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JJ Epperson shares strategies that she uses to successfully retain students in her language program.

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Kristy Placido shares an engaging and easy way to review information in a way that gets students up on their feet and interacting in the target language.

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Kristy Placido provides an overview to the Frida Selfie Project from the Fluency Matters Teacher’s Guide for the comprehension-based reader, Frida Kahlo, written by Kristy Placido. Learn how Kristy helps students connect to the text and to Frida through this innovative activity that not only facilitates language acquisition but also teaches about art and culture as well.

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Videos are an ideal tool to engage students, provide comprehensible input and facilitate continuous interaction in L2. Learn how to use videos to inspire interpersonal communication and exceed the 90% target. From previews to reviews, participants will see exactly how to set the stage for blockbuster acquisition!

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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.