Professional development (PD) is a critical component of a teachers growth plan. In order to effectively implement any curriculum teachers must be thoroughly trained. Sombrero Time PD will equip your IB, Private or Public School teacher to maximize their impact on language learners by developing the specialized skill of immersive instruction where we use only Spanish to teach Spanish. When you combine this skill with curriculum that develops all four of the language areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension and you have a powerful, results driven language solution for your school.
Sombrero Time Professional Development offers our proven three prong approach to training: Kick-Off training, Innovation Sessions, Ongoing Coaching & Support.
Professional Development Outline
This training engagement consists of a 3 days focused on becoming well versed in the curriculum structure, class room launch strategy, teaching objectives, and exposure to the immersion methodology used by Sombrero Time. Additional topics covered may include:
- Understanding the language acquisition process
- Leveraging the curriculum to maximize the four areas of language learning
- Immersive classroom management
- Curriculum implementation
- Teaching objectives
- Immersive methodology
- Understanding the mind of your student
- Creating a connection with your Spanish language learners
- Developing a plan for classroom set-up
- Behavioral management with language learners
- Materials management
Kick-off Training Cost Structure:
3 days of 6 hour training sessions:
1- 3 participants: $2500
4-8 participants: $5000
9-12 participants: $7500
PD – Innovation Sessions:
If teachers are going to remain fresh they must keep learning. Innovation session represent ongoing development over the instructional year. At Sombrero Time, we take learning very seriously. Each month we provide a topic, often with guest speakers, relevant to language learning, classroom strategies, reflective pieces on teaching and learning, collaborative problem solving and more. Innovation sessions include 1 hour of training and 1 hour of collaborative problem solving. Innovation sessions are held 7 times over the course of the year in person or via Internet for our distance learning partners.
Innovation Sessions Cost Structure:
7 x 2 hour meetings*
1-4 teachers: $1500
5-10 teachers: $2500
*Customized solutions are also available upon request.
PD – Coaching & Support:
One of the greatest assets to Sombrero Time PD is coaching right where the instruction is happening. One of our Master Teachers will observe at each coaching session, develop a review specific to how the instructor is delivering the curriculum and connecting with his/her students effectively. Our distance partners are supported via Internet technologies and personal phone support. All partners have access to weekly curriculum reviews and community support, On-site coaching or video tape analysis and discussion. Live web streaming also available. Extended session available upon request.
Coaching & Support Cost:
*Travel costs not included
To schedule Professional Development or learn more contact Sombrero Time Sales:
Sombrero Time Sales – 916.934.6223 (M-F, 8am-5pm pst)