Schedule

Schedule 2018-09-20T22:56:29+00:00

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BRYCE’S 2018 SCHEDULE & ACTIVITIES

(See workshop descriptions and consulting options under the Workshops tab on this website)

1/4/18   (Thursday)  Teacher Coaching, Loveland, Colorado.  Teaching “Tone Deaf” Students; Using Cognates; The Role of Teaching the Alphabet in a C.I. class; Using Tiered Questions; Differentiated Questions; Preparing Students for  Reading with Class Stories–Preemptive Reps Make the Reading Easier

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2/8/18 to 2/10/18  (Thursday-Saturday)  Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers (CCFLT) Spring ConferenceLoveland, CO

Embassy Suites Hotel, Loveland, Colorado.

Conference Organizer: CCFLT Past president & Executive board member

Presenter:

• Secrets of Sustainable C.I.–presented to an overflow crowd and had to add an extra encore session

• Wait, They WANT to Read? Reading Strategies that Lead to Success

Exhibitor: Brycehedstrom.com products, plus those of noteworthy independent authors.

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2/21/18 to 2/23/18  (Thursday-Saturday)  SWCOLT Spring Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Embassy Suites Hotel.

CCFLT Past President: Support and coach the Colorado Teacher-of-the-Year (TOY), vote on initiatives, support current CCFLT president, help orient CCFLT president-elect to SWCOLT. SWCOLT Leadership Breakfast–Address crucial issues that affect all of our state organizations: membership, recruitment, state conferences and professional development opportunities.

Presenter:

• Wait, They WANT to Read? Reading Strategies that Lead to Success. Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:45pm – 2:45pm, Anasazi North

Exhibitor: Brycehedstrom.com products plus those of noteworthy independent authors.

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3/24/18 to 4/15/18  Comprehensible Online Conference   https://comprehensible.online/com

• Classroom Management with Care and Respect

• Body Language Secrets for Teachers 

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3/26/18 (Monday) Custom Workshop, Redwood Day School, Oakland, California. 

• Strategies for Teaching with Comprehensible Input in Grades K-8   The theory behind teaching with C.I., includes classroom management ideas, ready-to-use classroom activities and ideas

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Institute for Educational Development Seminars, a division of the Bureau of Education and Research (BER), the leading provider of professional development and PD training resources for educators in North America:

Learn the best strategies that work for sustainable comprehensible-input based teaching with Bryce’s comprehensive one-day seminar:

• Best, Most Powerful Strategies for Teaching World Languages (Grades 6-12). This is limited theory with limitless practicality–strategies and techniques that work to engage students and make your life easier. 

Preview the TABLE OF CONTENTS  from the complimentary book that all seminar attendees will receive, containing trade secrets for successfully teaching world languages that Bryce has learned and developed over years of teaching at all levels.

4/09/18  Buffalo (Amherst), New York

4/10/18  Boston (Natick), Massachusetts

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4/21/17 (Saturday) Mitten C.I. Conference, Saline, MI

Saline High School, 1300 Campus Pkwy, Saline, Michigan (near Ann Arbor) 48176

Check out the conference schedule here.

Presenter:

• Classroom Management that Works. Teaching with C.I. creates a  new kind of classroom–more open, spontaneous and energetic. Unfortunately, things can get out of hand quickly.

• Sustainable C.I.  It is crucial that new and intermediate C.I. teachers learn how to teach with sustainability–with time and energy to spare instead of leaving school drained and defeated each day. I felt inadequate and made mistakes for years and these insights and strategies can shorten your learning curve considerably.

Exhibitor:

Brycehedstrom.com products: Browse Bryce’s materials as well as those of noteworthy independent authors and take them home with no shipping fees.

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Institute for Educational Development Seminars, a division of the Bureau of Education and Research (BER),  the leading provider of professional development and PD training resources for educators in North America:

Learn the best strategies that work for sustainable comprehensible-input based teaching in a comprehensive one-day seminar:

• Best, Most Powerful Strategies for Teaching World Languages (Grades 6-12) This is limited theory with limitless practicality–strategies and techniques that work to engage students and make your life easier.

All seminar attendees will receive a complimentary book (written especially for this seminar) that contains trade secrets for successfully teaching world languages that Bryce has learned and developed over 30 years of teaching at all levels.

