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Monday, July 8
 

9:45am CDT

Beginning TPRS Teacher Training for Chinese Teachers
Day 1: Spark the Brain, Ignite Acquisition and Happy Circling
1. Chinese Demo: What does TCI based instruction look like in action?
The purpose of the demo lesson is to offer the participants in the Chinese track an opportunity to see a TCI practitioner in action, and to reflect on how they might apply what they see to their own practice. This is an hour-long session. The participants will observe how the presenter sets up her classroom rules and demo’s TPR, circling, and personalized questions and answers (PQA). In addition, she will demonstrate how to create a multi-platform in order to provide multi-sensory input.
*Call for participants who are interested in acquiring Chinese!
2. 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 Krashen’s theory of language acquisition and how it applies to Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling.
3. 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.
4. The Power of Total Physical Response:
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.
5. Transition to Stories:
Many researchers 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.
6. 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.

Speakers

Monday July 8, 2019 9:45am - 12:30pm CDT
Edwardian

9:45am CDT

Advanced TPRS Teacher Training
Advanced TPRS - the Science and the Art! 
Are you consistently using TPRS in your classroom?  If so, this is the support group for YOU!   All languages and levels (K-16) are welcome.  This workshop will consist of a cohort of experienced TPRS teachers who will reflect together and be coached in advanced TPRS skills: how to maximize personalization, spin highly personalized stories from creative student ideas and use TPRS techniques to engage in meaningful conversations with depth and complexity from beginning levels to AP.   Learn to better manage a highly interactive classroom by developing a positive classroom environment.   Visit K-12 classrooms via videoclips to see TPRS strategies in action and how well they align with the ACTFL CORE Practices.   

Speakers
avatar for Amy Marshall

Amy Marshall

Spanish teacher
Wife, mom of 5 awesome kids, lover of horses and all animals, traveling, reading, piano and laughing ...more than anything laughing!
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 →
avatar for Blaine Ray

Blaine Ray

Tprs presenter, TPRS Books
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
avatar for Adriana Ramirez

Adriana Ramirez

Adriana Ramirez teaches Spanish at Semiahmoo Secondary in Surrey, B.C., Canada. She has been a language teacher for more than 12 years. She is a well-known CI author and presenter. She has published several books with stories (in Spanish and French), to teach through storytelling... Read More →


Monday July 8, 2019 9:45am - 12:45pm CDT
Malborough
  Workshop

9:45am CDT

Beginning TPRS Teacher Training
DAY 1: LET'S DIVE IN
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 Chinese as a student in a TPRS class. You will be amazed by how much Chinese 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 
Wade into our first Chinese story with TPRS!
How does Linda make that Chinese lesson look so easy?
How does the brain acquire language?
How do I get started with my class?
Let’s start practicing TPRS skills one-by-one!

  • “Say it like you mean it!”
  • Establish meaning
  • Use gestures to make the language comprehensible
  • Ask repetitive questions
  • Repeat the correct answer

Speakers
avatar for Linda Li

Linda Li

Language Lab Teacher
I was born and raised in Shanghai, China. I have had the good fortune of teaching and learning for the past 20 years at various premier international schools in China, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, India and Singapore as well as an Urban high school in Denver, Colorado. I have just moved... Read More →
avatar for Von Ray

Von Ray

TPRS Books


Monday July 8, 2019 9:45am - 12:45pm CDT
Stanford
  Workshop

9:45am CDT

Intermediate TPRS Teacher Training
Intermediate TPRS - Working out the kinks: Making TPRS work for YOU! Have you already experienced an NTPRS Conference? Have you attended a multiple-day TPRS workshop? Have you started using the method in your classroom? If you have done one or more of these, you are certainly not a beginner. You understand the basic concepts of storytelling and circling. Now it's time to go deeper and iron out some of the wrinkles that you've discovered working with students.
In this workshop, we will highlight the following topics: managing the class during stories to maximize student engagement, taking suggestions and story details from students, moving beyond basic circling, adding variety to spice up your teaching, and finding your TPRS style in the classroom.
With a facilitator, you will reflect on your growing repertoire of skills, observe expert TPRS teachers, watch demonstration videos with real adolescent students, and practice with trained coaches. You will leave with a few more tools added to your toolbox of TPRS skills that will make TPRS work for YOU!

