CI Midwest Fall Conference 2022

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CI Midwest Fall Conference 2022

Comprehensible Midwest empowers teachers to create joyful, personalized, and equitable language acquisition in their classrooms.

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University School of Milwaukee 2100 West Fairy Chasm Road Milwaukee, WI 53217

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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2022 Comprehensible Midwest Fall Conference

Equity, Personalization and Joy in Language Acquisition


November 11, 12, 2022


University School of Milwaukee 

2100 W. Fairy Chasm Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53217


  • Early Bird (Before Oct. 2) $179
  • General Registration (After Oct 2) $209

Discounted registration available for many participants! Read details below for discounted registration options.

A Note about the Risk of an In-Person Conference:

We fully expect Comprehensible Midwest to move forward as a fully in-person conference. However, it is possible, given the world we live in today, that public health circumstances or mandates may force our hand. The CI Midwest team is poised to transition our entire two day conference to an online format if circumstances demand it. This will NOT be a hybrid situation. Registrants understand the conference will continue online, with slight alterations to the scheduled times. Refunds will not be given in the event that circumstances force us to pivot to an online format.


The Comprehensible Midwest Conference empowers teachers to create joyful, personalized, effective and equitable language acquisition through instruction based on comprehensible input. As a collaborative community, we safely support teachers to connect with each other and to teach in ways that respond to students' cultural and linguistic identities. Every year we bring in some of the nation’s foremost trainers in teaching with comprehensible input while simultaneously lifting up and supporting the voices of local and regional teachers who are striving to make their language instruction more personalized, inclusive and equitable.

Target Audience

Any teacher of a world language, regardless of context, who wishes to increase engagement, joy and effectiveness of their teaching environment could benefit from attending Comprehensible Midwest. If you believe that each of your students can acquire language and want to learn how to increase retention over time and overall achievement, developing real and measurable fluency, then this conference is for you.

Keynote Speaker:

Jim Wooldridge

Featured Workshops (included in conference registration):

  • Breaking down Thematic Unit barriers With Acquisition Driven Instruction
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the World Language Classroom
  • Acquisition Driven Instruction: More than just stories!
  • Using Our Voices, Movement, Faces, and Spaces to Support Sustained Learning
  • A Novel Approach: Teaching for acquisition with leveled readers
  • Interacting with Students through Use of the Target Language: Topic Development, Engagement, and Comprehension
  • CI in the Elementary Classroom
  • How to Share What Works, in a Way that Sticks
  • Using Videos of Teaching to Observe & Improve Classroom Interaction

Conference Schedule Overview

Friday 8:00am-6pm

Saturday 8:00am-4:30pm

7:30 - 8:00 Registration

8:00 - 12:00 Morning Workshop (3 hrs) and Keynote

12:00 - 1:15 Staggered Lunch Breaks provided by Flik Hospitality Group

1:15 - 6:00 Breakout Sessions


Breakout sessions will be organized in strands to optimize the experience for attendees who teach in specific contexts or want to dive deep into a particular topic. Strands will include, but are not limited to


The Conference will be held at University School of Milwaukee, 2100 West Fairy Chasm Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217 (Map)

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Purchase Orders and Discounted Registration:

Contact us at to verify your status as:

  • pre-service teacher
  • administrator
  • first year teacher
  • college professor

Upon verification we will provide a 30% discount code.

Email us at for purchasing via check or Purchase Order


Conference registration includes coffee breaks and on-site professionally catered lunch provided by Flick Hospitality. Options available for dietary restrictions.

Recommended Lodging: 

Hilton Milwaukee City Center, 509 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203.