CAMP MUSICUENTOS IS A WRAP FOR 2016! Thanks everyone for all the learning!
Seven days. Three locations. It’s a new year and an all-new format for the collaborative, intense curriculum planning workshop that is Camp Musicuentos. I can’t wait!
What’s this about?
Camp Musicuentos is a workshop I hold with a limited number of teachers each summer to collaborate on as much curriculum planning as possible to get us ready for the new school year. This year, based on feedback and conversations with teachers and leaders on the biggest needs you have, the workshop will feature some exciting changes, including an additional site, an additional day at two sites, a macro-to-micro sequence over the course of the workshop, and some very special guests. (Click the image for the full PDF version.)
What will we do?
At (Base)Camp Musicuentos in Louisville and Camp Musicuentos Southeast, I’ve changed up the CM content fairly extensively. Now, instead of having a Novice-focus day and an Intermediate-focus day, we will take a macro-to-micro approach to curriculum development:
- Day One is about unit planning: What units should we teach? How do you put them into a calendar? How do you write effective targets for them? How do you plan effective assessments for them?
- Day Two, we’ll go a step further and take those units down to the bite-size chunks students need in order to accomplish the summative assessment. We’ll hash out what is probably the single greatest question I’m getting from teachers right now: How do we take those lovely unit plans and turn them into the day-to-day structure and lesson targets we lost when we stepped away from the textbook?
- Day Three, we’ll work together to explore one of the other questions I’m asked to discuss most frequently: how do we deliver comprehensible input outside what the textbook says to do? In other words, how do you write an effective CI-based lesson plan? We know that learners need comprehensible input in order to develop language skills, but what does that look like? We’ll work on storytelling skills, asking questions, and scaffolding resources as part of a comprehensible input-to-output continuum I’m developing as a personal philosophy and (currently) calling experiential proficiency.
The registration is paid by the day; the cost is $139 for one day, $259 for two days, and $329 for all three days. Registration includes lunch and snack breaks each day.
This workshop has filled up both previous years and gone to a wait list. I will keep this post updated on how many spots are left and where you can sign up for the wait list when it’s full. Things always come up and one or two people have typically been able to join from the wait list.
So, where will I meet you?
Join me on June 15-17, 2016 for the original Camp Musicuentos workshop at the Hyatt Place Louisville East (701 S. Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville). This workshop will follow the three-day format described above and includes lunch.
Camp Musicuentos Southeast – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Join me – AND Laura Sexton– AND Bethanie Carlson-Drew on July 6-8, 2016 for the all-new site this year, Camp Musicuentos Southeast, at the Hampton Inn Carrboro/Chapel Hill (370 E. Main Street #100, Carrboro, NC). This workshop will follow the three-day format described above and includes lunch.
Camp Musicuentos Northeast – Warwick, Rhode Island
Camp Musicuentos Northeast is canceled for 2016.