$199.00
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1-day AIM Specialty Sessions

Note: Teachers must have attended at minimum one Beginner AIM Training (live online or in-person) to attend these sessions.

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 like. Since some of these sessions will overlap, you will receive recordings of the sessions to view at your leisure for 90 days!

Cost: $199.00 per teacher for all 6 courses

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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 - 9:10am-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 - 10:50am-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 - 10:50am-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

 

You can bundle this product with any 2-Day Training Session for $549.00.
To do so, you must order your bundle at one of the links below:
Beginner - 2 Day Training - French
Beginner -2 Day Training - French Immersion (K-2)
Beginner - 2 Day Training - Spanish
Next Steps - 2 Day Training - Up your Game with AIM - FRENCH
Next Steps - 2 Day Training - Up your Game with AIM - FRENCH IMMERSION
Next Steps - 2 Day Training - Up your Game with AIM - SPANISH

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