March 16, 2020 (Updated April 5, 2020)
In the immediate wake of this crisis, many full-time, self-employed Comprehension-Based presenters in our community have seen in-person workshops and in-services canceled for the next 10 weeks. These presenters have seen 50-100% of their incomes disappear in a matter of days. One teacher has lost all but $120.00 per week and there is no safety net. The goal of this page is to support these teachers / presenters who are most affected. (One quipped today that planting a garden would be the only access to food, but it’s still too cold to even plant.) We are creating a schedule of webinars to off-set this lost income as much as possible. Our goal is to raise $30,000. This is basically 1000 teachers signing up for about $30 worth of webinars. Webinars are $8 per hour. So far we have raised $5000, which has been distributed for rent, child support and groceries.
This is our CI SOS creatively co-created plan. (Pronounced “See Sauce”)
Full Disclosure: Fluency Fast is a for-profit business run by Karen Rowan, the admin of the IFLT / NTPRS / CI Teaching page that provides online and live language classes and school district in-service teacher training. While all profits from this collaborative emergency project will be funneled to the fund for CI presenters and teachers (independent contractors) this income is taxable. Using our online existing platforms and accounting infrastructure, we will follow all tax laws. For your own tax purposes as a customer, this is an educational expense on your own taxes, not a tax-exempt donation. Our accounting will be transparent and we will subtract only external credit card processing fees (those charged by Visa, Mastercard, Paypal etc.). We expect webinars to continue through May.
This page will also list the small businesses that have partnered with us to create this project and we ask that you support those businesses, too.
Leslie Davison, Geo Tools for an Immersion Experience
Leslie Kronemeyer Fostering Resiliency a Trauma Responsive WL Classroom
Movie talk for Elementary
Joint Lesson Planning Zoom Session, Thursday, April 2
La Maestra Loca
Elissa McLean, How to do CI Classes Online
Additional webinars will be added as they are offered and can be attended live or later, pre-recorded. Space is limited in each webinar.
Beginning French with Daniel Kline Dubois, Sabrina Sebban Janzcak and Carla Tarini. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30am Mountain time. High school students welcome for $4 per class as long as space allows.
Beginning-High / Intermediate French with Daniel Kline-Dubois and Sabrina Sebban- Janczak, $8 per class for 8 weeks, Sunday mornings at 9am Pacific. Materials included L’ile au Tresor and Mystere au Louvre by Theresa Marrama. High school students welcome for $4 per class as long as space allows.
Advanced Spanish for Adults with Adriana Ramirez, Materials: El camino del café; binge watch the Colombian Netflix series Jugar con Fuego (Playing with Fire). $24.00 plus book shipping. (Suggested additional reading Rigo, El Condor de los Andes and El Entierro. Other titles by Adriana, Me Perdí en Medellín and Julio.) Note: Jugar con Fuego is not intended to be used with students. Adults should know that the 10 episodes of this telenovela are inappropriate and scandalous by high school standards and this is only an adult class.
Schedule: Live, unrecorded Zoom classes (adults only) with Adriana Ramirez
Thursday, April 9 / April 16 (times TBA) – Rigo
Thursday, April 23 / April 30, 4pm Pacific – El condor de los Andes
Watch Siempre Bruja on Netflix, set in Colombia (Jugar con Fuego shares themes with El camino del café). Total contact hours, 10 hours Netflix, 2 1/2 hours Zoom, 4 hours reading. 16.5 hours seat time.
Unlimited access to all webinars and language classes, $250.00 donation.
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