CI-based Approaches

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See engagement tools in action and discover simple techniques to establish rapport, regardless of your teaching environment. Experience a Fluency Matters E-Course as a learner and learn how to navigate your own E-Course.

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What can educators do to ensure maximum success for ALL students regardless of literacy level and linguistic ability? This session will examine practical strategies to differentiate for greater language acquisition resulting in higher student investment. Examine and apply strategies to differentiate CI activities for students and empower them to move up to the next level of proficiency!

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Attendees will learn what happens in your brain when you acquire a second language, and how to use that knowledge to maximize learning potential in the classroom. The impact of brain-based learning will be experienced in the session, and teachers will leave with ways to apply their knowledge in their classrooms immediately.

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Connie Navarro observes hundreds of language classrooms and observes characteristics of a successful language teachers. She also observes factors that prevent teachers from becoming highly effective educators. Learn how you can help your student reach their full potential.

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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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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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In this session, Susan Gross will share helpful information for using the Target Language from Day One. Susan shares special insight about what is really going on in students' heads on the first day of school. Learn how to handle those first-day jitters and to get your students understanding and responding in L2 from Day One!

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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.