Italian Language and Literature K-12 teacher

Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) – 2 part Professional Development Workshop for Italian Teachers

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?

ONLINE Workshop
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.