$399.00
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Level 2 - 2 Day Training - Refresh, Reinforce and Consolidate - FRENCH IMMERSION
with Ann Chiasson, author of our new Immersion Teacher's Guides in our Immersion Kits

Because you will need to know the step one gestures to do the activities in this workshop, if you fit into any of these categories, we recommend that you repeat Level 1 - Beginner.  
  1. If you do not know all the gestures from a Step one kit.
  2. You have not actively used AIM for the past two years.
  3. You have not implemented a Step 1 kit in full.


In this interactive two-day workshop, you will  learn how to take the AIM into all areas of your immersion day and curriculum, while also having the opportunity to put your skills to work by teaching actual immersion lessons to a group of teacher-participants! 

This is a NEW workshop for AIM teachers! It is designed to provide extensive hands-on experience with a few aspects of AIM that teachers often need to review and reinforce. It is a preparatory workshop for success with Level 3 Up your Game with AIM workshop, which we are modifying to meet the needs of more experienced AIM teachers.

Cost: $399.00 per teacher (Includes 3 months' access to AIM Teacher Training Modules) or you can bundle with our 1-Day AIM Specialty Sessions for $549.00.

Dates: August 27 & 28, 2022
Times: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST / 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST


PLENARY 8:00am-8:30am PST / 11:00am-11:30pm EST

Day 1 - Developing further oral language skills:
In these sessions you will:

  • Improve your understanding of and practice with the basic Gesture Approach techniques
  • Explore various strategies for establishing and maintaining target language only in the immersion classroom
  • Receive extensive hands-on practice with TLSE/spontaneous gesturing, to improve your proficiency with ongoing gesturing with your class
  • Learn how to use authentic moments throughout the day to introduce, teach and practice new vocabulary
  • Learn how to adapt and develop daily routines in order to maximize oral production time for all students
  • Learn how to maximize language use through basic oral questions and other activities

Day 2 - Moving forward with the literacy program
In these sessions you will:
  • Look at how you can adapt language manipulation activities for use in center activities
  • Learn how to use story time to build story retelling skills
  • Learn how to use conversation partners to get students speaking in French to each other in a variety of contexts
  • Explore literacy activities in the AIM Immersion Guide

You will receive recordings of the sessions to view at your leisure for 90 days!


    BUNDLE your 2-day training with our 75-minute Specialty Sessions on August 26th!

    1-Day AIM Specialty Sessions (Regular Price $199.00)

    Each session will be 75 minutes long. You will receive a link to each of the 6 live sessions, and can attend whichever ones you likeSince some of these sessions will overlap, you will receive recordings of the sessions to view at your leisure for 90 days!


    Date: August 26, 2022

    PLENARY 7:15 am-7:30 am PST / 10:15 am-10:30am EST

    Workshop details

    1. Games in the AIM Classroom - 7:30am-8:45am PST / 10:30am-11:45pm EST with Dan Bart, Certified AIM teacher/facilitator

    Prerequisite: For teachers of Core French and French Immersion, (Grades 2 and up), who have taken the Beginner Foundations or live Beginner Training.

    In this 75-minute session, you will:

    • observe and learn several fun and motivating games developed by Dan Bart, Richard Smith and Karen Oraas as well as:
    • learn how games are incorporated into the AIM classroom using AIM techniques such as TLSE
    • understand how games can be used to review taught material and target language
    • learn why games are so useful for supporting engagement, variety, and spontaneity in the second language classroom.

    2. Classroom Management - 8:55 am-10:05 pm PST / 11:55am-1:05 pm EST
    with Pauline Galea, AIM certified Teacher/Mentor, host of Parlez avec Pauline

    Prerequisite: For teachers of Core French/FSL or Immersion students (Grades 2 and up) who have taken the Beginner Foundations or live Beginner Training.

    In this 75-minute session, we will focus on:

    • reviewing the AIM strategies and techniques designed to support your classroom management
    • introducing new strategies developed that have worked effectively such as 'le prof du jour'
    • sharing with each other additional systems and strategies that have been effective

    3. Assessment with AIM - 10:15 am-11:30 pm PST / 1:15pm-2:30pm EST
    with Cheryl Roper, AIM Certified Teacher/Mentor, MS - Curriculum & Instruction, Experienced High School French Teacher, WA State

    Prerequisite: For teachers of Core French/FSL or Immersion students (Grades 5 and up) who have taken the Beginner Foundations or live Beginner Training.

    In this 75-minute session, we will focus on:

    • daily formative assessment and effective use of systems that support the target language only goal
    • how to incorporate meaningful assessments that focus on student growth
    • student self-assessment and goal setting


    4. Activity Extensions and Leadership opportunities - 11:40 pm-12:55 pm PST / 2:40 pm-3:55 pm EST
    with Dan Bart, Certified AIM teacher/facilitator

    Prerequisite: For teachers of Core French and French Immersion, (Grades 2 and up), who have experience with teaching AIM

    In this 75-minute session, you will:

    • learn how to extend the tasks in the student activity sheets into creative and engaging partner activities that provide
    • view opportunities for the students to create original sentences
    • learn how to create a forum for students to demonstrate their knowledge to and review language points for classmates
    • understand how to seize upon spontaneous teachable moments for groups to earn participation points
    • view assessment as learning opportunities through self-and class correction receive clarification as to which language points need reteaching


    5. Incorporating AIM readers in your classroom - 1:05 pm-2:20 pm PST / 4:05 pm-5:20 pm EST
    with Cheryl Roper, AIM Certified Teacher/Mentor, MS - Curriculum & Instruction, Experienced High School French Teacher, WA State

    Prerequisite: For teachers of Core French and French Immersion, (Grades 2 and up), who have taken the Beginner Foundations or live Beginner Training.

    In this 75-minute session, we will focus on:

    • how the wide variety of AIM readers can promote literacy in all ability levels
    • how to incorporate readers for full class or small group instruction
    • how to use the readers in classes of mixed ability levels

     

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    Refund Policy: 
    Up to 2 weeks prior 90% refunded.
    No refunds two weeks prior to Winter Institute.