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Thursday, July 11
 

9:15am CDT

Laying a Foundation for the AP Exam
The AP Language Exam is no longer a grammar test! The new exam tests our students for proficiency. Teaching with Comprehensible Input is a key way to prepare our students for this test starting as early as Level 1. This session will give practical strategies to use in the lower levels that will build proficiency and lay a foundation for AP Exam success.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Kindt

Michelle Kindt

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


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

11:30am CDT

Reader's Theater for Any Novella
Reader's Theater helps students see pictures in their heads instead of reading and translating and decoding. The steps for successful Reader's Theater and any level with any novel. Selecting a text, pre-teaching for higher comprehension, coaching actors for high impact reader's theater and killer techniques for making reading come to life.

Speakers
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 →


Thursday July 11, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
Carlyle

2:00pm CDT

Story Asking: Tips, Tricks, and Solutions
You know the basics of asking a story, but juggling all the pieces can be hard!  This presentation will include how to keep track of multiple stories in multiple classes, the basics of using a TPRS (or Matava style) script, managing responses, procedures to make it go more smoothly, and more. We will also be watching a video and using some observation strategies to see what it looks like with real kids.

Speakers
avatar for Elicia Cárdenas

Elicia Cárdenas

Middle School Teacher & SOMOS Curriculum Mentor, McGillis School
I am entering my sixth year as a TPRS/CI teacher. Come find me in the Coaching room at NTPRS or in the Language Lab at IFLT and I would love to meet you! Or, if you prefer digital connections, I spend a lot of time in the SOMOS Collaboration group on Facebook (check out the SOMOS... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Prescott

3:15pm CDT

Secret input: low prep activities to sneak in more comprehensible input
Research tells us that learners need to repeatedly interact with comprehensible language, but teaching students who crave novelty means that a teacher must be creative in order to figure out how to provide input in interesting ways.  The purpose of this session is to offer a range of strategies that provide high quality comprehensible input with little preparation and learn how to apply them to existing lessons. An added benefit of these strategies is that they can be implemented in flexible groupings, allowing teachers to meet expectations for interactive classrooms. After modeling a simple text in English, participants will engage in a series of comprehension based drawing and reading activities to model several strategies and brainstorm how to use the same basic tools to create more input based activities. The presenter will model setting student expectations for managing these types of activities as well as how to use movement, flexible groupings, and physical space to provide input.  

Speakers
avatar for Elicia Cárdenas

Elicia Cárdenas

Middle School Teacher & SOMOS Curriculum Mentor, McGillis School
I am entering my sixth year as a TPRS/CI teacher. Come find me in the Coaching room at NTPRS or in the Language Lab at IFLT and I would love to meet you! Or, if you prefer digital connections, I spend a lot of time in the SOMOS Collaboration group on Facebook (check out the SOMOS... Read More →


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