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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
 
Tuesday, July 9
 

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

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
 
Wednesday, July 10
 

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

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