If you are standing up while you read this, you may want to sit down, because you are about to read something very exciting. Actually, you are about to read three somethings that are very exciting!!
EXCITING SOMETHING #1
The iFLT 2014 Conference is open for registration!!! The International Forum on Language Teaching is a conference focused on comprehension based strategies through interactive teacher training. This year, the conference will be held in beautiful Denver, CO from July 15-18, and it features Dave Burgess, author of Teach Like a Pirate! Read more about this year’s conference here! iFLT is an excellent conference for Comprehensible Input teachers with all levels of experience, as they offer beginning training, ‘re-launching’ training, and advanced training. One of the coolest features that is unique to iFLT are the Language Labs, in which attendees have the opportunity to watch experienced TPRS Teachers teach language to groups of real, live students!!
EXCITING SOMETHING #2
I’m going to be there! I’ll be 32 weeks pregnant, but that won’t stop me! (Well, unless it does..so prayers for a safe and healthy pregnancy are greatly appreciated! My doctor gave me the all-clear for now, anyway!) I’ll be presenting several sessions for both beginning and advanced CI teachers. To see the complete schedule, click here.
EXCITING SOMETHING #3
I’m giving away a FREE conference registration to one very lucky reader, so that YOU can be there too! Here are the two things that you need to do in order to enter the iFLT 2014 giveaway:
- Make sure that you are able to attend the conference on July 15-18. Keep in mind that you will need to arrange and pay for your own transportation to Denver. If you are unable to do that, please do not enter the giveaway.
- Leave a comment on this post that lists (1) Your first and last name and (2) The school district, city, and state in which you teach. This way, I can hunt you down if your email address doesn’t work for some reason.
Here are the “rules”, if you can even call them that:
- Please do not enter if you don’t think that you will be able to attend, either for financial reasons (you will need to pay for your own transportation to Denver) or because of timing. Don’t enter until you are SURE that you can make it happen!
- You are not eligible to win if your school is willing to pay for your conference registration. I’ll have to take you at your word!
- Your entry must be received prior to midnight AKST (4am EST) on March 7.
- Two alternate winners will be selected in case the winner becomes unable to attend due to any unforeseen circumstance.
- I will register you for the conference, so you will not receive any money from me–don’t think you can use your winnings to buy a flight to Mexico!
Early Bird registration is open until May 31, so you will have plenty of time after the giveaway ends to purchase your own registration at the reduced Early Bird rate of $379 if you do not win. (Early Bird registration for 1st year teachers is $239 and for Student Teachers it is just $179.)
87 replies on “iFLT 2014”
Is credit available for this conference?
Heike Domine — TEAM Academy Charter School in Newark NJ!
I’m hoping to be there! Our whole region uses TPRS and comprehensible input!
There is credit available for the conference through University of the Pacific. I am not sure about any other details, but you could certainly contact TPRS directly via this link: http://tprstorytelling.com/contact-us/
Rochester STEM high school
Rochester, New York
Thank you very much!
Hey, I went to school in Rochester–at Nazareth! Did my student teaching at East High School and many hours of observation at School Without Walls 🙂 Small world!
I would love the opportunity! I’d love to get TPRS/CI into my area.
I am glad I was sitting down for this one — what an awesome giveaway!
Lockhart Independent School District
This summer will be a busy one. Both conferences, back to back — so difficult to choose, but definitely interested in iFLT’s Language Labs. Good luck to all. Hope you’re doing well Martina!
I was so glad to see this post. I have really been rethinking my teaching style lately and this conference would be a perfect start.
Racine Unified School District
I can’t wait to hear who the winner is. Thanks for the awesome opportunity!
This is a fantastic giveaway! I really want to go but I’ve already spent most of the $300 my district provides for professional development so this would be great to win!
USD 270 Plainville
What a great opportunity!!! I’ve been to every iFLT conference and I have to say, it’s the best professional development I’ve experienced in 17yrs!
How great of you to do this! here in my info:
San Diego Unified School District
San Diego, CA
I am such a fan!!
Wow! I just asked my school about being able to attend, and was told it wouldn’t be possible for financial reasons. We are a small public charter school targeting special needs middle- and high-schoolers. I am a first-year language teacher (served as a missionary in Latin America for 12 years first . . . so I’m older than most rookies!) . . . would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this opportunity!
Positive Outcomes Charter School
Congratulations on your pregnancy, and WOW! thank you for offering such a fantastic giveaway!
Chattooga High School
Thank you so much for this great opportunity. I would love to attend!
