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2023 NTPRS - CHICAGO

INTRO
PROGRAM INFO
PRESENTERS
HOTEL/TRAVEL/MEALS
EXHIBITORS
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22nd ANNUAL NATIONAL TPRS CONFERENCE (IN-PERSON)

CHICAGO – JULY 17-20, 2023

Grayslake, IL

Join TPRS teachers in Grayslake, IL for the 22nd annual National TPRS® Conference. This is the most comprehensive and rewarding TPRS® experience available. Some highlights of this conference include:

1. Specialized tracks for New to TPRS® Teachers as well as experienced TPRS® teachers,
2. Sessions on a wide variety of topics for intermediate or advanced TPRS® teachers,

See why people keep coming back each summer to NTPRS®! The skills you will learn and practice in Tri-cities will empower you to take your students’ language abilities to their next level! Register before May 1 to receive the Early Bird discount!

Grayslake North High School
1925 N Illinois 83
Grayslake, IL 60030
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WELCOME TO NTPRS 2023 – CHICAGO!

As a participant, you will find a large variety of sessions that can help you where you need it! Check out the following TRACKS to determine which one would benefit you the most. With few exceptions, the tracks will run Monday through Wednesday while Thursday will be jam-packed with a variety of presentations and innovations from the TPRS world! Before you finish registration, you will need to PICK ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TRACKS.

TRACK INFORMATION

BEGINNER TRACK
The BEGINNER TRACK or TPRS 101 – Basic Training is designed for teachers that are new to teaching with methods that implement Comprehensible Input.  Generally, if teachers have been to less than 1 or 2 workshops, the Beginner Track is a perfect start. This workshop is for teachers who are new to TPR Storytelling® or for teachers who feel that they need to revisit and practice the fundamentals of the method. You can expect the following:

1. Second Language Acquisition principles that support TPRS
2. Experience learning a new language as a student with TPRS (listening, reading, writing and speaking)
3. An explanation and practice of the 7 comprehension skills, 6 interaction skills, and 5 engagement skills
4. Lesson Planning and practice giving a lesson with the TPRS Recipe
5. Discussions on how to adapt TPRS to many teacher contexts
INTERMEDIATE TRACK
The INTERMEDIATE TRACK or TPRS 201 – TPRS SHIFT is perfect for the teacher who has been through the TPRS 101, understands the basics of TPRS but would like to build more confidence and comfort teaching with TPRS everyday. It is designed to help you gain the skills and mindsets of an effective TPRS teacher by:

1. managing the class during stories to maximize student engagement,
2. articulating and cultivating 15 important communication-based teaching mindsets
3. moving beyond basic circling, triangling and describing the situation
4. adding variety to spice up your teaching, and
5. finding your TPRS style in the classroom.

This track starts on Monday and ends on Wednesday with open sessions on Thursday.
EXPERIENCED TRACK
The Experienced TRACK is a three-day workshop that will highlight the following Advanced topics:

1. managing the class during stories to maximize student engagement,
2. maximizing the use of actors and dramatization
3. using improvisation skills to encourage more participation

The EXPERIENCED Track is designed for teachers that have been to a handful of workshops, are proficient in conducting lesson using storytelling strategies and have been a language teacher for more than 3 years. This track starts on Monday and ends on Wednesday with open sessions on Thursday .
BEGINNER TRACK
Blaine Ray

Blaine is the inventor of TPRS and author of several TPRS materials. Blaine developed and refined TPRS while teaching high school for over 20 years in Ontario, OR and Bakersfield, CA. During a 4-year period while teaching in CA, more of Blaine’s students passed the AP Spanish test than 13 other high schools in the district combined. Blaine is an experienced presenter and has given TPRS presentations in all 50 states and in many foreign countries in various settings. He currently resides with his family in Woods Cross, UT, where he continues to teach Spanish as a volunteer at a local high school and online on a regular basis.
INTERMEDIATE TRACK
Craig Sheehy

Craig, a former high school student of Blaine’s, Craig learned TPRS as a student teacher in 2005 and, after seeing tremendous results, has been passionate about ever since. Craig became a National Presenter for TPRS books in 2009 and now works and presents full time to a nationwide audience. He taught in the Nampa School District in Nampa, Idaho from 2005 to 2017. Craig has a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish with a Business Minor and a Master’s in Education: Curriculum and Instruction from Boise State University. He has taught all levels of Spanish and taught as an adjunct professor in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department at Boise State University from 2003 to 2017 and the College of Western Idaho from 2009 to 2017. Craig has also served as President of both IATLC (Idaho Association of Teachers of Languages and Cultures) and PNCFL (Pacific Northwest Council for Languages). Craig currently resides in Nampa with his wife and five children. 


