2018 TCI Maine, New England & Beyond 13 th Anniversary fall Conference October 11 & 12, 2018
8am to 4pm at the Green Ladle @ LRTC, Lewiston, Maine
***9/25/18 The 2018 conference is FULL and registration is closed. All registrations postmarked or received after 9/25/18 will be put on a waiting list***
Julie Speno - FLES (5 Town School District)
Designing FLES Curriculum with CI in Mind
The Elementary Classroom brings a special set of challenges and dynamics to teaching foreign language- during this session we are going to look at how to effectively make activities and communication comprehensible which take into consideration both proficiency level AND cognitive level of our young learners. Practical, concrete examples for content and classroom management will provide you with loads of Monday-ready strategies and activities. Conducted in English, Spanish and Russian.
Teaching Culture Comprehensibly
Let's focus on how to make CULTURE comprehensible for our students! This practical workshop walks us through the process of selecting appropriate cultural content for elementary students (and novice learners more generally) and making it comprehensible for our learners. Chock full of concrete ideas, tips and resources you can integrate Monday morning! Although geared for elementary teachers, the principles are applicable to all grade and proficiency levels. Conducted in English, Spanish and Russian.
Martina Bex - The Comprehensible Classroom
ASSESSMENT FOR ACQUISITION
It is time-consuming and mentally exhausting to develop assessments that are accurate, concise, and novel. In this session, the work has been done for you! Participants will leave this session with multiple templates for reading, listening, writing, and speaking assessments that work well in standards-based, comprehension-based courses. They will learn how to use these templates in isolation and how to combine them for IPAs and other benchmark assessments.
Session 2 (whole group session)
TPRS is a powerful way for teachers to develop the skills required to provide quality comprehensible input to language learners. Once they’ve graduated from ‘The School of TPRS” with a command of basic skills like circling, checking for comprehension, and personalization, however, many teachers are happy to discover that there are an infinite number of ways to build language proficiency without story-asking! Experience CI activities that are both engaging and effective, and learn how to facilitate and implement the same activities in your own classroom.
Kara Jacobs, Kingswood Regional High School, NH
Comprehensifying and Extending a music video
Do you use music and music videos in class? Would you like to make them even more comprehensible and extend them in your classroom? This session will share a CI story unit based on an authentic song and music video: Pesca´Ito by Carlos Vives. Attendees will see how an authentic music video and song can be turned into an entire CI story unit with culture embedded, Essential Questions, "I can" statements, and a focus on the three modes of communication. Attendees will also leave this session with a wealth of resources for this unit, as well as four other similar units.
Simple, repetitive stories/descriptions with a reward for listening!
This session will share a fun, effective, engaging tool to add to your 90% toolbox! Songs and music videos are full of culture and an instant hook with students. This session will share ways to do a Story/Song of the Week for Spanish 1 (and above) in a story telling way. Demonstrations, techniques, and resources (in Spanish) will be shared.
Sabrina Janczak, Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO
Session 1: Sabrina's World
Sabrina never cease to amaze us with all her tips, tricks, and ideas
Session 2 . CI for Masters Lab
Sabrina will demonstrate HOW to deliver CI to an ACTUAL GROUP OF STUDENTS! Watch as uses the TPRS/CI skills to provide CI that is personalized, compelling and COMPREHENSIBLE
Anne Matava, Bucksport High School, Bucksport, ME:
CI 101: How to start the year using CI
Participants will learn how to build a foundation of high-frequency phrases and vocabulary with their first-year students. The fundamental skills of circling, pause and point, going SLOWLY, and checking for understanding will be modeled continuously. Those who wish to may participate as members of the class, learning German; others are free to simply observe. THIS IS ANNE'S TRIED AND TRUE INTRO SESSION FOR THOSE WHO ARE BRAND NEW AND/OR JUST NOT COMFORTABLE USING CI YET.
The One-Word-Image: Non-Targeted CI
A story that is based on a class-created character (as opposed to a script, a theme, or a set of structures) engages students like nothing else. In this session Anne will demonstrate how to create a character from a one-word image and build a story from it.
$125 pp for all PAID registrations received by SEPTEMBER 7, 2018!
$175pp for all PAID registrations received between SEPTEMBER 8 - 28, 2018. $200 After September 28, 2018
**food included BOTH days**
Peer Coaching Session is scheduled for Saturday, October 13, 2018 9am-2-pm (tentative)
No additional cost to attend.