$415.00
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Beginner - 2 Day Training - Beginner French Immersion (Grades K-2)
with Ann Chiasson, author of our new Immersion Teacher's Guides in our Immersion Kit

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
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

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.