We Conference Different.An Entire Conference Totally Online.
Participate from home.
As this conference is 100% online, you can participate from the comfort of your living room anytime during the conference window. You can watch, pause, and replay any presentation.
The BEST presenters.
We’ve invited some of the best presenters in the CI business who will share with you their knowledge and expertise. Each presenter will have their own Q&A area to engage with you.
No schedule conflicts.
Because all of the presentations are recorded, there are no scheduling conflicts. You can watch the presentations in any order, at any time during the conference window.
We’ve gathered real teachers with real students in real classrooms and videotaped them for your viewing pleasure. See for yourself why CI students are some of the best students around.
What is Comprehensible Online?
Comprehensible Online is an online conference dedicated to bringing together highly-skilled CI presenters and teachers who want to learn about comprehensible input and implement it in their classrooms.
Comprehensible Online is innovating a new format in conferences and professional development with a 100% online experience. All presentations are videotaped so that participants can watch, pause, and rewatch at any time during the conference window. Because of the online video format, there are no conflicts with presentation schedules. Participants are able to participate in all presentations without the fear of missing one scheduled at the same time—something not possible in traditional conferences.
Comprehensible Online will not only offer presentations on TPRS/CI activities, reading strategies & activities, classroom management, and grading & assessment but also offer views into CI teachers’ classrooms where you can witness CI in action in real classrooms with real teachers and real students.
Each presentation will have a discussion area where participants can actively engage with each other, pose questions, and interact with the presenter. All of these discussions will be visible to all participants.
We’re excited to bring you this unique conference experience and are confident that you’ll come away with a better understanding of comprehensible-input strategies and practices that you’ll be able to bring back to your classroom and enhance your instruction.
Earn Up to 6 Graduate-Level Credits!
In cooperation with the University of the Pacific, you can earn up to 6 graduate-level credits.
Need to earn credits for salary advancement?
For just $79 per credit, you can earn a credit for every 15 hours you attend Comprehensible Online!
Just write a short summary of each session you attend and document your 15 hours per credit in a time log. Check out the University of the Pacific for more information and to register.
We kindly thank our sponsors for their support and donations. Without them, this conference would not be possible.
We need YOU! Be a Comprehensible Online Sponsor and donate today. All donations must be received by January 31, 2020.
Here are your awesome presenters. Their knowledge and expertise are unsurpassed.
Interested in presenting for Comprehensible Online? Submit your proposal today. Submission deadline is October 31, 2019.
As presenters confirm their participation, they will be added here.
Margarita Pérez García
R. Clarice Swaney
Kimberly Clela Davis and Tiffany Dalton Lòpez
Mary Beth Johnson
As presentations are confirmed for this year’s Comprehensible Online conference, they will be listed here.
3 Secrets for Killer Attention-Getting Stories – Karen Rowan
ABCs of TPR – Linda Li
“Adapting Popular CI Strategies for the ASL Classroom” – Stacy Cannady
All fun and games (and no one will get hurt) – AnneMarie Chase
All systems are a go! Tools and tricks to make your classroom run smoothly – AnneMarie Chase
Assessment for Acquisition: A new vision for grading – Martina Bex
Book Clubs with Novellas: Creating, Assessing, and Keeping Students Engaged – Maureen Lamb
Breaking through the CI / TPRS Wall – Von Ray
Brain Breaks 3.0 – Annabelle Williamson
Bringing SSR to World Languages – Brett Chonko
Build It and They Will Read!- Creating a Homerun Reading Program – John Sifert
Building Relationships – Scott Benedict
Celebrating and Expanding Your Intermediate TPRS/CI Skills – Michelle Kindt
CI + Textbooks: How to make it work – Maris Hawkins
CI for Thematic Units – Brett Chonko
CI in the Upper Level Classroom – R Clarice Swaney
CI with Technology – Maureen Lamb
Classroom Management Simplified and Comprehensified! – Annabelle Williamson
Classroom Management Tips and Tricks for Heritage Classes – Adrienne Brandenburg
Co-creating Embedded Readings With Your Class – Lynne Hendrick
Compelling and Comprehensible from Day One – Cécile Lainé
