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Saturday, July 7
 

3:00pm

Coaches Meeting
This closed meeting is for all who have been named 2018 NTPRS Coaches and Interns.
NTPRS 2018 Coaches: Gary DiBianca, Laurie Clarcq, Kelly Ferguson, Pu-mei Leng, Carol Hill, Trisha Moller, Janet Holzer, Clarice Swaney, Scott Benedict, Doug Stone, Kristen Williams, Lisa Horvath, Christine Aguiar, Interns: Michelle Metcalfe, Elicia Cárdenas

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 →


Saturday July 7, 2018 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Newburyport
 
Sunday, July 8
 

8:00am

Registration Open
Sunday July 8, 2018 8:00am - 6:00pm
Banquet Foyer

8:30am

Fluency Fast Advanced Spanish for Non-native Speakers (Ticketed)
This class is for Spanish teachers who want to improve their own proficiency, who feel that they can teach up through level 2 or 3, but that their language ability breaks down around subjunctive and other advanced grammar points.  This is TPRS for upper levels, and a model for how to teach advanced classes.  TPRS / CI classes for Spanish teachers who want to improve their own language skills, but don't want to take more grammar classes.  Content-based, Sheltered Subject Matter Classes using TPRS and Comprehensible Input at an Advanced level.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Fritze

Jason Fritze

Language Lab Teacher, Presenter, Laguna Beach Unified


Sunday July 8, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
North Shore A

8:30am

Fluency Fast Beginning Spanish (Ticketed)
We use high frequency, common, necessary vocabulary to tell memorable stories we co-create with our class.  This class is open to anyone 15 years of age and older who is a true beginner in Spanish.  This brain-friendly class uses TPR Storytelling and short movie clips to make vocabulary sticky.

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 →


Sunday July 8, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Manchester

8:30am

Fluency Fast Intermediate Spanish (Ticketed)
Adriana Ramirez works in Canada, in the province of British Columbia as a Spanish teacher. She has been a language teacher for more than 12 years. She is a well-known CI author and presenter. She has published a Spanish novel, and several books with stories (in Spanish and French), to teach through storytelling and comprehensible input. She constantly presents at workshops in both Canada and the US. She trains and coaches teachers on applying CI techniques in the classroom, and welcomes guests to her classroom so they can see the power of TPRS first hand.
To see her in action in her classroom visit her YouTube channel: ¨Teaching Spanish with Comprehensible Input –Adriana Ramirez".

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 →


Sunday July 8, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Topsfield

9:00am

Coaching for Coaches Workshop (Ticketed)
The Coaching for Coaches full-day workshop takes participants through a series of activities to unleash their inner-coach while preparing them to return to their communities to support others on their TPRS journeys.  Using the coaching team’s model, participants will not only reflect on their own skills but will also develop the language and demeanor needed to help others grow in a not threatening way.  This workshop is great for those who are or aspiring to be mentors, cooperating teachers, department chairs, or PLC leaders who already have a strong understanding of the steps of TPRS and/or TCI teaching.

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 →


Sunday July 8, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
North Shore C

6:00pm

Welcome Reception
Sunday July 8, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Living Room
 
Monday, July 9
 

6:45am

Bible Devotion and Prayer Time
Please  join us as we look at teachings from Galatians 5 and Colossians 3 on specifically love, joy, peace, patience, kindness and the influence all of them might have in your classroom, elsewhere and beyond. 

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 →


Monday July 9, 2018 6:45am - 7:15am
Georgetown

7:00am

Registration Open
Monday July 9, 2018 7:00am - 1:00pm
Banquet Foyer

8:00am

Welcome Program, Breakfast Buffet (Ticketed)
The price of breakfast is included in your registration price. You will receive a meal ticket at the door.  You will need to present it to the hotel staff.

Emcees Mike Coxon, Bess Hayles, Jeremy Jordan

Monday July 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am
Grand Ball Rooms 1 and 2

9:45am

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 9, 2018 9:45am - 12:30pm
Ipswich

9:45am

Administrators' Workshop
This unique program strand at NTPRS will help education leaders to implement and support effective teaching into every aspect of the language program in your school or district. You will return to your school system ready to work with teachers and curriculum developers to achieve outstanding results for the students you serve.
Find out:
• How languages are acquired
• The differences between learning and acquisition
•The role of input
• What Comprehensible Input is and how it relates to TPRS
• How language education is changing
• The research that is driving those changes and the implications for language classes
• Characteristics of effective TPRS instruction • Strategies for evaluating language teachers effectively
• How assessment is different in a TPRS class and how it is the same
• How TPRS delivers truly differentiated instruction
• Why TPRS teachers may need different (but less expensive) support materials
• How TPRS meshes with national and state standards
• How TPRS supports flexible scheduling and courses
• The ways TRPS can support the Seal of Biliteracy in your school system
Plus:
• Become a learner—get the feel of TPRS as you acquire a new language like a student
• Attend powerful breakout sessions designed to infuse quality TPRS teaching into every language program in your school or district.
• Meet and network with other World Language administrators and leaders
• Get resources to encourage teachers to coach one another effectively
• Get materials to evaluate language teachers and programs

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



Monday July 9, 2018 9:45am - 12:45pm
Georgetown

9:45am

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.   Romanian will be used in teaching demos in addition to a demo of upper level Spanish.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Fritze

Jason Fritze

Language Lab Teacher, Presenter, Laguna Beach Unified
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 →


Monday July 9, 2018 9:45am - 12:45pm
North Shore A

9:45am

Beginning TPRS Teacher Training
DescriptionThis workshop is for teachers who are new to TPR Storytelling® or for teachers who feel that they need to revisit and practice the fundamentals of the method. We will focus on how and why Storytelling® is the most effective and fun way for students to learn a world language.  We will also practice the necessary skills for using this method in the classroom with experienced coaches.  

Language Experience:  You will experience learning Russian as a student in a TPRS class.  You will be amazed by how much Russian you will learn over our three and a half days together!  Having the opportunity to be a student and a teacher at the same time will allow you to experience first-hand the skills essential to this method.

In order to receive the full benefit of both the training and the language-learning experience, we strongly encourage you to stay for the entire workshop.  Trust us, you won’t want to miss a thing!

