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Level 3 - 2 Day Training - Up Your AIM Game - FRENCH 
with Wendy Maxwell, Creator of the AIM

Have you been teaching AIM for at least 1 year? Are you confidently using the Gesture Approach in your classroom? If you and your students are consistently using the target language only in class and if you understand how to differentiate through total and partial questions, you are ready to deepen your AIM knowledge. Up your AIM Game is the course for you!

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 24 & 25, 2022 (Two six-hour days of training)
Times: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST / 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST


PLENARY 8:00 am-8:30 am PST / 11:00 am-11:30pm EST
Day 1
Moving students forward with oral language development

In these sessions you will:
  • learn fun AIM activities and games that promote oral language development 
  • learn how to implement engaging vocabulary-building activities
  • review how to maximize oral language production in order to develop strong oral proficiency
  • understand how to continue to refine oral language skills/grammar knowledge through AIM's three-step inductive approach
  • learn how to help students take ownership over their learning

Day 2:
Promoting creativity with the language in oral and written activities

In these sessions you will:
  • learn how to effectively engage in one of the most important (and fun!) AIM activities - Written Story Extension...and Book Publishing!
  • learn how to teach the editing process through AIM's règles en rap as well as the error correction code
  • gain ideas as to how manage effectively partner/group activity time, maintaining the target language only through new AIM systems beyond les cartes
  • learn about AIM's assessment and student self-assessment tools as well as Portfolio Assessment

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


    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 5 live sessions, and can attend whichever ones you likeSince some of these sessions will overlap, you will receive recordings of each session 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 Summer Institute.