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Full-day Workshop [clear filter]
Sunday, July 24
 

9:00am PDT

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 PDT
Grand 1
  Full-day Workshop
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Screen
 
Monday, July 25
 

9:45am PDT

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 PDT
Emerald D

9:45am PDT

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 PDT
Paradise DE
  Full-day Workshop
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

9:45am PDT

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 PDT
Grand 1

2:30pm PDT

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 PDT
Emerald D

2:30pm PDT

2:30pm PDT

 
Tuesday, July 26
 

8:00am PDT

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 PDT
Emerald D

8:00am PDT

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 PDT
Paradise DE
  Full-day Workshop
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

8:00am PDT

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 PDT
Paradise A

12:45pm PDT

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 PDT
Emerald D

12:45pm PDT

12:45pm PDT

 
Wednesday, July 27
 

8:00am PDT

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 PDT
Emerald D

8:00am PDT

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 PDT
Paradise DE
  Full-day Workshop
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)

8:00am PDT

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 PDT
Paradise A

1:45pm PDT

1:45pm PDT

1:45pm PDT