Savannah, Georgia– Saturday, September 15th. “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 July 3rd will receive a free copy of Mike’s book, Activities for a Perfect Year.
Please arrive between 8:30 am and 9 am.
The workshop will last from 9 am to 4 pm.
Please bring your own bag lunch.
$45 until August 15th
$55 after August 15th
The workshop will take place at:
Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School
151 Coach Joe Turner St.
Savannah, GA 31408
What people are saying about Mike’s workshops:
“I’m loving the One Word Image lessons with my students. It was great being in your workshop in Japan last month, and I’m happy to have made some pretty great changes in my classroom.” – Paul
“I attended Mike’s workshop in Seattle ahead of his Portland Cascadia conference. Wow! He clarified and simplified so much for me. I’ve always known that I’d get stuck on the same 6 sentences for too long and wasn’t moving the curriculum forward and exposing students to fresh, new CI. I was misinterpreting the phrase “narrow and deep” from former TPRS conferences. Mike modeled and clarified how to provide fresh CI every day or every two days…to be clear, comprehensible, write and discuss and then move on! His emphasis on using the sweet 16 verbs to anchor and recycle CI in a natural, spontaneous way also solved my problem of feeling like I was all over the place. I had so many “AHA” moments even though I’ve attended many other CI/TPRS conferences and have been using CI for over 7 years. Thank you Mike!”
– Karen Olsen
“Hi Mike, I just wanted to let you know that the workshop that you did with my department has made an impact. One of my colleagues has continued with the OWIs and her students love them. She also did a Movie Talk lesson and then expanded off that with different versions based on the Movie Talk. She is excited because she sees how the students are acquiring the language.” – Cameron
“I was at your workshop in Brattleboro. It was awesome!” – Carmela
“I want to take this opportunity to share how well FVR has been going in my class. That chat I had with you when you were presenting at my school (in Oregon) was the last piece I needed to have direction and take the leap. At first it felt like I wasn’t ‘working’ – I mostly sit at my desk reading a book that I want to read anyway!! But when after a few weeks I asked my students for feedback (via an online survey), the feedback was overwhelming positive. They (especially the introverts) enjoy having time to go at their own pace, to sit in silence, to relax, and many said they like seeing how the sentences work, figuring out words, learning words they don’t hear in class, etc. Thanks again!” – Stephanie
“As a newbie to CI, I need all the help I can get! Thanks for all the ideas and inspiration in Vermont last month. I wish I could keep it all “fresh,” but hopefully your book and the notes will guide me along.” – Barbara
“You are amazing! Thanks for putting new sparks on the fire for me and my students.” – Sharon
“The Maravillas will be an awesome change of pace this last few months of school.” – Viviana
“You are AMAZING! Your maravillas are so wonderful. I never thought of the write and discuss. Mil gracias por todo!” – Laura
About Mike Peto:
Mike led his department to transition to CI methods and, with the collaboration of his team, they enjoy a 100% pass rate on AP and IB exams. Mike Peto was Department Chair of World Languages at Temescal Canyon High School in Lake Elsinore, CA until June 2017. He has been a Spanish teacher since 2000 and ran the heritage speakers program at his high school since 2007. He is the editor of a collection of essays about teaching heritage learners, Practical Advice for Teachers of Heritage Learners (2nd edition 2018) and the author of My Perfect Year, a succinct guide for language teachers who want to adapt a non-targeted approach to a CI classroom. Among his other publications is an essay in the seminal guide to the TPRS method, Fluency through TPR Storytelling (Ray & Seely, 7th edition, 2016) and an essay in A Natural Approach to the Year (Hargaden & Slavic, 2018). He presents frequently at regional and national conferences, including NTPRS and ACTFL (2018), and regularly gives workshops around the country. Mike has written several limited vocabulary novels for language learners of Spanish, French and Portuguese. One of his current projects focuses on designing a CI approach for self-learners of Japanese. He writes about his teaching on the education blog My Generation of Polyglots. Mike is also a founding member of The CI Posse.