 DAY 1:  GETTING YOUR FEET WET 
Wade into our first Russian story with TPRS!
How does Katya make that Russian 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 Katya Paukova

Katya Paukova

Cohort Leader, Presenter, Defense Language Institute



Monday July 9, 2018 9:45am - 12:45pm
Grand Ball Room 4

9:45am

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 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!
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 TPRS Books

TPRS Books

www.tprsbooks.com



Monday July 9, 2018 9:45am - 12:45pm
North Shore B

1:00pm

2:30pm

Administrators' Workshop - continued
This unique program strand at NTPRS will help education leaders to implement and support effective teaching into every aspect of the language program in your school or district. You will return to your school system ready to work with teachers and curriculum developers to achieve outstanding results for the students you serve.
Find out:
• How languages are acquired
• The differences between learning and acquisition
•The role of input
• What Comprehensible Input is and how it relates to TPRS
• How language education is changing
• The research that is driving those changes and the implications for language classes
• Characteristics of effective TPRS instruction • Strategies for evaluating language teachers effectively
• How assessment is different in a TPRS class and how it is the same
• How TPRS delivers truly differentiated instruction
• Why TPRS teachers may need different (but less expensive) support materials
• How TPRS meshes with national and state standards
• How TPRS supports flexible scheduling and courses
• The ways TRPS can support the Seal of Biliteracy in your school system
Plus:
• Become a learner—get the feel of TPRS as you acquire a new language like a student
• Attend powerful breakout sessions designed to infuse quality TPRS teaching into every language program in your school or district.
• Meet and network with other World Language administrators and leaders
• Get resources to encourage teachers to coach one another effectively
• Get materials to evaluate language teachers and programs

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


Monday July 9, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Georgetown

2:30pm

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.   Romanian will be used in teaching demos in addition to a demo of upper level Spanish.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Fritze

Jason Fritze

Language Lab Teacher, Presenter, Laguna Beach Unified
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 →


Monday July 9, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm
North Shore A

2:30pm

Beginning TPRS Teacher Training - continued
This workshop is for teachers who are new to TPR Storytelling® or for teachers who feel that they need to revisit and practice the fundamentals of the method. We will focus on how and why Storytelling® is the most effective and fun way for students to learn a world language.  We will also practice the necessary skills for using this method in the classroom with experienced coaches.  

Language Experience:  You will experience learning Russian as a student in a TPRS class.  You will be amazed by how much Russian you will learn over our three and a half days together!  Having the opportunity to be a student and a teacher at the same time will allow you to experience first-hand the skills essential to this method.

In order to receive the full benefit of both the training and the language-learning experience, we strongly encourage you to stay for the entire workshop.  Trust us, you won’t want to miss a thing!

 DAY 1:  GETTING YOUR FEET WET 
Wade into our first Russian story with TPRS!
How does Katya make that Russian 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 Katya Paukova

Katya Paukova

Cohort Leader, Presenter, Defense Language Institute


Monday July 9, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Ball Room 4

2:30pm

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 9, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Ipswich

2:30pm

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 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!
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 TPRS Books

TPRS Books

www.tprsbooks.com



Monday July 9, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm
North Shore B

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 →
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NTPRS COACHES

NTPRS 2018 Coaches: Gary DiBianca, Laurie Clarcq, Kelly Ferguson, Pu-mei Leng, Carol Hill, Trisha Moller, Janet Holzer, Clarice Swaney, Scott Benedict, Doug Stone, Kristen Williams, Lisa Horvath, Christine Aguiar, Interns: Michelle Metcalfe, Elicia Cárdenas
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 9, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
North Shore C

4:30pm

Fluency Fast Advanced Spanish for Non-native Speakers (Ticketed)
Spanish teachers who want to improve their own proficiency, who feel that they can teach up through level 2 or 3, but that their language ability breaks down around subjunctive and other advanced grammar points.  This is TPRS for upper levels, and a model for how to teach advanced classes.  TPRS / CI classes for Spanish teachers who want to improve their own language skills, but don't want to take more grammar classes.  Content-based, Sheltered Subject Matter Classes using TPRS and Comprehensible Input at an Advanced level.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Fritze

Jason Fritze

Language Lab Teacher, Presenter, Laguna Beach Unified


Monday July 9, 2018 4:30pm - 7:30pm
North Shore A

4:30pm

Fluency Fast Beginning Spanish (Ticketed)
We use high frequency, common, necessary vocabulary to tell memorable stories we co-create with our class.  This class is open to anyone 15 years of age and older who is a true beginner in Spanish.  This brain-friendly class uses TPR Storytelling and short movie clips to make vocabulary sticky.

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 →


Monday July 9, 2018 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Manchester

4:30pm

Fluency Fast Intermediate Spanish (Ticketed)
Adriana Ramirez works in Canada, in the province of British Columbia as a Spanish teacher. She has been a language teacher for more than 12 years. She is a well-known CI author and presenter. She has published a Spanish novel, and several books with stories (in Spanish and French), to teach through storytelling and comprehensible input. She constantly presents at workshops in both Canada and the US. She trains and coaches teachers on applying CI techniques in the classroom, and welcomes guests to her classroom so they can see the power of TPRS first hand.
To see her in action in her classroom visit her YouTube channel: ¨Teaching Spanish with Comprehensible Input –Adriana Ramirez

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 →


Monday July 9, 2018 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Topsfield

8:00pm

Informal TPRS Practice
Come practice and/or observe TPRS in a very informal atmosphere!  All are welcome!

Speakers

Monday July 9, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Grand Ball Room 4
 
Tuesday, July 10
 

6:45am

Bible Devotion and Prayer Time
Please  join us as we look at teachings from Galatians 5 and Colossians 3 on specifically love, joy, peace, patience, kindness and the influence all of them might have in your classroom, elsewhere and beyond. 

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 →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 6:45am - 7:15am
Georgetown

6:45am

Breakfast Buffet (Ticketed)
Tuesday July 10, 2018 6:45am - 7:45am
Grand Ball Room 2

8:00am

Administrators' Workshop
This unique program strand at NTPRS will help education leaders to implement and support effective teaching into every aspect of the language program in your school or district. You will return to your school system ready to work with teachers and curriculum developers to achieve outstanding results for the students you serve.
Find out:
• How languages are acquired
• The differences between learning and acquisition
•The role of input
• What Comprehensible Input is and how it relates to TPRS
• How language education is changing
• The research that is driving those changes and the implications for language classes
• Characteristics of effective TPRS instruction • Strategies for evaluating language teachers effectively
• How assessment is different in a TPRS class and how it is the same
• How TPRS delivers truly differentiated instruction
• Why TPRS teachers may need different (but less expensive) support materials
• How TPRS meshes with national and state standards
• How TPRS supports flexible scheduling and courses
• The ways TRPS can support the Seal of Biliteracy in your school system
Plus:
• Become a learner—get the feel of TPRS as you acquire a new language like a student
• Attend powerful breakout sessions designed to infuse quality TPRS teaching into every language program in your school or district.
• Meet and network with other World Language administrators and leaders
• Get resources to encourage teachers to coach one another effectively
• Get materials to evaluate language teachers and programs

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



Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:00am - 11:00am
Georgetown

8:00am

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.   Romanian will be used in teaching demos in addition to a demo of upper level Spanish.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Fritze

Jason Fritze

Language Lab Teacher, Presenter, Laguna Beach Unified
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 →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:00am - 11:00am
North Shore A

8:00am

Beginning TPRS Teacher Training
DAY 2:  TREADING WATER
Learn more Russian!
What does Katya do to make teaching Russian 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 Katya Paukova

Katya Paukova

Cohort Leader, Presenter, Defense Language Institute



Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:00am - 11:00am
Grand Ball Room 4

