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Au secours! I’m Teaching FSL (Webinar Series)
Presented by: Michelle De Abreu
Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday, February 03, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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About the Session:

Does the thought of your French as a second language teaching assignment have you thinking, “au secours”? Join this webinar series for support, strategies and ideas delivered in manageable chunks at the end of your school day. 

Each session will include a presentation based on the day’s topic; a related participant sharing of ‘this is what works for me’, which we will capture in a shared Google document; a Q & A for you to seek specific ideas from the facilitator and your colleagues; and opportunity to shape the content of future sessions. Participants will also be encouraged to share their contact information so that further collaboration can take place in between sessions.

The sessions will be delivered in English, although you can expect to hear some French. Participants can use the official language of their choice.

  •         Part #1: Getting Started: October 10

Commençons the webinar series with ways to get organized for your French as a second language teaching assignment. We’ll zoom in on the essentials and chat about ways to brush up on your French, line up key resources, organize some routines and develop an approach to planning with assessment and reporting in mind. Please be prepared to share a suggestion or two with your FSL colleagues so we can all learn from each other. 

  •         Part #2 Fall Edition: November 26

You’ve started up your French as a second language class, gotten to know your students, established some routines and finished reviewing the French that has been forgotten over the summer. If you find yourself asking, Now what?”, join us for a collegial conversation around productive ways to bookend winter break and more. Don’t forget to be prepared to share ideas! 

  •         Part #3 Winter Edition: February 3

You and your students have made it through the first half of the year in the French as a second language classroom, or at least the first few days of the new semester. Let’s chat about ways to increase student use of French and get ready for reporting. Again, please be prepared to share a suggestion or two.  

  •         Part #4 Spring Edition: May 6

Your students’ (and maybe their teacher’s!) motivation in their French as a second language course may be waning at this time of year. Let’s chat about ideas to ramp up student engagement and ensure that the school year ends with a bang so that your students are ready for next fall. As usual, please be prepared to share a few ideas with your FSL colleagues so we can all learn from each other. 


About the Presenter(s):
Michelle De Abreu

Michelle De Abreu spent 18 years in the FSL classroom, then 15 years as a second language consultant with the Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education (IISLE) at Edmonton Public Schools. Through IISLE and various private and volunteer roles, she provided support to teachers and administrators at the local, provincial, national and international levels. Michelle continues to work in the field of second language education through her new consulting business, B-Lingual Consulting.

Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 7 FULL days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide seven FULL days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place. CARC also reserves the right to cancel an event within the 7 calendar days due to unforeseen circumstances such as facility closures, terrorist threats, natural disasters or extreme inclement weather (-35 C or colder). Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Cost: $10.00
Focus(es): French (FI and FSL)/Francisation
Grade Level(s): 4-6/4 à 6, 7-12/7 à 12
Audience: Teachers/Enseignant
Special Notes: For the webinars, you will need Computer/laptop with camera, speakers, microphone, and Zoom installed on your computer   Teachers from School Jurisdictions within the FLRC partnership can submit to FLRC to be reimbursed for the registration fee.