Hello Reflective Teachers!
We were asked to combine the Canal Alliance’s Spring Orientation training session with our RPG meeting next Sunday evening (Jan 10th).
So there will be two changes:
1. We’ll begin and end earlier:
2. The topic has been changed to the following:
“Backwards Planning” a Communicative Speaking Lesson from a Textbook
Our textbooks are designed for a generic, hypothetical student. But our students are real people! At our January 10th RPG meeting, we will explore “backwards planning” of a communicative speaking lesson, tailored to our students’ knowledge and needs, based on our textbooks, with an interactive speaking task as the final objective. The workshop will begin with a short demo lesson. Then, in small groups of teachers who teach the same level, we will use the same approach to plan a lesson, adapting what’s in the textbook. This session is relevant for classroom aides, as well.
We will return to the original topic (Multi-Level Classes, Early Finishers & Grouping Strategies) at our February 7th meeting.
Please RSVP! firstname.lastname@example.org 415-717-3568
Location: Canal Alliance, 91 Larkspur Street, San Rafael (Upstairs in Bldg. 86)
Email to request parking info, or sign up to carpool: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/sr936k