Well, we made it! 2020 is behind us. What a long haul!! But 2021 is going to be incredible! And here are a couple of great ways you can start your teaching year. Free conference? Yes please! Internationally recognized speakers? Um, yeah! Hours of amazing sessions with rock star presenters? YESSSS!!! PD in your PJs? Absolutely! Here's what's out there for you.
Practical and Comprehensible
This is a FREE conference from 8-11 January 2021. Seven videos will be released on each day and will be viewable for 24 hours. BUT you can still access the videos after the weekend with a pass.
I have a BRAND NEW session for this conference that I am psyched about: "2 Weeks in a FLES Classroom." I walk through what two weeks look like in my kindergarten classes, and older grades. It has some concrete steps, simple ideas, and important things to consider when structuring your classes. Oh, and there are some super fun Brain Breaks!
There are a couple of ways you can access the videos for "Practical and Comprehensible." The first is to register to watch the videos for the 24 hours they are up on the site; that is completely and totally free. BUT you can also purchase the All Access Pass* for only $27, and THAT which grants you lifetime access to the videos!!
This is my second year presenting for Comprehended! (formerly "Comprehensible Online"). The format this year is a little different, and I think it's going to be great! The conference begins on 13 February 2021, and you can purchase a three, six, or nine month pass, with the option to purchase extensions! How cool is that?!
I have three sessions: a pre-recorded video on reading strategies for younger students with the extraordinary Kristen Wolf (La Loba Lista) We make a killer team! My other sessions are two of my "regulars" and will be live with Q&A. So come join me to talk Clip Chat (sometimes known as Movie Talk) and elementary curriculum design. I have received A LOT of positive feedback about both of these presentations and I'm happy to be able to do them again.
This is a conference chock full of sessions on strategies, research, demos, grading and assessment, curriculum, and more, you can check out the program here. But prices rise in two weeks, so go sign up now!
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Allison Litten, the 2019 VFLA TOY, teaches French at the Marion Cross School, a public K-6 school in Norwich, Vermont. This is her twentieth year teaching, and seventeenth at Marion Cross.