Meet Our Guest Presenters

TPRS Trainer TBA

Surrey School District

Adriana RamirezAdriana Ramirez works in Canada, in the province of British Columbia as a Spanish teacher. She has been a language teacher for more than 15 years. She is a well-known CI author and presenter. Adriana has published several books with stories, as well as short novels (in Spanish and French), to teach through storytelling and comprehensible input.  She constantly presents workshops and coaches teachers on applying CI techniques in the classroom, and has presented workshops in Canada, the U.S and France.
Adriana has a YouTube Channel where you can see her in action teaching Spanish with TPRS and CI methodologies.You can follow her on tweeter

Trainer TBA

ACTFL OPI Training

This workshop introduces the ACTFL rating scale, the structure of the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and techniques of administering and rating the OPI, including its applications in the language classroom. Participants observe and conduct live practice interviews across all proficiency levels (Novice through Superior).

Other Presenters

Aliana Parker

First Peoples Cultural Council

Aliana Parker is the Language Programs Manager at First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC). She works closely with community partners to coordinate language programs, develop resources and tools, and deliver training workshops.

Victoria Wells

First Peoples Cultural Council

ḥiikuus - Victoria Wells is Ehattesaht of the Nuuchahnulth. She has worked with her home community of Ehattesaht for the past 30 years in various roles. For the past ten she has been devoted to language documentation, revitalization, and learning. Her community has been slowly moving towards becoming a speaking community again, through individual, family, community, business, and leadership initiatives.

Janice E. Billy

Chief Atahm School Immersion

Janice E. Billy is an immersion teacher at Chief Atahm School. She is an active user and promoter of TPR and TPRStorytelling Language Teaching Methodologies.

Robert Matthew

Chief Atahm School Administrator

Robert will share his years of experience with planning, teaching and administrating language programs.

Sekwaw Matthew/Sarah Michel

Chief Atahm Language Nest

Two young speakers, Sekwaw and Sarah will share their experiences in working at Kye7e's House, an early childhood language immersion center

Kathryn Michel

Co-founder Chief Atahm School

Dr.Kathryn Michel has worked extensively in immersion program development including community language programming, language nests, immersion education and curriculum.

Lawrence michel

Secwepemc Elder/Storyteller

Lawrence Michel has generously shared his knowledge of the land and the stories of the Secwepemc of the Cstelenec area to generations of Chief Atahm school students.

Stacey Michel

Immersion Teacher

Chief Atahm School's kindergarten teacher with a wealth of information to share on emergent literacy in immersion.

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