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New opportunities for non-credit professional development with the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs

OFFA with its Coordinator - Provincial network for teachers of French programs in British Columbia, are currently developing new non-credit professional development opportunities for teachers in core French, Immersion and Francophone programs in B.C.

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If you have questions or requests for your school district, please contact us at: prof_baff@sfu.ca

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

From This Point Forward: Supporting Core French learners in 21-22

October 16, 2021 and February 19, 2022 — 10:00-11:30am | Free

Are you looking for ways to support your Core French learners to meet their needs during the pandemic and beyond? This two-part online workshop series presented by FSL inclusion expert Dr. Katy Arnett will provide teachers with practical ideas for assessing and differentiating instruction during the current academic year. The suggested strategies and supports are mindful of the ongoing impact of the pandemic on student learning and are designed to help teachers manage various learning statuses within a single class.

  • Target audience : Intensive French and Core French teachers (grades 5-12)
  • When : October 16 2021 and February 19 2022 — 10 :00-11 :30am
  • Facilitated by : Dr. Katy Arnett, expert in inclusion in second language instruction
  • Presented in English on Zoom
  • This two-part series of one and a half hour workshops is free

Details & Registration

Are you a Core French or Intensive French teacher and you have innovative pedagogical practices to share with your colleagues? It’s time for you to discover strategies and ideas for you to take your place at the table with other teacher leaders in the province and share your ideas and expertise. Our community of French educators need you!

  • Target audience : Core French and Intensive French teachers
  • When : October 18 — 4 :00-5 :15pm
  • Présenté par : Shauna Néro (SFU-OFFA)
  • Presented in English
  • This workshop is free

Details & Registration

 

Café FrancoFUN : Niveaux A1/A2 (series of six sessions)

October 27, November 24, January 26, February 23, April 20, May 18 — 4:00-5:00pm | 125$ for six one hour session

Do you teach in a French program and would like to develop your own language competencies? Would you like the opportunity to speak French in a safe environment with fellow colleagues who will support you in taking risks to becoming more confident in speaking French? Join us online for this online and interactive CAFÉ FRANCOFUN series for A1 and A2 CEFR proficiency levelled teachers!

  • Target audience :  French teachers with an A1 or A2 proficiency level who want to develop their oral communication skills in the FrancoFUN way!
  • When : October 27, November 24, January 26, February 23, April 20, May 18 — 4:00-5:00pm
  • Facilitated by : Nathalie Walsh (Surrey teacher) 
  • Presented in A1/A2 level French
  • $125 for six one hour sessions

Details & Registration

 

Café FrancoFUN : Niveaux B1/B2 (Series of six sessions)

October 28, November 25, January 27, February 24, April 21 & May 19 — 4:00-5:00pm | 125$ for six one hour session

Do you teach in a French program and would like to develop your own language competencies? Would you like the opportunity to speak French in a safe environment with fellow colleagues who will support you in taking risks to becoming more confident in speaking French? Join us online for the online and interactive CAFÉ FRANCOFUN series for B1 and B2 proficiency levels!

  • Target audience : Teachers with an B1 or B2 proficiency level in French who want to develop their oral communication skills in the FrancoFUN way!
  • When : October 28, November 25, January 27, February 24, April 21 & May 19 — 4 :00-5 :00pm
  • Facilitated by : Nathalie LaRoche (Surrey teacher) on Zoom
  • Presented in B1/B2 level French
  • $125 for the entire six-part series of one hour sessions

Details & Registration

 

L'Approche neurolinguistique: Développons les compétences des élèves A1/A2

 November 17 & 24, 2021 — 4:00-5:30pm | 20$ for the series of two workshops | Free

A two-part series to better understand the neurolinguistic approach (NLA) and its application in the French classroom. "Bouclons la boucle" of NLA together!

  • Target audience: Core French (grades 5-12), Intensive French, Late Immersion teachers
  • When: November 17 and 24, 2021 — 4:00-5:30pm
  • Facilitated by: Lesley Doell, National Coordinator of Canadian Association of Immersion Professionals (CAIP)
  • Presented in French
  • The series of two workshops is free

Details & Registration

 

Action! Designing Authentic Learning Tasks for French Learners

 November 4, January 13, February 24 & April 8 — 4:00-5:15pm | Free

A book club series for new and experienced Core French teachers wanting to transform their practice into the action-oriented approach.

  • Target audience: Core French (grades 5-12), Intensive French, Late Immersion teachers 
  • When: November 4, January 13, February 24 & April 8 — 4:00-5:15pm 
  • Facilitated by: Jen Spain, Surrey and Shauna Néro, SFU’s OFFA
  • Presented in English and A2 level French (bilingual).  
  • This series of four 90-minute workshops is free. 

