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Level 2 - 2 Day Training - Refresh, Reinforce and Consolidate - SPANISH 
with Edite Sammons, AIM Chief Curriculum Consultant (with Kristi Krupa-Griffith)

Are you ready to improve your AIM teaching practice? A refresher is just what you need! This course will reinforce the AIM approach and will help you drive deeper student engagement.

This is a NEW workshop for AIM teachers! It is designed to provide extensive hands-on experience with a few aspects of AIM that teachers often need to review and reinforce. It is a preparatory workshop for success with Level 3 Up your Game with AIM workshop, which we are modifying to meet the needs of more experienced AIM teachers.

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: Sunday, January 22 & Sunday, January 29, 2023
Times: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST / 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST

Day 1
Moving students forward with oral language development

In these sessions you will:
  • review and extend your knowledge of AIM techniques and strategies to develop oral language proficiency
  • learn how to ensure that students maintain the target language only and improve their oral language skills!
  • learn fun AIM games that promote oral language development
  • how to begin to refine oral language skills/grammar knowledge through AIM's three-step inductive approach

Day 2:
Promoting creativity with the language in oral and written activities

In these sessions you will:
  • learn how to effectively engage in the most important (and fun!)AIM activity - Oral and Written Story retelling/Extension...and Book Publishing!
  • experience how to develop students' written language accuracy/creativity
  • gain ideas as to how manage effectively partner/group activity time, maintaining the target language only through AIM systems
  • learn about AIM's assessment and student self-assessment tool

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



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