Consulting Services

Let’s create passionate, inspiring world language programs that show students what they can do.

On-Site Professional and Curriculum Development

Focused, inspiring professional development is a key ingredient in every program that is fostering language proficiency in lifelong learners.

Standard Fee: $550 per day plus travel expenses; depending on the topic(s) and length, preparation days may also be charged.

Host The Brave Little Tailor comprehensible input strategies workshop at your school for $1100/day. You may choose to offer this workshop for teachers outside your school/district for a fee, but it should be limited to a total of 25-30 participants.

Remote Curriculum Review and Development

If you need fresh eyes on your curriculum development or review, let’s work together via Google Drive, Hangout, Skype, and other tools to make sure teachers have a curriculum they can use to foster language-learning success.

Fee: $60/hour including all preparation and communication time.

Conference Workshops and Sessions

Could your conference benefit from a Musicuentos-style workshop, keynote, and/or session?  Contact me with your interest.

Workshop and session topics in my areas of expertise include but are not limited to:

  • Communicative technology integration
  • Developing an effective personal network
  • Incorporating student choice into assessment
  • Proficiency-based assessment
  • Integrating cultural awareness performance into curriculum
  • Strategies for communicative competence in early language learners
  • Developing curriculum through backward design
  • Teaching beyond (without?) the textbook
  • Increasing student and teacher target language use
  • Integrating and scaffolding authentic sources
  • Innovative ways to teach and assess vocabulary
  • Assessment without English
  • Research-based practices

Individual teacher consultations

I invite teachers to come to Louisville, Kentucky to discuss curriculum and pedagogy strategies one-on-one.  The fee for a six-hour strategy session is $325 and includes meeting space rental and lunch.  Contact me for available dates.

Teachers with specific questions and issues are welcome to meet with me via Skype or Hangout (or an “old-fashioned” phone call) to discuss how to improve language learning in their classrooms.  Fee: $50/hour plus a $20 document fee for the time I spend preparing documents outside the consultation.

All that said, I love helping teachers figure out problems and reach their potential.  I’m also passionate about seeing young teachers succeed and stay in this amazing profession.  If you are a teacher in your first three years of teaching and you need advice on anything, drop me a note and let’s see what we can arrange.  And let’s face it, teachers don’t make a lot of money.  If my fee is out of your reach, just send me an email and I’d love to help you as my schedule allows.  Maybe you can buy me a coffee sometime.