• Live In-Person - AIM Summer Institute US 2018

      $525.00 $649.00

    • Jacksonville Florida

      From Saturday, June 23, 2018 to Sunday, June 24, 2018

      Languages covered: *Spanish (Beginner and Experienced), French (Beginner
      and Experienced), *Mandarin. 

      *Important: Some courses will require a minimum amount of participants to run. We will let you know by April 30th, 2018 if any of the above languages will no longer be offered.

      The AIM Summer Institute US is an action-packed conference held over two days to provide teachers from around the world with the opportunity to work directly with AIM experts in hands-on and specialized workshops.

      The Summer Institute will enable new teachers to learn about the unique techniques and strategies used in the AIM, and experienced teachers to deepen their knowledge and skills.

      Connect and share best practices with teachers from across North America and around the world who share a passion for languages and innovative teaching practices

      AIM is a balanced literacy approach that uses effective strategies and techniques to accelerate language acquisition. Through its multimodal design, AIM is a program that provides support for all learners with varying learning styles, intelligences and strengths. Embedded in the design of the program are many principles of Universal Design for Learning and AIM has proven to be successful at ensuring that inclusion is possible in a second language classroom.


      Teachers new to AIM will learn:

      • gestures from Wendy Maxwell’s 'Gesture Approach'
      • how to get your students speaking the target language and how to establish (painlessly!) a target language-only classroom environment from the very first day of classes
      • to scaffold activities to ensure maximum student confidence and success
      • to use music and choreography as part of the AIM
      • how to work with AIM plays at the beginning levels
      • how to model hasic language manipulation activities
      • how to maximize use of gestures and have students talking with you at all times!
      • how to introduce story retelling 
      • how to get language production from shy and behaviourally-challenged students
      • how to correct work with an emphasis on error analysis as a way to refine grammar knowledge in context
      • how the AIM ensures that proficiency develops so that students can engage in authentic tasks right from the beginning
      • Learn how AIM aligns with American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL

      Experienced AIM teachers will: 

      • work in groups to discover what they know and what they still need to learn about AIM
      • review and articulate the key strategies for success with AIM
      • get hands-on practice with new, more advanced and challenging AIM  activities
      • work in groups to analyse teacher classroom videos and critique the implementation of the methodology, while reflecting on their own practice
      • learn to improve questioning techniques with AIM
      • learn to be successful with spontaneous gesturing - AIM-ifying anything we wish!
      • learn additional techniques to ensure a  target-language only classroom
      • further their understanding of AIM's three-step inductive approach to grammar
      • receive in-depth practice with AIM's most important activity;  creative storytelling - retelling and extension as well as book publishing!

      Bolles School

      Upper School 
      San Jose Campus
      7400 San Jose Boulevard
      Jacksonville, FL 32217
      T: 904-733-9292


      Arrival/Package Pickup

      June 23rd, 2018, 8:00am - 9:00am


      Breakfast and lunch are included in the conference price.
      Dinner is optional.

      Snack breaks provided throughout the conference

      Hotel Recommendation

      Doubletree by Hilton - Jacksonville Riverfront

      Special AIM group rate: $109.00 for Queen, King or Double Room, $119.00 for King or Double Riverfront, $129 for Jr. King Suite Riverfront.

      All rates are based on single or double occupancy, special rate valid 3 days before and three after the AIM Summer Institute US. Discounted self-parking rate of $6 daily and 20% discounted breakfast coupons available for St. John's Provision Co.


      Reservations may be made, modified, or cancelled by individuals using a web link below. Individuals will also be able to make reservations by calling 800-222-TREE (8733). Guests should ask for the AIM - Accelerative Integrated Method group. Reservations must be made before the cut-off date of 2018-05-23 in order to be eligible for the group rate.


      In the event a guest who has requested a room within your block checks out prior to his or her reserved departure date, the Hotel will may opt to add an early departure fee of $50 to that guest’s individual account. Guests wishing to avoid an early departure fee should advise the Hotel at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay. 72 hour cancellation notice, and the group rate cutoff date of May 23rd, 2018.


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      There is a shuttle service from the airport for all hotels. It's $20 for the first person, and $8 thereafter if there is a group arriving. 

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      Cancellation Policy:

      Up to one week before date of workshop: 90% REFUND.

      No Refund if cancellation less than seven days before workshop.

      Note: We have availability in all workshops unless noted as "SOLD OUT".


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