Uniquely Qualified Instructor
JAN HOLTER KITTOK is an experienced world language teacher and sought-after world language teacher trainer whose lively and thought-provoking presentations consistently receive rave reviews. She is a knowledgeable and intuitive world language teacher and educational leader. Janice is a recipient of her state's prestigious Narvaéz Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Spanish and the Emma Birkmaier Award for Outstanding Language Educator. In addition, the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages recognized Janice with the Founders Award. Her professional conference presentations have been honored with the "Best of State" and "Best of Central States" titles.
Every participant will leave this two-day training with a copy of her most recent work, Powerful Strategies for Maximizing Comprehensible Input in the Target Language (Grades 6-12), the extensive resource handbook specifically developed for this training, as well as a PowerPoint template you can adapt and use in your training back in your school.
What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter
"Jan was obviously very knowledgeable and passionate, making it easy to embrace the concept of comprehensible input."
Kim Brown, H.S. Spanish Teacher
"Very well organized. Very interesting! Finally, a training that allowed me to experience teaching strategies through the eyes of a student!"
Patty McGrath, World Language Teacher
"Jan is a wonderful facilitator, and she gave me strategies I will use in class tomorrow. The combination of her depth of knowledge and her practical approach to language learning made this institute valuable on multiple levels."
Kristina Snavely, HS Spanish/English Teacher
"Excellent examples and illustrations of how language acquisition can be done in a very different way â her method will really interest many more students."
Josephine Tracey, French Teacher
"Very lively presentation! Jan is engaging and entertaining. She brings a whole new world of possibilities to teaching a world language."
Ana M. Garcia, Spanish Teacher
"Jan presents research-based, excellent content with practical strategies for the classroom."
Julie Hansen, Spanish/Latin Teacher
"Great hands-on information, how to incorporate it into your plans and how to help your students succeed."
Francesca Rector, Spanish Teacher
"I appreciate Jan's insights and knowledge. I learned a lot of strategies I can share with other world language teachers."
Eunice Moreno, Spanish Teacher