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Upcoming Professional Development Courses

In collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles and the Italian Cultural Institute, Fondazione Italia is pleased to offer ALL Italian teachers a FREE half day professional development workshop on how to apply the TPRS method for foreign language instruction in the Italian classroom.

5 CEU credits available! Download form and bring to workshop.  

“Using TPR Storytelling in the Italian Classroom”
Saturday, February 29 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles

Proposed Program
2:00 – 2:15 Welcome and warm up to get to know participants
2:15 – 2:45 Introduce what TPR Storytelling is and how to experience it in the Italian classroom
2:45 – 3:45 Introduce how to “backward plan” classroom communication to remain in target language comprehensibly
3:45 – 4:30 Experience a beginning level TPR Story in Italian (coached by Jason) with Italian teacher participants
4:30 – 4:45 Coffee Break
4:45 – 5:30 Practice TPR & TPRS techniques in coaching groups
5:30 – 6:15 Practice how to script the “skeleton” TPR Story to prepare a lesson plan in Italian (at proficiency level taught)
6:15 – 6:45 Use a checklist from the ACTFL Core Practices to identify how TPR & TPRS are high leverage teaching
6:45 – 7:00 Q&A

To register for this free workshop you must RSVP to Hilary Stern no later than Friday, February 21, 2020.