As you could see by my tweet activity on Saturday, I spent the day at the first ever CI: Comprehensible Iowa Conference. You would have never guessed that it was just an idea floating around a local Facebook group this past February, because Elizabeth, Kim & Nevada Schools did an amazing job. What I really loved was the positivity of each and every attendee and presenter. Everyone there wanted to share the magic and power of TPRS and CI teaching. There were a wide variety of experience levels, but each teacher was there to learn and grow from each other. It was even cooler that teachers from a variety of states around the midwest came as well. It was a true testament to the growing interest that teachers have in teaching with comprehensible input.
I have so many takeaways that I think I am going to need a couple posts and days to process all of the greatness. For now here are 5 quotes that stuck with me.
I presented on teaching a novel 101 and wish that we could have had hours, instead of just 50 minutes. I would have loved to do a workshop where I did not feel so rushed, and instead we had time to break into actually working on planning for a novel. It was especially great that every participant could visualize a TPRS novel since Carol Gaab of TPRS publishing so generously donated a novel to each participant, which they had out and were able to reference. Thank you to each and every person who came to my session! Here is the Presentation.
|session participants discussing novels|