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Next Steps - 2 Day Training - Up your Game with AIM - SPANISH 
Kem Opperman-Torres, Certified AIM Teacher/Mentor, Louisiana

IMPORTANT!!! Up your Game with AIM prerequisites:

You are qualified to register for Up Your Game with AIM sessions if you:
  • have implemented the AIM in full for at least one year - two Step Kits minimum
  • introduced all basic written language manipulation activities and are happy with student's ability to complete them 
  • know all the gestures well from Steps 1 and 2 Kits
  • understand how to differentiate through total and partial questions
  • can gesture everything you communicate to your students
What if I do not qualify?
Please register for the Beginner Sessions to further deepen your understanding of the basics of the methodology. There is always something new to learn! As you gain experience with AIM, you come to better understand the concepts explained in the Beginner Sessions, so that you may move forward with your successful implementation.


Cost: $399.00 per teacher / Includes AIM Teacher Training Modules (Value $129.00) or you can bundle with our 1-Day AIM Specialty Sessions for $549.00.

Dates: Sunday, February 6 & Sunday, February 13, 2022
Times: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST / 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST


Day 1
Moving students forward with oral language development

In these sessions you will:
  • review and extend your knowledge of AIM techniques and strategies to develop oral language proficiency
  • learn how to ensure that students maintain the target language only and improve their oral language skills!
  • learn fun AIM games that promote oral language development
  • how to begin to refine oral language skills/grammar knowledge through AIM's three-step inductive approach

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

In these sessions you will:
  • learn how to effectively engage in the most important (and fun!)AIM activity - Oral and Written Story retelling/Extension...and Book Publishing!
  • experience how to develop students' written language accuracy/creativity
  • gain ideas as to how manage effectively partner/group activity time, maintaining the target language only through AIM systems
  • learn about AIM's assessment and student self-assessment tool

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


    BUNDLE your 2-day training with our 90-minute Specialty Sessions on February 26th!

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

    Each session will be 90 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: February 26, 2022

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


    1. Hands-on Gesture Practice in French with Wendy! (not recorded) - 7:30am-9:00am PST / 10:30am-12:00pm EST
    with Wendy Maxwell, Creator of the AIM

    Prerequisite: For teachers of Core French/FSL or Immersion students (Grades K and up) who have taken the Beginner live online or Beginner in-person training.

    In this 90-minute interactive session, Wendy will review important high-frequency gestures. You will practise teacher-led self-expression, how to vary your gesture reviews, how to conduct Les contraires reviews and some targeted work with gestures relating to grammar. Wendy will also take requests based on the needs/interests of the group!

    2. Assessment with AIM - 7:30am-9:00am PST / 10:30am-12:00pm 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 90-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

    3. Games in the AIM Classroom - 9:10pm-10:40pm PST / 12:10pm-1:40pm EST
    with Vicky Mercier, Core French AIM teacher at the TDSB, grades 4-8

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

    In this 90-minute session, you will learn:

    • a series of fun and engaging games, developed by Dan Bart, Richard Smith Karen Oraas, to motivate your students in the target language
    • strategies to organize and implement a variety of games
    • how games can engage even the most reluctant learner

    4. Grammar and the AIM - 10:50pm-12:20pm PST / 1:50pm-3:20pm EST
    with Edite Sammons, AIM Chief Curriculum Consultant

    Prerequisite: For teachers of Core French/FSL or Immersion students (Grades 3 and up) who have taken the Beginner Foundations or live Beginner Training.

    In this 90-minute session, we will focus on:
    • work with the AIM’s inductive Approach to Grammar
    • use the error correction code to help students reflect on their learning
    • develop improved grammar understanding through targeted gesture reviews

    5. Organizing your Café théâtre - 10:50pm-12:20pm PST / 1:50pm-3:20pm EST
    with Wendy Maxwell, Creator of the AIM

    Prerequisite: For teachers of Core French/FSL or Immersion students (Grades 3 and up) who have attended the Beginner live online or Beginner in-person training.

    In this 90-minute session, we will focus on:

    • learn how to prepare students for the event
    • experience how to organize the flow and series of presentations for the café
    • view footage of all aspects of an authentic café théâtre presentation to parents!

    6. Classroom Management - 12:30pm-2:00pm PST / 3:30pm-5:00pm 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 90-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

     

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