Speakers
avatar for TPRS Books

TPRS Books

www.tprsbooks.com
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 8, 2019 9:45am - 12:45pm CDT
Abricot - First floor room near Sports Bar

2:30pm CDT

Advanced TPRS Teacher Training - continued
Advanced TPRS - the Science and the Art! 
Are you consistently using TPRS in your classroom?  If so, this is the support group for YOU!   All languages and levels (K-16) are welcome.  This workshop will consist of a cohort of experienced TPRS teachers who will reflect together and be coached in advanced TPRS skills: how to maximize personalization, spin highly personalized stories from creative student ideas and use TPRS techniques to engage in meaningful conversations with depth and complexity from beginning levels to AP.   Learn to better manage a highly interactive classroom by developing a positive classroom environment.     

Speakers
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
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 →
avatar for Blaine Ray

Blaine Ray

Tprs presenter, TPRS Books
avatar for Adriana Ramirez

Adriana Ramirez

Adriana Ramirez teaches Spanish at Semiahmoo Secondary in Surrey, B.C., Canada. She has been a language teacher for more than 12 years. She is a well-known CI author and presenter. She has published several books with stories (in Spanish and French), to teach through storytelling... Read More →
avatar for Amy Marshall

Amy Marshall

Spanish teacher
Wife, mom of 5 awesome kids, lover of horses and all animals, traveling, reading, piano and laughing ...more than anything laughing!


Monday July 8, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Grand Ballroom 1-4 and Malborough
  Workshop

2:30pm CDT

Beginning TPRS Teacher Training - continued
DAY 1: LET'S DIVE IN
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 Chinese as a student in a TPRS class. You will be amazed by how much Chinese 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 
Wade into our first Chinese story with TPRS!
How does Linda make that Chinese lesson look so easy?
How does the brain acquire language?
How do I get started with my class?
Let’s start practicing TPRS skills one-by-one!

  • “Say it like you mean it!”
  • Establish meaning
  • Use gestures to make the language comprehensible
  • Ask repetitive questions
  • Repeat the correct answer

Speakers
avatar for Linda Li

Linda Li

Language Lab Teacher
I was born and raised in Shanghai, China. I have had the good fortune of teaching and learning for the past 20 years at various premier international schools in China, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, India and Singapore as well as an Urban high school in Denver, Colorado. I have just moved... Read More →
avatar for Von Ray

Von Ray

TPRS Books


Monday July 8, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Stanford
  Workshop

2:30pm CDT

Beginning TPRS Teacher Training for Chinese Teachers - continued
Day 1: Spark the Brain, Ignite Acquisition and Happy Circling
1. Chinese Demo: What does TCI based instruction look like in action?
The purpose of the demo lesson is to offer the participants in the Chinese track an opportunity to see a TCI practitioner in action, and to reflect on how they might apply what they see to their own practice. This is an hour-long session. The participants will observe how the presenter sets up her classroom rules and demo’s TPR, circling, and personalized questions and answers (PQA). In addition, she will demonstrate how to create a multi-platform in order to provide multi-sensory input.
*Call for participants who are interested in acquiring Chinese!
2. 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 Krashen’s theory of language acquisition and how it applies to Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling.
3. 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.
4. The Power of Total Physical Response:
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.
5. Transition to Stories:
Many researchers 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.
6. 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.

Speakers

Monday July 8, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Edwardian
  Workshop

2:30pm CDT

Intermediate TPRS Teacher Training - continued
Intermediate TPRS - Working out the kinks: Making TPRS work for YOU! Have you already experienced an NTPRS Conference? Have you attended a multiple-day TPRS workshop? Have you started using the method in your classroom? If you have done one or more of these, you are certainly not a beginner. You understand the basic concepts of storytelling and circling. Now it's time to go deeper and iron out some of the wrinkles that you've discovered working with students.
In this workshop, we will highlight the following topics: managing the class during stories to maximize student engagement, taking suggestions and story details from students, moving beyond basic circling, adding variety to spice up your teaching, and finding your TPRS style in the classroom.
With a facilitator, you will reflect on your growing repertoire of skills, observe expert TPRS teachers, watch demonstration videos with real adolescent students, and practice with trained coaches. You will leave with a few more tools added to your toolbox of TPRS skills that will make TPRS work for YOU!