Details & Registration

 

ALLONS-Y! L'INTERACTION ORALE EN IMMERSION (3-7ème)

 November 8 — 3:00-4:30pm | 20$ for the 90-minute workshop

Come discover a range of practical ideas, strategies and resources to facilitate oral interaction in the elementary French immersion classroom!

  • Target audience: Late and early French Immersion teachers (Grades 3-7)
  • When: November 8 — 3:00-4:30pm 
  • Facilitated by: Alicia Logie, Surrey
  • Presented in French 
  • $20 for this 90-minute workshop 

Details & Registration

 

PARLONS-EN! L'INTERACTION ORALE EN IMMERSION (8-12ème)

 November 15 — 4:00-5:30pm | 20$ for the 90-minute workshop

Come discover a range of practical ideas, strategies and resources to facilitate oral interaction in the secondary French immersion classroom!

  • Target audience: French Immersion teachers (Grades 8-12)
  • When: November 15 — 4:00-5:30pm 
  • Facilitated by: Alicia Logie, Surrey
  • Presented in French 
  • $20 for this 90-minute workshop 

Details & Registration

 

LA DÉCOUVERTE DE LA DÉMARCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (M-5ème)

 November 16 January 17 & April 5 — 3:15-4:45pm | 50$ for the series of three 90-minute workshops

A series of three practical workshops for immersion and CSF teachers (Grades K-5) – let’s discover hands-on learning experiences!

  • Target audience: French Immersion and CSF teachers (Grades K-5)
  • When: November 16, January 17 & April 5 — 3:15-4:45pm 
  • Facilitated by: Caroline Destouches and Lorien McDonnell Osborn, Mission
  • Presented in French 
  • $50 for this series of three 90-minute workshops 

Details & Registration

A two-part series to better understand the neurolinguistic approach (NLA) and its application in the French classroom. “Bouclons la boucle” of NLA together! 

  • Target audience: Core French (grades 5-12), Intensive French, Late Immersion teachers 
  • When: November 17 & 24, 2021 — 4:00-5:30pm 
  • Facilitated by: Lesley Doell, CAIP 
  • Presented in French 
  • This series of two 90-minute workshops is free. 

Details & Registration

 

L'ENSEIGNEMENT DES COMPÉTENCES DISCIPLINAIRES EN SCIENCES (6-10ème)

November 22 & February 7 — 3:30-5:00 | 30$ for a series of two 90 minute workhops

A two-part series to help guide learners to become scientists! Come to discover a variety of practical strategies and tools to plan, teach and assess the Sciences curricular competences.  

  • Target audience: French Immersion and Conseil scolaire francophone teachers (Grades 6-10) 
  • When: November 22 & February 7 — 3:30-5:00pm 
  • Facilitated by: Ianick Leroux, CSF
  • Presented in French. 
  • $30 for this series of two 90-minute workshops 

Details & registration

Past Events

French isn't your first or dominant language? Are you nervous sometimes when you speak French with your Francophone colleagues? Would you like to gain more confidence in French and inspire that same confidence in your students? This series of 4 half-day online workshops is for you! While practicing your French in a safe and supportive environment, you will discover strategies to overcome the challenges of a L2 identity, both for yourself as a teacher and for your students.

  • Target audience: French Immersion and Core French Teachers - Levels A2 / B1 / B2
  • When: July 19 to 22, 2021 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
  • Facilitated by: Monica Tang
  • Presented in French
  • $50 for a serie of 4 two and a half hour workshops

Bootcamp FrancoFUN

  • During the summer

If you are a Core French teacher and you would like to go deeper in your pedagogical practice through authentic learning experiences, then this bootcamp is for you.

If you are a teacher in the Francophone Program or French Immersion and you would like to explore innovative practices and, in particular, teaching of reading within a professional community, then this bootcamp is for you.

The bootcamps will return when the situation allow it.

For more information

Have you ever wondered about the distribution of federal funding for your French program·s? In this session, the French Education Branch of the BC Ministry of Education will provide an overview of the Canada-B.C. 2020-2023 Official Protocol for Agreements for Minority-Language Education and Second-Language Instruction (OLEP) as well as information about the federal funding accorded to school districts. The SFU’s Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs looks forward to hosting you for this informative seminar.

  • Target audience: Stakeholders in French Education (teachers, coordinators, administrators, those responsible for OLEP funding)
  • When: October 6, 2021 — 3:30-4:45pm
  • Facilitated by: members of the French Education Branch of the Ministry of Education of British Columbia
  • Presented in English
  • This information session is free.