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Meet Allison Wienhold
Allison Wienhold is an experienced Spanish language educator, known for her innovative teaching methods and impactful contributions to Spanish language education. With a background in teaching Spanish at various levels, she has developed the concept of music brackets to diversify and engage students with Spanish-language music from different countries. Her approach fosters cultural appreciation, language learning, and community building within the classroom. Allison’s commitment to celebrating diversity and inclusivity through music brackets has garnered recognition in the field. Her expertise and passion for engaging students with authentic Spanish music make her a valuable resource for Spanish teachers seeking to enrich their language curriculum. Allison Wienhold’s dedication to creating engaging and culturally relevant learning experiences sets her apart as an influential figure in Spanish language education.
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Allison Wienhold’s Sessions at the World Language Teacher Summit
2024 World Language Teacher Summit for Spanish Teachers
In this presentation, Allison Wienhold discusses the use of music brackets as a tool for engaging students and exposing them to diverse Spanish-speaking cultures. The brackets feature songs from different countries and provide a fun and interactive way for students to explore Spanish music. The format allows for flexibility and customization, catering to different classroom needs and schedules. Allison emphasizes the educational and cultural value of using music brackets and shares her experience in implementing them in her classes, highlighting the positive impact on student engagement and language learning.
2023 World Language Teacher Summit
In this presentation, Allison shares her expertise in creating effective routines that save time, engage students, and promote relaxation. From using projected slides to batch planning and incorporating authentic music videos, she provides valuable insights and practical tips to make your classroom run smoother. So get ready to learn how to establish routines that not only optimize learning but also create a positive and enjoyable environment.
1st Weeks Of School: Proficiency, Procedures & Positive People
2023 Back-To-School & New Teacher World Language Teacher Summit
To assist teachers in planning and preparing for their first week of school, Allison presents a plan with interesting activities. This plan showcases what can be done during these days to start with the target language immediately from day one. It highlights the key to success with different preparations and outlines the main goals that need to be considered for this crucial first week.
Master Movie Magic
2022 World Language Teacher Summit
In this session Allison discusses her reasons for showing films and lists the types of films that are appropriate for students at different levels of proficiency. She then shares examples of pre-viewing and during viewing activities as well as post-viewing assessments for each mode of communication.
Mix It Up With Music
2021 World Language Teacher Summit
Allison begins by acknowledging that many teachers will already be familiar with using music with their students. After a quick review of the benefits and some useful suggestions for finding current, authentic songs, she goes on to share a wide variety of practical classroom ideas. These include ‘one off’ activities, ways to incorporate music into your weekly routine, as well as an introduction to music bracket mini-units.
Teaching with Novels
2020 World Language Teacher Summit
Allison’s presentation offers activities teachers could possibly use in teaching a target language using a novel. Various activities for pre-reading, reading, and post-reading sessions to be used during class or in online classes are suggested. She also provides tips to successfully teach a language using novels from preparation to assessment.
Try Some Comprehensible Input
2019 World Language Teacher Summit
Allison Weinhold is a one-woman world language department, and in this presentation, she talks about her transition from teaching according to traditional methods to a CI approach in a desk-free classroom. She offers teachers several crowd-pleasing CI activities to use immediately as well as a list of resources. From this presentation, teachers will gain confidence in their own transition from a traditional textbook to a CI approach and ideas for CI activities that they can implement immediately.
Get Your Spanish Class Moving! – Including Movement in Your Classroom
Spanish Teachers Success Academy
Allison Wienhold, a Spanish department of one, believes in offering her high school students many opportunities to move as a way of increasing their focus on learning. She credits foreign language teachers like Annabelle Allen and Martina Bex with some of her inspired ideas for movement while describing 12 different methods of incorporating movement into Spanish classrooms. Ms. Wienhold favors movement games and activities that require minimal preparation and resources; all she hopes for are open minds and enthusiasm.