Clay County Schools
Orange Park, Florida
This sounds amazing! My district doesn’t pay for professional development opportunities, so it’s hard for new teachers like myself to be able to go to these sorts of things. Thank you for providing this opportunity!!
Troy School District
I have really been wanting to change my teaching style. I am a book user and I am ready for a change. I would love to be able to learn from some amazing teachers! Thanks for the contest:)
Punxsutawney area high school
I am really trying to change my teaching style. I am a book user and need to change! I would really love to learn from some of the best teachers! Thank you for this offer!
Punxsutawney Area High School
Punxsutawney , Pa
Looking forward to this summer!
Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS)
Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal
What an incredible and generous offer! Just this past week I asked if our district would cover this expense and I was turned down due to a lack of funds. I will certainly pray for you and your pregnancy, you are a brave soul for so many things that you do! :~} Thank you for being a leader in this movement and in comprehensible teaching!!
Norway Vulcan Area Schools
Thank you for offering such an opportunity! I have worked with Diana Noonan and have used your knowledge about CI to start teaching my classes differently – I can’t wait to learn more!
McAuliffe International School
Here’s my contest entry, gracias.
Jenkintown Middle/High School
Holy moly! How very generous of you. My school district has always paid for conferences in the past, but new superintendent=new rules.
Bonner Springs High School
Bonner Springs, Kansas
Wow! How very generous of you. My school district used to pay for all PD, but new superintendent=new rules. 🙁 Here’s hoping I win!
Bonner Springs High School
Bonner Springs, KS
Awesome giveaway and such a great opportunity
Kellogg High School
How have I never heard of this conference? it sounds fascinating! I recently took a short class about CI, but need more ideas and inspiration from professionals to really start using it. Thanks for offering the contest!
Virginia High School
Douglas County School District
Castle Rock, CO
What an awesome giveaway!
Here are my stats…
Ogallala Middle School Spanish Teacher
Ogallala Public Schools
Ogallala, NE 69153
This is great! What an incredible offer! Wishing you a safe and healthy pregnancy, and congratulations!!!
Nallely Ortega Prater
DeKalb County High School
Martina I love your blog. You always have great ideas. Thanks so much !
Desert Sun Academy
Mikayla Beller, K-12 Spanish Teacher
Holy Family School
Love your energy and talent! Me gustaria conocerte! Gracias por la oportunidad……..
Cathy McElfresh, K-12 Spanish Teacher
United Faith Christian Academy, 6312 Providence Road, Charlotte NC 28277 (704) 541-1742
Capital High School
Kanawha County Schools
Charleston, WV (yes, home of the water crisis/aguapocalypse 2014!)
Saline Area Schools
My school doesn’t pay anything and my flight is very expensive from Europe, but I’ve never been to iFLT and thid year I really want to be there. My school gave me permission to go (although we still have tasks tat school that week).
Good luck to you, Martina! Hope to see you in Denver and if I’d win free entrance for this conference, that would be awesome!
Hotelschool MBOAmersfoort, Vrolijk & Frans, Taalleermethoden.nl
Ermelo, The Netherlands
You are so awesome in so many ways! Thanks for offering such a great opportunity!
East Wake Academy
I just attended the iflt conference and I’m looking for people that are in the Raleigh area that would be interested in connecting around Tprs. I’m hooked but I am just starting out. I teach in Cary. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s chat soon!
Olathe Pubic Schools
Thanks for offering this opportunity.
St. Vrain Valley School District
Thank YOU for being amazing, Mira! 🙂
Thanks for this opportunity!
St. Vrain Valley School District
¡Gracias por la oportunidad!
Campbell County High School
Campbell County School Dist. No. 1
Eastside Catholic School
Like others…small charter school – few resources. Mil gracias por la oportunidad!
Monument Academy (Middle School)
Lewis Palmer District 38
Martina, my colleagues and I have been pouring over your blog and sing your praises everyday! Thank you for all you do and sharing it with us!
Would looove to come! I have to go to another training this summer for AP, so any break financially would be awesome! I’d really like to see how I can use the material from the iFLT conference in an AP class, so having these conferences back to back will be interesting.
Centennial High School
Williamson County School District
Merci beaucoup! I really want to attend this conference. The last time I did a TPRS training was back in 2006 at the NTPRS in Vermont – I’m super due for a shot-in-the-arm!! 🙂
Oops, forgot some info: Carlmont HS, Sequoia UHSD, Belmont, CA
Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! After more than 10 years as a stay-at-home mom, I’ve returned back to teaching this year. I need help, lots of help.
Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School
8506 E. Central
Wichita, KS 67206
Ay!!! Dios mío! This is a crazy opportunity! Thank you so much for your incredible generosity and desire to spread the opportunity for us to continue to grow as teachers! My school district offers $0 for professional development. Through Twitter, I discovered you and your blog, and have been the recipient of some fabulous P.D.
Sharon Birch , James M. Bennett High School, Wicomico County Public Schools, Maryland
Um, Sharon Birch…thank YOU for YOUR incredible generosity and the most amazing blog ever! And I’m not just saying that to be nice! I love your blog!!!!!
Woodford County High School
TPRS newbie here! Excited for the chance to win and going either way!
Helena High School
1300 Billings Av.
Helena, MT 59601
Email is 1st initial last name @Helena.k12.mt.us
Hope your pregnancy is going well!
Sounds like an amazing opportunity!
Maple Heights City Schools
Maple Heights, Ohio
I’m soooo glad I found your blog and news about the conference. Is this similar to what used to be TPRS National Conference??
Rowe Elementary School
NTPRS still exists and is awesome!! It is the following week in July in Chicago. I was supposed to present there, too, but my doctor nix’ed it as it would require me to fly past the 34 week mark. Attending either conference would be great!
Gracias, mil gracias Martina por la oportunidad de este regalo enorme. Me encantaría conocerte en persona.
1800 Vettleson Rd.
Hartland, WI 53029
Do you accept entries from outside the US? If so…this is me
Merida, 06800 Badajoz, Spain.
Yes, I do! Since you are responsible for your transportation, I don’t care where the winner comes from!!!
Thank you for your generosity! The winner will be very lucky indeed!
West Senior High School
5376 N Long Lk
Traverse City, Mi 49685
Me! Me! Pick me! Pick me!
Denver Public Schools – Thomas Jefferson HS
Throw my name in the hat! I’d love to attend the conference.
Oceana High School
401 Paloma Drive, Pacifica, CA 94044
Muchísimas gracias por esta oportunidad!
St. Anne Community High School
650 W. Guertin Rd.
St. Anne, IL 60964
I would love to go!!
Morey Middle School – Denver Public Schools
Tengo muchas ganas de aprender más sobre TPR/S. Ojalá ser la afortunada.
Tucson High Magnet School
400 N. 2nd Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85705
It’s payday and a Friday! Happy Friday!
San Joaquin County Office of Education
What an awesome giveaway!!
Saline Middle School
Fishers High School
Fishers, IN 46038
Gracias por la oportunidad!
Fort Dodge High School
Ft. Dodge, IA 50501
I can’t see my comment even though it says I posted it. If this is a repeat, ignore it. Thanks so much for the opportunity!
Exciting opportunity, thanks for offering!
kyork arroba nevada.k12.ia.us
Wow this would be great!
Don Bosco High School
Love. Spanish teacher prof. dev. overseas is sparse.
Kadena High School
Hey, we were USAF 🙂 My husband was originally assigned to Kadena but switched with someone to get AK. And here we remain!!
Thank you for this opportunity!
St. James Catholic School (Torrance, Ca.)
Harbor City Ca.
Tri County Area High School
Howard City, MI
I would love to attend! Comprehensible Input has changed my teaching life, and I enjoy teaching much more than ever! I’m the only one in my area and would love to meet others using TPRS/CI.
Monroe County High School
(Cruzando los dedos)
The School for Legal Studies
Brooklyn, New York
After following your site for a while now, I’d love to meet you and hear your ideas in person. Not only would I love to visit Colorado, but I’d love to learn more about comprehension based strategies that I can integrate into my curriculum.
Jamestown Area School District
Jamestown, PA 16134
Martina! Thank you for the possible opportunity! It was great to meet you at the ACTFL Conference in November as well!
University of Chicago Charter School
Denton ISD- Ryan High School
Denton , TX
Thank you! I attended last year and it has completely changed my teaching style!
King Middle School
Thank you for all of the resources, and for offering such a wonderful opportunity! I have never been and am very interested in attending.
Sacramento City Unified School District
Aspen Community School
Thank you for this opportunity! I would love the chance to attend!
Martina, Can you help me decide whether I am experienced or a beginner?
I read the books by Blaine Ray, Ben Slavic and more. I have and have read the materials sample of novels from Blaine Ray and Carol Gaab, Look I Can Talk. I attended Blaine’s three day workshop in Charlotte last summer. I have taught CI both a middle school (3 months before workshop) and elementary school (2013-2014 school year). I also receive the TPRS list serve and read it pretty consistently once in a while I chime in. I am wanting more clarity on making the class more exciting and engaging for the students and getting better at creating a story with students.
Lenore Rudolph Charleston Progressive Academy, Charleston Public Schools, Charleston, SC