The National TPR Storytelling Conference, 2019, Itasca, Illinois, July 7-11
with Fluency Fast pre-conference in Spanish, Mandarin or French
keynote speaker: Dr. Bill VanPatten
CI Mitten, April, 2019
keynote speaker: Dr. Stephen Krashen
The International Forum of Language Teaching, Mexico
keynote speaker: Dr. Stephen Krashen
Comprehension-Based Training for World Language Teachers
Elementary through High School, All Languages
This training package provides on-going support and continued expert training for school districts that wish to implement Comprehension-Based training district-wide. Training for second language, bilingual ed, ESL (or ELA) teaching methodology that allows for rapid language acquisition through ample access to comprehensible input. Teachers will be trained not only in how to successfully create a Comprehension-Based program, but how to sustain it through peer-coaching. At the end of the training period, teachers will be able to work together to help each other. This is in-service training that results in long-term change through a complete paradigm shift and consistent teacher support. Most importantly, the impact of the training is measurable on student achievement.
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*We provide support to school districts applying for grants. In many cases, all of our training program can be covered by available grants.
Facebook Professional Development support for teachers in your school district. On-going support by our community of 9000 teachers. In the event that the 6 month period covers summer months, the time can be suspended and re-started at the following school year.)
Research shows that teachers believe professional development is not helpful and there is little measurable impact on student achievement. Professional Development has to be relevant to subject matter, sustained and sustainable and systemic, so that administrators, students and parents are working cooperatively. This training is designed as an effective Professional Development that is built in cooperation with teachers.
How Karen Rowan disarmed and supported the teachers at my school when she visited:
Terrified. That is emotion my colleagues had when I told them Karen Rowan would be at our school and would love to come give them support during a TRPS/CI lesson. Karen is a long-time friend of mine (we taught our first year together in Colorado – 1995) and even I was terrified. I was told “I can’t even think about it or I throw up” and “I really appreciate your offer, but I’m too nervous”. Drat!
So before school, Karen and I went around and dropped in on teachers just to say hi. Karen had a big smile on her face, bright eyes, and made each teacher smile and laugh. She said, “Oh, but I just want to be a student in the classroom. I’ll only stay for 10 minutes”. It just so happened that she was seeing French classes, and asked if she could give the “Slow down” sign if she got lost. That was great.
She said wonderful things to each teacher as she left. “You’re doing a great job pointing and pausing”. She gave coaching that is really easy for teachers to hear. “Remember to get in as many reps as you can”.
My department chair was too timid to have Karen in her room, but came and watched Karen coach me. That was GREAT! She’s going to do her first story next week and has asked me to come coach. After watching Karen, I know what to do to keep it sweet, simple, and very helpful.
The most important think Karen gave us was confidence and support. I have more TPRSers on my team, and those who are not are now peeking their heads in our rooms.
I am so grateful.
Stephanie Kenemer, September 13, 2015
Join us online or in person for a Fluency Fast class, and see for yourself what a week of comprehension-based language learning can do for you!