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PD Series: Teaching with Comprehensible Input: The Why, What, and How
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The series is ideal both for teachers who are just beginning to explore teaching with comprehensible input and for those who wish to deepen their practice.

11/12/2016
When: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Where: Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Charter School
Washington, District of Columbia 
United States

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World Language Workshop Series

Teaching with Comprehensible Input:  The Why, What & How


These skill-building sessions offer the World Language educator instruction in the best practices of teaching with Comprehensible Input and the brain research associated with it. The series also includes training in Total Physical Response and Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling. The sessions will address assessment and unit planning, ACTFL proficiency levels and Can-Do statements. A strong emphasis on reflection, practice and coaching will be encouraged to improve implementation. The sessions will address how to build diversity-positive world language classroom with a focus on bias, stereotyping and tools to address these pitfalls.


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  • 6 Sessions that address best practices related to Comprehensible Input (CI) in the world language classroom.

  • Presenters: Rachelle Adams, Elevate Education Consulting (Spanish teacher)

Anna Gilcher, PhD, Your Brain Can Learn French! (French teacher)

  • Sessions include:  How to build diversity-positive language classrooms; the philosophy and brain research of teaching with CI; basic instruction in various CI teaching strategies such as Total Physical Response (TPR) and Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS); reading strategies and grammar; incorporating culture; assessment and unit planning; ACTFL proficiency levels and Can-Do statements; and ample personal reflection and practice.

  • Six Saturdays from 9:30am-12:30pm 11/12/16, 12/10/16, 1/14/17, 2/11/17, 3/11/17 + 5/13/17 for final reflection

  • Total cost: $325 - for all six sessions

  • Location: Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Charter School; 3700 Oakview Terrace, NE; Washington, DC 20017

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