University of the Pacific Course Credit Information

This is the link to sign up for credit through the University of the Pacific AFTER completing a course.

Choose your Course.  Choose the number of credits (1-3).  Pay.


    • 1 credit = 15 hours of webinars + 15 hours of outside work
    • 2 credits = 30 hours of webinars + 15 hours of outside work
    • 3 credits = 45 hours of webinars  + 15 hours of outside work

For example, if you already completed the CISOS Teacher Webinar course in 2020, register for EDUP 9168.  If you plan to take a language class, you will register for credit on the last day of the class.  The course number is provided on the last day of class along with a certificate of completion.

To register for the full course, https://fluencyfast.com/product/cisos-full-conference/.

Synchronous and Asynchronous Distance Learning with Comprehension-Based Communicative Language Teaching

Karen Rowan, Fluency Fast Language Classes

  • CREDITS: 1, 2 or 3 credits
  • Course Description:
    A series of webinars for language teachers will minimal background in distance learning technology, transitioning to immediate application of online teaching and distance learning strategies.  Course is offered by experienced Comprehension-Based teachers and presenters.
  • Course Objectives:
    Symbiotic integration of strategies that support language acquisition with technology synchronously or asynchronously.  Language teachers should be able to maintain a focus on providing comprehensible input, creating communicative opportunities and imperfectly but immediately utilizing technology to create lesson plans and content to teach classes using a variety of platforms and applications.
  • Course Outline (list of webinars below, self-paced)
  • Course Expectations
    Participants will combine webinars and independent work creating corresponding lesson plans and learning to use technological tools to track hours on the course list. 
  • Methods of Evaluation
    List of tracked hours and completed Zoom or Teachable courses and application of created lesson plans to a shared Google Drive.  Participants should show how what was learned can be applied to teaching in the form of practical, useable content and organizational systems, charts or lists.
  • Textbooks/Resource Materials

Handouts, powerpoints and slides from webinars.

Comprehension-Based, Communicative Language Teaching (11)


________ Key Questions in Second Language Acquisition, Dr. Bill VanPatten

________ Relaxed Input  Justin Slocum Bailey

________ Every Moment Matters, Faith Laux

________ Tandem Teaching —  Sabrina Janzcak and Daniel Dubois

________ It’s all about the Questions Justin Slocum-Bailey

________  Even More Ways to Use Pictures Justin Slocum-Bailey

________ Movietalk:  Ageless, Timeless, Priceless Allison Litten

________ Movietalk High School Allison Litten

________ Reading Strategies to Extend Clip Chats

_____ CI with Equity in Mind with Rachelle Adams and Anna Gilcher, Elevated Consulting

______   Staying Connected with Students with Tech Alina Filipescu and Dahiana Castro (SS)

_____ Storytelling Made Easy on Zoom, Jan Holter Kittok (SS)

________ CCLT Independent Preparation and Lesson Planning

Student Relationships / Personalization (3)

________ Fostering Resiliency a Trauma Responsive WL Classroom Leslie Kronemeyer

________ Flipping the CI and Personalizing with Flipgrid with Jason Fritze

________ Creating Story Characters and Personalized Readings with Snap Camera (SS)  with Karen Rowan

________ Student Relationship Independent Preparation and Lesson Planning

CI with Technology for Sychronous or Asychronous Teaching (14)

________Tips on Transitioning to Distance Learning Jason Fritze

________ Take a Trip!  Geo Tools for an Immersion Experience Leslie Davison

________Way Cool Ways to use Virtual Backgrounds to Provide Input (Sane Saturday) (Sychronous or Asychronous) Justin Slocum Bailey

________Snap Camera Annabelle Williamson (Sane Saturday)

________Loom Darcy Pippins (Sane Saturday)

________ Screencastify Dahiana Castro (Sane Saturday)

________ 10 Slide Stories (Picturetalk) Greg Gross

________ QTalk Storymaker — co-creating visual stories instantly Maurice Hazan

_______ How to do CI Classes Online Elissa McLean

____ Diane Neubauer,   Teaching on-line with Zoom (SS)

Favorites with live classes over 6 years: using images & drawing

Planning a week at a time: what to do together live, & what students do on their own

_____ Peardeck, Elicia Cardenas (SS)

_____ Google Classroom with Dahiana Castro (SS)

______  Charlala with Rachel Lucas (SS)

______ Access and Opportunity CI Technology to support accessibility in World Languages Maureen Gassert Lamb

_______ CI with Technology for Synchronous or Asynchronous Teaching Independent Preparation and Lesson Planning

Mental Health (1)

________ 10 Minute Meditation Jason Bond

________ Strategies for Staying Positive La Maestra Loca, Annabelle Williamson

________ Mental Health Independent Preparation and Lesson Planning


Providing CI Through Games (4)

________ How to Play Mafia on-line Greg Gross

________Making Distance Learning Fun, AnneMarie Chases

________ My Favorite Brain Breaks Annabelle Williamson

________ Comprehensible Games Andrea Schweitzer (SS)

________ CI with Games Independent Preparation and Lesson Planning

Classroom Management (2)

________ Comprehensible Classroom Management, Annabelle Williamson

________ Classroom Management 101 Jon Cowart

________ Classroom Management Independent Preparation and Lesson Planning

Lesson Planning (2)

________ Backward Design Made Crazy Easy  Justin Slocum Bailey

________ Covid19 Plans  Annabelle Williamson

________ Independent Preparation and Lesson Planning

Specific to Elementary (2)

________ Movie talk for Elementary, Allison Litten

________ Reading in the Elementary Classroom Allison Litten

(________Tips on Transitioning to Distance Learning Jason Fritze)

________Independent Preparation and Lesson Planning for Elementary


TOTAL HOURS ____42 contact, 60 total

Karen Rowan, Fluency Fast Language Classes, [email protected]

Download Credit Application


Fluency Fast- University Credit

1 credit = 15 hours of webinars = 15 hours of outside work
2 credits = 30 hours of webinars + 15 hours of outside work
3 credits = 45 hours of webinars = 15 hours of outside work

Upload lesson plans and shareable content to the CISOS Facebook page Google doc.  Dahiana Castro will add you to the closed group upon request.

Turn in your completed checklist, including hours of outside work before submitting the University credit form for a grade and the course number.  Do NOT complete your credit card information until after you have a grade and course number.