90%+ Target Language Strategy Workshop

Getting rid of English in your classroom can be a struggle! In this workshop we'll explore how to do it yourself and for your students! Come experience strategies for 90%+ TL use from day one with your Novice-Lows. Interact with students who have experienced a 3-year Spanish-only program at Innovation Academy Charter School. Discover what we do, why and how and take home pieces of our program that would work for you. Groups will discuss strategies for Novice-Low, Novice-Mid & Novice-High students. We will also briefly touch on how to begin or sustain these strategies with Intermediates.

Participants will:

  • identify their current target language use in the classroom as well as possible obstacles.

  • discover how understanding the ACTFL proficiency guidelines and can allow us to align our expectations with what students can do and support our target language only classroom.

  • experience strategies for engaging students with movement & play.

  • discuss how to incorporate reading and writing in 100% TL that is comprehensible.

  • learn how to give instructions 100% TL that is comprehensible through visuals and modeling.

  • leave with a variety of tools and activities to implement.

  • set short-term and long-term goal for target language use in their classroom.

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