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Christina Ennis | November 20, 2018
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).
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!
Christina Ennis | November 16, 2018
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!
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.
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.
In this session, Carol Gaab shares powerful techniques that will make story-asking more effective and easier to accomplish. Take the stress and the guess out of asking a story with these practical proven strategies.
This webinar will focus on effective techniques for differentiating language instruction, in addition to helping you articulate how you may already be differentiating instruction. Learn ten powerful, yet simple strategies for providing engaging and effective instruction for all students, not just the top 5% of the class. Discover how to engage and successfully reach all types of learners, regardless of perceived ability levels and learning styles.
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How do you know where to GO...if you don't know what they KNOW? Assessment is more than just tests and quizzes. In this webinar, you will learn some fantastically fun and easy ways to quickly and informally assess your students' progress as well as help them to assess their own skills and knowledge. You will soon discover that formative assessment will also help you to more effectively plan your daily instruction. No more surprises on test day!
This session will show participants little tips and tricks from a seasoned CI veteran on how to squeeze every last drop of potential CI from each class period. We will discuss using bellringers, using trends and viral videos, and planned conversations. We will search for those hidden moments where CI can be maximized. Participants will also see demonstrations of effective techniques for starting and sustaining good CI-heavy class discussions.