4/30/18 (Monday) Fresno, California

5/01/18 (Tuesday) Sacramento (Elk Grove), California

5/02/18 (Wednesday) Seattle (Bellevue), Washington

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5/08/18 (Tuesday) Day-Long Language Lab, Poudre High School, Fort Collins, Colorado

Observe two teachers, model teaching of students in a classroom with teacher observers in two classes; debrief with teachers

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6/09/18 (Saturday) Comprehensible Iowa Conference, Nevada, Iowa.

Presenter:

• Sustainable C.I.  It is crucial that new and intermediate C.I. teachers learn how to teach with sustainability–with time and energy to spare instead of leaving school drained and defeated each day. I felt inadequate and made mistakes for years trying to be someone I’m not, but with these insights and strategies you can shorten your learning curve considerably.

• Body Language Secrets for Teachers    More than 80% of the messages we send and receive are with body language. Raising your awareness of unspoken language will make you a better teacher. You already send body language messages, in this session you will learn why it works and how to read your students’ body language, as well as how to send effective messages to reach your students subconsciously and naturally to launch your teaching to the next level.

This session is specifically designed to help TPRS teachers. TPRS started with Total Physical Response and a body movement element. With the unique challenges in the classroom, relying on spoken language alone is not enough. Students need to move and so do teachers–strategically.

• Ed Camp Session: Classroom Management

Exhibitor: 

Brycehedstrom.com products: Browse Bryce’s materials as well as those of noteworthy independent authors and take them home with no shipping fees.

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6/18/18  (Monday) Conversation Facilitator for weekly Spanish Meetups Series, Loveland Public Library, Loveland , CO. Sponsored by speakingofspanish.com.  Tonight’s Topic: Travel.  5-6 pm.

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7/09/18 to 7/13/18 (Monday-Friday) National Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (NTPRS) Conference, Double Tree Boston North Shore, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, Massachusetts (North Boston)  01923.

Presenter:

• Administrator Track Facilitator. A 12 hour workshop (2 full days ) that focuses on the special concerns and needs of world language administrators. Send your superintendent, principal, coordinator, supervisor and department head to help them understand what world language teachers do and the support they need to be productive, happy and fairly evaluated.

• Differentiation in Multilevel Classes (They’re ALL Multilevel Classes) Learn successful strategies for differentiating with passwords, asking different levels of questions to different levels of students, and turning loose the power of FVR.

• Build Community and Fluency with Special Person Interviews and Make any Student the Most Important Person in the Room.
This is a hands-on experience with Bryce’s “Persona Especial” interviews that engage students all year sand build unprecedented levels of fluency as you apply your TPRS questioning skills to real kids in the real world.

Exhibitor: Browse Bryce’s materials as well as those of noteworthy independent authors and take them home with no shipping fees.

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7/17/18 to 7/20/18 (Tuesday-Friday) Fluency Matters / International Forum on Language Teaching (iFLT) ConferenceCincinnati, OH

Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts, 108 W Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, Ohio  45202

Presenter:

• Reading and Sending Body Language to Connect with Students   More than 80% of the messages we send and receive are with body language. Raising your awareness of unspoken language will make you a better teacher. You already send body language messages, in this session you will learn why it works and how to read your students’ body language, as well as how to send effective messages to reach your students subconsciously and naturally to launch your teaching to the next level.

• Sustainable C.I. that Really Works   Not all students are attracted to exaggerated stories. Not every teacher can pull off high energy teaching. If you think you are stuck between exhaustion and boredom, there is a solution: sustainable TCI. If you have ever felt overwhelmed, unimaginative or out of energy, this session will help you. Learn practical strategies that really work for implementing rejoinders, passwords, student interviews and simplified real-world stories that will keep kid’s attention and maintain your sanity.

• Wait, They WANT to Read? Reading Strategies that Lead to Success   Learn ways to boost your students’ reading skills and attitudes with 1 key idea, 2 words that change everything, 3 powerful strategies, 4 no-fail comprehension checks and a variety of reading assessment tools. Use simple templates and assessment strategies to improve reading comprehension and engagement. These techniques will apply to both whole-class reading as well as FVR.

• What’s The Password? Passwords Build Camaraderie before Class Even Starts   Using passwords is a simple idea that has made me a better teacher and has changed the atmosphere in my classroom. Learning a new language is like becoming a member of a club. Requiring a password to enter the classroom underscores that exclusivity while building inclusiveness. Find out the benefits and how passwords work and get some specific ideas for winner passwords for your classroom.

