NTPRS Chicago

"summer camp for teachers"

National TPRS Conference Details

Conference Description

Join the most informative, thought-provoking, and rewarding four-and-a-half days of professional development on second-language professional! Affectionately called the “summer camp for teachers," but it’s much more than that! Get together with other like-minded, second-language teachers from around the world looking to take their students’ language abilities to the next level! Experiencing TPRS is an unparalleled professional development opportunity that directly influences and enhances what teachers do in their classrooms.

National TPRS Conference
July 8-12, 2019 Westin Chicago Northwest 400 Park Boulevard Itasca, Illinois

National TPRS Conference

Join us on July 8-12, 2019

Westin Chicago Northwest
400 Park Blvd, Itasca, IL 60143

​Hotel Room Costs
Single and Double Rooms – $129
Junior Suite – $179
To make a reservation, call
630-773-4000
or
1-888-627-8510

Cost

Teacher Registration

  • Super Early bird special $369 until January 31st.

Administrator’s Workshop $150
July 8-9
​Pre-conference workshop: Coaching for Coaches
$100
Luncheon Packages – to be determined
​Hotel Room Costs
Single and Double Rooms – $129
Junior Suite – $179
To make a reservation, call
630-773-4000
or
1-888-627-8510

Workshops

Coaching for Coaches

Pre-conference full-day Workshop ($100)

July 7, 2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This workshop is great for those who are or aspiring to be mentors, cooperating teachers, department chairs, or PLC leaders who already have a strong understanding of the steps of TPRS and/or TCI teaching.

​The Coaching for Coaches full-day workshop takes participants through a series of activities to unleash their inner-coach while preparing them to return to their communities to support others on their TPRS journeys. Using the coaching team’s model, participants will not only reflect on their own skills but will also develop the language and demeanor needed to help others grow in a not threatening way. This workshop is great for those who are or aspiring to be mentors, cooperating teachers, department chairs, or PLC leaders who already have a strong understanding of the steps of TPRS and/or TCI teaching.

Administrator's Workshop July 8-9, 2019

Who Should Attend?

• Principals and Assistant Principals

• Teacher Leaders and Department Heads

• Curriculum and Instruction Specialists

• Superintendents and Assistants

• Staff Development Directors

• Curriculum Directors

• District World Language Directors

• Peer Observers/Teachers on Special Assignment

TPRS Coaching

Coaching for coaching is a pre-conference workshop for TPRS teachers that want to participate in mentoring others through the process of developing TPRS/CI teaching skills.

  • Help others improve their TPRS® skills.

  • Participate in small group practice sessions.

  • Experience both being coached and acting as a coach.

Beginner TPRS Teacher Workshops/Sessions

  • Develop TPRS® skills with step-by-step training.

  • Be a student in a Mandarin language classroom.

  • Practice with an experienced team of coaches.

Intermediate Track

In this workshop, we will highlight the following topics: managing the class during stories to maximize student engagement, taking suggestions and story details from students, moving beyond basic circling, adding variety to spice up your teaching, and finding your TPRS style in the classroom.

Advanced Track

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Elementary Teacher Track

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Chinese Teachers Workshop

Three-day workshop taught in Mandarin Chinese. This is for teachers who teach Mandarin Chinese using TPRS.

Exhibitor Information 2019

Join us on July 8-12, 2019
Westin Chicago Northwest
400 Park Blvd, Itasca, IL 60143

Exhibitor Registration – $200
Includes one 6′ table
Extra tables $100

​For questions check with Exhibit Coordinator Trish Eastland.

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