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Live In-Person - Unleash the Power of AIM...for Teaching Languages (Edmonton, AB)
Unleash the Power of the AIM!
For Beginner and Experienced AIM French Teachers
*If you register before May 31st, you will receive a complimentary AIM Kit Portal with 32 Student Access.
August 14th, 2018 - August 15th, 2018 in Edmonton, AB.
At: The Languages Center at Woodcroft 13750 Woodcroft Ave., Edmonton AB
9:00am - 3:00pm each day
Breakfast and lunch are included in the workshop price. Continental Breakfast @ 8:30am
This interactive and practical workshop will give you the opportunity to discover and try some of the AIM’s innovative techniques. Learn the unique tools and strategies used in an AIM classroom.
Facilitators: Wendy Maxwell for Beginner & Rhonda Murphy for Experienced
A wealth of topics will be covered for both new and experienced AIM teachers.
AIM is a balanced literacyapproach 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 French and how to establish (painlessly!) a French-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
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 techniquesto ensure a target-language only classroom
further their understanding ofAIM'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!