatar for Alina Filipescu

Alina Filipescu

7th/8th gr. Spanish Teacher, Romanian native, Blaine Ray presenter, 2016 PYLUSD TOY, contributor to Ignite Language blog, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified
My life changed in one day, 17 years ago, when I boldly accepted a teaching job. I wasn't planning on becoming a teacher. I was a Biology major hoping to become a Pharmacist. Another big change happened 4 years ago, with my discovery of TPRS, at a 1-day workshop taught by Blaine... Read More →



Wednesday July 27, 2016 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Emerald A
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

1:45pm

1:45pm

1:45pm

4:00pm

Open Coaching
Open Coaching sessions provide a safe environment where teachers of any experience level can practice their skills with the support of seasoned coaches.  In the coaching circles, participants will have the opportunity to take on the roles of the teacher, student, and observer, each offering a unique perspective and insight into your TPRS practice.  Coaching feedback is tailored to each participant's needs and concerns.  There are also coaches available to ask questions. 


Presenters
CT

Coaching Team

TPRS Coaching Coordinators - Gary DiBianca and Amy Wopat Coaches: Anna Gilcher, Carla Tarini, Clarice Swaney, Doug Stone, Janet Fettinger Holzer, Kelly Ferguson, Lizette Liebold, Michelle Kindt, Pu-mei Leng, Scott Benedict, Trish Moller Coaching Interns: Jorge de Perez, John... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Treasures A-D

4:00pm

TPRS Demonstration Class - Latin
"Think Latin is dead?  Come try these three one-hour introductory sessions demonstrating use of TPRS in a beginning Latin classroom.  Join our animal friends and let's make a story or two in this ancient tongue with our modern sense of fun.  We will make Aesop jealous of the stories we tell!"

Presenters
avatar for Robert Patrick

Robert Patrick

Chair, Foreign Language Department, Latin Teacher, Parkview High School
For more than half of my 27 years as a Latin teacher, I have devoted myself to creating classrooms where all kinds of learners are welcome and where all students can be successful. My work has come to focus on Comprehensible Input as the key piece to this work: delivering understandable... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Emerald A
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

4:00pm

TPRS Demonstration Class -Japanese

Presenters
BP

Betsy Paskvan

Anchorage School District


Wednesday July 27, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Emerald B

4:00pm

TPRS Demonstration Class -Spanish

Presenters
avatar for Blaine Ray

Blaine Ray

Tprs presenter, TPRS Books


Wednesday July 27, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Emerald C

6:30pm

Low Budget Filmmaking with Sr. Wooly Part 2
Join Sr. Wooly as he demystifies low-budget filmmaking for teachers. Sr. Wooly (Jim Wooldridge) starting making short films with a cheap videocamera, and no training or budget. Although he later graduated to more complex projects, the simple tricks he used to make videos like ¿Puedo ir al baño? and Guapo can be achieved by any teacher. In this session, Wooldridge will teach practical tips for filmmaking that will drastically increase the quality of your videos. No, this isn’t film school, but it’s the closest you can get in a 4-hour session.No experience is necessary. However, you should come with a device for recording some practice shots. A smartphone is recommended. This is a hands-on session, and you will do lots of filming.NOTE: Although Wooldridge will give some brief editing tips, this session will not teach you how to edit.

Presenters

Wednesday July 27, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Paradise DE

8:30pm

War and Peace Room
Come for nighttime coaching and/or observation.  All languages welcome! Very informal!

Presenters
avatar for Michael Coxon

Michael Coxon

Spanish teacher/Blaine Ray workshop presenter.


Wednesday July 27, 2016 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Emerald A
 
Thursday, July 28
 

6:45am

Bible Devotion and Prayer Time
This is just a little something a few of us are doing while we are here.  Please come join us!
Dan Collins

Presenters
avatar for Daniel Collins

Daniel Collins

Spanish Instructor,, Lane Community College, Continuing Education
NTPRS 2019 will be conference # 10 for me. I've been coming since 2008 in Minneapolis. My current teaching focus is conversational Spanish for adults. I also have experience in teaching it at all other levels from preschool to college-age.In addition, I am also a certified medical... Read More →


Thursday July 28, 2016 6:45am - 7:15am
Emerald A

8:00am

Open Coaching
Open Coaching sessions provide a safe environment where teachers of any experience level can practice their skills with the support of seasoned coaches.  In the coaching circles, participants will have the opportunity to take on the roles of the teacher, student, and observer, each offering a unique perspective and insight into your TPRS practice.  Coaching feedback is tailored to each participant's needs and concerns.  There are also coaches available to ask questions. 


Presenters
CT

Coaching Team

TPRS Coaching Coordinators - Gary DiBianca and Amy Wopat Coaches: Anna Gilcher, Carla Tarini, Clarice Swaney, Doug Stone, Janet Fettinger Holzer, Kelly Ferguson, Lizette Liebold, Michelle Kindt, Pu-mei Leng, Scott Benedict, Trish Moller Coaching Interns: Jorge de Perez, John... Read More →


Thursday July 28, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Treasures A-B

8:00am

A Possibly Heretical Approach to Grading for TPRS Classrooms (Double Session)
How can we manage both assessment and grades in the TPRS Classroom? This workshop will support teachers who wish to assess student growth along proficiency guidelines while giving them grades for tasks they complete.