Speakers
avatar for TPRS Books

TPRS Books

www.tprsbooks.com
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 8, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Abricot - First floor room near Sports Bar

4:30pm CDT

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.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Clarcq

Laurie Clarcq

Spanish teacher, presenter, consultant, coach curriculum writer., Hearts For Teaching
Teacher at heart. Always looking to encourage, support, and befriend other teachers! Languages are acquired and Comprehensible Input+Love are the powerful keys to acquisition and growth. Love to talk about reading, curriculum, music and reaching kids' hearts. Also how to connect with... Read More →
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 →


Monday July 8, 2019 4:30pm - 5:45pm CDT
Windsor
  60-minute Session
 
Tuesday, July 9
 

8:00am CDT

Advanced TPRS Teacher Training
Advanced TPRS - the Science and the Art! 
Are you consistently using TPRS in your classroom?  If so, this is the support group for YOU!   All languages and levels (K-16) are welcome.  This workshop will consist of a cohort of experienced TPRS teachers who will reflect together and be coached in advanced TPRS skills: how to maximize personalization, spin highly personalized stories from creative student ideas and use TPRS techniques to engage in meaningful conversations with depth and complexity from beginning levels to AP.   Learn to better manage a highly interactive classroom by developing a positive classroom environment.   Visit K-12 classrooms via videoclips to see TPRS strategies in action and how well they align with the ACTFL CORE Practices.   

Speakers
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
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 →
avatar for Blaine Ray

Blaine Ray

Tprs presenter, TPRS Books
avatar for Adriana Ramirez

Adriana Ramirez

Adriana Ramirez teaches Spanish at Semiahmoo Secondary in Surrey, B.C., Canada. She has been a language teacher for more than 12 years. She is a well-known CI author and presenter. She has published several books with stories (in Spanish and French), to teach through storytelling... Read More →
avatar for Amy Marshall

Amy Marshall

Spanish teacher
Wife, mom of 5 awesome kids, lover of horses and all animals, traveling, reading, piano and laughing ...more than anything laughing!


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am CDT
Grand Ballroom 1-4 and Malborough
  Workshop

8:00am CDT

Beginning TPRS Teacher Training
DAY 2:  TREADING WATER
Learn more Chinese!
What does Linda do to make teaching Chinese look so effortless?
Let’s keep practicing the key skills of TPRS!
  • Inserting dialogue
  • PQA (Personal Question and Answer)
  • Personalization
Let’s talk about reading!
  • What is “Read and Discuss”?
  • What is “Embedded Reading”?
  • How do I work with a novel? (sample lessons will be provided)

Speakers
avatar for Linda Li

Linda Li

Language Lab Teacher
I was born and raised in Shanghai, China. I have had the good fortune of teaching and learning for the past 20 years at various premier international schools in China, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, India and Singapore as well as an Urban high school in Denver, Colorado. I have just moved... Read More →
avatar for Von Ray

Von Ray

TPRS Books


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am CDT
Stanford
  Workshop

8:00am CDT

Beginning TPRS Teacher Training for Chinese Teachers
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. Chinese Demo: Storyasking - Getting Started
The purpose of this demo is to offer all participants in the Chinese track an opportunity to observe how collaborative storytelling is done. Participants will observe how the 3 steps of TPRS can be finished in an hour. They will also witness the power of pinyin text and Cold Character Reading.
*Call for participants who are interested in acquiring Chinese!
2. 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.
3. 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!

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am CDT
Edwardian

8:00am CDT

Intermediate TPRS Teacher Training
Intermediate TPRS - Working out the kinks: Making TPRS work for YOU! Have you already experienced an NTPRS Conference? Have you attended a multiple-day TPRS workshop? Have you started using the method in your classroom? If you have done one or more of these, you are certainly not a beginner. You understand the basic concepts of storytelling and circling. Now it's time to go deeper and iron out some of the wrinkles that you've discovered working with students.
In this workshop, we will highlight the following topics: managing the class during stories to maximize student engagement, taking suggestions and story details from students, moving beyond basic circling, adding variety to spice up your teaching, and finding your TPRS style in the classroom.
With a facilitator, you will reflect on your growing repertoire of skills, observe expert TPRS teachers, watch demonstration videos with real adolescent students, and practice with trained coaches. You will leave with a few more tools added to your toolbox of TPRS skills that will make TPRS work for YOU!

Speakers
avatar for TPRS Books

TPRS Books

www.tprsbooks.com
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 9, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am CDT
Abricot - First floor room near Sports Bar

12:45pm CDT

Advanced TPRS Teacher Training - continued
Advanced TPRS - the Science and the Art! 
Are you consistently using TPRS in your classroom?  If so, this is the support group for YOU!   All languages and levels (K-16) are welcome.  This workshop will consist of a cohort of experienced TPRS teachers who will reflect together and be coached in advanced TPRS skills: how to maximize personalization, spin highly personalized stories from creative student ideas and use TPRS techniques to engage in meaningful conversations with depth and complexity from beginning levels to AP.   Learn to better manage a highly interactive classroom by developing a positive classroom environment.   Visit K-12 classrooms via videoclips to see TPRS strategies in action and how well they align with the ACTFL CORE Practices.   