Comprehensible and easy-to-read: writing comprehensible texts accessible to learners with intellectual disabilities – Margarita Pérez García
Comprehensible Culture – Martina Bex
Comprehensible Culture: Lesson Sequences – Martina Bex
Comprehensible Input in the Upper Levels Classrooms – Diego Ojeda
Comprehensifying Texts – Tina Hargaden
Concrete Tips to Rock Write and Discuss! – Tina Hargaden
Crack the Case! – Amy Vander Deen
Creating ‘at home’ input: making a movie and book library for at home and in class – Anne MacKelvie
Crosstalk, learn a language while you practice your communication skills – Pablo Roman Humanes
Date talk: bringing diversity to the classroom – Bess Hayles
Deeper Insights: Reading Texts with Compassionate Eyes – Mira Canion
Designing reading texts for beginners in a new script & for reluctant readers – Diane Neubauer
Designing the Classroom with the Brain in Mind: Brain-based Language Instruction (Part 1) – JJ Epperson
Designing the Classroom with the Brain in Mind: Brain-based Language Instruction (Part 2) – JJ Epperson
Differentiating for Heritage Language Learners (HLLs) in your non-HLL classes – Mike Peto
Differentiation: questions, strategies in the moment – Elicia Cárdenas
Elementary Classroom Management – Amy Vander Deen
Elementary Curriculum Development – Allison Litten
Engagement Requires Relationships : A Mindful Approach to Classroom Management – Piedad Gutierrez
Feel the Burn not the Burnout – Faith Laux
First Days of CI: The first 15 days of Level One – Adam Giedd
Getting To Know You – Laurie Clarcq
Goal Doesn’t Have to Be a Four-Letter Word – Terry Waltz
Going Beyond the Cloze: Hidden Benefits of Using Music to Teach Culture – JJ Epperson and Abby Whicker
Help! I don’t know where to start! – Lynne Hendrick
Herding Kittens: CI Activities for Pre-Literate Students – Erica Peplinski
Heritage Teacher Bootcamp – Mary Beth Johnson and Adrienne Brandenburg
Hone your Story Skills with these 10 Story-Scripts – Gary DiBianca
How to create common student experiences with colleagues who are all doing their own thing – Mike Peto
How to facilitate debates in the upper levels – Bess Hayles
Intro to Sociolinguistics – Terry Waltz
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night – Amy Vander Deen
Keep Your Strategies Simple and Flexible – Cécile Lainé
Let’s improvise – Von Ray
Life Hacks: Class Room Edition, Vol 2 – Kelly Ferguson
LISTEN and The DBL – Easy but Effective Tools for TPRS Classroom Management – Craig Sheehy Master the One Word Image technique – Mike Peto
Meet the researchers: SLA experts explain how input benefits learners – Karen Lichtman
Movie Talk + Embedded Reading: Taking Movie Talks to the next Level – Adriana Ramirez
Movie Talk: Ageless, Timeless, Priceless – Allison Litten
New to CI? 4 things to remember – AnneMarie Chase
No Field Trip Needed: Elevating Engagement & Acquisition Through Multisensory Experiences – Bertha Delgadillo
No-Prep Lesson Plans – Lance Piantaggini
Not all CI is created equal. – Blaine Ray
Novel Twists on Old Faves! – Annabelle Williamson
On a Wild Goose Chase – Kelly Ferguson
Performance Assessments – Martina Bex
Powerful Reading in Novice Classrooms – R Clarice Swaney
Premeditated differentiation: framing and designing differentiated comprehension based input tasks – Elicia Cárdenas
Proficiency-based Grading – Scott Benedict
Putting the I in RICH Input – Craig Sheehy
Quick Writes – Scott Benedict
Reading in the Elementary Classroom – Allison Litten
Revving up for Readers: Planning for Whole-Class Novel Reading – Christine Aguiar
Rising language through community building – Diego Ojeda
Scaffolding Mini-Stories to provide 90%+ CI – Karen Rowan
Serving Heritage Students in Regular Language Classes – Adrienne Brandenburg and Mary Beth Johnson
Setting Up & Revisiting The Classroom Space – Lance Piantaggini
Simple, Daily Reading Options – Tina Hargaden
Starting the Year Off Right! – Scott Benedict
Stories and Songs – Laurie Clarcq
Street Art: A Unit Plan for all levels – Michaela McCaughey
Tandem Teaching (Croisé au Francais) – Karen Rowan
Target Culture Content-Based Instruction – Lance Piantaggini
Teacher Wellness: Burnout is Bad for Everyone – Erica Peplinski
Teaching a Whole Class Novel – Alina Filipescu
Textbooked CI: How to Use Your Textbook as a Resource in the CI Classroom – Maureen Lamb
The “Art” of Picture Talk – Laurie Clarcq
The Daily Grind – Ana Marcela H. Kerns
The Extensive Reading Notebook: Aim for 1,000,000 words! – Pablo Roman Humanes
The Future of CI Novels: A Presentation for Writers (all new for 2020)) – Mike Peto
They say a picture is worth 1000 words... – Lynne Hendrick
“Those Other Methods”: A brief history of language teaching methods – Terry Waltz
Using Graphic Organizers to Help Students Focus, and to Differentiate for a Range of Abilities – Tina Hargaden