Presenters
avatar for Michele Whaley

Michele Whaley

Teacher, Pacific Northern Academy/UAA
My top three passions in school are using comprehensible input to connect with students, collaborating with other teachers, and finding ways to use technology to make teaching more effective. Most important outside school: being with my family (including our sled dog), rowing, playing... Read More →



Thursday July 28, 2016 8:00am - 10:15am
Emerald A

8:00am

Build Conversational Skills with TPRS and Movie Making (Double Session)
Moviemaking is Storytelling with Dialog. But making a movie can seem long and complicated. It is not. This interactive workshop will demonstrate how you can: • Co–develop a dialog-driven script with your students in the Target Language with limited vocabulary. • Lead a rehearsal process with lots of engaging repetition that aids language comprehension for ALL students, whether performer, “techie” or member of the “production team”. • Film the production with a Smartphone and easily edit it for playback. Making a class movie can take a single class or a week, depending on how much time YOU want to invest. Each step builds through Comprehensible Input strategies. This is an activity that your students will always enjoy because they are the stars. Participants need to be ready to move

Presenters
avatar for Mary Holmes

Mary Holmes

Teacher-Presenter, Mary Holmes
I love getting to know new people; adults and kids. I send much of my free time talking to family and friends. I spend a lot of class time learning about my students. Talk to me about any strategies that help your students become comfortable with speaking in TL, and I will share... Read More →



Thursday July 28, 2016 8:00am - 10:15am
Emerald B
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

8:00am

Expanding Classroom Libraries the Quick and Easy Way (Double Session)
Quickly expand your t/ci library! Presenters will share streamlined processes for writing original stories and adapting trade books. Participants will leave with techniques, book-making resources, and literature recommendations. They will be equipped to produce and/or adapt compelling paper and e-books. Of special interest for K-8 teachers, but useful for all.

Presenters
avatar for Su Pesa

Su Pesa

Teacher
avatar for Alisa Shapiro-Rosenberg

Alisa Shapiro-Rosenberg

Presenter
A veteran elementary Spanish teacher on Chicago's North Shore, I regularly host classroom observers, and present & participate in regional & national conferences and professional learning communities. I also serve as a teaching consultant for Modern Hebrew instruction. I am particularly... Read More →



Thursday July 28, 2016 8:00am - 10:15am
Paradise C
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

8:00am

Grafted Writing - Getting Students Excited about Writing (and Sharing) in the Target Language (Double Session)
Learn writing techniques that allow students to personalize texts and confidently grow their writing abilities. Help students “graft” their own creative, original ideas to texts, in such a way that personalizes and gives them ownership of the story. Lead them to confidently and freely write better in the target language. (Note: the "More than Timed Writings" session tomorrow (Friday) at 10:30am is very simliar. The information is the same, but it will exclude some of the more interactive elements in this "Grafted Writing" presentation.)

Presenters
avatar for Richards, Eric

Richards, Eric

1003-TEACHERS-HS(9/15-8/31), NHS



Thursday July 28, 2016 8:00am - 10:15am
Emerald C
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

8:00am

Power PQA (Double Session)
Want to know how you can connect with your students all in the target language even on the first day? Power PQA is PQA on steroids! It's an effective technique to actively engage and connect with your students in the target language.

Presenters
avatar for Scott Benedict

Scott Benedict

owner, teachforjune Workshops
I started teaching Spanish in 2001 and almost immediately found TPRS on my own and started using it exclusively. I have taught high school and middle school Spanish and work hard to make my students feel loved as they have fun and learn the language. I work with teachers from all... Read More →



Thursday July 28, 2016 8:00am - 10:15am
Paradise B
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

8:00am

Principles of Creating Reading Materials (Double Session)
This session is a supplement for the teachers in Chinese track to cover the reading materials. It can apply to the languages that lack reading materials in general, particularly for the beginners. The authentic materials for native speaking children are too difficult for foreign language learners. The principles of adapting an existing story or write one are the same. I will demonstrate how to use limited materials to create interesting stories that will have enough visual repetition of the target Chinese characters; stay in bound; parallel to, but not exactly the same as the story that has been circled and retold; an entirely different story or of a different genre (nonfiction) with the same set of structures and vocabulary. We will discuss the purpose of each reading piece and a focus for scaffolding or aim a specific result. The participants will create several short writing pieces in this session and I will also share a free download Chinese language reading website created by TPRS teachers.

Presenters

Thursday July 28, 2016 8:00am - 10:15am
Emerald D
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

8:00am

TPRS Beginner's Workshop with Donna and Katya (Half Day Workshop)
DAY 4:  DIVING IN


  1. Oh my gosh!  I can speak Russian!

  2. The art of TPRS.

  3. Let’s keep planning our lesson.

    1. Katya’s lesson plans for the week

    2. Sample lesson plans


  4. Let’s try some “tag-team” teaching with experienced coaches!

  5. Where are my “go-to” resources?

  6. What if I teach out of a traditional textbook?

  7. How do the ACTFL Standards coincide with TPRS?

  8. Let’s wrap up our time together with some concrete goals!


Presenters
avatar for Katya Paukova

Katya Paukova

Cohort Leader, Presenter, Defense Language Institute



Thursday July 28, 2016 8:00am - 11:30am
Paradise DE
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

9:15am

Open Coaching
Open Coaching sessions provide a safe environment where teachers of any experience level can practice their skills with the support of seasoned coaches.  In the coaching circles, participants will have the opportunity to take on the roles of the teacher, student, and observer, each offering a unique perspective and insight into your TPRS practice.  Coaching feedback is tailored to each participant's needs and concerns.  There are also coaches available to ask questions. 


Thursday July 28, 2016 9:15am - 11:30am
Treasures A-B

10:30am

Exhibitor Break - Prizes/Beverages
Come visit the exhibitor booths!  Enjoy coffee, tea, lemonade and match your exhibitor ticket with a really cool prize from the exhibitors!


Thursday July 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Paradise Terrace

11:30am

Lunch Break
The lunch buffet is a ticketed event.  Purchase your Monday-Thursday package ($100) before July 20. No lunch tickets will be sold at the registration desk.

On the menu:  Cold Cuts and Cheeses, (Roast Beef, Ham, Turkey, Sliced Cheddar and Swiss Cheese), Tossed Green Salad, Potato Salad, Broccoli Walnut Salad, Sliced Tomato, Sliced Onion, Lettuce, Pickles, Mayonnaise, Mustard, Sliced Breads, Assorted Cookies and Brownies, Coffee and Tea.

There are other restaurants in the Atlantis, if you choose not to purchase a ticket for the buffet.
https://www.atlantiscasino.com/reno-restaurants

Thursday July 28, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grand 1

12:45pm

Beyond Target Structures: The Fun and the Fruits of Non-Targeted CI
At NTPRS 2015, Stephen Krashen renewed his call for TPRS teachers to explore what he calls Non-Targeted CI. This session illuminates the power of moving beyond daily target structures, engages participants in a series of fun sample lessons, and offers several concrete, TPRS-based guidelines for planning compelling lessons and curriculum.

Presenters
avatar for Justin Slocum Bailey

Justin Slocum Bailey

Cohort Leader, Presenter, Indwelling Language
I am crazy about helping language teachers and learners succeed with less stress and more joy. Let's think big together about how to provide maximum CI with minimal prep and maximal peace!



Thursday July 28, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Emerald C
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

12:45pm

Challenges of the first year TPRS teaching
As I and my students are enjoying being immersed in the TPRS classroom, challenges come to me as a new TPRS teacher at the same time. How did I make the transition with students who were used to traditional teachings? What's the right pace of using TPRS? How did I circle and keep students' attention? How did I manage the class when students get too excited with the story? I am that teacher who loves TPRS while facing these challenges and solving them along the way of my first year teaching. Are you with me? Or are you planning to switch to TPRS in your classroom? Let's share some thoughts on challenges that we are facing, and how we can improve our teaching through using TPRS in our classrooms.

Presenters
avatar for Yinghan Xue

Yinghan Xue

Chinese Teacher, Neenah Joint School District



Thursday July 28, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Emerald D

12:45pm

Improvisation Ideas
Ideas from the book "Truth in Comedy/The manual of improvisation". The ideas from the book go hand in hand with effective TPRS, including staying in the moment, making the students the stars, personalization, using everyday moments to capitalize on humor, among others. Session includes some group practice of some key improvisation ideas.

Presenters

Thursday July 28, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Emerald A

12:45pm

Movie Talk for Beginners
Presenters
avatar for Blaine Ray

Blaine Ray

Tprs presenter, TPRS Books


Thursday July 28, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Paradise A

12:45pm

Open Coaching
Open Coaching sessions provide a safe environment where teachers of any experience level can practice their skills with the support of seasoned coaches.  In the coaching circles, participants will have the opportunity to take on the roles of the teacher, student, and observer, each offering a unique perspective and insight into your TPRS practice.  Coaching feedback is tailored to each participant's needs and concerns.  There are also coaches available to ask questions. 


Presenters
CT

Coaching Team

TPRS Coaching Coordinators - Gary DiBianca and Amy Wopat Coaches: Anna Gilcher, Carla Tarini, Clarice Swaney, Doug Stone, Janet Fettinger Holzer, Kelly Ferguson, Lizette Liebold, Michelle Kindt, Pu-mei Leng, Scott Benedict, Trish Moller Coaching Interns: Jorge de Perez, John... Read More →


Thursday July 28, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Treasures A-B

12:45pm

Reading: The Acquisition Game Changer
Just right books sustain the input flow. Learn how to set students up for success with vocabulary, images, and activities.