8:00am

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 10, 2018 8:00am - 11:00am
Ipswich

8:00am

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 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!
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 TPRS Books

TPRS Books

www.tprsbooks.com



Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:00am - 11:00am
North Shore B

11:15am

12:45pm

Administrators' Workshop - continued
This unique program strand at NTPRS will help education leaders to implement and support effective teaching into every aspect of the language program in your school or district. You will return to your school system ready to work with teachers and curriculum developers to achieve outstanding results for the students you serve.
Find out:
• How languages are acquired
• The differences between learning and acquisition
•The role of input
• What Comprehensible Input is and how it relates to TPRS
• How language education is changing
• The research that is driving those changes and the implications for language classes
• Characteristics of effective TPRS instruction • Strategies for evaluating language teachers effectively
• How assessment is different in a TPRS class and how it is the same
• How TPRS delivers truly differentiated instruction
• Why TPRS teachers may need different (but less expensive) support materials
• How TPRS meshes with national and state standards
• How TPRS supports flexible scheduling and courses
• The ways TRPS can support the Seal of Biliteracy in your school system
Plus:
• Become a learner—get the feel of TPRS as you acquire a new language like a student
• Attend powerful breakout sessions designed to infuse quality TPRS teaching into every language program in your school or district.
• Meet and network with other World Language administrators and leaders
• Get resources to encourage teachers to coach one another effectively
• Get materials to evaluate language teachers and programs

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:45pm - 3:45pm
Georgetown

12:45pm

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.   Romanian will be used in teaching demos in addition to a demo of upper level Spanish.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Fritze

Jason Fritze

Language Lab Teacher, Presenter, Laguna Beach Unified
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 →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:45pm - 3:45pm
North Shore A

12:45pm

Beginning TPRS Teacher Training - continued
DAY 2:  TREADING WATER
Learn more Russian!
What does Katya do to make teaching Russian 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 Katya Paukova

Katya Paukova

Cohort Leader, Presenter, Defense Language Institute



Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:45pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ball Room 4

12:45pm

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 10, 2018 12:45pm - 3:45pm
Ipswich

12:45pm

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 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!
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 TPRS Books

TPRS Books

www.tprsbooks.com



Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:45pm - 3:45pm
North Shore B

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 →
NC

NTPRS COACHES

NTPRS 2018 Coaches: Gary DiBianca, Laurie Clarcq, Kelly Ferguson, Pu-mei Leng, Carol Hill, Trisha Moller, Janet Holzer, Clarice Swaney, Scott Benedict, Doug Stone, Kristen Williams, Lisa Horvath, Christine Aguiar, Interns: Michelle Metcalfe, Elicia Cárdenas
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 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
North Shore C

4:30pm

Fluency Fast Advanced Spanish for Non-native Speakers (Ticketed)
This class is for Spanish teachers who want to improve their own proficiency, who feel that they can teach up through level 2 or 3, but that their language ability breaks down around subjunctive and other advanced grammar points.  This is TPRS for upper levels, and a model for how to teach advanced classes.  TPRS / CI classes for Spanish teachers who want to improve their own language skills, but don't want to take more grammar classes.  Content-based, Sheltered Subject Matter Classes using TPRS and Comprehensible Input at an Advanced level.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Fritze

Jason Fritze

Language Lab Teacher, Presenter, Laguna Beach Unified


Tuesday July 10, 2018 4:30pm - 7:30pm
North Shore A

4:30pm

Fluency Fast Beginning Spanish (Ticketed)
We use high frequency, common, necessary vocabulary to tell memorable stories we co-create with our class.  This class is open to anyone 15 years of age and older who is a true beginner in Spanish.  This brain-friendly class uses TPR Storytelling and short movie clips to make vocabulary sticky.

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 →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Manchester

4:30pm

Fluency Fast Intermediate Spanish (Ticketed)
Adriana Ramirez works in Canada, in the province of British Columbia as a Spanish teacher. She has been a language teacher for more than 12 years. She is a well-known CI author and presenter. She has published a Spanish novel, and several books with stories (in Spanish and French), to teach through storytelling and comprehensible input. She constantly presents at workshops in both Canada and the US. She trains and coaches teachers on applying CI techniques in the classroom, and welcomes guests to her classroom so they can see the power of TPRS first hand.
To see her in action in her classroom visit her YouTube channel: ¨Teaching Spanish with Comprehensible Input –Adriana Ramirez".

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 →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Topsfield

5:15pm

Exhibitors' Reception

Tuesday July 10, 2018 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Grand Ball Room 3

8:00pm

Informal TPRS Practice
Come practice and/or observe TPRS in a very informal atmosphere!  All are welcome!

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
North Shore B
 
Wednesday, July 11
 

6:45am

Bible Devotion and Prayer Time
Please  join us as we look at teachings from Galatians 5 and Colossians 3 on specifically love, joy, peace, patience, kindness and the influence all of them might have in your classroom, elsewhere and beyond. 

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 →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 6:45am - 7:15am
Georgetown

6:45am

Breakfast Buffet (Ticketed)
Wednesday July 11, 2018 6:45am - 7:45am
Grand Ball Room 2

8:00am

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.   Romanian will be used in teaching demos in addition to a demo of upper level Spanish.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Fritze

Jason Fritze

Language Lab Teacher, Presenter, Laguna Beach Unified
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 →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am
North Shore A

8:00am

Beginning TPRS Teacher Training
DAY 3: JUST KEEP SWIMMING
Learn more Russian
I am thinking in Russian!  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 Katya Paukova

Katya Paukova

Cohort Leader, Presenter, Defense Language Institute



Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am
Grand Ball Room 4

8:00am

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 11, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am
Ipswich

8:00am

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 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!
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 TPRS Books

TPRS Books

www.tprsbooks.com



Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am
North Shore B

10:15am

Exhibitor Break

Wednesday July 11, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Grand Ball Room 3

11:15am

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 →
NC

NTPRS COACHES

NTPRS 2018 Coaches: Gary DiBianca, Laurie Clarcq, Kelly Ferguson, Pu-mei Leng, Carol Hill, Trisha Moller, Janet Holzer, Clarice Swaney, Scott Benedict, Doug Stone, Kristen Williams, Lisa Horvath, Christine Aguiar, Interns: Michelle Metcalfe, Elicia Cárdenas
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 →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
North Shore C

12:30pm

1:45pm

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.   Romanian will be used in teaching demos in addition to a demo of upper level Spanish.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Fritze

Jason Fritze

Language Lab Teacher, Presenter, Laguna Beach Unified
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 →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:45pm - 3:45pm
North Shore A

1:45pm

Beginning TPRS Teacher Training - continued
DAY 3: JUST KEEP SWIMMING
Learn more Russian
I am thinking in Russian!  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 Katya Paukova

Katya Paukova

Cohort Leader, Presenter, Defense Language Institute



Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ball Room 4

1:45pm

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 11, 2018 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Ipswich

1:45pm

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 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!
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 TPRS Books

