$399.00
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Beginner - 2 Day Training - French Immersion (Grades K-2)
with Ann Chiasson, author of our new Immersion Teacher's Guides in our Immersion Kit

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: Saturday, February 5 & Saturday, February 12, 2022
Times: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST / 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST

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PLENARY 8:00 am-8:30 am PST / 11:00 am-11:30pm EST

Day 1
Classroom Routines and Oral Language development

In these sessions, we will focus on:

  • developing oral language skills through the extensive use of the Gesture Approach
  • learning gestures and how to use them to effectively helps students develop oral language skills
  • simplifying the language so that you may engage exclusively in the Target language with students
  • implementing effective AIM Routines for engagement and successful classroom management
  • using Transition songs develop language skills and create a sense of security and predictability

Day 2
Centre Activities!

In these sessions, we will focus on:

  • the continued development oral language skills
  • how to model activities so that students may effectively engage in centre activities exclusively in French
  • how to ensure that students engage in French only in all activities
  • AIM activities that develop written language skills
  • a variety of concrete activities that take the AIM philosophy into the teaching of social studies, math, science, art and language arts

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 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 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) - 7:00am-8:20am PST / 10:00am-11:20pm EST
with Wendy Maxwell, Creator of the AIM
For teachers of Core French/FSL or Immersion students (Grades K and up) who have taken the Beginner Foundations or live Beginner Training. In this 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. Games in the AIM Classroom - 8:30am-9:50am PST / 11:30am-12:50pm 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 80-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

3. Grammar and the AIM -10:00am-11:20am PST/1:00pm-2:20pm 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 80-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

4. Classroom Management - 11:30am-12:50pm PST/ 2:30pm-3:50pm 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 80-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

5. Assessment with AIM - 1:00pm-2:20pm PST / 4:00pm-5:20pm 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 80-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

 

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