Step-by-Step Skills Training
Day three in the professional development series, Language Learning Redefined: Proficiency Through Global Studies.
Jan will design training and coaching sessions to fit the skills areas YOU request. Where do your teachers need support to feel more confident?
Teachers have a whole new mindset about language teaching and learning after experiencing CI (Comprehensible Input) and CBS (Content-Based Storytelling) training. They need time to try out the new strategies in their own classrooms. Research shows that ongoing professional development with support is the most effective way to learn new skills, refine techniques and make the changes that impact student achievement.
What will teachers learn during Skills Training and Coaching?
The follow-up workshop day will be tailored to address specific areas of need requested after teachers have been using the techniques in real classroom situations.
Frequently requested topics:
- Designing units using stories and other comprehensible input strategies as the format with content knowledge and language skills as outcomes: planning instruction, delivering instruction, assessing student learning
- Rethinking the scope and sequence of language courses to reflect the natural language acquisition and skill development processes
- Developing communicative fluency by emphasizing high-frequency vocabulary and structures
- Compare creating stories for telling vs. stories for reading
- Interactive Mini Lecture (IML) – a strategy to teach topics like geographical facts, the sequence of historical events, biographical information, diverse perspectives of a social issue, etc.
- Creating balances between social language and academic language, fiction and nonfiction
- Begin exploring an articulated sequence of language proficiency outcomes and cultural knowledge