Presenters
MC

Mira Canion

Boulder Valley


Thursday July 28, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Paradise C
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

12:45pm

TPRS Research
 This session is for everyone! Learn about the research that supports TPRS (in every study, TPRS equals or outperforms traditional teaching), and practice explaining it.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Lichtman

Karen Lichtman

Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics, Northern Illinois University
TPRS research



Thursday July 28, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Paradise B
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

12:45pm

Fast & Easy Writing Assessments (Double Session)
Assessing student writing takes forever, doesn't it? It DOESN'T have to! Learn how to do timed-writings effectively in your classroom and how to grade them quickly and efficiently without spending hours of your personal time.

Presenters
avatar for Scott Benedict

Scott Benedict

owner, teachforjune Workshops
I started teaching Spanish in 2001 and almost immediately found TPRS on my own and started using it exclusively. I have taught high school and middle school Spanish and work hard to make my students feel loved as they have fun and learn the language. I work with teachers from all... Read More →



Thursday July 28, 2016 12:45pm - 3:00pm
Emerald B
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

2:00pm

A Different Look: Techniques & Strategies for Differentiating and Personalizing “Movie Talk”
Learn practical techniques and strategies that will help you to move past simply narrating a clip. Also learn strategies on how to use one clip over various language languages. Likewise, learn to use “Movie Talk” to help facilitate personalization and PQA with your students.

Presenters
avatar for Richards, Eric

Richards, Eric

1003-TEACHERS-HS(9/15-8/31), NHS



Thursday July 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Paradise C
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

2:00pm

Identify and incorporate cultural topics into the story
One of the great advantages is to teach culture in the target language. However, culture is a big topic includes philosophy, historical figures and events, arts and music, architecture, etc. How to select a proper topic that is important to know, can be integrated into the target language and is interesting to our students require some thinking and planning. When to take a close look, two categories stand out, one is the culture that is closely related to daily life; the other is the customs that are displayed and reflected by the language. This session will demonstrate how these topics can be easily incorporated into stories and result in a deeper understanding of the culture.

Presenters

Thursday July 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Emerald D
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

2:00pm

Open Coaching
Open Coaching sessions provide a safe environment where teachers of any experience level can practice their skills with the support of seasoned coaches.  In the coaching circles, participants will have the opportunity to take on the roles of the teacher, student, and observer, each offering a unique perspective and insight into your TPRS practice.  Coaching feedback is tailored to each participant's needs and concerns.  There are also coaches available to ask questions. 


Presenters
CT

Coaching Team

TPRS Coaching Coordinators - Gary DiBianca and Amy Wopat Coaches: Anna Gilcher, Carla Tarini, Clarice Swaney, Doug Stone, Janet Fettinger Holzer, Kelly Ferguson, Lizette Liebold, Michelle Kindt, Pu-mei Leng, Scott Benedict, Trish Moller Coaching Interns: Jorge de Perez, John... Read More →


Thursday July 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Treasures A-B

2:00pm

Songwriting for the TPRS Classroom
Teach TPRS with music! Even if you do not consider yourself to be musically inclined you will learn techniques for creating your very own songs to be used along with, or in place of a story. Discover ways to include songs in assessments and evaluations. Using music and songwriting can be effective and fun for all levels!

Presenters
avatar for Christine Kinslow

Christine Kinslow

World Language Teacher, Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
I am a French teacher, singer/songwriter and guitarist. I also speak German. I love using music and songs along with comprehensible input and TPRS to teach language acquisition. Songwriting in your target language can be easy, exciting and fun. Let me show you how!


Thursday July 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Emerald C
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Hard-wired Internet Connection (There is wireless Internet in each of the meeting rooms. Check this box if you will depend on a large bandwidth for most of your presentation.), Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.) Easel with Pad

2:00pm

Strategies for teaching Japanese with TPRS
Join Betsy Paskvan, TPRS Japanese teacher to discuss strategies and resources for TPRS teachers.

Presenters
BP

Betsy Paskvan

Anchorage School District


Thursday July 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Paradise A

2:00pm

TPRS Researcher Roundtable
TPRS Researcher Roundtable. Email klichtman@niu.edu to present 5 slides about your (ongoing or finished) research, and get feedback from our community.
Our presenters will be:  
Richard Baker: Teachers’ Common Lived Experiences Using the Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) Method of Foreign Language Instruction: A Phenomenological Approach 
Terry Waltz: Comprehensible Input-Based Reading and Writing
Melkisedek Cedeño D´amil: Effectiveness of the methodology of teaching language skills " TPR Storytelling " in freshmen of the Bachelor of Tourism of the Faculty of Humanities , UNACHI 

Presenters
avatar for Karen Lichtman

Karen Lichtman

Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics, Northern Illinois University
TPRS research



Thursday July 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Paradise B
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

2:00pm

TPRS Training Wheels

TPRS® on Training Wheels

 In TPRS® we teach a sentence at a time. Teaching a story is nothing more than teaching a series of sentences.

