Over 90 people attended the Maine TCI Conference in Lewiston on October 10-11th with Laurie Clarcq. Here is what I took away from it, AKA the highlights:
-impossible to write and absorb language at the same time
– connect the language and the heart
– visualization is the key to comprehension
– the slower you go the more they listen
– introduce structurally embedded vocabulary by: write/tell meaning, gestures, TPR, visuals, sound effects, actors
– read more= acquire more language, know more, understand more, think more, imagine more, grow more, be more
– the purpose of a language is to express a vision or an emotion, purpose of language as communication is to create a picture in the mind and/or heart of another person
– assign student jobs= helps with classroom management
– having a conversation with the class, screenshot only serves as a starting point
– do reading of video clip and follow-up activities
– Important questions: 1) What will be assessed? 2) Why will it be assessed? 3) How will it be assessed? 4) How often will it be assessed? 5) How will the assessment be used?
-assessment can be: games, activities, guided practice, quizzes, rough drafts, hw, projects, etc.
-kids will remember everything done in song
– lots of activities with songs! gestures, improv, sound effects, pictograms, poetry, story
PEER COACHING SESSION:
-try something radical= don’t put the verb endings example: put habl = talk
tuv- tuviera, tuvieran…..
pud- pudiera, pudieras, pudieran…..
– Keep asking for details, take your time asking the questions
You can look at the notes that I took HERE.