Speakers
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
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 →
avatar for Blaine Ray

Blaine Ray

Tprs presenter, TPRS Books
avatar for Adriana Ramirez

Adriana Ramirez

Adriana Ramirez teaches Spanish at Semiahmoo Secondary in Surrey, B.C., Canada. She has been a language teacher for more than 12 years. She is a well-known CI author and presenter. She has published several books with stories (in Spanish and French), to teach through storytelling... Read More →
avatar for Amy Marshall

Amy Marshall

Spanish teacher
Wife, mom of 5 awesome kids, lover of horses and all animals, traveling, reading, piano and laughing ...more than anything laughing!


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Grand Ballroom 1-4 and Malborough
  Workshop

12:45pm CDT

Beginning TPRS Teacher Training - continued
DAY 2:  TREADING WATER
Learn more Chinese!
What does Linda do to make teaching Chinese look so effortless?
Let’s keep practicing the key skills of TPRS!
  • Inserting dialogue
  • PQA (Personal Question and Answer)
  • Personalization
Let’s talk about reading!
  • What is “Read and Discuss”?
  • What is “Embedded Reading”?
  • How do I work with a novel? (sample lessons will be provided)

Speakers
avatar for Linda Li

Linda Li

Language Lab Teacher
I was born and raised in Shanghai, China. I have had the good fortune of teaching and learning for the past 20 years at various premier international schools in China, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, India and Singapore as well as an Urban high school in Denver, Colorado. I have just moved... Read More →
avatar for Von Ray

Von Ray

TPRS Books


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Stanford
  Workshop

12:45pm CDT

Beginning TPRS Teacher Training for Chinese Teachers - continued
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. Chinese Demo: Storyasking - Getting Started
The purpose of this demo is to offer all participants in the Chinese track an opportunity to observe how collaborative storytelling is done. Participants will observe how the 3 steps of TPRS can be finished in an hour. They will also witness the power of pinyin text and Cold Character Reading.
*Call for participants who are interested in acquiring Chinese!
2. 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.
3. 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!

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Edwardian

12:45pm CDT

Intermediate TPRS Teacher Training - continued
Intermediate TPRS - Working out the kinks: Making TPRS work for YOU! Have you already experienced an NTPRS Conference? Have you attended a multiple-day TPRS workshop? Have you started using the method in your classroom? If you have done one or more of these, you are certainly not a beginner. You understand the basic concepts of storytelling and circling. Now it's time to go deeper and iron out some of the wrinkles that you've discovered working with students.
In this workshop, we will highlight the following topics: managing the class during stories to maximize student engagement, taking suggestions and story details from students, moving beyond basic circling, adding variety to spice up your teaching, and finding your TPRS style in the classroom.
With a facilitator, you will reflect on your growing repertoire of skills, observe expert TPRS teachers, watch demonstration videos with real adolescent students, and practice with trained coaches. You will leave with a few more tools added to your toolbox of TPRS skills that will make TPRS work for YOU!

Speakers
avatar for TPRS Books

TPRS Books

www.tprsbooks.com
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 9, 2019 12:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Abricot - First floor room near Sports Bar

4:00pm CDT

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.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Clarcq

Laurie Clarcq

Spanish teacher, presenter, consultant, coach curriculum writer., Hearts For Teaching
Teacher at heart. Always looking to encourage, support, and befriend other teachers! Languages are acquired and Comprehensible Input+Love are the powerful keys to acquisition and growth. Love to talk about reading, curriculum, music and reaching kids' hearts. Also how to connect with... Read More →
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 →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Windsor
  60-minute Session
 
Wednesday, July 10
 

8:00am CDT

Advanced TPRS Teacher Training
Advanced TPRS - the Science and the Art! 
Are you consistently using TPRS in your classroom?  If so, this is the support group for YOU!   All languages and levels (K-16) are welcome.  This workshop will consist of a cohort of experienced TPRS teachers who will reflect together and be coached in advanced TPRS skills: how to maximize personalization, spin highly personalized stories from creative student ideas and use TPRS techniques to engage in meaningful conversations with depth and complexity from beginning levels to AP.   Learn to better manage a highly interactive classroom by developing a positive classroom environment.   Visit K-12 classrooms via videoclips to see TPRS strategies in action and how well they align with the ACTFL CORE Practices.   

