EPC Show # 15 – Meet Top TPRS/CI Educators from iFLT
Live show on Sunday May 17 at 6pm CDT. You’ll be able to watch the show right here on this event page.
Meet outstanding educators and experts on TPRS/CI Kristy Placido,
Martina Bex, Carrie Toth y Carol Gaab.
They’ll be sharing tips on reading, content area instruction, backward planning from novels, authentic resources, and more! Each of us will share some grab-and-go ideas from much longer sessions that we will be presenting at iFLT this summer in St. Paul, Minnesota.
iFLT (the International Forum on Language Teaching) Conference 2015.
July 14-17 Saint Paul, MN, USA
Whether you are just beginning your TCI journey or a seasoned expert, you will benefit from the language labs and training sessions that you attend in St. Paul. The language labs, in particular, are unique to iFLT and allow you to see an expert teacher work with real students over the course of a week. They are awesome! Click here to learn more about the conference and register today.
For more information about the iFLT Conference 2015 go to https://tprstorytelling.com/conference/
Carol Gaab has been providing teacher training in CI-based strategies for (inter)national schools and universities since 1996. A regular presenter at ACTFL, iFLT, NTPRS and many other states, regional and international conferences, Carol was also a presenter for the Bureau of Education and Research for nine years. She is the organizer and director of the annual international Multi-cultural Conference and co-director of the iFLT Conference. In addition, Carol been teaching ESL and Spanish for various Major League Baseball clubs since 1990. She is currently the Director of the San Francisco Giants English Language Program in the U.S. and the Dominican Republic, the President of TPRS Publishing, Inc. and the founder/president of Fluency Matters. Carol has authored and published numerous graded readers and curricula for novice to advanced students.
Carrie Toth is a master teacher, teaching all levels of Spanish since 1994. A National Board certified teacher in WLOE, Carrie serves as a mentor to National Board candidates and presents at various local, state, regional, and national language conferences. Her passion is helping teachers enhance cultural knowledge in the world language classroom using CI-based strategies and backward planning (through Understanding by Design). Carrie is the 2012 recipient of the Horace Mann “Innovative Education Award,” the 2014 Teacher of Year for both the state of Illinois and the Central States Region, and a finalist for the 2015 National Teacher of the Year. In addition to Carrie’s achievements as a teacher and trainer, she is also an accomplished author. In addition to writing teacher’s guides and ancillary materials, Carrie is also the author of two popular novels, “La Hija del sastre” and “La Calaca Alegre.”
Martina Bex is a Spanish teacher with a passion for curriculum development, in particular, exploring cultural topics using high-frequency vocabulary. In addition to presenting at state and national conferences, Martina has worked with TPRS Publishing on various projects since 2011 and with several school districts as a curriculum and instructional consultant. She taught for two years at Syracuse University and four years at a public middle school in Anchorage before making the decision to stay home with her own children full-time. While her kids are sleeping, she sneaks away to post CI-based lesson plans, activities, and strategiess on her blog, “The Comprehensible Classroom” (www.martinabex.com).
Kristy Placido is an accomplished teacher, presenter and author. She has been teaching Spanish at all levels since 1997 and provides teacher training on a wide range of topics, including TPRS, reading strategies, classroom technology and assessment. Kristy has presented at ACTFL, iFLT, TPRS’s Multi-cultural Conference, NTPRS and numerous other state and regional conferences. In addition to being a regular presenter for TPRS Publishing, Inc., she is a popular author as well, having written numerous graded readers (novels), teacher’s guides, ancillary materials and curricula for all levels. Kristy holds a Masters degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Michigan State University and is proud to be the co-founder of the more TPRS list.