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Professional Learning

Training for teaching professionals

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ONLINE LEARNING

Join our knowledgeable community on Facebook and Twitter, or tune into our learning series on YouTube.

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DIGITAL RESOURCES

Browse free online resources below to get started using stories in your language classroom.

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LIVE EVENTS

Discover workshops for educators in your community.

ONLINE LEARNING

Free Seminar Series

Dr. Stephen Krashen and Dr. Beniko Mason will give an overview of Story-Listening, a method for Second Language Acquisition based on Krashen & Mason’s hypothesis of Optimal Input. They will be joined by experienced Story-Listening instructors who will share experience and research from their classrooms. Tune in the Stories First Foundation’s YouTube channel each Friday for live demonstrations, presentations, and Q&A covering a new topic each week: from theory and research evidence, to instruction and assessment. Weekly seminars are free for teachers around the world.

This is a YouTube Live event. The easiest way to join us is to subscribe to our YouTube Channel or click “join” at the times below. You can optionally register for updates and reminders with detailed instructions.

DATES

June 5– Theory
June 12– Research
June 19- Instruction
June 26– Assessment
July 3-Advanced Theory

TIMES

  • 9:00 AM-10:15 AM US Pacific (PDT);
  • 12:00 PM-1:15 PM US Eastern (EDT);
  • 6:00 PM -7:15 PM Central Europe (CEST);
  • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM Eastern Europe (EEST)
  • 1:00 AM - 2:15 AM Taiwan/China (CST)

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DIGITAL RESOURCES

Story-Listening 

Story-Listening is a well-researched approach to language teaching developped by Beniko Mason based on Stephen Krashen’s Input Hypothesis. It uses time-tested tales to provide Optimal Input.

Scholarly Articles

Introductory Tutorials

Handouts

Story Suggestions:
100 First Stories

100 First Elementary Stories

Program Overview for Parents: EnglishSpanish, French, and Turkish.

Guided Self-Selected Reading 

Guided Self-Selected Reading is a stage which prepares students to become free voluntary readers. 

Resources

LIVE WORKSHOPS

All live events planned for Spring/Summer 2020 are being re-scheduled due to Covid-19. Please check back for information regarding future in-person and online professional learning opportunities. 

PAST WORKSHOPS

2020

  • Savannah, Georgia
    February 28-29, 2020

2019

  • Nashville, TN
    June 24, 2019
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
    June 26-27, 2019
  • Louisville, KY
    August 9-10, 2019
  • Baltimore, MD
    October 11-12, 2019
  • Newark, NJ
    October 14, 2019

2018

  • Syracuse, NY
    August 9 2018
  • Mundelein, IL
    August 6-7, 2018
  • West Chester, PA
    August 3-4, 2018
  • Denver, CO
    June 22-23, 2018
  • Portland, OR
    June 20, 2018
  • Los Angeles, CA
    June 18, 2018
  • Erlangen, Germany
    May 5-6, 2018
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
    February 26, 2018

2017

  • Chattanooga, Tennessee
    October 27-28, 2017
  • Chula Vista, California
    October 15, 2017
  • Erlangen, Germany
    August 2, 2017
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee
    June 23, 2017
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