Missy Urushidani

Missy Urushidani is currently a high school teacher of Japanese and English to multilingual learners in the beautiful peninsula of Washington state. She was sent to teach English in Japan for 3 months as her final project to earn her BA in Japanese Language & Culture from The Evergreen State College. It was then that she discovered her passion for teaching languages. Her 3 months in Hyogo, Japan quickly turned into 11 years. Every moment was a blast, (HELLO! Have you ever tasted Japanese food or met a Japanese person!? Amazing!) but something was missing. Acquisition wasn’t happening how she wanted it to. Missy knew there had to be a better way, and she had to find it!. That’s when she decided to return to the states and earn a Master in Education (Japanese & ELL endorsed) at Saint Martin’s University to search for the secret of BETTER teaching. She found it in TPRS! Missy has been working closely with her work-partner Yuya Kurata to transcreate a Japanese version of the LICT curriculum, attending every TPRS & CI training she can find. The results she dreamed of in Japan are finally happening in America! She is working closely with other Japanese teachers across the globe to perfect TPRS for Japanese. When she’s not obsessing over becoming the best possible teacher she can be, you’ll probably find her out on some random adventure with her 2 kiddos.
EXPERIENCED TRACK
Von Ray

Von is Blaine’s son. Von learned TPRS from his father / mentor. His passion for TPRS started at a young age as he taught middle school and high school Spanish for several years in CA. Von is a seasoned presenter and has given TPRS presentations nationwide. His TPRS passions include using student actors to enhance learning and the art of improvisation. He currently resides in Chandler, AZ his wife and 3 children. His oldest daughter, Kelci, recently completed a 100-hour Spanish class using TPRS with Blaine and tested intermediate mid on the ACTFL OPI.
Nathan Spencer
Nathan Spencer has been doing TPRS since 2012 and, after seeing tremendous results, has been passionate about it ever since. Nathan became a National Presenter for TPRS books in 2017. He has taught in the Nampa School District in Nampa, Idaho since 2014 and is currently the department chair. Nathan has a Bachelor’s Degree in BYU Idaho, a Master's Degree from Boise State University and teaches all levels of Spanish. Nathan currently resides in Meridian, Idaho with his wife and children.
HOTEL INFO
TRAVEL AND LEISURE INFO
AIRPORTS NEARBY:
ORD - Chicago, IL - O'hare (50 minutes from Graylsake)


TRANSPORTATION FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE HOTEL:
The following link will allow attendees to coordinate rides to the conference from ORD or other locations.  Get carpooling soon to avoid hassles:http://www.groupcarpool.com/t/z2enw5
Rideshare options- *remember to have the Apps installed and ready on your device before you leave


WHERE TO EAT DINNER
Area Restaurants:Olive Garden,Royal Thai, Golden Corral, Mrs. V's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Wingstop, Bill's Pizza & Pub North, Hillside, Triangle
FAST FOOD
Burger King, Chipotle, McDonald's, Popeyes
Culver's,


THINGS TO DO

MEAL INFO
Breakfast: Monday breakfast is provided. 

Lunch: Daily lunch will be provided.

Dinner: On your own. Restaurants nearby include:
Olive Garden
Royal Thai
Golden Corral
Mrs. V's
Buffalo Wild Wings
Wingstop
Bill's Pizza & Pub North

FAST FOOD
Burger King
Chipotle
McDonald's
Popeyes
Culver's
Hillside
Triangle

GENERAL INFO FOR POTENTIAL EXHIBITORS

Join us on July 17-20, 2023

Registration deadline: July 4, 2023.

FILL OUT THE EXHIBITOR FORM HERE.

Grayslake, IL

Exhibitor Registration – $400
Includes two 6′ tables and 2 name badges


For questions and Exhibitor registration payment contact:

Von Ray
von@tprsbooks.com


REGISTER HERE

REGISTRATION

The conference registration includes daily lunch and access to any of the NTPRS workshops and sessions July 17-20, 2023.

Registration Pricing Schedule:
$349 Nov 15 – Apr 30, 2023
$399 May 1 – July 16,  2023

Be sure to REGISTER FOR ONE OF THE LEVELS OF TRAINING

To determine which level of training you need, click on the PROGRAM INFO tab.

ROOM SHARE

Attending NTPRS?  Interested in sharing a room?  Split costs! Save money! Meet new people!

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UNIVERSITY CREDIT IS AVAILABLE

Click the link below for more information on how to get University Credit for attending NTPRS!

University Credit from University of the Pacific

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