TPRS Books

www.tprsbooks.com



Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:45pm - 3:45pm
North Shore B

4:15pm

Keynote Address - Dr. Bill VanPatten
Keynote Address:  "Being Agents of Change: Five Words we Should Eliminate from Our Vocabulary"

Wednesday July 11, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ball Rooms 1 and 2

5:30pm

Salsa Class sponsored by Fluency Fast
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 →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Living Room

6:15pm

Fluency Fast Advanced Spanish for Non-native Speakers (Ticketed)
Spanish teachers who want to improve their own proficiency, who feel that they can teach up through level 2 or 3, but that their language ability breaks down around subjunctive and other advanced grammar points.  This is TPRS for upper levels, and a model for how to teach advanced classes.  TPRS / CI classes for Spanish teachers who want to improve their own language skills, but don't want to take more grammar classes.  Content-based, Sheltered Subject Matter Classes using TPRS and Comprehensible Input at an Advanced level.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Fritze

Jason Fritze

Language Lab Teacher, Presenter, Laguna Beach Unified


Wednesday July 11, 2018 6:15pm - 8:30pm
North Shore A

6:15pm

Fluency Fast Beginning Spanish (Ticketed)
We use high frequency, common, necessary vocabulary to tell memorable stories we co-create with our class.  This class is open to anyone 15 years of age and older who is a true beginner in Spanish.  This brain-friendly class uses TPR Storytelling and short movie clips to make vocabulary sticky.

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 →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 6:15pm - 8:30pm
Manchester

6:15pm

Fluency Fast Intermediate Spanish (Ticketed)
Adriana Ramirez works in Canada, in the province of British Columbia as a Spanish teacher. She has been a language teacher for more than 12 years. She is a well-known CI author and presenter. She has published a Spanish novel, and several books with stories (in Spanish and French), to teach through storytelling and comprehensible input. She constantly presents at workshops in both Canada and the US. She trains and coaches teachers on applying CI techniques in the classroom, and welcomes guests to her classroom so they can see the power of TPRS first hand.
To see her in action in her classroom visit her YouTube channel: ¨Teaching Spanish with Comprehensible Input –Adriana Ramirez".

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 →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 6:15pm - 8:30pm
Topsfield

6:30pm

Immersion Dinners
Meet in the Grand Ballroom Foyer!

Wednesday July 11, 2018 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer
 
Thursday, July 12
 

6:45am

Bible Devotion and Prayer Time
Please  join us as we look at teachings from Galatians 5 and Colossians 3 on specifically love, joy, peace, patience, kindness and the influence all of them might have in your classroom, elsewhere and beyond. 

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 →


Thursday July 12, 2018 6:45am - 7:15am
Georgetown

6:45am

Breakfast Buffet (Ticketed)
Thursday July 12, 2018 6:45am - 7:45am
Grand Ball Room 2

8:00am

How to Best Utilize Student Actors
Dramatization is a key to enhancing interest and making your class more fun. In this session you will learn 4 keys for how to best utilize student actors. Session will include examples and practice.

Speakers
avatar for Von Ray

Von Ray

TPRS Books


Thursday July 12, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
North Shore B

8:00am

Impress Your Admin with Educational Technology Tools for Assessment in the TPRS Classroom
You now teach with TPRS and you are losing sleep reading Blaine Ray books, but you forgot that your school wants to see you using technology! Your colleagues’ students are having fun with grammar websites, games and other activities which would give Bill VanPatten a heart attack. What do you do? How do you integrate technology in a TPRS classroom in a way that still stays true to the principles of language acquisition? How do you use tech in a way that will make your administrator’s jaw drop? Bring your laptop to this session to be coached on how to create a variety of follow up activities for story-telling, MovieTalks, and novels. Learn how to use audio-video recorded student retells, online quiz games for comprehension checks, social media for character analysis, digital storyboards and more!

Here's the link to this presentation: https://tinyurl.com/edtech-ntprs18  If you were not present at the session, please note that all of the purple underlined words are hyperlinks to online resources. Feel free to email me with any questions.

Speakers
avatar for Sonja Thrush

Sonja Thrush

Spanish Teacher, Carmel Catholic High School
Teacher of Spanish & ESL with a focus on creating lessons that are compelling, empowering, & promote unity using CI & TPRS to facilitate acquisition.


Thursday July 12, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Newburyport

8:00am

Keeping the story re-tell fresh and new
Don’t let yesterday’s story get old and dried out! Come explore some options that you can employ in the days following your initial story to get more miles out of that story. By altering your approach to the re-tell, you can create a whole new experience for your students that will keep them engaged and excited and keep the life of the story going and going!

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!



Thursday July 12, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
North Shore C

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 12, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Georgetown

8:00am

Research on 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



Thursday July 12, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Ipswich

8:00am

Teaching a novel: the basics and new digital pathways
Allow compelling and culturally rich literature to lay the foundation for your CI classroom. This session will show you how a classroom novel can build community and cultural proficiency as students make connections with their own experiences. From the step-by-step basics of teaching a novel, to the accountability and assessment piece, to a new digital learning tool that empowers students to personalize their learning process.

Speakers


Thursday July 12, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Marblehead

8:00am

Teaching Adults on the Side for Fun, Profit or to Volunteer
What's different about teaching adults?  Whether you want to volunteer reuniting asylum-seekers with their children or you want to teach evening classes from your living room, adults are different.  How do you create a curriculum for construction workers?  Police officers?   Classroom teachers?  Travelers?  What materials work?  Do I have to create my own? (It is highly recommended that those who are seriously starting an adult program also audit Fluency Fast classes, but video clips will be used in the 1 hour session)

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 12, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
North Shore A

8:00am

TLC (Tender Love & Care) the Gateway to Acquisition
The emotional well being of a student, the creation of a safe space, and a consistent routine is a bridge to delivering your TPRS curriculum. When we demonstrate compassion, respect, and a sincere interest in our students, the students will begin to model the same behavior. Thus, it will create a relationship and an environment that is conducive to instruction and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Alejandra Santos

Alejandra Santos

Department Chair, Dunn School


Thursday July 12, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Gloucester

8:00am

Beginning TPRS Teacher Training
DAY 4:  DIVING IN
Oh my gosh!  I can speak Russian!
The art of TPRS.
Let’s keep planning our lesson.
  • Katya’s lesson plans for the week
  • Sample lesson plans
Let’s try some “tag-team” teaching with experienced coaches!
Where are my “go-to” resources?
What if I teach out of a traditional textbook?
How do the ACTFL Standards coincide with TPRS?
Let’s wrap up our time together with some concrete goals!

Speakers
avatar for Katya Paukova

Katya Paukova

Cohort Leader, Presenter, Defense Language Institute


Thursday July 12, 2018 8:00am - 10:30am
Grand Ball Room 4

9:15am

Beyond the Novel
Perhaps reading a class novel is not an end goal but a vehicle for something bigger. I challenge you to improve your end-of-novel game. How can you make deeper connections? How can you permeate culture rather than skimming it? How can you utilize Common Core and ELA standards to make students better readers and deeper thinkers?

