Inaugural Conference 2019
July 12-14, 2019 Sevilla, Spain
SESSIONS & WORKSHOPS
Interactive math in the immersion classroom - Hugo Fernandez
In this session, participants will learn how to use interactive formative activities to get students to understand, and use math concepts. Participants will leave with a series of learning models and digital resources to use in their classrooms.
Learning through play in the PK-K immersion classroom - Natalia and Amanda
In this session, participants will have the chance to experience the impact of interactive play focused on skill building and linguistic development for our youngest learners. Creative activities and methods using role play and thematic goal-based learning will be shared. Participants will collaborate to build their own models for play based learning.
Cooperative learning in the CLIL classroom - María Martínez
Cooperative learning helps to enhance language development and raises communication among students increasing opportunities for academic achievement. The main aim of this session is introducing cooperative instruction principles and analyze strategies for its implementation in the CLIL classroom.
It will be a dynamic and interactive session in which theory and practical examples will be embedded with active participation of all the attendees. Teachers will be provided with some ready to use materials and
Building and implementing learning centers - Amanda and Maria
In this session we will address the implementation of learning centers methodology in order to reach all students mixed-abilities in today’s classrooms. We will highlight the benefits of working in small groups and in the language classroom, identifying the key aspects for a successful planning of learning centers and analyze the best strategies for the design and implementation of learning centers. Participants will leave with digital templates and samples for their classroom use.
How to implement small group instruction - María
Small group instruction allows the teacher to provide differentiated instruction to small groups of learners at their own pace. Attendees will be provided with techniques to plan and organize quality instruction and personalized scaffolding to reach all students’ language and content goals, even in large classrooms with a wide variety of academic and language levels and learning styles.
Assessment in CLIL - María.
Do we need to change assessment practice in CLIL environments? Does language matter when assessing in CLIL? In this session we will address the main issues that teachers encounter when assessing students in CLIL. Attendees will be provided with tools and strategies for formative assessment as well as practical examples of quality and authentic assessment for foreign language and content areas.
Focus on global issues (UNESCO SDGs) in the immersion classroom - Amanda
In this session, participants will see how the Sustainable Development Goals can guide a globally focused curriculum. By weaving these global issues across content areas and incorporating meaningful service learning, all students can become more aware and build problem solving skills. Participants will collaborate to make global connections to their curriculum goals and will leave with a set of resources and links to build experiences for their students.
Immersive fles program - Amanda
What is at the intersection of general early second language learning classes and dual language immersion programs? In this session, participants will see how students with limited time in the language weekly, can explore content and develop meaningful proficiency. Participants will work collaboratively to develop thematic unit outlines.
Interpersonal proficiency growth in immersion - Amanda
Dual language immersion is a wonderful tool for biliteracy growth, however, most students still struggle with conversational use of the language. In this session, participants will learn about a variety of methods for building student interpersonal conversation skills while learning content. All participants will leave with a digital folder of interpersonal activity ideas.
Planning, instruction, and assessment across the three modes of proficiency - Amanda
The three modes of communication are a great foundation for constructing meaningful learning experiences that grow student skills. In this session, participants will learn how to plan, instruct, and assess across the three modes and make their own planning process stronger.
THIS CONFERENCE IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN: