AIM Foundations Teacher Training Program
AIM Foundations Teacher Training provides step-by-step guidance to help you implement AIM in your classroom
AIM Foundations Teacher Training provides step-by-step guidance by an AIM Certified Mentor to lead teachers through the implementation of an entire AIM teaching kit.
This program is designed for all AIM teachers to help them realize the full potential of the AIM program and achieve rapid fluency results with their students. For new AIM teachers implementing their first kit, Foundations will help ensure maximum student and teacher success.
AIM Foundations is comprised of a series of six live workshops delivered by webinar, or in person when possible, to allow teachers from any location to participate. All live webinars are recorded and are available for registered participants to view via a link sent out after the live session has taken place.
The first workshop is offered prior to the teacher giving their first AIM class, and the following five workshops are offered throughout the term as the teacher implements the AIM. The workshops cover specific aspects of teaching with the Accelerative Integrated Methodology (AIM) and are timed to support the teacher in the sequence that activities are introduced in the classroom.
Key elements of the Foundations Program:
Workshops are typically 2 hours long and are interactive, including time for discussion and questions.
Each series of six workshops is completed over a 4-6 month period.
AIM Mentors are selected to lead the workshops according to their area of expertise and experience (Primary, Elementary, Junior High, etc.)
Currently available for teaching English, French or Spanish in either regular or immersion classrooms. Please contact AIM directly to book your Foundations Teacher Training.
The Foundations Training Program includes six-month's access to the AIM Online Teacher Training resource, which provides insight and background information on the topics covered in the Foundations Program workshops.
Foundations Teacher Training Program Workshops
Workshop 1: Before You Begin - AIM Class Preparation
The First AIM Class
The Entry Routine
Introducing New Words and Gestures
Target Language Only in Whole-Class Activities
Workshop 2: A Great Start - Laying the Foundation
Daily Lesson Template
Introducing the Play, Songs, Raps & Dances
Teacher-led Self Expression and Spontaneity
Homework - Student DVD
Workshop 3: Well on Your Way - Moving from Oral to Written
Modeling Written Language-Manipulation Activities
The Pocket Folder System
Target Language Only in Partner/Group Activities
Workshop 4: Into the World - Assessment & AIM Beyond the Classroom
Homework - Beyond the Student DVD
Supporting Parental Involvement
Assessment for, as and of learning
Workshop 5: Let's Get Creative! Best Practices
Oral and written Story Retelling
How to 'Pad' and Customize your Lessons
Workshop 6: It's a Wrap! Final Presentations & Transition to Your Next Kit
Summative Assessment - Assessment Activities/CEFR
Transitioning - Kit to Kit
Fees: $290/teacher (includes six-month's access to AIM Online Teacher Training)
Receive 10% OFF when booking a group of 3 or more.
Book your Foundations Teacher Training now:
French Foundations Teacher Training
January 7 to April 29, 2014
Have you missed a Foundations Webinar? Don't worry! All live webinars are recorded and are available for registered participants to view via a link sent out after the live session has taken place.
For more information please contact:
AIM Foundations Teacher Training Program:
Toll free at 1 800 668 6288