Workshops by Compañeras Creativas are intensive training sessions conducted on site at a location of your choice. We put our years of experience in developing students and teachers to work for you. If you would like your school or district to host one of our Workshops, send us an email. Keep reading to get an idea of what our Workshops are all about.
SPANISH TO WORK
- Do you struggle with problem students who need a language credit for graduation?
- Are most of them totally not interested in a foreign language?
- Do they refuse to do homework?
- Do you want to reduce your frustration?
- Do you want to give your students real language learning?
Learn about a course developed by Mary Scharf that not only integrates state standards, but provides training for work environments. By changing teacher techniques, problem students become successful and earn their graduation requirement in languages. Students and teachers alike enjoy the experience.
Problem student success · Teacher satisfaction · Real world Spanish language value
REALITY-BASED CURRICULUM MAPPING
- What is curriculum mapping?
- Why should we map?
- How does reality-based mapping directly improve student success?
Many school districts map curriculums, but often teachers do not see it as a tool that improves instruction. This workshop unifies state syllabus, local textbooks, and classroom effort so that teaching time leads to improved student performance. It helps all your hard work count!
Student success · Improved teacher efficiency · Improved department coordination
METHODS OF TEACHING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
- Do your teachers need ideas for diversified instructional methods?
This workshop discusses presentation of topics, vocabulary drills, assessment strategies, cultural projects, organizational techniques, reinforcement games, and authentic materials. A variety of instructional approaches helps all students of varying degrees of abilities to learn and to achieve success. This workshop is a good training device for new teachers and a great refresher for veteran teachers.
Increase teaching options · Improve student success · Increase teacher satisfaction
TEACHING THE ADVANCED SPANISH STUDENT
- Do you have difficulty keeping your advanced students enrolled in language study?
Spruce up traditional topics of literature, grammar, and conversation at a minimal cost. Use films, videos, music and other authentic materials to create interest in poetry, literature, and grammar. Encourage your students to speak in the target language and use it in their everyday lives.
Improve advanced student motivation · Increase teaching options · Improve classroom experience
RUBRICS AND AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT
- Do you have difficulty creating usable rubrics?
- Is grading projects a time consuming task?
Learn to create teacher-friendly, student-successful rubrics that address the task at hand as well as take little time to correct. Create authentic projects with rubrics to improve instruction and usability of the language. Help the students understand the target culture as well as improve their fluency.
Writing clear rubrics · Reinforce learning through assessment · Improve teacher time management
BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM
- Do you wonder what your colleagues are teaching in their classroom?
Do you wonder what your colleagues are teaching in their classroom? Develop ways to work together based on the state syllabi and local materials. Develop textbook evaluation techniques, maps that divide topics between levels, and complimentary materials. Working together in a well-organized and developed program improves student success, teacher satisfaction and optimizes resource allocation.
Maximum student success · Optimal teacher satisfaction · Efficient use of resources
REFERENCES Dr. James ShumanChairperson
St. Lawrence University Education Department
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Lynn Roy
Superintendent, Madrid Waddington Central School District
Email: email@example.com Mr. Boyce Sherwin
Consultant, Regional Solutions
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