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Are you thinking that you might be back teaching online in the fall or the winter? Are you using and/or considering using an E-course? The E-courses are excellent; they are asynchronous and not driven by the teacher. In this session, I will share asynchronous and synchronous activities that will help deepen comprehension and engage learners.

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This webinar will provide ample ideas for incorporating novels into your current instruction/curriculum. Learn how to select appropriate novels, how to tie them to your existing curriculum, how to enhance acquisition through simple, yet powerful reading strategies and how to engage all students, regardless of reading ability, through activities that will result in 100% comprehension and enjoyment.

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Kristy Placido demonstrates how to generate interest and motivate students to read a novel by creating multi-faceted units using a novel as the core of the curriculum. Learn how to use a variety of resources to build comprehensive units that will prepare students for AP/upper level study and result in extraordinary results on the AAPPL (ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages). Kristy will share powerful tips for incorporating #authres, such as music, commercials, movie trailers and a myriad of other resources into your repertoire.

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Join Sharon Birch, Cindy Hitz and Kristy Placido for two live webinars on how to teach 'Robo en la Noche' (by Kristy Placido), 'Noche de Oro' (by Kristy Placido) and 'Esperanza' (by Carol Gaab). These seasoned teachers have developed powerful lessons to enrich instruction, ensure student engagement and deepen comprehension of these novels. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from these highly successful CI teachers as they share their unique perspectives on selecting a novel, determining topics to study, how to launch a novel, how to pre-teach vocabulary, and how to use the novels to facilitate measurable proficiency.

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Katie Baker shares ideas for teaching the Fluency Matters novel ‘El Ekeko: Un misterio boliviano' (by Katie Baker). Learn how to ignite interest in the novel topic and how to inspire students by weaving a rich tapestry of language, culture and reading!

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Carol Gaab demonstrates how to connect to the character(s) and the text, how to increase comprehension and how to inspire HOT (higher order thinking). Learn how to prepare the class using strategic pre-reading activities and how to engage even your most reluctant readers/learners. Carol will highlight key events from each book in the series and share a host of engaging 'tricks' to increase emotional engagement, deepen comprehension and facilitate SLA (second language acquisition).

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Join Carrie for a live webinar on how to teach a novel. Carrie will demonstrate how to plan for a read with IB and AP themes in mind. Learn how to prepare students for any read, how to build background knowledge and how to weave rich cultural components into your instruction. Get the inside scoop on how Carrie’s students achieved amazing results on the AAPPL (ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages) using compelling leveled readers like Bianca Nieves and La Calaca Alegre. Discover how easy it is to meet ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards and facilitate SLA in the WL classroom!

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First impressions are crucial to establishing a foundation of trust and respect, and what you do during the first week of school will have a tremendous impact on student attitudes/achievement. Start the school year (or re-ignite mid-year) with a high level of success and motivation by activating learners from day one! In this webinar, you will learn strategies and activities that will engage students, facilitate immediate language acquisition and result in positive and confident attitudes toward your class and the rest of the year!

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If you were inspired by iFLT 2016 (or other trainings) but have hit a few bumps in the road as you implement new ideas and strategies, you won't want to miss this webinar! The presenters will share tips & tricks to help you through the rough spots as you transition to CI-centered / research-informed instruction.

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Are you tired of new technologies that leave you scratching your head and thinking "this is very cool but I don't have the time to learn it"? Believe it or not, there are some things you may not have heard of that could actually SAVE you time and make everyone envious of your techie skills! Discover easy tech tools to create lessons that are embedded in comprehensible, compelling input in both written and verbal forms.