Institute for Educational Development


Location:
SEATTLE

Residence Inn - Bellevue
605 114th Ave Se
Bellevue, WA, 98004
425-637-8500
(map)


Date:
February 17, 2022


$279.00 per person

Innovative Strategies for Hard-To-Learn Concepts in the WORLD LANGUAGE Classroom (Grades 6-12)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Nancy Cole

Outstanding World Language Teacher and Presenter

Specifically Designed for World Language Teachers, Department Heads, World Language Curriculum Directors, World Language Coordinators and Administrators Serving Grades 6-12

  • Innovative strategies for increasing student success with challenging, hard-to-learn world language concepts
  • Powerful activities to strengthen student understanding and retention in your world language classroom
  • Classroom-proven, successful approaches for teaching concepts that World Language Students often struggle with
  • Receive an extensive world language resource handbook filled with ideas, tips and activities that are practical, classroom-tested and ready for immediate use!

Practical Strategies

This outstanding, NEW seminar by award-winning World Language teacher, NANCY COLE, is filled with innovative practical strategies for helping your students master hard-to-learn concepts in the world language classroom. This seminar is active and will involve you in many of the strategies presented, helping you feel comfortable and ready to use them right away in your classroom. Discover the benefits of the “folder concept,” helping students organize and scaffold the parts of hard-to-learn concepts. Explore dozens of motivating techniques that will increase student interest and retention of hard-to-learn concepts. Take a deep dive into the power of color coding to help students differentiate concepts that are closely related, and much, much more!

You will receive an extensive handbook, specifically designed for this seminar, and filled with explanations, templates, strategies, and ready-to-use activities. Join Nancy for an outstanding day of learning practical strategies for helping your World Language Students master hard-to-teach concepts.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Outstanding Ideas for Hard-To-Learn Concepts in the World Language Classroom
    Discover innovative, classroom-tested strategies to increase students’ motivation, excitement, and success with heard-to-learn concepts in your world language classroom … Lay the foundation for students’ authentic use of the target language
  2. Increase Students’ Excitement and Engagement in Your Classroom
    Enliven your classroom with fun but purposeful, focused practice opportunities specifically designed for grades 6-12 students … Engage even your most reluctant world language learners
  3. Strengthen Student Success With Hard-To-Learn Concepts
    What every world language teacher needs to know about variety of presentation and practice … Learn powerful methods for varying how you present and practice hard-to-learn concepts in your classroom
  4. Identify What Works and What Doesn’t With Hard-To-Learn Concepts
    Explore and reflect on teaching practices with the greatest potential to help your world language students master hard-to-learn concepts … Gain powerful, practical ideas you can implement right away
  5. Promote Interpersonal Communication With Hard-To-Learn Concepts
    Discover new, innovative ways to promote and enhance authentic communication between your students in the target language with hard-to-learn concepts
  6. Strengthen Language Acquisition and Help Students’ Learning Stick
    Learn novel methodology and strengthen your skills in tried-and-true world language learning methods … Enhance your instruction with practical strategies designed to increase your students’ retention
  7. Captivate and Capture Your Novice Language Learners’ Attention
    We all want to create lifelong learners, but novices often find basic language learning counterintuitive and difficult … Gain strategies to help your novices believe in their abilities, experience success, and want to continue their language studies
  8. Explore Novel Approaches to Teaching Culture
    Acquire new tactics for approaching hard-to learn cultural topics … Learn ways to help students appreciate and retain cultural learning in your classroom through multiple mediums
  9. Engage Your Students and Accelerate their World Language Acquisition
    Learn from an award-winning, highly experienced world Language teacher … Explore engaging, classroom-proven strategies that will help accelerate your students’ proficiency with the target language and hard-to-learn concepts
  10. Receive an Extensive World Language Resource Handbook
    You will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar and filled with a wealth of ready-to-use, practical ideas, and materials to help your students master hard-to-learn world language concepts

Specific Topics


Here's what you'll learn:
  • Highly effective strategies for helping world language students master hard-to-learn concepts
  • Innovative, flexible ways to approach concepts World Language Students often struggle with
  • Proven ways to cement new learning and captivate your learners
  • Dozens of motivating techniques that will increase student interest and retention of hard-to-learn concepts
  • Best practices for scaffolding information for challenging concepts
  • Ways to activate hard-to-learn concepts using music, kinesthetic activities, and color coding
  • Engaging ideas for capturing and holding the interest of your beginning language learners
  • Practical activities that strengthen students’ understanding of hard-to-learn concepts
  • Novel ways to help organize students’ learning for easier retrieval of information
  • Techniques for world language lessons that promote greater understanding and retention
  • The most effective ways to connect the learning of difficult subject matter to students’ experiences
  • The keys to teaching hard-to-learn concepts using the affective domain

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As World Language Teachers, we are well aware of concepts that are perennially challenging for our students to learn. We have all been “there,” having experienced when students aren’t able to understand despite our amazing explanations and best attempts to help them grasp the concepts. It can be frustrating for everyone.

The good news is that I can help! Throughout our day together I will be sharing easy-to-implement techniques designed to increase our World Language Students’ mastery of hard-to-learn concepts. In this hands-on seminar we will explore the concepts of language learning that our students so often struggle with and I will provide you with dozens of practical, fun, engaging and easy-to-implement techniques you can use immediately to help move your students to mastery.

Learn how to use tools, strategies, and innovative ideas to better scaffold and activate tough concepts, helping embed them in your students’ memories for years to come. This seminar is interactive: short on theory and long on practice. We will practice the very activities you will want to use with your own students and explore dozens of great ideas and strategies that you can use immediately.

I’m excited to meet you and to share many great ways you can help your students succeed in the face of challenging material. It is also my goal that you leave with a renewed sense of energy, excitement, and hope. I look forward to working with you and sharing my very best ideas for helping your World Language Students master hard-to teach concepts.

Sincerely,
Nancy Cole

P.S. The focus of this seminar is on highly practical ways you can help your students master hard-to-learn world language concepts.

Who Should Attend

World Language Teachers, Department Heads, World Language Curriculum Directors, World Language Coordinators and Administrators Serving Grades 6-12

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook
    You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Classroom-tested, effective techniques to help students master hard-to-learn concepts in the world language classroom
    • Descriptions and examples of all activities and ideas presented in the seminar
    • Templates to enhance your own planning and instruction
    • Resources to help you immediately implement the strategies discussed

    Registrants will also receive a printed copy of the resource handbook as long as their registration is received in the IED office at least 15 calendar days before the event.

  2. Meet and Share
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to share ideas with other educators interested in innovative strategies for hard-to-learn concepts in the world language classroom.
  3. Consultation Available
    Nancy Cole will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own world language program
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    UMASS Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts, will be available at the seminar.
  5. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.