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Learn stuff from me online!
CI Liftoff School – Books and video trainings from me and some of the many talented friends I have met in my teaching journey

Work with me!
Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming Conferences:

California Language Teachers Association, Ontario, CA
Pre-Conference Workshop, March 9 from 8 AM to 3 PM
“Comprehensible Input the Easy Way”

Comprehensible Online, Everywhere, USA (and beyond!)
Conference Window:  March 24-April 8
“Classroom Management is the Cake, the Strategies are the Icing”
“Character to Literacy to Story and Back Again to Literacy”

CI in the Mitten Conference, Saline, MI
Pre-Conference Workshop, April 20  from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Content-Area Literacy and Language Strategies”
Conference Presentations, April 21

Express Fluency Teacher Training, Burlington, VT
Pre-Conference Workshop August 5
“Content-Area Literacy and Language Strategies for Upper-Level Classes”
Learning Lab and Presentations, August 6-9

Let’s Connect Online!
CI Liftoff Facebook group
:  Join a growing community of over 3000 positive, supportive, nonjudgemental, growth-oriented educators interested in moving our instruction towards Massive Student Proficiency, each in our own way…

CI Liftoff YouTube channel :  Videos and playlists of ALL my videos from the school year

movie-talk-coflt-october-2016:  Erik Olsen’s MovieTalk Power Point from COFLT/WAFLT

Ben Slavic’s Blog, an Online PLC

Past Conferences:
COFLT Conference October 14-15, 2016
WAFLT Spring Regionals:  Eastern and Western Washington, March and April 2017
CI in the Mitten April 20, 2017
Comprehensible Iowa June 10, 2017
Cascadia CI Conference in Portland, Oregon June 28-30, 2017
Express Fluency Teacher Training in Brattleboro, Vermont August 6-10, 2017
Comprehensible Midwest:  September 30, 2017 Ripon, WI
COFLT:  October 13-14 Eugene, OR