Speakers
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
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 →
avatar for Blaine Ray

Blaine Ray

Tprs presenter, TPRS Books
avatar for Adriana Ramirez

Adriana Ramirez

Adriana Ramirez teaches Spanish at Semiahmoo Secondary in Surrey, B.C., Canada. She has been a language teacher for more than 12 years. She is a well-known CI author and presenter. She has published several books with stories (in Spanish and French), to teach through storytelling... Read More →
avatar for Amy Marshall

Amy Marshall

Spanish teacher
Wife, mom of 5 awesome kids, lover of horses and all animals, traveling, reading, piano and laughing ...more than anything laughing!


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am CDT
Grand Ballroom 1-4 and Malborough
  Workshop

8:00am CDT

Beginning TPRS Teacher Training
DAY 3: JUST KEEP SWIMMING
Learn more Chinese
I am thinking in Chinese!  How is that possible?
How do I manage formative and summative assessments?
How do I give homework?
Let’s start planning a lesson for a TPRS class!
  • Possible storylines
  • Role of cognates
  • Role of parallel characters
  • Scripting
 Does TPRS work in upper-level classes?
What is MovieTalk?

Speakers
avatar for Linda Li

Linda Li

Language Lab Teacher
I was born and raised in Shanghai, China. I have had the good fortune of teaching and learning for the past 20 years at various premier international schools in China, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, India and Singapore as well as an Urban high school in Denver, Colorado. I have just moved... Read More →
avatar for Von Ray

Von Ray

TPRS Books


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am CDT
Stanford
  Workshop

8:00am CDT

Beginning TPRS Teacher Training for Chinese Teachers
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 a variety of resources. (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 an MT, the preparation going into an MT, and the process of doing an MT, will all be carefully examined. Embedded Readings will be linked back with MT and post-MT reading activities will be shared. MT date base and demo samples will be provided as well.
3. Create a multiplatform lesson
This is a hands-on workshop. Participants will be working collaboratively together to create a multi-platform based lesson. They will practice selecting essential phrases, incorporating PQA, embedding picture talk, utilizing music and short videos, and creating embedded readings. Come prepared with something you’d like to work on, and enjoy a community of support and sharing.
4. 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.

Speakers

Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am CDT
Edwardian

8:00am CDT

Intermediate TPRS Teacher Training
Intermediate TPRS - Working out the kinks: Making TPRS work for YOU! Have you already experienced an NTPRS Conference? Have you attended a multiple-day TPRS workshop? Have you started using the method in your classroom? If you have done one or more of these, you are certainly not a beginner. You understand the basic concepts of storytelling and circling. Now it's time to go deeper and iron out some of the wrinkles that you've discovered working with students.
In this workshop, we will highlight the following topics: managing the class during stories to maximize student engagement, taking suggestions and story details from students, moving beyond basic circling, adding variety to spice up your teaching, and finding your TPRS style in the classroom.
With a facilitator, you will reflect on your growing repertoire of skills, observe expert TPRS teachers, watch demonstration videos with real adolescent students, and practice with trained coaches. You will leave with a few more tools added to your toolbox of TPRS skills that will make TPRS work for YOU!

Speakers
avatar for TPRS Books

TPRS Books

www.tprsbooks.com
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 10, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am CDT
Abricot - First floor room near Sports Bar

1:45pm CDT

Advanced TPRS Teacher Training - continued
Advanced TPRS - the Science and the Art! 
Are you consistently using TPRS in your classroom?  If so, this is the support group for YOU!   All languages and levels (K-16) are welcome.  This workshop will consist of a cohort of experienced TPRS teachers who will reflect together and be coached in advanced TPRS skills: how to maximize personalization, spin highly personalized stories from creative student ideas and use TPRS techniques to engage in meaningful conversations with depth and complexity from beginning levels to AP.   Learn to better manage a highly interactive classroom by developing a positive classroom environment.   Visit K-12 classrooms via videoclips to see TPRS strategies in action and how well they align with the ACTFL CORE Practices.   

Speakers
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
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 →
avatar for Blaine Ray

Blaine Ray

Tprs presenter, TPRS Books
avatar for Adriana Ramirez

Adriana Ramirez

Adriana Ramirez teaches Spanish at Semiahmoo Secondary in Surrey, B.C., Canada. She has been a language teacher for more than 12 years. She is a well-known CI author and presenter. She has published several books with stories (in Spanish and French), to teach through storytelling... Read More →
avatar for Amy Marshall

Amy Marshall

Spanish teacher
Wife, mom of 5 awesome kids, lover of horses and all animals, traveling, reading, piano and laughing ...more than anything laughing!


