“This past weekend, I attended the AH-MAY-ZING Comprehensible Iowa conference in Nevada, Iowa. You. Guys. I cannot rave enough about this conference. First of all, this is a GRASSROOTS conference built lovingly by two teachers that saw a local interest (and need) for PD that targeted comprehensible input. Elizabeth Dentlinger and Kim Huegerich put together THE TOTAL PACKAGE. I think this is a classic example of “if you build it, they will come” because there were over 100 (yes, 100) teachers, from Iowa and several other states, that attended. Second, the presenters were so great. They were thoughtful, thought provoking, insightful, and so, SO supportive. The keynote speaker this year was Laurie Clarq. If you have never heard Laurie speak, you are missing out.”
To read more about this poster’s experience, check out her blog post Comprehensible Iowa 2018 #CIIA18.
Amanda Benavidez-Williams, Spanish Teacher, Kansas
“What I really loved was the positivity of each and every attendee and presenter [of the Comprehensible Iowa Conference]. Everyone there wanted to share the magic and power of TPRS and CI teaching. There were a wide variety of experience levels, but each teacher was there to learn and grow from each other. It was even cooler that teachers from a variety of states around the midwest came as well. It was a true testament to the growing interest that teachers have in teaching with comprehensible input.”
To read more about this poster’s experience, check out her blog post Comprehensible Iowa Quotes.
Allison Wienhold, Spanish Teacher, Iowa