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NETWORK FOR ADMINISTRATORS OF B.C. FRENCH IMMERSION SCHOOLs

Simon Fraser University’s Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (OFFA) would like to invite you to join its Network for Administrators of B.C. French Immersion Schools. This network is FREE and open to all administrators who lead a French Immersion school or program in British Columbia.

OBJECTIVES OF THE NETWORK 

  • Support administrators of French Immersion schools (dual track and single track) to retain French immersion teachers and students.

  • Understand and respond to the unique needs of the French Immersion program and its teachers who are French as an additional language lifelong learners or Francophones from all over Canada and the Francophone world. 

Since 2023, OFFA has worked with a lead group of Principals and Vice-Principals who have collaborated to create a plan to support administrators in their region and/or districts across the province. 

WHAT DOES THE NETWORK OFFER YOU? 

Professional development opportunities – stay tuned for news about upcoming webinars!

Presentations for you to read and provide starting points for learning from our French Immersion Administrator’s Network Conference (February 2024): 

Answers to your questions regarding French Immersion! Check out the Association canadienne des professionnel·les d’immersion (ACPI)’s FREE What’s on your desk French Immersion Administrator Zone website. This is a new website and still under construction.

Access to an upcoming guide for BC French Immersion administrators (available in June 2024) written by Dr. Monica Tang and Dr. Sarah Fedoration to support the French Immersion teacher and learner bi·plurilingual identities. 

Did you know that you can access bursaries to attend ACPI’s national conference offered by the BC Ministry of Education? Every year, they have workshops that are designed for FI Admin in both English and French. Apply for a bursary here.

Be connected to a regional administrator who has committed to supporting your needs, whether you are an experienced or a new administrator of a French Immersion school – contact prof_baff@sfu.ca to find out who can support you! 

If you are interested in being a part of our mailing list to learn about upcoming events and learning opportunities for this network, please contact prof_baff@sfu.ca.

Feel free to read the questions and suggestions shared by French Immersion Administrators on this Padlet. You might find an answer to a question you have about leading in French Immersion there! Also, please we invite you to add to the content and share your own experiences.

This network is made possible with the participation of Canadian Heritage and the Ministry of Education and Childcare of British Columbia.

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