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Grand Ballroom 1-4 and Malborough
  Workshop

1:45pm CDT

Beginning TPRS Teacher Training - continued
DAY 3: JUST KEEP SWIMMING
Learn more Chinese
I am thinking in Chinese!  How is that possible?
How do I manage formative and summative assessments?
How do I give homework?
Let’s start planning a lesson for a TPRS class!
  • Possible storylines
  • Role of cognates
  • Role of parallel characters
  • Scripting
 Does TPRS work in upper-level classes?
What is MovieTalk?

Speakers
avatar for Linda Li

Linda Li

Language Lab Teacher
I was born and raised in Shanghai, China. I have had the good fortune of teaching and learning for the past 20 years at various premier international schools in China, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, India and Singapore as well as an Urban high school in Denver, Colorado. I have just moved... Read More →
avatar for Von Ray

Von Ray

TPRS Books


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Stanford
  Workshop

1:45pm CDT

Beginning TPRS Teacher Training for Chinese Teachers - continued
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 a variety of resources. (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 an MT, the preparation going into an MT, and the process of doing an MT, will all be carefully examined. Embedded Readings will be linked back with MT and post-MT reading activities will be shared. MT date base and demo samples will be provided as well.
3. Create a multiplatform lesson
This is a hands-on workshop. Participants will be working collaboratively together to create a multi-platform based lesson. They will practice selecting essential phrases, incorporating PQA, embedding picture talk, utilizing music and short videos, and creating embedded readings. Come prepared with something you’d like to work on, and enjoy a community of support and sharing.
4. 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.

Speakers

Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Edwardian

1:45pm CDT

Intermediate TPRS Teacher Training - continued
Intermediate TPRS - Working out the kinks: Making TPRS work for YOU! Have you already experienced an NTPRS Conference? Have you attended a multiple-day TPRS workshop? Have you started using the method in your classroom? If you have done one or more of these, you are certainly not a beginner. You understand the basic concepts of storytelling and circling. Now it's time to go deeper and iron out some of the wrinkles that you've discovered working with students.
In this workshop, we will highlight the following topics: managing the class during stories to maximize student engagement, taking suggestions and story details from students, moving beyond basic circling, adding variety to spice up your teaching, and finding your TPRS style in the classroom.
With a facilitator, you will reflect on your growing repertoire of skills, observe expert TPRS teachers, watch demonstration videos with real adolescent students, and practice with trained coaches. You will leave with a few more tools added to your toolbox of TPRS skills that will make TPRS work for YOU!

Speakers
avatar for TPRS Books

TPRS Books

www.tprsbooks.com
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 10, 2019 1:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Abricot - First floor room near Sports Bar
 
Thursday, July 11
 

8:00am CDT

Movie Talk + Embedded Reading: Taking Movie Talks to the next Level
Movie Talk is on itself a very powerful CI technique, but when you pair it up with an Embedded Reading, you are taking it to a different level. In this workshop you will learn how to use an Embedded Reading to make your video come to life, and to make the most out of it. By putting both techniques together you can introduce more vocab and grammar structures; this will help you go from a 30 minute Movie Talk lesson to a week-long one. It is your door to lots of CI.

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Ramirez

Adriana Ramirez

Adriana Ramirez teaches Spanish at Semiahmoo Secondary in Surrey, B.C., Canada. She has been a language teacher for more than 12 years. She is a well-known CI author and presenter. She has published several books with stories (in Spanish and French), to teach through storytelling... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Abricot - First floor room near Sports Bar
  60-minute Session

9:15am CDT

The Secrets of the Secret Password: The Tells & Skills that Will Make it Work for You
Here's how to make the "password" function smoothly.  Years of observation and experimentation have allowed Bryce to master these skills and now he's sharing them with you.  You can cut your learning curve way down with this session, with videos and learning why it works so well.  

Speakers
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


Thursday July 11, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am CDT
Carlyle

11:30am CDT

How to Land a Job Teaching College or University
How to land a job teaching college or university level language courses.  Jeff Brown will show the ins and outs of getting a job and what to expect.   

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown

Spanish Instructor, Orange Coast College
Hola, I'm Jeff Brown. I'm a full time professor of Spanish at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA. I'm a long time user of TPR, TPRS, and the Natural Approach. I've been to several TPRS workshops and conferences over the past 20 years. I'm also the Language Exchange Coordinator... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
Prescott
  60-minute Session

11:30am CDT

Open Coaching Session
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.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Clarcq

Laurie Clarcq

Spanish teacher, presenter, consultant, coach curriculum writer., Hearts For Teaching
Teacher at heart. Always looking to encourage, support, and befriend other teachers! Languages are acquired and Comprehensible Input+Love are the powerful keys to acquisition and growth. Love to talk about reading, curriculum, music and reaching kids' hearts. Also how to connect with... Read More →
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 →


