CI-based Approaches

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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.

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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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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.

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If one movie can produce 170,000+ images, and a picture’s worth a thousand words, then how in the world can videos be acquisition-friendly? In this interactive session, you will learn how to create a wide variety of video-based lessons that are highly effective for sustaining interaction in the target language, inspiring higher-order thinking, engaging even hard-to-reach/teach students, and maximizing acquisition potential for all learners. Discover the secret to what a picture’s really worth…

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Boredom and lethargy have one thing in common: SCHOOL! In this enlightening session, Cindy will share a variety of fresh, innovative ways to provide CI, facilitate acquisition, assess, and consistently sustain student engagement and energy. Learn easy strategies to boost moods, promote optimum brain function and enhance conditions for successful language acquisition.

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Let me show you how to use different fun and enjoyable CI activities that add personalization and repetition, while staying in the target language. For years, I have been building a “bank” of my favorite CI activities that I have created or adapted from different blogs, workshops, and conferences that have become a powerful tool for my students. Come learn and practice with me and leave with ideas that can be used right away.

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Join Carrie, Leslie, and Kristy to learn powerful techniques for bolstering student engagement and enhancing acquisition through CI-driven Breakout EDU activities. Discover how easy it is naturally and efficiently inspire higher order thinking and facilitate acquisition in your own classroom through Breakout EDU.

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Get a glimpse into Annabelle’s classroom as she shares classroom video clips and subtle but powerful techniques that have brought her tremendous success in her classroom. Discover five strategies that will improve your instruction and are sure to inspire acquisition in your classroom.

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Join Kristy & Carol for a provocative webinar that will change your perspective on teaching languages. Learn ten insider secrets (so good they should be illegal!) on how to teach with success and confidence.

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Experience strategies that work with ALL language learners, regardless of age. Both the young and old respond to games, cell phones, spontaneity, songs, web 2.0, stuffed animals, reading and story time. Bring your crayons or your iPad and pick up a few ideas you can put into action immediately.