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60 minute session [clear filter]
Monday, July 25
 

12:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Treasures A-D

4:45pm PDT

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 PDT
Emerald A
  60 minute session
  • 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 PDT

TPRS Demonstration Class -Japanese

Presenters
BP

Betsy Paskvan

Anchorage School District


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

4:45pm PDT

TPRS Demonstration Class -Spanish

Presenters
avatar for Blaine Ray

Blaine Ray

Tprs presenter, TPRS Books


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

5:45pm PDT

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 PDT
Treasures A-D

6:30pm PDT

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 PDT
Emerald A
  60 minute session
  • AV Needs Screen
 
Tuesday, July 26
 

10:15am PDT

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 PDT
Treasures A-D

3:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Treasures A-D

3:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Emerald A
  60 minute session
  • 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 PDT

TPRS Demonstration Class -Japanese

Presenters
BP

Betsy Paskvan

Anchorage School District


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

3:00pm PDT

TPRS Demonstration Class -Spanish

Presenters
avatar for Blaine Ray

Blaine Ray

Tprs presenter, TPRS Books


Tuesday July 26, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Emerald C
 
Wednesday, July 27
 

11:15am PDT

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 PDT
Emerald B
  60 minute session
  • AV Needs Screen

11:15am PDT

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 PDT
Treasures A-D

4:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Treasures A-D

4:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Emerald A
  60 minute session
  • 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 PDT

TPRS Demonstration Class -Japanese

Presenters
BP

Betsy Paskvan

Anchorage School District


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

4:00pm PDT

TPRS Demonstration Class -Spanish

Presenters
avatar for Blaine Ray

Blaine Ray

Tprs presenter, TPRS Books


Wednesday July 27, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Emerald C
 
Thursday, July 28
 

8:00am PDT

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 PDT
Treasures A-B

9:15am PDT

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 PDT
Treasures A-B

12:45pm PDT

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 PDT
Emerald C
  60 minute session
  • 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 PDT

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 PDT
Emerald D

12:45pm PDT

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 PDT
Emerald A

12:45pm PDT

Movie Talk for Beginners
Presenters
avatar for Blaine Ray

Blaine Ray

Tprs presenter, TPRS Books


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

12:45pm PDT

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 PDT
Treasures A-B

12:45pm PDT

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 PDT
Paradise C
  60 minute session
  • 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 PDT

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 PDT
Paradise B
  60 minute session
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

2:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Paradise C
  60 minute session
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

2:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Emerald D
  60 minute session
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

2:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Treasures A-B

2:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Emerald C
  60 minute session
  • 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 PDT

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 PDT
Paradise A

2:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Paradise B
  60 minute session
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

2:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Emerald A

3:15pm PDT

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 →



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

3:15pm PDT

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 PDT
Paradise B
  60 minute session
  • 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 PDT

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 PDT
Emerald D
  60 minute session
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

3:15pm PDT

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 PDT
Paradise C

3:15pm PDT

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 PDT
Treasures A-B

3:15pm PDT

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 PDT
Paradise A

3:15pm PDT

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 PDT
Emerald C
  60 minute session
  • 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 PDT

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

French teacher, Sharon Middle School, Sharon, MA
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.


Thursday July 28, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Paradise DE
 
Friday, July 29
 

8:00am PDT

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 PDT
Emerald D
  60 minute session
  • 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 PDT

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 PDT
Treasures A-B
  60 minute session
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

8:00am PDT

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 PDT
Treasures C-D

8:00am PDT

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
MC

Mira Canion

Boulder Valley


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

9:15am PDT

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 PDT
Treasures A-B
  60 minute session
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

9:15am PDT

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 PDT
Grand 5
  60 minute session
  • 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 PDT

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 PDT
Emerald D
  60 minute session
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

10:30am PDT

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 PDT
Emerald B
  60 minute session
  • 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 PDT

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 PDT
Grand 5
  60 minute session
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen

10:30am PDT

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 PDT
Grand 7
  60 minute session
  • AV Needs Screen

10:30am PDT

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 PDT
Emerald A
  60 minute session
  • 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 PDT

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 PDT
Treasures A-B
  60 minute session
  • 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 PDT

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

French teacher, Sharon Middle School, Sharon, MA
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.



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