Thursday July 11, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
Windsor
  60-minute Session

11:30am CDT

Picture Talk: From Community Building to Developing Fluency
Picture Talk is a very powerful Comprehensible Input technique that can give you a break from the stories, while still keeping your input comprehensible and engaging. Picture Talk can allow you to explore different topics, introduce new concepts and vocabulary before reading a class novel, and most importantly, it is a great way to build a strong class community. In this workshop you will learn the different ways you can do a Picture Talk in your class, including setting up the foundations for developing community through pictures. This technique allows students to learn about each other, and in higher levels, it allows you to tackle difficult topics that require reflection and discussion. It is a great technique to prepare students for the IB oral exam and the debates they have to face in more advanced settings.

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Ramirez

Adriana Ramirez

Adriana Ramirez teaches Spanish at Semiahmoo Secondary in Surrey, B.C., Canada. She has been a language teacher for more than 12 years. She is a well-known CI author and presenter. She has published several books with stories (in Spanish and French), to teach through storytelling... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
Abricot - First floor room near Sports Bar
  60-minute Session

11:30am CDT

Super Verbs & Sweet Sixteen: Using them more effectively
Terry Waltz’ Super Verbs and Mike Peto’s Sweet Sixteen are the foundation of any good CI curriculum. In this presentation, learn more about these verbs, why they are important and more importantly, how to use them more effectively in the classroom so that your students will be able to use them to communicate.

Speakers
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 11, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
Leighton

2:00pm CDT

How to Pull off FVR: It Ain't Just Handing out Books
How to make independent classroom reading happen step by step.  Learn what to expect, what to demand, what to provide and how to act to get students to read voluntarily - and ask for more. 

Speakers
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


Thursday July 11, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Carlyle
  60-minute Session

2:00pm CDT

Open Coaching Session
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.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Clarcq

Laurie Clarcq

Spanish teacher, presenter, consultant, coach curriculum writer., Hearts For Teaching
Teacher at heart. Always looking to encourage, support, and befriend other teachers! Languages are acquired and Comprehensible Input+Love are the powerful keys to acquisition and growth. Love to talk about reading, curriculum, music and reaching kids' hearts. Also how to connect with... Read More →
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 →


Thursday July 11, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Windsor
  60-minute Session

2:00pm CDT

Reading Variety
Giving variety in a routine. Variety is the spice of life.  During this workshop participants will learn and practice 25 different ways to read a novel or embedded reading. Reading will feel different for the students as well as the teacher!  



Speakers
avatar for Nathan Spencer

Nathan Spencer

Trainer/Spanish Educator, TPRS Books/Nampa School District


Thursday July 11, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Edwardian
  60-minute Session

3:15pm CDT

Open Coaching Session
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.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Clarcq

Laurie Clarcq

Spanish teacher, presenter, consultant, coach curriculum writer., Hearts For Teaching
Teacher at heart. Always looking to encourage, support, and befriend other teachers! Languages are acquired and Comprehensible Input+Love are the powerful keys to acquisition and growth. Love to talk about reading, curriculum, music and reaching kids' hearts. Also how to connect with... Read More →
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 →


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
Windsor
  60-minute Session

3:15pm CDT

Using Love and Logic as Classroom Management with TPRS
Have you ever struggled with classroom management or discipline? Ihave!  This workshop is designed to help teachers become aquainted with key principles of Love and Logic.  We we discuss setting enforceable limits without anger, frustration, or warning, providing choices, as well as showing empathy BEFORE delivering consequences.  We will also explore talk tracts, the classroom management strategy of LISTEN, the daily behavior log and party points (yes party points!!!) as discipline.  You will walk away with some skills you can practice! 

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Spencer

Nathan Spencer

Trainer/Spanish Educator, TPRS Books/Nampa School District


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
Edwardian

3:15pm CDT

Using TPRS in content-based ESL teaching: Research and Practice
Research and practice.  The TPRS method has proven effective in a variety of school contexts.  Dr. Richard Baker coordinates an English Language Development program for grades 5-12, working with teachers who have English Language Learners in their classrooms, where teachers must address both their academic course learning needs and provide conditions for English language acquisition to occur in the classroom. Come listen and share your own experiences using TPRS to teach language and content.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Baker

Richard Baker

Spanish, ESL, Principal Certification, Octorara SD / Neumann Univ.
rjbaker@octorara.org / 610-368-1836. Dr. Baker's research was on Teachers' Experiences using TPRS. Among the obstacles they faced were Principals, other Administrators, and other language Teachers unaware of the extensive Research supporting TPRS use. Stop by and get his book.