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8/01/18 (Wednesday)   Learn More, Achieve More Summer Conference, Carrollton, TX
Workshop for World Language Teachers at the Carrollton/Farmers Branch ISD and invited guest teachers from surrounding districts
• Starting School with Best Practices:  Creating Community, Increasing Engagement, Building Fluency and Making Your Life Easier 
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8/08/18 (Wednesday)   KIPP ENC Summer Summit, Virginia Beach, VA
Workshops for KIPP World Language Teachers
 Classroom Management with Respect and Care: Special Techniques for World Language Classes
• Personalizing Your Classroom to Supercharge the Learning: The Power of Personal Interviews

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8/09/18 (Thursday)  Jefferson County School District World Languages Fall Kick-Off, Golden, CO 
Back-to-school professional development for World Languages teachers
Administration Building Hearing Room, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO 
8:15 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
• Starting School with Best Practices:  Creating Community, Increasing Engagement, Building Fluency and Making Your Life Easier 
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9/04/18 (Tuesday)  Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers (CCFLT), Colorado.  Fall 2018 Newsletter Article:  Why Should Students Read Novels?
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9/05/18 (Wednesday) Iowa World Language Association (IWLA), Iowa. Facebook Live interview by Jason Noble, IWLA Past President. 4:00 pm, CDT
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9/13/18 (Thursday)  Colorado State University (CSU)Fort Collins, CO
Guest Speaker LGEN 516/EDUC 462: Theory/Methods-Foreign Language Instruction, 3:00 -4:30 pm, Dr. Frederique Grimm
• Teaching with Comprehensible Input
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9/22/18 (Saturday)   Comprehensible California Conference, Roseville, CA
WT Eich Middle School, 1509 Sierra Gardens Dr, Roseville, CA 95661, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
• What’s The Password? Passwords Build Camaraderie before Class Even Starts
• Reading and Sending Body Language to Connect with Students
• Panel Discussion: Lesson Planning & Curriculum
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9/24/18 (Monday)   Marble Valley Academy, El Dorado Hills, CA
Guest teaching in middle school Spanish classes, 11:30-3:30 pm
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10/02/18 (Tuesday)  Rowland Hall Day School, Salt Lake City, UT
Observe staff, review world language program in lower and upper school, analyze curriculum and materials to recommend upgraded program and develop training for staff.
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10/05/18 to 10/07/18  (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)  Comprehensible Midwest Conference, Milwaukee, WI
University School of Milwaukee, 2100 West Fairy Chasm Road, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53217
 • Wait, They WANT to Read? Reading Strategies that Lead to Success   (1 hour session)  Learn ways to boost your students’ reading skills and attitudes with 1 key idea, 2 words that change everything, 3 powerful strategies, 4 no-fail comprehension checks and a variety of reading assessment tools. Use simple templates and assessment strategies to improve reading comprehension and engagement. These techniques will apply to both whole-class reading as well as FVR.
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 • A Better Way to Do Classroom Management   (3 hour session)  This session will have some elements of the longer pre-session in it, but will be focused more on time savers, keeping order by overt and subconscious community building and sending body language to connect with students.
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 • Nuts and Bolts Management with Kindness and Equity   (Day-long conference pre-session on Friday, October 5 and repeated on Sunday, October 7)  Discover how to weave key strategies together into a complete teaching system, under-girded by human kindness and effective teaching. Learn, or be refreshed on, the best practices that build a culture of respect, kindness and equity in your classroom… and do it without burning out, including:
  • How to infuse lessons with culture naturally
  • How to do sustainable classroom management to bring back joy and sanity to teaching
  • The surprising effectiveness of call-and-response prompts… and how to use them in multiple ways
  • Why you need to start assigning classroom jobs to boost buy-in and give yourself time to do what only you can do in the classroom
  • Why and how to use passwords, and which passwords to use to build a culture of respect and care in your classroom
  • How to read and send body language signals to encourage subconscious engagement and acceptance.
  • How rejoinders build fluency, camaraderie and buy-in… how to teach them and keep kids using them.
  • How to do “Persona Especial” student interviews—the game changer in the CI classroom—to create community, increase engagement and build fluency
  • How to do questioning differently than most teachers. No more: “Anyone? Anyone?” Including tiered questioning according to levels of thinking and questioning for on-the-spot differentiation.
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10/13/18 to 10/14/18 (Friday & Saturday)  Iowa World Language Association (IWLA) Conference, Ankeny, IA
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), 2006 S Ankeny Blvd, Building 5, Ankeny, Iowa 50023

• Wait, They WANT to Read? Reading Strategies that Lead to Success (3 hour session, Friday am)

Learn ways to boost your students’ reading skills and attitudes with: 1 key idea, 2 words that change everything, 3 powerful strategies, 4 no-fail comprehension checks and a variety of reading assessment tools.