We start with a sentence. (John wants a duck.) We first have to learn to circle the sentence. We then learn to teach the sentence with 5 steps:

  1. Tell the class the sentence or ask the class. (John wants a duck or Does John want a duck?)
  2. Ask the student actor, do you want a duck?
  3. The student actor responds by saying, yes, I want a duck.
  4. You verify the response to the student actor. Yes, you want a duck.
  5. You also verify the answer to the class. Class, John wants a duck.

After you have learned how to circle along with the five steps, you then need to add other characters.

            John wants a duck. Susie wants two ducks. I don’t want a duck. I have a duck.

You now have three characters with one sentence. John wants a duck. Susie wants two ducks. I don’t want a duck.

            Now you circle and do the five steps above at the same time with the three sentences.

            Normally you have to lesson plan your sentences.

            We have some power points that illustrate the story and have the sentences written so that everyone in the class can read the sentence, see the illustration and also see the characters that are dramatizing the story.

            When you feel that students are getting confident in the sentence you are teaching, you then move on to the next slide. (next sentence)

            The power points make lesson planning easy. All you have to do is plan the details you will use for yourself as a parallel character.


Presenters
avatar for Blaine Ray

Blaine Ray

Tprs presenter, TPRS Books


Thursday July 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Emerald A

3:15pm

Building Diversity-Positive Characters in TPRS Stories
TPRS methods leave us vulnerable to unintentionally reinforcing negative stereotypes. This workshop provides practical skills to mitigate these risks, giving students dignifying and elevating way to see themselves. Learn how to use visual and verbal cues to provide your diverse student body space to be validated and uplifted.

Presenters
avatar for Rachelle Adams

Rachelle Adams

Founder and CEO, Elevate Education Consulting
Rachelle attended Indiana University and American University for undergraduate studies, graduating from American University with a dual degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. She has worked in the Environmental Justice, Reproductive Equity... Read More →
avatar for Anna Gilcher

Anna Gilcher

Director, Your Brain Can Learn French!
Anna Gilcher is an independent French teacher, teacher trainer, and coach in the Washington, DC area. She is a presenter and coaching team member at the National TPR Storytelling conference and regularly presents workshops around the country on teaching with comprehensible input and... Read More →



Thursday July 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Emerald B
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Speakers, Easel Paper and Markers

3:15pm

Culture Pop-ups!
Want to inject a bit of culture in your stories and readings? With Culture Pop-ups, you can find out how easy it is to add bits of culture that your students will be excited to learn about each and every day.

Presenters
avatar for Scott Benedict

Scott Benedict

owner, teachforjune Workshops
I started teaching Spanish in 2001 and almost immediately found TPRS on my own and started using it exclusively. I have taught high school and middle school Spanish and work hard to make my students feel loved as they have fun and learn the language. I work with teachers from all... Read More →



Thursday July 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Paradise B
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

3:15pm

Facilitating students for higher order discussion
Are you teaching or preparing students for IB Diploma or AP courses? How can we help our intermediate med (based on ACTFL Proficiency Guideline) students to communicate slightly beyond the basic messages and familiar topics of daily life? The higher order discussion techniques I am sharing are the discussions of a specific topic or the contents usually follow a movie talk, watching a movie or reading. This session will demonstrate how students can express higher order concept with simple language. The strategies include helping students' output by asking the questions that will prompt them to think further or respond with more details; using the concept map to help students' logic thinking and organization; activating their cultural understanding and knowledge in other areas to generate more ideas.

Presenters

Thursday July 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Emerald D
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

3:15pm

Implementing Mindfulness and Meditation in Education
Do you ever feel stressed out? Do you ever experience burn out syndrome during your school year? Do you ever wish there were some quick and easy techniques to bring you back into balance? Do you wish that you could be rejuvenated and energized at will? Would you like to improve your personal and professional relationship? If you do, you need to come to this section!

Presenters

Thursday July 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Paradise C

3:15pm

Open Coaching
Open Coaching sessions provide a safe environment where teachers of any experience level can practice their skills with the support of seasoned coaches.  In the coaching circles, participants will have the opportunity to take on the roles of the teacher, student, and observer, each offering a unique perspective and insight into your TPRS practice.  Coaching feedback is tailored to each participant's needs and concerns.  There are also coaches available to ask questions. 


Presenters
CT

Coaching Team

TPRS Coaching Coordinators - Gary DiBianca and Amy Wopat Coaches: Anna Gilcher, Carla Tarini, Clarice Swaney, Doug Stone, Janet Fettinger Holzer, Kelly Ferguson, Lizette Liebold, Michelle Kindt, Pu-mei Leng, Scott Benedict, Trish Moller Coaching Interns: Jorge de Perez, John... Read More →


Thursday July 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Treasures A-B

3:15pm

Sr. Wooly’s Circling with a Beat
Do you find that your students occasionally tire of the repetition? In this session, Sr. Wooly teaches musicians and non-musicians how to spice up circling with the addition of a simple beat. While using music might sound daunting to those with limited or no musical background, rest assured that Circling with a Beat is a very accessible tool requiring absolutely no experience to pull off.

