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Monday, July 8
 

4:30pm

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
Windsor
 
Tuesday, July 9
 

4:00pm

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

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
Windsor
 
Thursday, July 11
 

8:00am

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
Abricot - First floor room near Sports Bar

9:15am

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
Prescott

9:15am

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
Carlyle

11:30am

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
Prescott

11:30am

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
Windsor

11:30am

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
Abricot - First floor room near Sports Bar

11:30am

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
Carlyle

11:30am

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
Leighton

2:00pm

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
Carlyle

2:00pm

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
Windsor

2:00pm

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
Edwardian

2:00pm

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
Prescott

3:15pm

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
Windsor

3:15pm

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
Prescott

3:15pm

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
Edwardian

3:15pm

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
Leighton
 
Friday, July 12
 

8:00am

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
Windsor

8:00am

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
Trafalgar

8:00am

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
Prescott

8:00am

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
Leighton

9:15am

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
Trafalgar

9:15am

Story Formulas
When I first began using TPRS I often struggled with co-creating an engaging story with student-generated details.  Stories would often fall flat or the classroom would erupt in frustration over whose details I had chosen. As a result I began using what I call Story Formulas to help me stay on track, maintain an interesting story line, and prevent classroom brawls over story details. In this presentation you will see the entire process of Story Formula creation, implementation, and preservation. 


Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Edwardian

9:15am

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
Leighton

10:30am

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
Leighton

10:30am

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
Windsor