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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.

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

 

FEATURED EVENT

CONFERENCE "J'ENSEIGNE EN FRANÇAIS" | February 17, 2023

  • Audience: For all teachers who see themselves in a "J'enseigne en français" context in British Columbia (Core French, Immersion and Francophone Programs, etc.)
  • When: Friday, February 17, 2023 — 9:00 am - 4:30 pm 
  • Where: Civic Hotel, Autograph Collection, Surrey

REGISTER BEFORE JANUARY 31, 2023

A series to supporting Core French learners through inclusive assessment practices to respect their varying needs, interests, skills and identities

Session 1 : Equal goals, equitable paths, and sustainable assessment

Session 2 : Evaluation and feedback for meaningful student progress

  • Audience : Core French (grades 5–12), Intensive French, Late Immersion teachers
  • Dates : January 21 & February 25 2023— 10 :30 am-11 :30 pam 
  • Presented by Dr. Katy Arnett, Professor of Educational Studies at St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • Presented in English.
  • This series of two 90-minute sessions is free.

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ACTION! ASSESSING ACTIONABLE LEARNING TASKS IN CORE FRENCH

February 9 & April 13, 2023 + one date TBD| FREE

Session #1: Developing learner autonomy and students’ metacognitive skills 

Session #2: Achieving actionable tasks by developing students’ interactional skills: Assessment and Evaluation

Session #3: Achieving actionable tasks by developing students’ literacy skills: Assessment and Evaluation

  • Dates : January 25, February 9 & April 13, 2023—3 :30 pm-5 :00 pm 
  • Audience : Core French (grades 5–12), Intensive French, Late Immersion teachers (if you did not participate in last year’s series, you are more than welcome to join this new series)
  • Presented by Jennifer Spain, Teacher in Surrey & Shauna Néro, Coordinator at OFFA-SFU
  • Presented in English and A2-level French (bilingual). 
  • This series of three 90-minute sessions is free.

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Past Events

Garder son équilibre en s'appuyant sur des piliers de la littératie - January 18, 2022 and February 1 and 15, 2023

Appliquer l’approche identitaire dans mes classes de/en français - December 5 2022 , January 16, February 13, March 13 & April 17 2023

ENSEIGNER DANS UNE PERSPECTIVE DE PENSÉE HISTORIQUE! On en parle! - November 28, 2022, January 23 & February 27 2023

My L2 Teacher Identity - November 17 2022 , January 10, February  7, March 7 & April 11 2023

Bootcamp FrancoFUN -  Your summer institute in French! - July 11-15, 2022