Presenters

Thursday July 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Paradise A

3:15pm

The Model of TPRS Teacher Experience
Richard Baker presents his (in preparation) dissertation research study (preliminary) results on the common experiences of TPRS teachers. There are predictable obstacles and challenges to overcome in moving toward using TPRS exclusively in class. The model has potential for situating further research studies and for attendees to compare with their own journeys.

Presenters
avatar for Richard Baker, Ed.D.

Richard Baker, Ed.D.

Teacher / Researcher / 6th NTPRS / PA, Octorara SD / Neumann University
Where does TPRS connect with Robert Marzano's research on The Highly Engaged Classroom? Good news: My dissertation on teacher experiences using TPRS has been approved and is now being processed for publication on ProQuest. I'm seeking participants for a follow-up study and you... Read More →



Thursday July 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Emerald C
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Hard-wired Internet Connection (There is wireless Internet in each of the meeting rooms. Check this box if you will depend on a large bandwidth for most of your presentation.), Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

4:30pm

Panel Discussion
Join Michelle Kindt and a panel of experts to get many of your TPRS questions answered!
Send your questions to michellekindttprs@gmail.com, or place your questions on a card at the registration desk!

Joining Michelle on the panel will be Scott Benedict, Mira Canion, Bryce Hedstrom, Haiyun Lu, Michael Miller, Amy Wopat, and Susan Gross!

Presenters
avatar for Michelle Kindt

Michelle Kindt

Coaching Coordinator, Cohort Leader,, Hershey High School
I'm a wife, mother, teacher of students who want to learn French. I'm fascinated by how people learn languages! I'm passionate about helping teachers incorporate comprehension-based instructional strategies into their teaching practice. Ask me about being coached!


Thursday July 28, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Paradise DE

7:00pm

Open Mic Night - Entertainment
Thursday July 28, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Paradise DE
 
Friday, July 29
 

6:45am

Bible Devotion and Prayer Time
This is just a little something a few of us are doing while we are here.  Please come join us!
Dan Collins

Presenters
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Daniel Collins

Spanish Instructor,, Lane Community College, Continuing Education
NTPRS 2019 will be conference # 10 for me. I've been coming since 2008 in Minneapolis. My current teaching focus is conversational Spanish for adults. I also have experience in teaching it at all other levels from preschool to college-age.In addition, I am also a certified medical... Read More →


Friday July 29, 2016 6:45am - 7:15am
Emerald A
  • AV Needs None

8:00am

Building Chinese Literacy through Comprehensible Input
This presentation suggests several practical teaching techniques for building Chinese literacy based on Stephen Krashen’s “Comprehensible Input” Hypothesis. It is not necessarily true that a student learn to read Chinese from knowing individual characters, nor does a student have to have radical knowledge as a beginner of Chinese reading. It is essential, however, that students are able to identify words and phrases or segments of a sentence as opposed to recognizing characters and knowing radicals. In order to help students build the skills of words identification as well as sentence segmentation, it is suggested that students are provided a great deal of reading texts that are comprehensible and compelling in different contexts (sufficient comprehensible input). Through intensive guided reading practices, students will acquire lifelong reading skills in Chinese as well as develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Methods of assessments for these reading skills will also be shared.

Presenters
avatar for Qiuhui Li

Qiuhui Li

Chinese teacher, Saint Ignatius High School


Friday July 29, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Emerald D
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Hard-wired Internet Connection (There is wireless Internet in each of the meeting rooms. Check this box if you will depend on a large bandwidth for most of your presentation.), Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

8:00am

Circling: How do I know if I'm circling too much or not enough?
A key to effective circling is to understand the purposes behind circling. In this session you will learn the thought process to help you better understand how much you need to circle. As you better understand the process and observe your students cues and language development, then your TPRS classes will be that much closer to being exactly what you want, a language rich environment for your students' language development.
 

Presenters

Friday July 29, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Treasures A-B
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

8:00am

Implementing Mindfulness and Meditation in Education
Do you ever feel stressed out? Do you ever experience burn out syndrome during your school year? Do you ever wish there were some quick and easy techniques to bring you back into balance? Do you wish that you could be rejuvenated and energized at will? Would you like to improve your personal and professional relationship? If you do, you need to come to this section!

Presenters

Friday July 29, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Treasures C-D

8:00am

Keeping Everything Comprehensible
After switching to input-based instruction, how do you best maintain it? You can start incorporating TPRS one step at a time regardless of your situation back home. Goofy dialogues, retells and even bingo can be sources of compelling input.

Presenters
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Mira Canion

Boulder Valley


Friday July 29, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Grand 5
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

8:00am

Classroom Management with Respect and Care (Double Session)
Teaching with TPRS can be joyous but without discipline it gets out of hand quickly. Find out how to deal with unique TPRS challenges. Save time, your voice and your sanity with tips, tricks, techniques and strategies for invisible classroom management.

