TCI Maine, New England & Beyond
2 Powerful Days of Training with 5 Dynamic Trainers
Carol Gaab ~ Annabelle Allen ~ Laurie Clarcq ~ Dustin Williamson ~ Anne Matava
October 12-13, 2017
Comprehensible Input (CI) is the critical link to 2nd language acquisition (SLA). Learn how to provide CI to achieve specific proficiency goals and discover how to use a simple series of events as a catalyst for a wide range of CI-based lessons that will engage students, inspire interpretive and interpersonal modes of language and result in SLA.
Reading is the perfect platform for facilitating language acquisition, and innovative CI-based reading activities are an ideal way to turn an ordinary reading into CCCI (Compelling, Contextualized, Comprehensible Input). Learn how to deepen comprehension, inspire HOT (higher order thinking) boost reader engagement and accelerate acquisition through powerful activities that are easy to implement and sure to leave students looking for the ‘LIKE’ button!
The TV show El Internado has transformed his upper level Spanish classes but the language structure can be overwhelming. The show has increased enrollment and engagement tremendously but the show is not comprehensible input on its own. In this session, you will explore ways to make authentic resources such as El Internado, comprehensible. He will show you how he uses El Internado in his upper level Spanish classes and activities that have been proven effective, compelling, and comprehensible. Examples and demo will be done in Spanish but the strategies can be adaptable to any language.
Coaching from the Heart
Are you looking for a way to develop your skills and knowledge as a teacher? Looking to develop your skills and knowledge as a TPRS® or Comprehensible-Input teacher? This workshop is a highly-supportive, hands-on way to become a better teacher and bring new skills back to the classroom. Participants will work in small groups taking roles as teacher and student while receiving immediate, caring and helpful feedback. It is a great opportunity to network with, support, and learn from a community of teachers in an entirely new way.
“Magical Moments” in the elementary classroom
CI – 101: How to Start the Year Using CI
More info coming soon!