Speakers
avatar for Christine Aguiar

Christine Aguiar

Spanish Teacher, White Hill Middle School
This is my sixth NTPRS conference (nine years of using TPRS/CI so far!), and I love being part of this cooperative, supportive community! I am the department head of a middle school near San Francisco, California. We have designed our curriculum around novels, and I love using them... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Ipswich

9:15am

Games for the CI classroom
We will look at a variety of games that can be used in the CI classroom. Some can be used as quick brain breaks and others take different lengths of time depending upon your goals and focus. Games will be divided into no or low output games and games that require student output. These are all games that I use regularly in my CI classroom with great success and feedback from my students.

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!



Thursday July 12, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
North Shore B

9:15am

Grafted Writing: Practical Writing Strategies & Techniques in a TPRS classroom
There is more than just timed writings & story re-writes! Learn practical strategies that get students excited about writing. Learn to use texts to create a pathway for better, personalized writing that allows students to grow confidence in their writing and language abilities and excites them to freely engage more fully in class.

Speakers
avatar for Richards, Eric

Richards, Eric

1003-TEACHERS-HS(9/15-8/31), NHS


Thursday July 12, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Grand Ball Room 1

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 12, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Marblehead

9:15am

No Prep Grading & Assessment
Grading and assessing never cause acquisition, but few teachers are exempt from either one! Participants will be presented with an ACTFL­-aligned complete grading system (as well as an updated Input Expectations Rubric) designed for inclusion of all students, as well as simple, no-prep assessments that satisfy even the most Draconian requirements.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Piantaggini

Lance Piantaggini

CI-Advocating Latin Teacher/Author, Springfield Honors Academy/Poetulus Publishing
Lance Piantaggini began educating at the age of 15 as a Drumset Tutor in his local middle school. His professional career as an educator began to take flight upon completing the M.A.T. teacher licensure program at Kent State University, teaching high school Latin in Connecticut. Discovering... Read More →



Thursday July 12, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Georgetown

9:15am

Spinning a Story on your Feet
Asking a story from just a skeleton, targeting structures and weaving in personalized information reduces preparation time and increases personalization. This session will include shortcuts to personalization, a template for a story skeleton, a brief demo and a lot of practice spinning multiple stories from small sets of personalized information. (This could easily be a double session)

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 12, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Gloucester

9:15am

TPRS Online - Practicum with Blaine - Part 1
Come experience planning and implementing an online Spanish class.  This session is the first of two sessions on this topic.  (The second session is Friday at 10:30 in North Shore C.) Teachers should attend both parts. Part 1 is planning the online class content.  Blaine will give teachers practice sentences.  He will help teachers plan how to teach those sentences. On Friday, teachers will teach Blaine's Spanish students online.


Speakers
avatar for Blaine Ray

Blaine Ray

Tprs presenter, TPRS Books


Thursday July 12, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
North Shore A

9:15am

What do comprehension-based classrooms have to offer researchers?
TPRS/CI teachers can offer researchers data in the forms of student writing samples, quizzes, classroom videos, and more. This would help researchers of different theoretical backgrounds better understand how communication shapes input and how communicative input leads to proficiency outcomes, vocabulary development, cultural behavior, and mental representation over time.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Reed Riggs

Dr. Reed Riggs

Special Instructor, Chinese, Brigham Young University–Hawaiʻi
I have been working with language teachers in communicative & comprehension-based approaches since 2014 in Honolulu, HI, providing learning demos in Mandarin Chinese and in Vietnamese. My research works to tie comprehension-based teaching practices to theoretical questions in SLA... Read More →
avatar for Input and More

Input and More

Input and More



Thursday July 12, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Newburyport

9:15am

What's New at TPRS Books?
Come see new teaching materials published by TPRS Books!  Such as: Look I Can Talk Curriculum, Novels, Teacher Guides for Novels, Complete Assessment Package for the year, and much more!


Thursday July 12, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
North Shore C

10:30am

Exhibitor's Break

Thursday July 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Grand Ball Room 3

11:30am

Do you want to teach a novel...and maybe don't know how?
Does teaching a novel intimidate you? Together we will look at three different ways to incorporate novels into your curriculum: FVR (the baby step), Whole Class Novels (the big kid step), and Lit Circles (the strut). We’ll break these down so you feel confident implementing novels with ease into your curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Aguiar

Christine Aguiar

Spanish Teacher, White Hill Middle School
This is my sixth NTPRS conference (nine years of using TPRS/CI so far!), and I love being part of this cooperative, supportive community! I am the department head of a middle school near San Francisco, California. We have designed our curriculum around novels, and I love using them... Read More →



Thursday July 12, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
North Shore A

11:30am

How to do a successful Language Exchange and start a Language Exchange program at your school
Anyone can learn, or acquire, any language doing language exchanges. If you speak a language, chances are, someone wants to acquire your language. Jeff Brown speaks 7 languages and has done thousands of trades. He acquired almost every one via trades. Mr. Brown is Language Exchange Coordinator at Orange Coast College.

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 12, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ipswich

11:30am

Improvisation
Ideas from the book "Truth in Comedy/The manual of improvisation". The ideas from the book go hand in hand with effective TPRS, including staying in the moment, making the students the stars, personalization, using everyday moments to capitalize on humor, among others. Session includes some group practice of some key improvisation ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Von Ray

Von Ray

TPRS Books


Thursday July 12, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Gloucester

11:30am

Meeting of Students and Teachers involved in Language Demonstrations
All meet in Grand Ball Room 1 to meet with language students for TPRS class orientation.

Speakers
avatar for Bess Hayles

Bess Hayles

French teacher, Lee's Summit High School
I just finished my 11th year of teaching French, of which I have used TPRS for nine. I am excited to be able to teach and meet some new REAL high school students!
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 TPRS Books

TPRS Books

www.tprsbooks.com


Thursday July 12, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grand Ball Room 1

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 →
NC

NTPRS COACHES

NTPRS 2018 Coaches: Gary DiBianca, Laurie Clarcq, Kelly Ferguson, Pu-mei Leng, Carol Hill, Trisha Moller, Janet Holzer, Clarice Swaney, Scott Benedict, Doug Stone, Kristen Williams, Lisa Horvath, Christine Aguiar, Interns: Michelle Metcalfe, Elicia Cárdenas
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 12, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
North Shore C

11:30am

Participation in a Proficiency-based World
Participation systems have come and gone and none fit in a proficiency-based grading system. Or do they? In this presentation, I will show you my system, how it works, and how I use it to motivate students and manage my TPRS/CI-based classroom without distorting students’ academic grades.