Attendees will learn three approaches to reading, and variations thereof that get students to put in the time and focus they need to read and acquire the language. We know that our students need to read to achieve, but so many say they hate it. Part of that may be our approach to reading. Use your existing skills in a different way to tweak and engage your students and get them wanting to read. Learn strategies that work to keep reading fresh. Find out what types of reading materials work and why. Improve your teaching with simple templates and assessment strategies.

This energetic presentation will be delivered with modeling and hands-on practice and plenty of audience participation to ensure deep learning of the concepts.

• What’s The Password? Building Camaraderie before Class Even Starts (45 minute session, Saturday am)

Using passwords is a simple idea that will make you a more aware teacher and change the atmosphere in your classroom. Learning a new language is like becoming a member of a club and requiring a password to enter the classroom underscores that exclusivity while building inclusiveness. Find out the benefits of using passwords, how the process works and get some specific ideas for winner passwords to start using them in your classroom right away.

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10/25/18 (Thursday)  University of Northern Colorado (UNC), Greeley, CO
Guest presenter, FL 541 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages
• Differentiating Your Instruction and Accommodating Different Learning Styles    4:30-7:30 pm in Candelaria Hall, room 0240
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10/26/18 (Friday)  The Academy of Charter Schools, Westminster, CO
Professional Development Workshop
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8:00 am -3:30 pm 
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11/06/18 (Tuesday)  Colorado State University (CSU), Fort Collins , CO
Guest Speaker LGEN 516/EDUC 462: Theory/Methods-Foreign Language Instruction, 3:00 -4:30 pm, Dr. Frederique Grimm
• Teaching with Comprehensible Input
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Seminars for the Bureau of Education and Research (www.ber.org). BER is the leading provider of professional development and PD training resources for educators in North America.

Learn the best strategies that work for sustainable comprehensible-input based world language teaching in Bryce’s comprehensive one-day seminars that are planned across the USA this upcoming school year. Read the seminar brochure here.

12/10/18 (Monday)  Sacramento, CA

12/11/18 (Tuesday)  San Jose, CA

12/12/18 (Wednesday)  San Diego, CA

12/13/18 (Thursday)  Ontario, CA

12/14/18 (Friday) Anaheim, CA

12/17/18  (Monday)  Indianapolis, IN

12/18/18  (Tuesday)   Chicago North, IL

12/19/18  (Wednesday)  Minneapolis, MN

 

BRYCE’S 2019 SCHEDULE & ACTIVITIES

1/18/19 (Friday)  Teaching Reading in World Language Classes, Collinsville, IL

Collinsville High School, Collinsville, Illinois. This is a follow-up visit to the school–last fall I did a seminar on teaching with comprehensible input. This workshop will focus on how to implement various reading strategies.

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Seminars for the Bureau of Education and Research (www.ber.org). BER is the leading provider of professional development and PD training resources for educators in North America.

Learn the best strategies that work for sustainable comprehensible-input based world language teaching in Bryce’s comprehensive one-day seminars that are planned across the USA this upcoming school year.

1/22/19 (Tuesday)  Houston, TX

1/23/19 (Wednesday)  Dallas, TX

1/24/19 (Thursday)  El Paso, TX

1/25/18 (Friday)  Phoenix, AZ

 

Seminars for the Bureau of Education and Research (www.ber.org).

2/04/19 (Monday)  Portland, OR

2/05/19 (Tuesday)  Tacoma, WA

2/06/19 (Wednesday)  Seattle, WA

2/07/19 (Thursday)  Spokane, WA

2/08/19 (Friday)  Boise, ID

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2/09/19 (Saturday)  Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers (CCFLT) Spring Conference, Denver, CO

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Seminars for the Bureau of Education and Research (www.ber.org).

