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Chattanooga, TN -- Teaching for Proficiency Workshop

  • Wed, October 31, 2018
  • 8:00 AM
  • Thu, November 01, 2018
  • 4:00 PM
  • St. Nicholas School- 7525 Mintom Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37421
  • 22

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Learn engaging strategies to lift your students' language proficiency into higher orbit!!

Learn how to teach for proficiency  - guiding your students to interact in the language, using it to communicate about real ideas from day one of class.  

Learn how to build literacy from the very first days of class - co-writing meaningful texts in a gradual release of responsibility model and following up with reading extension activities.

Learn how to make academic content and academic language accessible to your students, to prepare them for advanced work in the language.

Learn foundational skills to speak comprehensibly to your students - even beginners.

Day One:

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Demonstrations
Community Building in the Target Language - Card Talk
Literacy from Day One - Write and Discuss and Reading Options
Routines to Build Community in the Target Language - Small Talk
Creating Characters and Stories - One Word Images and Stories
Daily Assessments and Summative Portfolio Assessments

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM - Teacher Talk:  How it Works and Why it Works
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Guided Partner Coaching


Day Two: 
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM -
Demonstrations
Teaching Culture, Geography, History, and Folklore in the Target Language
Look and Discuss - Picture Talk and Movie Talk
Class Yearbooks - Special Person Plus Literacy
Creating Characters and Stories with Individual Characters


1:30 PM to 3:30 PM - Teacher Talk:  Assessment, Classroom Management, and Minimizing Your Planning But Still Having a Plan
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Guided Partner Coaching


  • Coffee and Lunch Included
  • $275 per person
  • Student Teacher/Retired Discount - contact Kim at kim@westsidesec.com for details

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