Presenters
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Bryce Hedstrom

Presenter, Bryce Hedstrom
1) Sustained silent reading/self-selected reading/free voluntary reading.2) Special person student interviews/Asking follow-up questions3) Sustainable classroom management


Friday July 29, 2016 8:00am - 10:15am
Grand 6
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

8:00am

Embedded Reading: a Literacy Tool (Double Session)
How can I scaffold an authentic text? How can I extend a story so that students will have more practice reading specific structures in context? How do I differentiate for varied levels? Embedded Reading meets literacy challenges in the language classroom while giving teachers support for any curriculum.

Presenters
avatar for Michele Whaley

Michele Whaley

Teacher, Pacific Northern Academy/UAA
My top three passions in school are using comprehensible input to connect with students, collaborating with other teachers, and finding ways to use technology to make teaching more effective. Most important outside school: being with my family (including our sled dog), rowing, playing... Read More →



Friday July 29, 2016 8:00am - 10:15am
Emerald C

8:00am

Power Assessment (Double Session)
Wondering how to effectively assess your students' language ability? Power Assessment will give you concrete assessment ideas that you can take back to your classroom to accurately and effectively measure your students' level of proficiency.

Presenters
avatar for Scott Benedict

Scott Benedict

owner, teachforjune Workshops
I started teaching Spanish in 2001 and almost immediately found TPRS on my own and started using it exclusively. I have taught high school and middle school Spanish and work hard to make my students feel loved as they have fun and learn the language. I work with teachers from all... Read More →



Friday July 29, 2016 8:00am - 10:15am
Emerald A
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

8:00am

Using Literature Circles to develop independent readers and responsive thinkers (Double Session)
This workshop will address the creation of literature circles for use with classroom novels in higher levels. The presenter will describe the steps of implementing lit circles: choosing novels, organizing groups, defining student roles, developing accountability and moving discussions to focus on student opinion and real-life situations.

Presenters
avatar for Michelle Kindt

Michelle Kindt

Coaching Coordinator, Cohort Leader,, Hershey High School
I'm a wife, mother, teacher of students who want to learn French. I'm fascinated by how people learn languages! I'm passionate about helping teachers incorporate comprehension-based instructional strategies into their teaching practice. Ask me about being coached!



Friday July 29, 2016 8:00am - 10:15am
Emerald B
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

8:00am

Yikes! How do I put it all together? (Double Session)
With the vast amount of TPRS/CI resources out there, how do we put it all together and create optimal acquisition-based learning environments? In this session, participants will get to experience resources from multiple CI sources as both a student and teacher in practice. Come see how you can combine various resources to fit your classroom and share ways you might unveil a lesson in your class.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Coxon

Michael Coxon

Spanish teacher/Blaine Ray workshop presenter.


Friday July 29, 2016 8:00am - 10:15am
Grand 7

9:15am

How Do I Explain Grammar in a TPRS Classroom?
What do the WL acquisition experts say about the effectiveness of teaching grammar explicitly? What is the difference between Focus on Form and Grammar Teaching? Is there a consensus on the necessity or effectiveness of teaching grammar? See examples of Recasts, Pop-up grammar, 15-Second Grammar Lessons, Contrastive Grammar, and Color Coding to use during storytelling and reading. Use non-threatening language to explain grammar topics. Practice these techniques in the languages you teach. Discuss and practice the various ways to teach different perspectives and tenses. Where do verifying details and retells come in? How do you differentiate grammar teaching for the varying levels of ability and readiness in your classroom? How do you guarantee success for each student in your class. What are your beliefs regarding the role of teaching grammar in the WL classroom?

Presenters
avatar for Lizette Liebold

Lizette Liebold

COACH Foreign Language Project TPRS/TCI Presenter, Coach, and longtime practitioner; NBCT



Friday July 29, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Treasures A-B
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

9:15am

Maximizing Comprehensible Input in your Classroom
All students benefit from a maximum amount of comprehensible input everyday in every foreign language classroom. This session will include various ways to "sneak" extra CI into "do nows" or the beginning of class using circling, short movie clips, pictures/illustrations and other engaging activities.

Presenters
avatar for Patricia Moller

Patricia Moller

Spanish Teacher/ Professional Educator, Comprehensibly Speaking
Love TPRS since the day I found it! hen i work with teachers, I tell them this is the only way to go! Love CI methods and they are successful! I am a high school Spanish teacher married to a HS chemistry teacher and mom to a HS social studies teacher! My oldest is a scientist. What... Read More →



Friday July 29, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Grand 5
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Hard-wired Internet Connection (There is wireless Internet in each of the meeting rooms. Check this box if you will depend on a large bandwidth for most of your presentation.), Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

9:15am

TPRS and multiple level classrooms
If you teach less commonly taught languages in a public school, you will have at least one multiple level classroom. I have taught multiple level classrooms for eight years in high school and used different teaching methods to accommodate the curriculum required. TPRS is the only solution in my opinion. This session will discuss the need for examining necessary information before designing a multiple level classroom. The information includes the curriculum and assessments required for different levels. The workload will be determined by these requirements. The next step is to choose and mix the vocabulary and structures needed for all levels to create the reading stories. Embedded Reading works well for a multiple level classroom. The circling and the classroom management are the most challenging components of a multiple level classroom. I will share some strategies for designing the lesson before, during and after the class that have worked for me.

