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

Summer Workshops for Language Teachers - Summer 2019

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

level 1 summer intensive: June 24-26, 2019

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.

Dates: June 24, 25, 26 (Monday-Wednesday) - 9:00am-4:00pm -  Registration closes June 15

Total cost: $425 before April 30; $475 thereafter

Location: Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Charter School; 3700 Oakview Terrace, NE; Washington, DC 20017

For more information click here - to register click here

level 2 summer intensive: June 27-29, 2019

Teaching with Comprehensible Input: Taking Your Skills to the Next Level - Building a Culturally Responsive CI Classroom

You’ve made the paradigm shift from grammar-based instruction to teaching with comprehensible input, but how can you go deeper? This summer intensive will move you forward in your journey as a Second Language Acquisition-focused teacher and will help you deepen your practice. This intensive specifically emphasizes how to create culturally responsive world language classrooms.

3 full days addressing best practices related to creating Culturally Responsive Comprehensible Input classrooms. 1 school visit (Sept/Oct 2019): classroom observation (onsite or virtual) + personalized coaching session

Sessions include:  Techniques & Strategies for the CI Classroom; First Steps to Culturally Responsive CI; Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching (Zaretta Hammond); Helping Students See their Communicative Progress; Role of Assessment in the CI Classroom; Communicative Tasks (à la Bill VanPatten); Building Authentic Relationships in the Classroom; The Power of Story; (Re)Developing Scope & Sequence From a CI /CRT Perspective; Increased Student Enrollment in Upper-Level Courses (K - 12); Repurposing What We Have to Align with CI Principles

Dates: June 27, 28, 29 (Thursday-Saturday) - 9:00am-4:00pm -  Registration closes June 15

Total cost: $425 before April 30; $475 thereafter

Location: Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Charter School; 3700 Oakview Terrace, NE; Washington, DC 20017

For more information click here - to register click here

 
“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