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 12, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Newburyport

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 12, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
North Shore B

11:30am

Researcher Roundtable
Are you working on a research study, masters thesis, or dissertation on TPRS? This session is for anyone who has done or is actively planning to do research on TPRS. Meet others in the field and get feedback on your work. Email klichtman@niu.edu if you are interested in presenting.
Presenters so far:
Richard Baker
Reed Riggs

Speakers
avatar for Karen Lichtman

Karen Lichtman

Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics, Northern Illinois University
TPRS research



Thursday July 12, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Marblehead

11:30am

The Overwhelming Feeling
You have done your training, you like TPRS, you want to do it, but how and where do you start? Taking over a new teaching method can be an overwhelming and daunting task. You hear all these amazing ideas but once you are in front of your students everything changes. How are you supposed to create a story on the spot? How can you move from storytelling to story asking back and forth? What should you do first? What things should be your priority? What does a week of TPRS/CI teaching look like? And what about the curriculum?

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 12, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Georgetown

11:30am

What's New at TPRS Books?
Come see new teaching materials published by TPRS Books!  Such as: Look I Can Talk Curriculum, Novels, Teacher Guides for Novels, Complete Assessment Package for the year, and much more!


Thursday July 12, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grand Ball Room 4

12:30pm

2:00pm

3 Simple and Easy Speaking Assessments - No Muss, No Fuss, Lots of Success
As language teachers, we all dread speaking assessments. They take too long and take even longer to grade. Not anymore! In this presentation, you will walk away with 3 simple and easy speaking assessments that can be done in one class period and truly measure interpersonal and presentational language proficiency using clear and simple rubrics.

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 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Newburyport

2:00pm

Appropriate Scaffolding: Pathways to Literacy
What are we doing about comprehensibility when it comes to reading? Literacy begins with accessible texts that learners read in volumes. When learners are not reading, often it is because the texts are not appropriately scaffolded for their proficiency level. Let’s fix that.

Speakers
MC

Mira Canion

Author, Teacher, Canion Creations LLC
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 →


Thursday July 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ball Room 4

2:00pm

Beginning French Demonstration
Come see Bess teach high school students French using TPRS!  2:00 and 3:15 - a double session!

Speakers
avatar for Bess Hayles

Bess Hayles

French teacher, Lee's Summit High School
I just finished my 11th year of teaching French, of which I have used TPRS for nine. I am excited to be able to teach and meet some new REAL high school students!


Thursday July 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Marblehead

2:00pm

Beginning Mandarin Demonstration
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 →


Thursday July 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ipswich

2:00pm

Classroom Management for New TPRS Teachers
Teaching with C.I. can be joyous, but emotionally engaging teaching can get out of hand quickly without a solid management plan—maybe a different plan than what worked before. Find out how to deal with the challenge of vocal and enthusiastic learners that are excited to show their creativity and brilliance. Use empathy-based methods to get your students working together and save your time, your voice and your sanity with techniques and tactics for seamless classroom management that really works.

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 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Gloucester

2:00pm

Interactive-ish Notebooks
Participants will learn how to use interactive-ish notebooks in a TPRS classroom to create a input-based resource for students. The presenter will discuss logistics, management, and quick, painless assessment. Participants will leave with tools to implement interactive-ish notebooks in their own classroom.

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 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Shore B

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 →
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NTPRS COACHES

NTPRS 2018 Coaches: Gary DiBianca, Laurie Clarcq, Kelly Ferguson, Pu-mei Leng, Carol Hill, Trisha Moller, Janet Holzer, Clarice Swaney, Scott Benedict, Doug Stone, Kristen Williams, Lisa Horvath, Christine Aguiar, Interns: Michelle Metcalfe, Elicia Cárdenas
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 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Shore C

2:00pm

Questioning Is Core
Questioning is the core practice of interaction found in teaching methods and strategies used to provide comprehensible input (CI), including MovieTalk, Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS), Personalized Questions & Answers (PQA), and Special Person/Discipulus Illustris. Participants will be shown techniques for honing their vertical and horizontal questioning skills.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Piantaggini

Lance Piantaggini

CI-Advocating Latin Teacher/Author, Springfield Honors Academy/Poetulus Publishing
Lance Piantaggini began educating at the age of 15 as a Drumset Tutor in his local middle school. His professional career as an educator began to take flight upon completing the M.A.T. teacher licensure program at Kent State University, teaching high school Latin in Connecticut. Discovering... Read More →



Thursday July 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Shore A

2:00pm

The power of word associations, gestures, sounds, and chants.
Associating words the first language will help to cement the language in the minds of the students. We will learn and practice making word associations and using gestures/actions while asking a story or during embedded readings.
Here is the link to the slides! 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1bb85aHgHcwzkPSvfOKqts5ceSmoFrMmPuXC9Q0kI_zw/edit?usp=sharing



Speakers
avatar for Nathan Spencer

Nathan Spencer

Trainer/Spanish Educator, TPRS Books/Nampa School District


Thursday July 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Georgetown

3:15pm

Beginning French Demonstration - Continued
Speakers
avatar for Bess Hayles

Bess Hayles

French teacher, Lee's Summit High School
I just finished my 11th year of teaching French, of which I have used TPRS for nine. I am excited to be able to teach and meet some new REAL high school students!


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Marblehead

3:15pm

Beginning Mandarin Demonstration - Continued
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 →


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Ipswich

3:15pm

Every Message Matters
Every day we send messages to our students with the stories, songs and the language we use. Discover and share ways to develop and honor positive and encouraging messages through our every day interactions in the classroom. Want to be the change you want to see in your school? Start here.

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 →


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Grand Ball Room 4

3:15pm

How to Do “Persona Especial” Personal Interviews
Learning how to do personal interviews with your students will change the tone in your classroom. Find out how to use your TPRS questioning skills in a different context that will open the lives and hearts of your students to you and to one another.

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 12, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Gloucester

3:15pm

Integrating Culture in Comprehensible and Compelling Ways
"Learn the culture, accept the people." (Katya Paukova, NTPRS 2016) How do we integrate culture in relevant and personalized ways? How can we keep the conversations engaging and the readings comprehensible? This session discusses the characteristics that make culture comprehensible and compelling, and the CI tools used to integrate them so that students enjoy learning the language and making cultural comparisons of products, practices and perspectives.

Presentation: bit.ly/2utnGCf

Speakers
avatar for Sydney Munson

Sydney Munson

Spanish Teacher and Coordinator, Trinity Valley School
I started my TPRS/CI journey in 2007 and have loved to continue learning and trying new tools and tips from fellow teachers throughout the years! I currently teach 8th grade, but have taught young children in Mommy and Me Spanish classes, as well as Levels 1-4 and AP Spanish Language... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
North Shore A

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 →
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NTPRS COACHES

NTPRS 2018 Coaches: Gary DiBianca, Laurie Clarcq, Kelly Ferguson, Pu-mei Leng, Carol Hill, Trisha Moller, Janet Holzer, Clarice Swaney, Scott Benedict, Doug Stone, Kristen Williams, Lisa Horvath, Christine Aguiar, Interns: Michelle Metcalfe, Elicia Cárdenas
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 12, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
North Shore C

3:15pm

Performance vs Proficiency Assessments and Why You Should Care
Find out the difference between performance and proficiency assessments and why performance assessments aren’t what they’re stacked up to be. You will learn the difference between the two types of assessments referenced by ACTFL and why proficiency assessments are the ones that prepare your students for success in the real world.

