From Saturday, June 23, 2018 to Sunday, June 24, 2018
Languages covered: *Spanish (Beginner and Experienced), French (Beginner and Experienced), *Mandarin.
*Important: Some courses will require a minimum amount of participants to run. We will let you know by April 30th, 2018 if any of the above languages will no longer be offered.
The AIM Summer Institute US is an action-packed conference held over two days to provide teachers from around the world with the opportunity to work directly with AIM experts in hands-on and specialized workshops.
The Summer Institute will enable new teachers to learn about the unique techniques and strategies used in the AIM, and experienced teachers to deepen their knowledge and skills.
Connect and share best practices with teachers from across North America and around the world who share a passion for languages and innovative teaching practices
AIM is a balanced literacyapproach that uses effective strategies and techniques to accelerate language acquisition. Through its multimodal design, AIM is a program that provides support for all learners with varying learning styles, intelligences and strengths. Embedded in the design of the program are many principles of Universal Design for Learning and AIM has proven to be successful at ensuring that inclusion is possible in a second language classroom.
Teachers new to AIM will learn:
gestures from Wendy Maxwell’s 'Gesture Approach'
how to get your students speaking the target language and how to establish (painlessly!) a target language-only classroom environment from the very first day of classes
to scaffold activities to ensure maximum student confidence and success
to use music and choreography as part of the AIM
how to work with AIM plays at the beginning levels
how to model hasic language manipulation activities
how to maximize use of gestures and have students talking with you at all times!
how to introduce story retelling
how to get language production from shy and behaviourally-challenged students
how to correct work with an emphasis on error analysis as a way to refine grammar knowledge in context
how the AIM ensures that proficiency develops so that students can engage in authentic tasks right from the beginning
Learn how AIM aligns with American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Experienced AIM teachers will:
work in groups to discover what they know and what they still need to learn about AIM
review and articulate the key strategies for success with AIM
get hands-on practice with new, more advanced and challenging AIM activities
work in groups to analyse teacher classroom videos and critique the implementation of the methodology, while reflecting on their own practice
learn to improve questioning techniques with AIM
learn to be successful with spontaneous gesturing - AIM-ifying anything we wish!
learn additional techniquesto ensure a target-language only classroom
further their understanding ofAIM's three-step inductive approach to grammar
receive in-depth practice with AIM's most important activity; creative storytelling - retelling and extension as well as book publishing!
Upper School San Jose Campus 7400 San Jose Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32217 T: 904-733-9292
June 23rd, 2018, 8:00am - 9:00am
Breakfast and lunch are included in the conference price. Dinner is optional.
Snack breaks provided throughout the conference
Doubletree by Hilton - Jacksonville Riverfront
Special AIM group rate: $109.00 for Queen, King or Double Room, $119.00 for King or Double Riverfront, $129 for Jr. King Suite Riverfront.
All rates are based on single or double occupancy, special rate valid 3 days before and three after the AIM Summer Institute US. Discounted self-parking rate of $6 daily and 20% discounted breakfast coupons available for St. John's Provision Co.
Reservations may be made, modified, or cancelled by individuals using a web link below. Individuals will also be able to make reservations by calling 800-222-TREE (8733). Guests should ask for the AIM - Accelerative Integrated Method group. Reservations must be made before the cut-off date of 2018-05-23 in order to be eligible for the group rate.
In the event a guest who has requested a room within your block checks out prior to his or her reserved departure date, the Hotel will may opt to add an early departure fee of $50 to that guest’s individual account. Guests wishing to avoid an early departure fee should advise the Hotel at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay. 72 hour cancellation notice, and the group rate cutoff date of May 23rd, 2018.