$415.00
 
Level 1 - 2 Day Training - Beginner French (Core/FSL Grades K-11)
with Wendy Maxwell, Creator of the AIM
 
Cost: $415.00 per teacher (Includes 3 months' access to AIM Teacher Training Modules) or you can bundle with our 1-Day AIM Specialty Sessions for $575.00.

Dates: Saturday, January 21 & Saturday, January 28, 2023
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
Develop oral language skills

In these sessions you will:
  • review the key principles, strategies and techniques of the methodology
  • show how to accelerate the development of language proficiency through the Gesture Approach
  • demonstrate how to use gestures spontaneously to create authentic interactions and proficiency
  • show how rhythm, rhyme and music may effectively increase engagement and the development of language skills
Day 2

Help students develop written proficiency

In these sessions you will:

  • effectively use the Partner/Group Activities Book
  • seamlessly segué from oral to written activities
  • model written activities so that students may effectively engage in partner/group activities exclusively in French
  • implement systems to help students monitor their exclusive use of the Target Language only

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 February 4th!

    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 the sessions to view at your leisure for 90 days!

    Date: February 4, 2023

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


    1. Hands-on Gesture Practice in French with Wendy & Hands-on Gesture Practice in Spanish with Kem - 7:30am-9:00am PST / 10:30am-12:00pm EST
    with Wendy Maxwell, Creator of the AIM and Kem Opperman Torres, Certified AIM teacher/facilitator

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

    In this 75-minute interactive session, Wendy (French)/Kem (Spanish) will review important high-frequency gestures. You will practise teacher-led self-expression, how to vary your gesture reviews, how to conduct an 'Opposites Review' and some targeted work with gestures relating to grammar. Wendy/Kem will also take requests based on the needs/interests of the group!


      2. 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 75-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


        3. 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 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

        Sessions 4 & 5 TBA

         

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