2/25/19 (Monday)  Columbia, SC

2/26/19 (Tuesday)  Atlanta, GA

2/27/19 (Wednesday)  Knoxville, TN

2/28/19 (Thursday)  Nashville, TN

3/01/19 (Friday)  Kansas City, MO

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4/8 – 9/19 (Monday & Tuesday)  BER World Language Conference, Boston, MA

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4/10 – 11/19 (Wednesday & Thursday) BER World Language Conference, Chicago, IL

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Seminars for the Bureau of Education and Research (www.ber.org).

5/13/19 (Monday)  Boston, MA

5/14/19 (Tuesday)  Manchester, NH

5/15/19 (Wednesday)  Cherry Hill, NJ

5/16/19 (Thursday)  Long Branch, NJ

5/17/19 (Friday)  Newark, NJ

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7/8/19 to 7/12/18 (Monday -Friday) National Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (NTPRS) Conference, Chicago, IL . Westin Chicago Northwest, 400 Park Boulevard, Itasca, Ilinois

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Stay tuned for more workshop, conference and seminar locations. Watch for a city near you. Contact Bryce to set up a time.

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The links below are blogs and websites I recommend as additional resources for teaching with Comprehensible Input. Please note that they open up in a new window.

Blogs:

Grant Boulanger Masterful TCI/TPRS middle school teacher in Minnesota. He has those kids in the palm of his hands and molds them like clay. I am working on being able to teach like that someday: http://www.ci.grantboulanger.com

Jim Tripp‘s web site, Tripp’s Scripts, offers an insightful and funny blog filled with effective CI ideas.

Lauren Tauchman Enthusiastic middle school teacher with balanced ideas on teaching and motivating students with CI: https://tprswithprofetauchman.wordpress.com

Martina Bex from New York is as mesmerizing as she is competent and charming. Read her insightful blog, The Comprehensible Classroom, here: http://martinabex.com/

Mike Peto from North Carolina has a blog, My Generation of Polyglots, that frequently addresses the needs of upper level TPRS teachers: http://mrpeto.wordpress.com/

Bryan Kandel has a growing bank of useful and fun TPRS stories and a regular blog: http://bryankandeltprs.com/

Laurie Clarq California expert on TPRS with the consistent, loving touch we all need to keep working on:  http://blog.heartsforteaching.com/

Robert Harrell:  http://www.digitalcomprehensible.com/Digital_Comprehensible/Home.html

Michele Whaley Gentle, yet cutting-edge insight by an award-winning Russian teacher in Alaska:  http://mjtprs.wordpress.com/

Justin Slokum Bailey: Indwelling Language

 

Websites:

Stephen Krashen The champion explainer, researcher and defender of CI; Intellectual & comprehensible: http://sdkrashen.com/

Ginni Hildebrandt is a rising author. Her web site name, One Good Story, says it all. It just takes one good story to hook a kid for life. Ginni writes engaging novels, filled with authentic photographs, that are set in key parts of the Spanish-speaking world where the location, history and culture become integral parts of the story

Kristin Duncan TPRS Spanish & French teacher from Alberta, Canada.  A regular , fun blog and a valuable clearinghouse of all things TPRS/TCI, a treasure trove of resources in the field. This is where I go when I am stumped–Kristin has it: http://tprsteacher.com/

Blaine Ray Inventor of TPRS: materials for all languages, workshops, National TPRS Conference info:  http://www.blaineraytprs.com/

Carol Gaab Dynamic presenter, conference organizer, author of quality CI novels, curricula, materials and webinars:  http://www.tprstorytelling.com/

Kristi Placido Delightful presenter from Michigan; engaging novels, workshops and blog:  http://kplacido.com/

Mira Canion Kid-friendly & culturally relevant novels with excellent on-site photographs, reading workshops & stand-up comedy:  http://www.miracanion.com/

Beniko Mason Theory and research supporting CI, a former student taking up the mantle of Dr Krashen: http://www.benikomason.net/

Karen Rowan (TPRS workshops and materials, Fluency Fast Language classes, IJFLT):  http://www.tprstories.com/

Embedded Reading A web site dedicated to exploring and sharing this relatively new and useful technique for scaffolding reading:  http://embeddedreading.com/

Susan Gross  Articles by an extraordinarily clear expounder of the theory and method):  http://susangrosstprs.com/