Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) is a second-language teaching methodology that was originally developed by Blaine Ray in the 1990’s. Grounded in current second-language acquisition research (Stephen Krashen, Bill van Patten), the method continues to develop today and has become one of the most powerful instructional methods to promote natural, authentic second-language acquisition in the classroom. Class stories are at the heart of the TPRS method and are the vehicle for providing the one essential element for language acquisition to occur: a steady stream of personalized, compelling and contextualized Comprehensible Input.
BCATML is thrilled to work again with TPRS experts Michelle Metcalfe and Adriana Ramirez and offer all current BCATML members a full day of TPRS training! Join us as we bring BCATML to Duncan, BC on Vancouver Island on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Thanks to Jesse Whittington, SD#79 Distrct French Instructional Coordinator, our one-day TPRS event will be held at the Quamichan Campus of Cowichan Secondary School in the school library.
Space for this one-day training event is extremely limited so don't delay as we can only accommodate 50 teachers! The cost to participate is $50 for all current BCATML members. Non-members may also participate but must purchase a BCATML membership at the time of registration (see below). All registrations will be vetted by BCATML to ensure accuracy of membership status and any adjustments will be made. A catered lunch is also included with your registration fee along with TPRS-ready resources in your target language to take home. This event will undoubtedly sell out as it did in May earlier this year; so don't delay!
Many teachers have told BCATML that they would like more time with Michelle and Adriana to hone their skills and practice TPRS strategies! Now's your chance to delve deeper with these experts!
Both Michelle and Adriana will provide you with TPRS-ready stories in French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Punjabi and Spanish! This one-day training event has it all covered!
Join us at the Quamichan Campus of Cowichan Secondary School in the school library on Saturday, November 25th, 2017 between 8:30 - 3:30 pm as Michelle Metcalfe and Adriana Ramirez lead us in understanding TPRS pedagogy and developing our skills and strategies for use in the classroom Monday morning. Both Michelle and Adriana will work with smaller groups to give a more individualized and personal focus. You will come away with great new ideas and handouts and meet other teachers just like you!
Registration for this one-day training event includes TPRS-ready resources to use in your classroom, coffee and tea to start your day as well as mid-morning refreshments. Lunch will be catered-in and provided to all attendees as part of your registration fee.
Current BCATML members: $50
Non-BCATML teachers: $50 + PSA* dues
BCATML PSA membership dues:
BCTF member: $40
Independent school teacher: $63
Pre-service teacher: $15
Retired teacher: $15
Teacher Teaching On Call: $15
* Provincial Specialist Association
Space is extremely limited!
Register early to avoid disappointment.
Workshop Presenters Information
Michelle and Adriana have planned a full day of training. Participants will be able to work with both instructors in both large and small group settings!
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We are delighted that BCATML favourites Michelle Metcalfe and Adriana Ramirez have offered to not only work with you, but to also inspire you in the ways of TPRS!
Michelle is a Canadian pioneer of TPRS and an experienced facilitator of TPRS / Comprehensible Input Methodology. She is currently the Modern Languages Department Head at West Vancouver Secondary School.
Adriana is a passionate facilitator of TPRS and has presented several workshops at BCATML's annual conference and at the National TPRS conference this past summer. She currently teaches Spanish at Semiahmoo Secondary School in the Surrey School District. She has published several books with stories to teach Spanish and French with Storytelling and CI, as well as a novel for Spanish 3 students which are widely used in Canada and the USA.
Ramada or Best Western Hotels
Planning to join us and need a hotel room? Contact either hotel directly!
(approx. 5 mins. from the venue)
Group Block- 5 rooms:
2 std. rooms with 1 king bed at $88.00
3 std. rooms w/ 2 queen beds at $92.40
Group Name: Language Teachers Workshop
Rooms held until October 24th
Please book directly by phoning 250-748-4311 and say you are with the Language Teachers Workshop to ensure you are part of the block and get the group rate.
Best Western Chemainus
(approx. 15 mins. from the venue)
Group Block - 10 rooms:
Signature Deluxe Queen Suite
features a fully equipped kitchenette, a sitting area with sofa bed and separate bedroom. This suite can accommodate up to four adults. $134.00+ tax,
Rooms are held until October 24th
Please book your stay online by visiting https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-details.62113.html?groupId=W82TI4V5 or call the hotel directly at 250-246-4181.