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Inspiring Apprentices:

The Master Teacher’s Toolbox

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Inspiring Apprentices: The Master Teacher’s Toolbox

As teachers, the goal of our lessons should be more than conjugating verbs, learning vocabulary and knowing the content. Ideally, we want our students to be able to use what they have learned and apply it in new settings.

As language teachers, we want our students to be able to communicate with others to understand and be understood in their new language.

In this workshop, we will consider the apprenticeship model and its applications to our teaching, and explore some tools of the masters to help make your learning stick, as you help your students progress along the continuum from beginner to expert communicators.

    Event held on: Thursday, March 11, 2021, from 4 to 5 pm EST.

    Many attendees asked about a tool that students can use to practice their speaking skills. You can test our proprietary tool Speak2Me here, where students can simulate a conversation with Lucy, our avatar. If you would like to learn more about this tool and how you can bring it to your students, let’s connect! Send us a message here.

    Presenter: Jean Marrapodi

    Bio: Teacher by training, learner by design, Jean Marrapodi has been teaching others about learning for 35 years. In her current role as Chief Learning Architect at Applestar Productions, she provides targeted e-learning and custom workshops for her clients. Jean has taught at all levels, preschool through adults, working in elementary, higher education and corporate training. In 2016, she was honoured to be named a Guild Master by the eLearning Guild. Jean has a Ph.D. in Adult Education and a Masters Degree in Online Instructional Design. She is a frequent conference presenter, having presented workshops in training, instructional design, e-learning and low literacy learning at the international, national, regional levels. Known for her high-energy presentation style, participants leave energized, with practical information and ideas they can leverage when they return to their job. Find out more at www.applestar.org and follow her on Twitter at @jmarrapodi.

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