Comprehensible Online 2019 ends on April 30 and I’ve been cramming in as many sessions as I can! I can’t wait to attend again in 2020! So many great presentations from so many wonderful and enthusiastic language teachers!
For those of you who don’t know about Comprehensible Online (I just learned about it in February from one of Martina Bex’s Instagram posts), it is a completely online professional development conference made up of nearly 100 individual presentations by world language teachers from around the world. It runs from March 1 to April 30 and then it’s gone forever! It is hosted by Scott Benedict and accessible at Teach for June.
There are price breaks for early registration so plan ahead for next year! I was able to squeeze in just before the conference started and used a code that Martina posted to save some money. I think I paid close to $200 for the conference and was reimbursed by my school district for the complete amount!! (Never hurts to ask, right??)
With so much great content, I had to find a way to stay focused and not get too overwhelmed. I created and printed a list of the presentations and left checkboxes to mark once I had (1) printed the notes, (2) saved notes to my Google Drive, (3) watched the presentations. I also wrote the name of the presenter and the date I watched each presentation on these sheets.
But as the conferences draws to a close, I wanted to create a way to quickly access the blogs and strategies that I’ve found so useful.
Note: I am NOT linking content that is accessible only to conference participants (that would, of course, be prohibited). If you would like access to these full presentations and all the resources, please register for the conference next year! I am, however, linking public blog posts by the presenters and some of the resources that were recommended during the conference.
Below are brief bios for the presenters and links to their blogs (just click on their names). I’ve also listed some of my biggest “takeaways” from the presentations and, when possible, linked blog posts that detail each strategy.
I hope you find some blogs to follow, some strategies to use in your language class, and I hope to see you in Comprehensible Online 2020!
Presenters & Blogs
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In post #2 (coming soon): Mike Peto, Tina Hargaden, Anne Marie Chase, and Maureen Lamb 🙂