In collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles and the Italian Cultural Institute, Fondazione Italia is pleased to offer Italian teachers a 2-part professional development workshop on how to apply the TPRS method for foreign language instruction in the classroom.
Participation in both workshops is FREE!
*Part 1 – What is TPR Storytelling?
Sunday, December 15
10:00 am to 12:00 pm PST
- What is the TPR Storytelling method for teaching foreign languages
- How to plan and practice effective TPR Storytelling in the Italian classroom
- How to create a “backward plan” classroom communication for TPR Storytelling
- Explore a fun TPR Story in Italian and develop a lesson to use in your class and engage your students in communication.
Email Hilary Stern to register by December 12, 2019.
Part 2 – Using TPR Storytelling in the Italian Classroom
In person workshop at the Italian Cultural Institute
Saturday, February 29
2:00 pm to 7:00 pm PST
- Welcome and warm up to get to know participants and familiarity with TPR Storytelling
- Review what is TPR Storytelling and how to experience effective TPR in the Italian classroom
- Review how to “backward plan” classroom communication to remain in target language comprehensibly
- Experience a beginning level TPR Story in Italian (coached by Jason) with “guest star” Italian teacher participants
- Practice TPR & TPRS techniques in coaching groups
- Practice how to script the “skeleton” TPR Story to prepare a lesson plan in Italian (at proficiency level taught)
- Use a checklist from the ACTFL Core Practices to identify how TPR & TPRS are high leverage teaching
Presenter: Jason Fritz is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher with 20 years of K-16 teaching experience who specialize in teaching with methods grounded in SLA research (TPR, TPRS, Content-Based Instruction). As a teacher trainer and coach he has worked with thousands of language teachers throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
*The first part of the TPRS workshop will be offered ONLINE . Participants can attend either or both parts of the workshop.