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
Leighton
  60-minute Session
 
Friday, July 12
 

8:00am CDT

Reading to Writing: Scaffolding the Output With Input
This session will show you how to help students actually THINK in the target language so that writing flows from reading in the easiest possible way.   There are so many ways we can help students to be successful, by using what we already have at our disposal!!  Come and discover how readings become writings! 

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Clarcq

Laurie Clarcq

Spanish teacher, presenter, consultant, coach curriculum writer., Hearts For Teaching
Teacher at heart. Always looking to encourage, support, and befriend other teachers! Languages are acquired and Comprehensible Input+Love are the powerful keys to acquisition and growth. Love to talk about reading, curriculum, music and reaching kids' hearts. Also how to connect with... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Windsor

8:00am CDT

Setting up for Success: classroom layout, posters, and gradebook
Setting your students up for success is more than lesson plans and expertise. Learn how your classroom layout, what’s on your walls, and setting up your grade book can spell success for all your students. They’re more important than you think!!

Speakers
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 12, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Trafalgar

8:00am CDT

The Language of Caring and the Heart-Head-Heart Sandwich
Through discussion and role play, we will explore a simple technique for affirming our love and appreciation of both our learners and others around us, even and especially in those moments when we as teachers have tasks at hand on which we must focus our primary attention.

Speakers
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 →


Friday July 12, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Prescott

8:00am CDT

What does the research really say about TPRS?
Learn about all the research to date on TPRS, and practice explaining it to colleagues, parents, or administrators! Since 2009, more than 70 research studies have been done on TPRS. In every study, TPRS equals or outperforms traditional teaching. This session is accessible to everyone.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Lichtman

Karen Lichtman

Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics, Northern Illinois University
TPRS research
avatar for Input and More

Input and More

Input and More


Friday July 12, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Leighton

9:15am CDT

Starting the Year Off Right!
There is a TON of useful information in this presentation. You’ll learn everything from setting up classroom expectations, building relationships, establishing classroom routines, getting high levels of student engagement, managing behavior, utilizing classroom jobs, and motivating students to participate.

Although best to start this at the first of the year, it’s never too late to implement them in your classroom and start thinking about the upcoming year! 


Speakers
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 12, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am CDT
Trafalgar

9:15am CDT

What does the research really say about grammar teaching?
Does grammar teaching make students more accurate?  Can it change ordered development or increase the speed with which learners acquire structures?  What, if any, are the benefits of explicit grammar teaching?  Bill VanPatten explains research studies on grammar teaching; Karen Lichtman responds. 

Speakers
avatar for Input and More

Input and More

Input and More
avatar for Karen Lichtman

Karen Lichtman

Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics, Northern Illinois University
TPRS research


Friday July 12, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am CDT
Leighton

10:30am CDT

A long term TPRS/CI teacher training, including using a CI/TPRS curriculum
In this workshop I will  present and ask your opinion about a special long term CI/TPRS teacher training my colleague and I will give for the first time the coming school year. It's not only a long term teacher training of one school year, including (e-)coaching, but it also includes instructions how to use a(n already developed and used in the classroom) CI/TPRS curriculum. What a lot of teachers find is lacking, is the combination of a teacher training & coaching and already developed materials to use with their students. We hope to fill this gap with this long term CI/TPRS teacher training including a curriculum and we'd like to inspire you, but also discuss it with you and hear your comments for possible improvements.
 

Speakers
avatar for Alike Last

Alike Last

French teacher, TPRS teacher trainer, Taalleermethoden.nl + Vrolijk & Frans
In 2007 I introduced TPRS in the Netherlands. I'm a French teacher using TPRS/CI. I have my own French language company called "Vrolijk & Frans": joyful & french/joyeux et français. I'm a TPRS teacher trainer since 2008. I'll write about ETPRS16 at https://alikestprsblog.wordpress.com... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Leighton
  60-minute Session

10:30am CDT

Embedded Reading Live!!
Experience Embedded Reading Live! as we go through scaffolded readings in three different languages....just as you would in class with your students.   Experience the scaffolding yourself, and the wide variety of ways it can be used! Learn first-hand how to scaffold the language and the activities in order to help students be more confident readers. 

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Clarcq

Laurie Clarcq

Spanish teacher, presenter, consultant, coach curriculum writer., Hearts For Teaching
Teacher at heart. Always looking to encourage, support, and befriend other teachers! Languages are acquired and Comprehensible Input+Love are the powerful keys to acquisition and growth. Love to talk about reading, curriculum, music and reaching kids' hearts. Also how to connect with... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Windsor
  60-minute Session