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 12, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Newburyport

3:15pm

Scaffolding songs with variety to give them chunks of language!
Strategies of scaffolding and variety using Authentic Songs and the Look I can talk chapter songs (Spanish) to get language stuck in their heads!


https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1mKgaDnQcj_uZV2_O-ToUTreeNBl9TUiArnHd3h_9QFg/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Spencer

Nathan Spencer

Trainer/Spanish Educator, TPRS Books/Nampa School District


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Georgetown

3:15pm

Technology for enhancing engagement with CI
Nearpod, Flipgrid, Gimkit, Quizzizz... and of course, Quizlet, Kahoot, and more! Let’s play together for an hour!

If your school is 1 to 1 with electronic devices, I would like to show you some fun resources, websites, etc. you can use to help enhance the engagement level of your students! We'll go through some fun games, activities, learning apps, and more! These things will make your classroom engaging and fun, guaranteed!  I will give you demonstrations of how I use each of these in my Level 1 Spanish classroom - with suggestions for how to adapt them to your own language classroom, no matter what language or what level!  

Speakers
TM

Tricia Miller

Middle school Spanish 1, Spring Lake Park, MN
Tricia Miller has been teaching for 15 years, with 3 years as a CI teacher. She is passionate about teaching middle school, building relationships with students, and having fun in the classroom!


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
North Shore B

4:30pm

TPRS Methodology Updates 2018
Blaine Ray will share new insights about teaching with TPRS that he has discovered over the last year. Some of the topics will include Party Points, Zero Violations, Triangling, Parallel Characters, Choral Responses, Gestures, and Celebration!


Speakers
avatar for Blaine Ray

Blaine Ray

Tprs presenter, TPRS Books


Thursday July 12, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
North Shore B

7:30pm

Open Mic!
Emcees Bess Hayles and Andrea Schweitzer
Come share your talents!  Sign up at the registration desk!

Thursday July 12, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
North Shore B
 
Friday, July 13
 

6:45am

Bible Devotion and Prayer Time
Please  join us as we look at teachings from Galatians 5 and Colossians 3 on specifically love, joy, peace, patience, kindness and the influence all of them might have in your classroom, elsewhere and beyond. 

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 13, 2018 6:45am - 7:15am
Georgetown

6:45am

8:00am

Effective and Exciting: Embedded Reading!
Looking for ways to make Embedded Reading not just effective, but exciting? This session will lead you through a series of readings and the accompanying activities designed to demonstrate the real power of Embedded Reading! Humor, energy, critical thinking, pathos and more are just one activity away!

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 13, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
North Shore C

8:00am

MovieTalk
TPRS MovieTalk demonstration. MovieTalk is most effective when any of  the following TPRS elements are applied: utilizing student actors,  dramatization, dialogue, circling, establishing meaning, props,  comprehension checks, and humor.

Speakers
avatar for Von Ray

Von Ray

TPRS Books


Friday July 13, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Georgetown

8:00am

One Stone, Two Birds! Implementing Mindfulness and Growing Peace & Proficiency in a Language Classroom
The importance and benefits of mindfulness on increasing students’ focus and attention, enhancing one’s cognitive function, reducing stress and raising overall well-being have been widely discussed and accepted.  When mindfulness is implemented in a classroom, it builds a harmonious community and enhance a better relationship among each other.  However, many people perceive mindfulness practice as something unreachable, and how to make them work in a classroom is a myth.
In this session, the presenter will lead each participant through 12 easy mindfulness practices all in target language; effective strategies on how to integrate them successfully in your own classroom will be shared, especially, in a novice level class.  Tips on how to use different mindfulness activities for classroom management will be shared.
Participants will personally navigate through peace and calmness, as well as excitement and mental alertness.  These exercises will help participants to build a safe learning environment for their students.  It will also help everyone to create a more peaceful world around us.

Speakers


Friday July 13, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Gloucester

8:00am

Scaffolding Curriculum Design with TPRS
You've spent the week learning the SKILLS of TPRS, but HOW in the world do you know what to teach and when? Without a textbook telling you what's important, it can be daunting to walk into your classroom. Let us show you what has worked in a French and Spanish classroom to build and recycle vocabulary throughout the school year.

Speakers
avatar for Bess Hayles

Bess Hayles

French teacher, Lee's Summit High School
I just finished my 11th year of teaching French, of which I have used TPRS for nine. I am excited to be able to teach and meet some new REAL high school students!


Friday July 13, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
North Shore B

8:00am

Successful Quick Writes - Less Stress, Less Grading, More Success!
Do you stress over student writing? Do you spend more time than you should on grading writing? Do you want to know how you can have less stress, grade writing in less time, and make your students more successful? In this presentation, you will learn how to administer quick writes successfully, grade them quickly, yet effectively with a simple rubric, and maximize your students’ success.

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 13, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Newburyport

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 13, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Ipswich

8:00am

Using Love and Logic as Classroom Management with TPRS
-To show and practice 3 key elements of Love and Logic -Set enforceable limits, provide choices, showing empathy before delivering consequences empathy  This will give teachers tools to help lower stress in regards to classroom management. It will help teachers to think of discipline as something they look forward to doing and can focus more efforts on instruction. Discipline before instruction.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1mKgaDnQcj_uZV2_O-ToUTreeNBl9TUiArnHd3h_9QFg/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Spencer

Nathan Spencer

Trainer/Spanish Educator, TPRS Books/Nampa School District


Friday July 13, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
North Shore A

8:00am

Write your own CI novel
Whether you have an idea for a novel or have already started, come share your ideas, make a commitment to start writing and find out what others are doing with editing and publishing. This is a work session, not a presentation. Writers will swap novels in progress for proofreading, connect to swap classroom trials and connect with native speakers to proofread and edit. If you are in the idea germination phase, come find an accountability partner to birth that novel and get it into the hands of students.

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 →


Friday July 13, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Marblehead

9:15am

Falling in Love with Whole-Class Novels
How can we increase the joy of reading while moving students along the proficiency path? Create activities that connect the reader with the larger themes of novels that are hard to notice on an individual basis. Build community and a common vocabulary that whole novels can deliver.

Speakers
MC

Mira Canion

Author, Teacher, Canion Creations LLC


Friday July 13, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Gloucester

9:15am

Identify and integrate cultural activities that maximize comprehensible input
Identify and integrate some celebrations of festivals, holidays and special events in school year into activities in the language classroom is another fun way of applying CI and allows students to experience the all cultures. Examples include Chinese Lantern Festival, Halloween and Spirit Week

Speakers


Friday July 13, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Ipswich

9:15am

Jump-start your language program as a new TPRS teacher!
Looking for practical strategies to hit the ground running with TPRS? Need to revitalize numbers and enthusiasm in your language program? Learn from one teacher’s successful experience energizing a struggling French program, motivating reluctant learners, and reaching international students as a new TPRS teacher in 2017-2018 using innovative personalization techniques.

