Seminars|Retreats

A note from a teacher after attending this seminar – 
“I had to write to thank you again for the most amazing, eye-opening, relevant, and useful seminar I have attended in 17 years of teaching!” (see “What Teachers are Saying” at the bottom of this page)

Watch for upcoming events in 2017
Redefining Possibilities for Language Learning

Content-Based Storytelling with Janice Holter Kittok

Silverwood Park, Minneapolis

Silverwood Park, Minneapolis

Two-day training for K-12 World Language Teachers
Back by popular demand – Addressing global competency
Comprehensible Input ~ 90% Target Language ~ Culture

DATES: Two-day Professional Development Retreats
LOCATION: TBD (Request email notification)
TIME: 9AM – 4PM each day

Workshop details and register online at Eventbrite
Or, download mail-in registration form
Contact Jan directly with questions

What are the benefits of attending?

  • Earn 15 CEU (Continuing Ed) hrs for teacher relicensure
  • Build a network of colleagues
    Meet people who teach your language or age group.  Share experiences and learn what is happening in other schools.  Come as an individual, with a colleague or your whole department.  Take advantage of having time together without competing pressures.

What will teachers learn and experience ?

  • Two-day Agenda: Rethinking HOW we Teach and Rethinking WHAT we teach
  • Get guidance on developing global comptence using a cultural content articulation process developed by the seminar leader for use in any program including International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement
  • Discover how the powerful tools of whole language, story format, interaction, comprehensible input & scaffolded output accelerate the language acquisition and skill-building processes
  • Learn innovative techniques for teaching global competency content (e.g. geography, history, biography, global issues, etc.) in the target language
  • Find out how to build background knowledge starting in the earliest levels so students can better understand complex nonfiction in the upper levels
  • Demonstrated, step-by-step explanations of classroom strategies to make language proficiency a reachable goal for all students
  • See how to apply neuroscience and learning research to classroom practice

imagesOnline Registration
3 payment options:  credit card, mail-in check, request invoice

Paper Registration
Download paper registration form and send it with a check.  School purchase orders accepted

Attend a Retreat or Bring Training to Your Area

Professional Development in Inspirational Settings

Professional Development in Inspirational Settings

  • Training events are held throughout the year.
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  • Contact Jan to bring inservice training or an offsite retreat to your area.  A minimum of 10 participants is needed for the best individual pricing. Smaller schools collaborate with neighbors to plan a joint event.  Book for summer or the school year.

Testimonials

“Your presentations were inspirational and informative, relevant and useful.  Your presentation skills are world-classYour workshops were well prepared, exposing us to a range of research, strategies and ideasYour enthusiasm was boundless and you are a wonderfully talented entertainerYou made us laugh, you made us think and you made us learn some Swedish!”
Association of Chinese and Mongolian International Schools

What teachers are saying:

  • “Thank you. You changed my life.”
  • “You have given me so many tools and inspirations that I have known were missing.  I just didn’t know where to get them.”
  • “Keep inspiring us. You are amazing and unforgettable. Thank you for changing my career!”
  • “I can now actually teach in the target language.”
  • “This is the best training/professional development I have ever had.”
  • “I loved the small setting instead of a ballroom of hundreds.”
  • “I loved every minute of it! The way you modeled providing comprehensible input was very useful and inspirational!”
  • “I’ve heard of some of these things before, but now I think I can DO IT!
  • “I have tried TPRS, but the kids get tired of wacky stories & want some real content.”
  • “I’ve heard of  and seen story-based teaching, but now I have a fuller understanding of HOW to do it and even HOW to follow it up or springboard off of it.”
  • “I love the ideas for teaching content in the target language.  I adore teaching culture but I don’t do it often because I was just focused on teaching the language.”
  • “WOW!  You have given us permission and the resources to change the world!”
  • “Jan is the best workshop presenter ever!”
  • “I learn best by having these techniques modeled and this just wasn’t done enough in my licensure prep classes.”

Contact Jan to bring an inservice to your school/city.

See also: Teacher Inservice, a game-changing onsite professional development series and Specialty Inservices for K-8 and immersion teachers