Using Literature Circles to Develop Independent Readers and Responsive Thinkers – Michelle Kindt
Using Student Reflection as an Assessment Tool – Kimberly Clela Davis and Tiffany Dalton Lòpez
Utilizing Student Actors – Von Ray
Variety is the Spice of TPRS: 10 More Ways to TPRS – Craig Sheehy
Watching teachers on video: Professional development to the next level – Diane Neubauer and Reed Riggs
What the Tech? – Kelly Ferguson
What to do when you can do anything: choosing, designing, and organizing curriculum for a small (or not so small) department – Christine Aguiar
Who We Teach Part One: Dyslexic and Neurodiverse Learners – Adam Giedd
Who We Teach Part Two: Generation Z – Adam Giedd
Whole Class Reading & Re-Reading Strategies – Diane Neubauer
Write & Discuss – Lance Piantaggini
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Our Immediate Immersion French and Spanish curricula are based on high-frequency vocabulary in an innovative and versatile format. We also offer the Immediate Immersion Webversity course—the most comprehensive TPRS/CI training currently available.
TPRSbooks is the destination for TPRS curricula, easy, student-centric novels, and TPRS training. Ask us how to get FREE TPRS Training for your district. Curricula and novels are available in English, French, German, and Spanish.
Got a question? We’ve got answers.
When will EarlyBird Registration open?
EarlyBird Registration will open September, 2019.
When is the Conference Window?
The Conference Window is from February 15 through May 17, 2020. You will only have access to the conference presentations during these dates. After May 17, 2020, the conference will close and you will no longer have access to any of the presentations or materials.
THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS THIS YEAR.
Why isn't Comprehensible Online offered during the summer?
It takes a lot to run an online conference. Many of the presenters and the conference team are presenting at workshops and summer conferences and aren’t able to maintain the conference while on the road.
Plus, the summer is full of in-person workshops and conferences that we hope you will participate in. With such great summer conferences like iFLT, NTPRS, and the Agen Workshop, you have plenty of opportunities to get your professional development during your downtime.
Can I download the videos to watch later?
You can access the videos from any device with an internet connection during the conference window, but you will be unable to download any of the videos.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.
We apologize but personal checks are not accepted.
What is the cancellation policy?
Cancellations for any reason will be subject to the cancellation policy below:
- 25% cancellation fee for cancellations made outside of 60 days prior to the conference.
- 50% cancellation fee for cancellations made between 45 and 59 days prior to the conference.
- 75% cancellation fee for cancellations made between 30 and 44 days prior to the conference.
- 100% cancellation fee for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the conference.
Do you accept purchase orders?
Yes. Purchase orders are accepted for registration. All purchase order payments must be received by early registration deadlines to qualify for appropriate discounts.
- Please complete registration and choose PURCHASE ORDER as form of payment.
- Email purchase order to po [at] teachforjune [dot] com or fax to 916.367.0903.
- Official purchase orders must be received within 10 days of registration.
- Payment is due at time of invoice but no later than 30 days of invoice.
- Log in credentials will not be given until purchase order has been paid in full.
- Please make checks payable to:
Scott Benedict c/o teachforjune Workshops 607 Oak Ridge Dr Roseville, CA 95661
CHECKS MADE PAYABLE ONLY TO TEACHFORJUNE WORKSHOPS CANNOT BE CASHED.
Will a Certificate of Completion be offered?
Yes. Within 30 days after the end of the conference, all registered participants will get a certificate of completion certifying the total number of hours available at the conference.
Are university credits available?
Yes. In cooperation with teachforjune Workshops and the University of the Pacific, you may register for university credits for an additional fee paid directly to the university. You may read more about university credits here.
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Register early for the best deals!
Registration fees are as follows:
Earlybird – $179 per person – September 1 – October 31, 2019
Regular Registration – $229 per person – November 1, 2019 – January 15, 2020
Late Registration* – $279 per person – January 16 – April 15, 2020
*Late Registration is from January 16 through April 15. No registrations will be accepted after April 15, 2020.
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