Presenters

Friday July 29, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Emerald D
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

10:30am

Comprehension to the MAX | Community for the WIN
What if teachers didn’t just check for comprehension, but actually gave students the tools to make input they encounter more comprehensible—in real time? What if students and teachers together developed habits supporting "Flow" in the face of almost any obstacle to comprehensibility or concentration? Come learn how to empower classroom communities to maximize the fun and efficiency of CI through a large collection of simple, flexible mini-techniques that support TPRS.

Presenters
avatar for Justin Slocum Bailey

Justin Slocum Bailey

Cohort Leader, Presenter, Indwelling Language
I am crazy about helping language teachers and learners succeed with less stress and more joy. Let's think big together about how to provide maximum CI with minimal prep and maximal peace!



Friday July 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Emerald B
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

10:30am

More than Timed Writings: Practical Writing Strategies & Techniques in a real TPRS classroom
Learn practical strategies and techniques that allow students to personalize writing and confidently grow their writing and language abilities. Help students use structures and texts to create and personalize their own writings. Lead them to freely write and confidently use the target language. (If you are attending the "Grafted Writing" session on Thursday at 8:00am, this workshop will be very similiar to it. The information will be the same, but this session is condensed to a 60 minute format.)

Presenters
avatar for Richards, Eric

Richards, Eric

1003-TEACHERS-HS(9/15-8/31), NHS



Friday July 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Grand 5
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

10:30am

Reader's Theater (Basic techniques for Beginners)
Bring any reader or reading selection to life and improve student engagement and reading ability with reader's theater. Learn to effectively coach student actors, to bring the best skills from improv and drama classes to reading and to pre-teach reading to create "pictures in their heads" so that reading is both compelling and comprehensible.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Rowan

Karen Rowan

Featured Speaker, Founder, Lead Educator, Author, Fluency Fast Language Classes
Karen Rowan is a teacher, author and speaker on TPRS® (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling, formerly known as Total Physical Response Storytelling). Her presentations are based on the research and teachings of Dr. Stephen Krashen, co-creator of the Natural Approach... Read More →


Friday July 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Grand 7
  • AV Needs Screen

10:30am

Successful Story Strips
Do your class stories get out of hand and become wild, meandering sagas without focus? Story strips are a great way to still engage your students in story-asking while still maintaining laser-like focus on your targeted structures.

Presenters
avatar for Scott Benedict

Scott Benedict

owner, teachforjune Workshops
I started teaching Spanish in 2001 and almost immediately found TPRS on my own and started using it exclusively. I have taught high school and middle school Spanish and work hard to make my students feel loved as they have fun and learn the language. I work with teachers from all... Read More →



Friday July 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Emerald A
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

10:30am

The Most Effective CI Techniques—Present, Past & Future
A conversation led by a longtime user of CI techniques about which ones best bring about real acquisition in the classroom, including TPR, MovieTalk, the Natural Approach, the Listening Approach, TPRS and more. What makes a CI technique effective? How can we enhance its effectiveness? What can interfere with effectiveness?

Presenters
avatar for Contee Seely

Contee Seely

Publisher, COMMAND PERFORMANCE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
I speak fluent Spanish and English; mediocre German, French, and Cantonese; and bits of Mandarin, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Hungarian, Polish, Russian and Quechua. I have taught English in 4 countries and Spanish in California. We publish reading material in Spanish, French and... Read More →



Friday July 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Treasures A-B
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

10:30am

Unpacking the ACTFL Standards from a CI Perspective
Have you ever wondered how the ACTFL standards and Comprehensible Input connect? This session will introduce the 5 Cs: why they are important and how they can be accomplished using CI. A glance at the Can-Do statements will prove just how much our students "can do" with these national standards.

Presenters
avatar for Michelle Kindt

Michelle Kindt

Coaching Coordinator, Cohort Leader,, Hershey High School
I'm a wife, mother, teacher of students who want to learn French. I'm fascinated by how people learn languages! I'm passionate about helping teachers incorporate comprehension-based instructional strategies into their teaching practice. Ask me about being coached!



Friday July 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Emerald C
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

11:45am

Closing - Luncheon Buffet and Speaker Blaine Ray
Join us in celebration of a week of learning and growing!
The buffet luncheon is included in the registration fee.

On the menu: garden salad, black bean and corn salad, tortilla chips and salsa, Santa Fe pasta salad, beef fajitas, cheese enchiladas, tequila lime chicken, flour and corn tortillas, borracho beans, spanish rice, cornbread, guacamole, assorted pastries and flan, coffee and tea.

Keynote Speaker: Blaine Ray
Topic: "Thinking more like a student and less like a teacher."

Friday July 29, 2016 11:45am - 1:45pm
Grand 4