Christina Ennis

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Student engagement is easy when classroom content encompasses their strengths and passions. In addition to acquiring language every day in our classrooms, they can also be developing skills in other disciplines. In this session we will look at the wealth of resources available through National Geographic Education and how they connect to Fluency Matters reading materials. Language acquisition can occur with any engaging story, why not use stories of our living planet. Participants will also explore the National Geographic certification process, its application to our classroom curriculum, and the benefits of becoming certified.

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Teachers can deliver perfect, sheltered, compelling, comprehensible input all day every day, but if the classroom is not set up as a community, where students and teachers have a mutual respect for each other the input will not be acquired. This presentation will explore ten key components to a rock solid management system which, when implemented correctly, establishes a sense of community which in turn maximizes student engagement, enthusiasm, and acquisition. Delivering quality compelling comprehensible input is so much easier if the classroom is on board and eager to acquire!

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Teachers can deliver perfect, sheltered, compelling, comprehensible input all day every day, but if the classroom is not set up as a community, where students and teachers have a mutual respect for each other the input will not be acquired. This presentation will explore ten key components to a rock solid management system which, when implemented correctly, establishes a sense of community which in turn maximizes student engagement, enthusiasm, and acquisition. Delivering quality compelling comprehensible input is so much easier if the classroom is on board and eager to acquire!

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Games serve as an interactive and fun way to teach for proficiency and provide additional CI of structures and vocabulary found in novels, class stories, and MovieTalks. In this webinar you will learn about 10+ energizing games to play in the target language that engage the students, focus on comprehensible input, and create class community. It'll be a "game-changer".

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Classroom management is a learned skill. No one is born a great classroom manager. With help, anyone can learn key skills needed to manage any classroom in any environment. As a veteran of urban education and having taught in some of the most challenging teaching environments there are, I have learned the MOST essential skills that all teachers need in order to have great classroom management. In this webinar, I will teach those skills with step by step instructions, videos, demonstrations, and frameworks. By the end of this two part seminar, teachers will be able to improve their classroom management immediately so that learning and joy can take place.

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Classroom management is a learned skill. No one is born a great classroom manager. With help, anyone can learn key skills needed to manage any classroom in any environment. As a veteran of urban education and having taught in some of the most challenging teaching environments there are, I have learned the MOST essential skills that all teachers need in order to have great classroom management. In this webinar, I will teach those skills with step by step instructions, videos, demonstrations, and frameworks. By the end of this two part seminar, teachers will be able to improve their classroom management immediately so that learning and joy can take place.

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Building a successful Advanced Placement program has to start at the novice level. In this webinar, Darcy Pippins will walk you through her AP curriculum starting at level 1. Participants will see examples of CI activities, strategies and techniques used in language classes that are designed to support students in achieving advanced-level proficiency and passing the AP Language and Culture Exams. See how this AP teacher incorporates the 6 AP themes, and speaking, reading, writing and listening in her classes without teaching explicit grammar.

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See how Emily Ibrahim adapts a popular wedding game for use in the language classroom. It’s a great input-driven activity sure to build interpretive and interpersonal communication skills.

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Faith Laux shares a novel way to get students (re)reading a text and subsequently talking about it.

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Faith Laux shares helpful tips for organizing the books in your FVR (Free Voluntary Reading Library).