EXTENDED-RELEASE TCI TRAINING™
Research shows that language acquisition occurs when learners receive repetitive, comprehensible, compelling input, delivered in a setting where they feel safe and comfortable. The same is true for teachers acquiring new ideas. Altamira’s Extended-release TCI Training™ is delivered over time, so teachers can understand, reflect, absorb, and implement new strategies in their own classrooms, at their own pace and comfort levels, with the guidance and support of trained coaches and peer coaches. As with optimized immersion in language acquisition, teachers are exposed to many aspects of TPRS/TCI on each course day, while only one or two specific strategies are highlighted for exploration and practice during the following interval.
Altamira’s Extended-release TCI Training™ is effective because it is delivered locally, to a cohort of colleagues, giving ample time between meetings to process and practice, and with ongoing support and feedback. While the course provides a solid foundation for teachers new to CI methods, it also benefits teachers who may have experienced a deluge of ideas at a one- two- or three-day workshop or a 5-day summer conference and then have trouble knowing where to start. This training in a small, collegial, supportive setting, with coaching and feedback tailored to your own individual teaching situation provides all the excitement of new ideas, without the overload.