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Level 3 - 2-Day Training - Up Your AIM Game - FRENCH 
with Jen McKinney

Have you been teaching AIM for at least 2 years and have you used at minimum and Step 2 and Step 3 Kit? We will be demonstrating activities from Kits Steps 3 and 4, so your preparedness is essential to your success and the success of others in the workshop. 

Come for one day, two days, or all three!

  • Three-Day Core+Specialty Sessions
  • Two-Day Core AIM Sessions
  • One-Day Specialty Sessions
-Tier 1 (Extra Early Bird) - Pricing to April 30, 2023
  • Three-Day $749
  • Two-Day $549
  • One-Day $250

-Tier 2 (Early Bird) - Pricing for May 1st - June 30, 2023

  • Three-Day $799
  • Two-Day $599
  • One-Day $250
-Tier 3 - Pricing after June 30, 2023
  • Three-Day $849
  • Two-Day $649
  • One-Day $250

Note: B.C. Teachers may apply for a Bursary to cover the cost of the Workshop plus travel expenses! Limited availability, so apply TODAY.
Other Provinces: We encourage you to contact your local federation as there are often professional development bursaries available.

Dates: August 13 & 14, 2023 (Two seven-hour days of training/networking)
Times: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Location: Glendon College, Toronto
Accommodations are available on campus for $44 (plus tax) per night.
Rooms may be booked beginning in May. Please check back here for the link at that time.

PLENARY 8:30 am-9:00 am

Day 1
Moving students forward with oral language development

In these sessions you will:
  • learn fun AIM activities and games that promote oral language development 
  • learn how to implement engaging vocabulary-building activities
  • review how to maximize oral language production in order to develop strong oral proficiency
  • understand how to continue to refine oral language skills/grammar knowledge through AIM's three-step inductive approach
  • learn how to help students take ownership over their learning

Day 2:
Promoting creativity with the language in oral and written activities

In these sessions you will:
  • learn how to effectively engage in one of the most important (and fun!) AIM activities - Written Story Extension...and Book Publishing!
  • learn how to teach the editing process through AIM's règles en rap as well as the error correction code
  • gain ideas as to how manage effectively partner/group activity time, maintaining the target language only through new AIM systems beyond les cartes
  • learn about AIM's assessment and student self-assessment tools as well as Portfolio Assessment

    BUNDLE your 2-day training with our Specialty Sessions on August 15th!

    1-Day AIM Specialty Sessions (Regular Price $250.00)

    Date: August 15, 2023

    Registration (for new participants) -  8:00am

    Workshop details:

    1. Games in the AIM Classroom  with Dan Bart, Certified AIM teacher/facilitator

    Prerequisite: For teachers of Core French/FSL or Immersion students, (Grades 2 and up), who have taken Level 1 Beginner AIM Training.

    In this 90-minute session, you will:

    • observe and learn several fun and motivating games developed by Dan Bart, Richard Smith and Karen Oraas as well as:
    • learn how games are incorporated into the AIM classroom using AIM techniques such as TLSE
    • understand how games can be used to review taught material and target language
    • learn why games are so useful for supporting engagement, variety, and spontaneity in the second language classroom.

    2. Hands-on basic Gesture Practice with Wendy Maxwell, Creator of the AIM

    Prerequisite: For teachers of Core French/FSL or Immersion students (Grades 2 and up) who have taken Level 1 Beginner AIM Training.

    In this 90-minute interactive session, Wendy will review important high-frequency gestures. You will practise teacher-led self-expression, how to vary your gesture reviews, how to conduct an 'Opposites Review' and some targeted work with gestures relating to grammar. Wendy will also take requests based on the needs/interests of the group!

    3. Classroom Management - with Pauline Galea, AIM certified Teacher/Mentor, host of Parlez avec Pauline

    Prerequisite: For teachers of Core French/FSL or Immersion students (Grades 2 and up) who have taken Level 1 Beginner AIM Training.

    In this 90-minute session, we will focus on:

    • reviewing the AIM strategies and techniques designed to support your classroom management
    • introducing new strategies developed that have worked effectively such as 'le prof du jour'
    • sharing with each other additional systems and strategies that have been effective

    4. La vie en action ! Developing creativity with silent movies 
    with Richard Smith, Certified AIM teacher/facilitator

    Prerequisite: For teachers of Core French/FSL or Immersion students (Grades 2 and up) who have taken at minimum Level 2 Training and who have completed a Step 2 Kit or above, confidently implementing Story Retelling and Extension with their students.

    In this 90-minute session, Richard will show you how to use a silent movie to promote the development of descriptive vocabulary, thinking skills and creativity in a fun and motivating way! This workshop is for teachers whose students already have a developed proficiency in French and who have experienced both story retelling and story extension.

    5. On AIMe la cuisine ! Fun with Cooking in the AIM Classroom
    with Mardi Michels, AIM Certified Teacher/Facilitator and author of 'In the French Kitchen with Kids'

    Prerequisite: For teachers of Core French/FSL or Immersion students (Grades 2 and up) who have taken Level 1 Beginner AIM Training.

    In this 90-minute session, we will focus on:

    • Learn how to "AIM-ify" culture in the French classroom
    • Experience Mardi's units of study around cooking and food for the play Comment y aller and the reader, Jean-Michel, acrobate
    • Learn how to have students research typical ingredients and recipes, write research questions and present their knowledge in various formats (including "Tasty-style" cooking videos)
    • Learn how to structure a similar unit based on student interest and ability, all using the PDL to make the activities accessible to all



    Refund Policy: 
    Up to one week before date of workshop: 90% REFUND.
    No Refund if cancellation less than seven days before workshop.