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Level 1 - 2 Day Training - Beginner Spanish
with Kem Opperman Torres (with Jenny Purath)

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 70-minute Specialty Sessions on February 4th!

      1-Day AIM Specialty Sessions (Regular Price $205.00)

      Each session will be 70 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 may overlap, you will receive recordings of the sessions to view at your leisure for 90 days!

      Date: February 4th, 2023

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

      1. Hands-on Gesture Practice - 7:30am-8:40am PST / 10:30am-11:40am EST
      with Wendy Maxwell, Creator of the AIM

      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 70-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 an 'Opposites Review' and some targeted work with gestures relating to grammar. Wendy will also take requests based on the needs/interests of the group!

      2. Grammar and the AIM - 8:50am-10:00am PST / 11:50am-1:00pm 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 70-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. Story Extension and Book Publishing - 10:10am-11:20am PST / 1:10pm-2:20pm EST
      with Wendy Maxwell, Creator of the AIM

      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 70-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

      4. Games in the AIM Classroom - 11:30am-12:40pm PST / 2:30pm-3:40pm EST
      with Cheryl Roper, 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 70-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

      5. How to use AIM Readers - 12:50pm-2:00pm PST / 3:50pm-5:00pm EST
      with Cheryl Roper, AIM Certified Teacher/Mentor, MS - Curriculum & Instruction, Experienced High School French Teacher, WA State

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

      In this 70-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.