Mon Jul 19- Weds Jul 21

Actionable strategies rooted in proficiency that SAVE you stress instead of adding to your plate. 


You don't need more PD notes that will forever live in your filing cabinet and/or scary desktop.

You need solutions. 

What you really want is to...

#1 See what all the fuss is about CI anyway

#2 See how real teachers are adjusting for next year  

#3 Learn how to transition to proficiency without midnight grading 

#4 Make steps towards  more thoughtful and inclusive classroom practice

#5 Leave this conference with your first two weeks of school mapped out 

You've had the hardest year yet. 


Your energy is too important for outdated practice. 


Get a classroom you're proud of, no midnight grading required. 


Can never leave your work at work - you always feel like there's more to do and more to learn. 

You feel like you'll never catch up - the work just piles up and you're never sure if you're working on the right things. 

You know proficiency must be important, but you have little support  at school to make it happen. Who has time for that in a year like this? 

It's time to take proficiency off the back burner and see what's possible


simple, actionable lessons you can use tomorrow 

Get your free ticket

Register to get your free spot at the conference - you don't want to miss this lineup! 


Devon Gunning

Hi! I'm  a curriculum designer, consultant, and instructional coach for proficiency-style world language teachers. 

My specialties are social justice infused curriculum, teacher self care, Francophone culture, and novice low-mid CI resources. In my program Practical Proficiency, I help teachers transition from legacy methods to CI/Proficiency and still leave work on time. 

I created this summit for busy, like-minded teachers to start using CI as a way to streamline your classroom instead of adding to your workload. 

The Details


MONDAY July 19th through WEDNESDAY July 21st 


In your jimjams, via virtual presentations in a FREE video platform. 


30 - 45 minute action packed class demos, lesson plan walkthroughs, workshops, and step-by-step guides geared for low-prep I-can-do-this-tomorrow ideas. All presentations are available for 24 hours for FREE viewing - see the LAUNCH package for lifetime access pricing. 


Hang out with like-minded teachers like you and get all the juicy details from the presenters in our free Facebook group - Practical & Comprehensible! Link to join after you register 


Giveaways to attendees throughout the event, but only in the Facebook group, so get on in there! 

Launchpad to Proficiency 

All Access Pass 

You're busy - and there's a lot of info here! Watch at anytime (like when you have time after hitting the pool) and with exclusive bonus materials by upgrading to the ALL-Access Pass. Special Early Bird Pricing when you buy before the event!

Get your free ticket

Register to get your free spot at the conference - you don't want to miss this lineup! 

Not Your Average Teacher PD


This is PD run for teachers, by teachers. We know you don't have time for a frankenstein mess of perfect world lesson plans that take hours to put together and you can only use once. 

You need strategies that will work tomorrow for your very real class, the one where the parent interrupted your hybrid in-person class by starting the blender in the background of the zoom call, and then apologized in their PJs. 

Each class is short and highly specific, and designed to take you from complete proficiency newbie to virtual CI all-star. You'll end with a FULL 2 weeks of  proficiency centered lessons mapped out by the end of your conference experience to start this very strange new year off right. 

The Speakers


Get ready for this hotfire speaker lineup. You won't want to miss this! 

John Bracey 

Pav D of Fle Avec Mme D 

Bertha Delgadillo

Claudia Elliott

Sherry Sebesta of World Language Café

Devon Gunning - La Libre Language Learning

Maria Jernigan - Redshift Education

Allison Wienhold - Mis Clases Locas

Yanina Jimenez

Ellen Shrager

Kristen - La Loba Lista

Tia Parnell

Kevin Quigley

Allison Litten

Amy Marshall

Jennifer Degenhardt

Meredith White

Nelann Taylor

Terri Marrama

Diane Neubauer

Stephanie Carbonneau

Victoria Rose Thompson

Proficiency isn't a fad - it's the solution. It's time to transform your class! 

Get your free ticket

Register to get your free spot at the conference - you don't want to miss this lineup!