Speakers

Friday July 13, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
North Shore B

9:15am

Loving the Littles through TPRS
Get a glimpse into a day in the life of two elementary school teachers.  Learn how they engage young learners with TPRS strategies.


Onsite Staff
avatar for Kristen Williams

Kristen Williams

Spanish Teacher and Coach, Dallas Christian School


Friday July 13, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
North Shore A

9:15am

Self-Coaching What Next? How to Continue Improving Throughout the Year
If you would like to continue coaching yourself or to train or mentor other teachers live or by Skype, come find out how to use Self-Coaching to methodically focus on one facet of TPRS at a time. This session does not replace coaching. It is best for teachers who want to continue working on their skills after NTPRS or who are training other teachers in their departments. Materials included.

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 →


Friday July 13, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Georgetown

9:15am

Take Your Grading to the Next Level - The Basics of Proficiency-based Grading
Do you ever look at your grade book and wonder why your students’ grades don’t match up with their ability? In this presentation, you will learn the basics of proficiency-based grading so that you can set your students and their grades up for success!

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 13, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Newburyport

9:15am

Using Literature Circles to Develop Independent Readers
This session will address the creation of literature circles for use with classroom novels in higher levels. The presenter will describe the steps of implementing lit circles: choosing novels, organizing groups, defining student roles, developing accountability and moving discussions to focus on student opinion and real-life situations.

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!



Friday July 13, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Marblehead

9:15am

What Educational Leaders Should Know About TPRS
        Richard Baker's (2017) dissertation identified 16 common lived experiences of teachers using TPRS and 12 obstacles they encountered which influenced some language teachers to limit or abandon its use. Unfortunately, some Teachers and Administrators who were unaware of the extensive research that supports using TPRS have actually become obstacles or resistance to teachers hoping to use it in their teaching. This presentation informs Educators and Educational Leaders on what they should know about TPRS to better prepare them to lead, follow, or at least get out of the way of good teaching.  Richard will present at Bryce Hedstrom's Administrators' Workshop on Tuesday and at his own Friday morning session.
        TPRS is a theoretically informed, evidence-based, research-based, research-validated, highly effective methodological approach for promoting second language acquisition (SLA) in real classrooms. The TPRS method has proven to be effective in a variety of school settings for promoting fluency and proficiency, with many different age groups, and at several levels and contexts of instruction.  Richard also will have a Research Poster Table set up at the Exhibitor displays on Tues., Wed., and Thurs. where you may stop by to discuss your own experiences with TPRS.  Dr. Baker will also participate in the Researcher Rountable, moderated by Dr. Karen Lichtman (who served on his dissertation committee) on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. where he will discuss his previous and future research projects and how you can become involved in those studies or perhaps discuss how to conduct your own study.
        Those interested may download their own free electronic copy of Baker's (2017) dissertation, which was a qualitative research study, a list of studies supporting TPRS, and a copy of his Research Study Poster handout simply by clicking on the pdf file(s) below.



Friday July 13, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
North Shore C

10:30am

Building Engaging Characters and Transitioning to Awesome Stories
Participants will learn how to create characters that your students will love and how to engage all students as you bring these characters to life in interactive stories. Through these stories, your students will acquire language naturally and easily like never before.

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 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Newburyport

10:30am

Compelling 8 sentence stories with structures, variety, and variables
How to create stories that are compelling and get right into the meat of the story with a lot of different variables!


https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1PGEDxv_5z5egHA-jON7bfkQKfk7UviN7mYYCWeceBfo/edit?usp=sharing


Speakers
avatar for TPRS Books

TPRS Books

www.tprsbooks.com
avatar for Nathan Spencer

Nathan Spencer

Trainer/Spanish Educator, TPRS Books/Nampa School District


Friday July 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Gloucester

10:30am

Creating Curriculum Designed to Foster Social Consciousness
Learn how to create timely lessons that address important social issues and invite students to reflect and discuss potential solutions in an affirmative environment. Experience firsthand how positive intention-setting, guided meditation in the target language (as input flooding), and unique lessons that promote social consciousness can be used to create an affirmative classroom environment in which important social issues and possible solutions are discussed and explored. Participants will participate in positive intention-setting and guided meditation as an introduction to the session. Then we will look at a unit comprised of several lessons designed to promote social consciousness. The presenter will share her materials with attendees. Lessons are designed for intermediate to advanced classes, however, can be adapted to beginner levels as well.

Access my slideshow at https://tinyurl.com/mindfulNTPRS and use the embedded hyperlinks to acess the individual lessons.  Please feel free to email me with any questions at msthrush26@gmail.com.

Speakers
avatar for Sonja Thrush

Sonja Thrush

Spanish Teacher, Carmel Catholic High School
Teacher of Spanish & ESL with a focus on creating lessons that are compelling, empowering, & promote unity using CI & TPRS to facilitate acquisition.


Friday July 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Ipswich

10:30am

Illuminate Input with Illustration
This workshop will demonstrate how many wonderful ways there are to use student illustrations to enhance input. Find out how to clarify meaning, add energy and humor, create community, and personalize using students' work...even if the students don't think that they are talented!

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 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
North Shore B

10:30am

Optimizing Your Classroom Setup For MGMT
A good classroom setup not only helps make language accessible to everyone who enters the room, but also keeps students focused via MGMT-friendly routines. Participants will be shown how to create a safe, ideal environment for acquisition using the physical space, including alternative seating arrangements, use of wall space, and important posters beyond just question words.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Piantaggini

Lance Piantaggini

CI-Advocating Latin Teacher/Author, Springfield Honors Academy/Poetulus Publishing
Lance Piantaggini began educating at the age of 15 as a Drumset Tutor in his local middle school. His professional career as an educator began to take flight upon completing the M.A.T. teacher licensure program at Kent State University, teaching high school Latin in Connecticut. Discovering... Read More →



Friday July 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Marblehead

10:30am

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 →


Friday July 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Georgetown

10:30am

Sur le bout de la langue - TPRS & (French) culture
Literally tasting the language: starting with the olfactory sense – to trigger the other senses and so learning to understand and speak a (new) language and a (new) culture in a TPRS/CI classroom.

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 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
North Shore A

10:30am

TPRS Online - Practicum with Blaine - Part 2
If you attended Blaine's Part 1 of TPRS Online on Thursday, this is the session where you can practice your skills with Blaine's online students.  
If you didn't attend Blaine's Part 1, come experience TPRS taught online.



Speakers
avatar for Blaine Ray

Blaine Ray

Tprs presenter, TPRS Books


Friday July 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
North Shore C

11:45am

Closing Luncheon with speaker Martina Bex (Ticketed)
The cost of this luncheon is included in the price of your registration fee! Pick up your ticket at the door before the luncheon.
Our closing speaker, Martina Bex, will present "The Story that Changed the World".

Friday July 13, 2018 11:45am - 1:45pm
Grand Ball Rooms 1 and 2
 


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