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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

 

STRATÉGIES GAGNANTES POUR UNE PARTICIPATION ACTIVE EN MATHS (4-9ÈME)

January 17, February 18, April 25 - 3:30-4:45 | $200 per school disctrict

A three-part workshop series to learn differentiated instructional strategies to meet the Math learning needs of each student! 

  • Target audience: Intermediate Math teachers in francophone and immersion programs teaching grades 4-9 (hybrid format)
  • When: January 17 from 3:30-4:30 pm; February 18 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm; April 25 from 3:30-4:45 pm (on Zoom)
  • Facilitated by: Marie-Josée Morneau, Faculty of Education, St. Boniface University
  • Presented in French. 
  • $200 per participating school district for this series of three workshops – Please contact Shauna Néro at prof_baff@sfu.ca for individual participant pricing.

Details & registration

 

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

January 18, April 5 & May 4 — 3:15-4:45pm | FREE

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:  January 17, April 5 & May 4 — 3:15-4:45pm (on Zoom)
  • Facilitated by: Caroline Destouches and Lorien McDonnell Osborn, Mission
  • Presented in French.
  • This series of three 90-minute workshops is free.

Details & Registration

 

Créez des tâches authentiques pour développer les compétences en français

February 9, March 2 & April 6 — 4:00-5:30pm | $15 for a series of three 90-minute workshops

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

  • Target audience: French teachers (CSF and immersion) 
  • When:  February 9, March 2 & April 6 — 4:00-5:30pm (on Zoom)
  • Facilitated by: Denis Cousineau, Groupe Média TFO (Session 1) and Shauna Néro, SFU’s OFFA (Sessions 2 & 3)
  • Presented in French. 
  • $15 for this series of three 90-minute workshops

Details & registration

An overview of the Canada-B.C. 2020-2023 Official Protocol for Agreements for Minority-Language Education and Second-Language Instruction (OLEP) along with information on the federal funding that is provided to school districts. (Repeat session)

  • Target audience: Stakeholders in French Education in BC (Teachers, Coordinators, Administrators)
  • When: February 16 — 3:30-4:45pm 
  • Facilitated by: BC Ministry of Education – French Education Branch
  • Presented in French 
  • This 75 minute information session is free.

Details & registration

 

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

Second workshop: 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

 

Action! Designing Authentic Learning Tasks for French Learners

 upcoming workshops: February 24th, April 7th & a date in May TDB — 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, 2021, February 24th, April 7th, Date in May TDB 2022 — 4:00-5:15pm (on Zoom)
  • 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

 

LORSQUE L'ON JOUE AVEC LES ENFANTS, ON LES GAGNE! LA RÉÉDUCATION À LA LECTURE ET À L'ÉCRITURE

May 13 — 8:30am to 2:30pm | 115$ for a full day of training

Diversify your students’ intervention plans with a variety of evidence of learning focused on the re-education of reading and writing skills

  • Target audience: French LST Teachers, Speech and Language Pathologists, Coordinators, Elementary teachers (K-5) in French immersion and francophone programs
  • When: May 13, 2022 from 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • Facilitated by: Annie Lussier, Centre de formation CENOP
  • Presented in French. 
  • $115 for this full day training (on Zoom)

Details & registration

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 ($115 for the five remaining sessions)

Details & Registration

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 six one hour sessions ($115 for the five remaining sessions)

Details & Registration

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. 
  • This series of two 90-minute workshops is free. 

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.

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