Au secours! I’m Teaching FSL (Webinar Series)

Registration closes:
Oct 29, 2019 at 11:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Michelle De Abreu
Date:
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Oct 09, 2019 (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm)
Day 2Nov 06, 2019 (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm)
Day 3Feb 04, 2020 (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm)
Day 4Mar 19, 2020 (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm)
Day 5May 13, 2020 (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm)
Cost:
$25.00
Location: Virtual
Course code: 20-FR-193

Target Audience

Gr. 4-12 Teachers of FSL

About this learning opportunity

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 session will take place in English, although you can expect to hear some French. Participants can use the official language of their choice.

Part #1: Getting Started: October 9

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. Lastly, we’ll briefly review tons of great upcoming FSL PD. Please be prepared to share a suggestion or two for your FSL colleagues so we can all learn from each other. 

Part #2 Fall Edition: November 6

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 possible next steps for your FSL class. Please be prepared to share a suggestion or two for your FSL colleagues so we can all learn from each other. 

Part #3 Winter Edition: February 4

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. If you find yourself asking, “Now what?”, join us for a conversation around possible next steps for your FSL class, including increasing student use of French and getting ready for reporting. Please be prepared to share a suggestion or two for your FSL colleagues so we can all learn from each other! 

Part #4 Spring Edition: March 19

Your students’ (and maybe their teacher’s!) motivation in their French as a second language course may be waning at this time of year. If you find yourself asking, “Now what?”, join us for a conversation around possible next steps for your FSL class, including ideas to ramp up student engagement after spring break. Please be prepared to share a suggestion or two for your FSL colleagues so we can all learn from each other! 

Part #5 Year End: May 13

You and your students are entering the home stretch in your French as a second language course. If you find yourself asking, “Now what?”, join us for a conversation around possible next steps for your FSL class, including getting your students (and you!) ready for next year and for final reporting. Please be prepared to share a suggestion or two for your FSL colleagues so we can all learn from each other!

Upon completion of the Au secours! I’m Teaching FSL (Webinar Series), you will recieve a complimentary resource (chosen at the time of registration), as well as all of the additional resources below:

  1. Executive Summary – Literature Review on the Impact of Second-Language
  2. Résumé de la Revue de la littérature sur l’impact de l'apprentissage de langues secondes
  3. Literature Review on the Impact of Second-Language Learning
  4. Revue de la littérature sur l’impact de l'apprentissage de langues secondes
This session addresses the TQS competency #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

After 18 years in the classroom, Michelle De Abreu spent 15 years as a second language consultant with Edmonton Public Schools where she provided support to teachers and administrators at the local, provincial, national and international levels. 

In her career, Michelle has been a lead project manager/author of many resources for ERLC, Alberta Education, the Second Languages and Intercultural Council (SLIC) of the Alberta Teachers’ Association and the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT). Her work in the field of language education is well-recognized: Michelle is the recipient of provincial and national awards from SLIC, the Fédération des parents francophones de l’Alberta, and CASLT. 

Michelle’s workshops are characterized by their practical nature and playful ‘you can do it’ tone. She is most often asked to work in the areas of effective second language classroom instructional and assessment practices, improving teacher language proficiency, curriculum design, leadership and programming, and resource writing. Through her new consulting business, B-Lingual Consulting, Michelle continues to provide professional service and consultation to second language educators and organizations.