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Workshop series – Spring 2018

Beat the second semester blues with a PD injection. Workshops in Los Angeles, Portland Oregon, Raleigh, Vermont and Japan.

Los Angeles – January, Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th. CALP techniques workshop by Tina Hargaden. Mike Peto will lead a collaborative group to process this workshop through the eyes of teachers of heritage learners of Spanish. Before leaving this workshop we will have examined the techniques that Tina presents with the intention of using them in class and reporting back in essays about our experiences for the 2nd edition of the book Practical Advice for Teachers of Heritage Learners. It is not necessary to sign up separately to work with Mike; all participants must sign up directly with Tina Hargaden through this link.

 

Portland, Oregon – TWO WORKSHOPS (Choose the one that is most convenient for you)- Monday Feb 12 at Westside Christian High School in Tigard, Oregon and also Friday February 16 at Oregon City School District’s District Admin Office, 1417 12th Street, Oregon City. “My Perfect Year Demo Day” is a full day demonstration of fundamental comprehensible input activities that make up a perfect year. Highly adaptable to beginners through advanced students, this demo day includes easy CI routines for raw beginners, working with student created images, class management techniques for a safe & creative classroom, co-creating narrative vignettes with your students, visual storytelling, Mike’s unique comprehensible music activities, book talk activities and tips for making the best of your classroom library, demo of movie talk & using telenovelas as anchor texts in both beginner and advanced classes. Participants that sign up by February 5th receive a free copy of Mike’s book, Activities for a Perfect Year.
Register for Monday workshop in Tigard by clicking here.
Register for Friday workshop in Oregon City by clicking HERE.

 

Portland, Oregon – Contact me if you have an after school classroom space available on Tuesday February 13, Wednesday Feb 14 or Thursday Feb 15. “Maravilla latinoamericana” is a three hour workshop suitable for after school hours. This is Mike’s professional response to counter ugly stereotypes about Latinos that have dominated the media. Inspire your students with real life stories of average people in Latin American doing extraordinary things to make our world a better place. Each biographical sketch contains an easy reading, a higher level reading, and a link to a short video. Mike demonstrates how to movie talk the non-fiction short videos to make them comprehensible. He also suggests several easy assessments to hold students acountable. Participants that sign up by February 5th receive a free copy of Mike’s book, Maravilla latinoamericana. Registration available if we find an available classroom.

 

 

Brattleboro Union High School, Brattleboro, Vermont – Saturday, March 17. “My Perfect Year Demo Day”. Mike Peto will demonstrate fundamental comprehensible input activities that make up his perfect year. Highly adaptable to beginners through advanced students, this demo day includes easy CI routines for raw beginners, working with student created images, class management techniques for a safe & creative classroom, co-creating narrative vignettes with your students, visual storytelling, Mike’s unique comprehensible music activities,  book talk activities and tips for making the best of your classroom library, demo of movie talk & using telenovelas as anchor texts in both beginner and advanced classes. Participants who sign up by March 9th receive a free copy of Mike’s book, Activities for a Perfect Year. Click here to reserve a spot; discount for early sign up.

 

Yokosuka, Japan – April 14 & 15 (Saturday & Sunday). A two day workshop combining the “My Perfect Year Demo Day” with “Maravilla latinoamericana”. Mike Peto demonstrates fundamental comprehensible input activities that make up his perfect year. Highly adaptable to beginners through advanced students, this workshop includes easy CI routines for early levels, working with student created images, class management techniques for a safe & creative classroom, co-creating narrative vignettes with your students, visual storytelling, Mike’s unique comprehensible music activities, book talk activities and tips for making the best of your classroom library, demos of movie talk & using telenovelas as anchor texts in both beginner and advanced classes. During the last two hours of the second day of the workshop Mike will present “Maravilla latinoamericana” for Spanish teachers. This is Mike’s professional response to counter ugly stereotypes about Latinos that have dominated the media. Inspire your students with real life stories of average people in Latin American doing extraordinary things to make our world a better place. Each biographical sketch contains an easy reading, a higher level reading, and a link to a short video. Mike demonstrates how to movie talk the non-fiction short videos to make them comprehensible. He also suggests several easy assessments to hold students accountable for the reading. Participants in the Japan workshop receive a free copy of Mike’s book, Activities for a Perfect Year & a copy of Maravilla latinoamericana. Early discounted registration currently open.

 

Virginia – June. Two day private training.

 

Summer 2018

Advanced Spanish with Express Fluency Summer Conference – August. Expect a truly unique advanced Spanish class! Using a variety of CI-inspired theater games, participants will recreate parts of the novel Todas las hadas del reino by Laura Gallego. Intermediate level students will be comfortable in this class as the theater games scaffold the language required for them to understand the novel. Advanced students will discover a fascinatingly complex world of fantasy inspired by one of the most popular contemporary writers in Spain. Spanish teachers will be introduced to a great YA author and will experience a variety of interactive book talk activities that they can use to engage students with their own classroom library. All participants will receive a copy of the novel to extend their learning well beyond the three day course.

4 thoughts on “Workshop series – Spring 2018

  1. For the PD in Zebulon, NC…will anything be directed towards elementary level? Thanks!
    Anne

    1. Here is Annabelle´s response: “Everything I talk about at every workshop can be applied to ANY level. I always make it a point to talk about how I apply EACH strategy at each level. :)”

  2. Hi Mike,
    Don’t live in Portland or I would try to make it work. Can get to Portland in a couple of hours though so would love to attend if you find a venue. What might the cost be for this workshop? We only get $100 pd funds a year but if I need more I can see if any colleagues are not using their funds. Let me know. Thanks! Need a shot of energy and renewal about now so it would be wonderful for this to work out!
    Look forward to hearing more!
    Ruth

    1. Ruth — I am all about keeping this rock bottom inexpensive at $35, so if I find a venue it will be affordable.

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