Teaching With Comprehensible Input

 
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In ten years of teaching and various professional development workshops, Teaching with Comprehensible Input has been the most illuminating and engaging of all for me. I look forward to greeting my students this fall with renewed enthusiasm and optimism for acquiring French! Merci Anna and Rachelle!
— Sally Moran, South Lakes High School, Reston, VA

Year-long Series: SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019

World Language Workshop Series - Level 1 & level 2

GRADUATE-LEVEL CREDITS THROUGH UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC-UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019 - LEVEL I (information about Level 2 below)
Teaching with Comprehensible Input:  The Why, What & How

These skill-building sessions offer the World Language educator instruction in the best practices of teaching with Comprehensible Input and the brain research associated with it. The series also includes training in Total Physical Response and Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling. The sessions will address assessment and unit planning, ACTFL proficiency levels and Can-Do statements. A strong emphasis on reflection, practice and coaching will be encouraged to improve implementation. The sessions will address how to build diversity-positive world language classroom with a focus on bias, stereotyping, and tools to address these pitfalls.

6 Sessions that address best practices related to Comprehensible Input (CI) in the world language classroom. 1 school visit: classroom observation + personalized coaching session.

Sessions include:  How to build diversity-positive language classrooms; the philosophy and brain research of teaching with CI; basic instruction in various CI teaching strategies such as Total Physical Response (TPR) and Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS); reading strategies and grammar; incorporating culture; assessment and unit planning; ACTFL proficiency levels and Can-Do statements; and ample personal reflection and practice.

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SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019 - LEVEL 2
Teaching with Comprehensible Input: Taking Your Skills to the Next Level
For teachers who are familiar with the basics and are ready for more!

You’ve made the paradigm shift from grammar-based instruction to teaching with comprehensible input, but how can you go deeper? This monthly, job-embedded professional development series will move you forward in your journey as a Second Language Acquisition-focused teacher and will help you deepen your practice. This series emphasizes how to create diversity-responsive/multicultural world language classrooms.

6 Sessions that address best practices related to Comprehensible Input (CI) in the world language classroom. 1 school visit: classroom observation + personalized coaching session

Sessions include:  Building classroom culture - making life easier; Stepping stones to increased student enrollment in upper level courses; Scaffolding to build students’ linguistic capacities; Beyond heroes and holidays - how to take culture deeper; The power of story; Accessing cultural resources in the greater DC area to enhance student experience; Latest research and understanding of Second Language Acquisition; Tracking and assessing student progress; (Re)Developing scope and sequence of your language program from a CI perspective.

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Summer Series: June 2019

World Language Workshop Series

GRADUATE-LEVEL CREDITS THROUGH UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC-UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

SUMMER INTENSIVE 2019 - LEVEL I
Teaching with Comprehensible Input:  The Why, What & How

These skill-building sessions offer the World Language educator instruction in the best practices of teaching with Comprehensible Input and the brain research associated with it. The series also includes training in Total Physical Response (TPR) and Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS). The sessions will address assessment and unit planning, & ACTFL proficiency levels and Can-Do statements. A strong emphasis on reflection, practice, and coaching will be encouraged to improve implementation. The sessions will address how to build diversity-positive world language classrooms with a focus on bias, stereotyping, and tools to address these pitfalls.

3 full days addressing best practices related to Comprehensible Input (CI) in the world language classroom. 1 school visit (Sept/Oct 2019): classroom observation (onsite or virtual) + personalized coaching session.

Sessions include:  How to build diversity-positive language classrooms; the philosophy and brain research of teaching with CI; basic instruction in various CI teaching strategies such as Total Physical Response (TPR) and Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS); reading strategies and grammar; incorporating culture; assessment and unit planning; ACTFL proficiency levels and Can-Do statements; and ample personal reflection and practice.

 
 “These teaching with CI workshop sessions have confirmed the different pedagogies that I use in my ASL classroom. This workshop has deepened my understanding of CI and the brain research associated with it.”  - Phyllis Ballenger, Bishop Mcnamara High school, Washington, DC

“These teaching with CI workshop sessions have confirmed the different pedagogies that I use in my ASL classroom. This workshop has deepened my understanding of CI and the brain research associated with it.” - Phyllis Ballenger, Bishop Mcnamara High school, Washington, DC