CEFR-IDÉLLO Virtual Training

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Facilitator(s): Denis Cousineau
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Oct 07, 2020 (4:00 pm to 5:30 pm MDT)
Day 2Oct 14, 2020 (4:00 pm to 5:30 pm MDT)
Day 3Oct 21, 2020 (4:00 pm to 5:30 pm MDT)
No charge
Location: Virtual
Course code: 21-FR-029

Target Audience

FSL Teachers

About this learning opportunity

Please note: the webinar information (link and how to access the webinar) will be emailed to you 2 hours prior to the webinar start time. If you have not received the webinar link by then, please email info@erlc.ca. 

Training Session 1 (Atelier 1) - IDÉLLO & the CEFR - How to incorporate the CEFR in teaching and learning in a second language. Why that link is critical to improving learner confidence and proficiency. How do the resources in IDÉLLO help us redesign pedagogy and support the big ideas from the CEFR while being aligned with the FSL curriculum.

  • CEFR “Big Ideas”: growth mindset and levels of proficiency, differentiated instruction and learning, 6 
    core learning skills.

Training Session 2 (Atelier 2) - Deep learning in oral comprehension. How to strategically develop confidence in our learners when confronted with oral documents. Strategies to build confidence and competence.

  • Modelization and exemplars from the various resources found on IDÉLLO:Déportation des Inuits
    • Les Carottes: bons pour les yeux? Mythes ou Réalité
    • Les Toasts
    • La Série CINQ; Les Animaux - Les Crocodiles
    • Là Où Je Dors - Pipo
  • Strategies to develop learner confidence: a scaffolded approach
    • watching the video with mute sound
    • tracking/identifying information
    • word recognition
    • recognizing and understanding vocabulary, verbs, numbers... (Numeracy and Literacy focus while 

Training Session 3 (Atelier 3) - Creating authentic task in an Action-Oriented Approach, using the resources from IDÉLLO as the trigger prior to the tasks.

  • Creating authentic scenarios and tasks
  • Modelization and examples of tasks created from the following folders found on IDÉLLO:
    • Démocratie Canadienne - Dans les pays démocratiques, quels sont nos droits et limites 
    • C’est quoi la Démocratie?
    • Pourquoi la liberté de la presse n’existe pas dans certains pays?
    • Compréhension et Réflexion: Questions sur la vidéo C’est Quoi la démocratie? De la série 1 Jour 
      1 Question.
  • Creating Authentic Tasks
    • 7 criterias from the Action-Oriented Approach Handbook
      • Learners are “social agents” in an authentic context
      • Action is purposeful with real-world application
      • There is a clearly communicated goal to be accomplished that results in a product or outcome
      • Learning is supported by authentic, real-life texts and experiences
      • There are conditions and constraints (e.g., that promotes critical and creative thinking)
      • Learners draw upon their existing and newly developed competences
      • Learners make choices and think and act strategically
  • The Government Game
    • Proposed New Bill of Law to Improve Democracy
      • “Only smart people will be allow to run for elections and only smart people will vote starting in 

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

About the facilitator(s)

Denis Cousineau

I have retired from my teaching career in January 2018. Since then, I have been fully active as a CEFR expert across the country and have been collaborating closely with Groupe Média TFO to support an important pedagogical shift in the wonderful world of the French Classrooms in all of the programs offered, French Immersion and all of the FSL streams( Core French, Extended or Intensive French).  I have taught in French Immersion and Core French for 32 years in Ottawa with Ottawa Carleton District School Board. Since the summer of 2009 I have been involved in an ongoing project in the province of Ontario re: the impact of the CEFR in regards to improving student success in French. I was the DELF Director for the OCDSB DELF Centre in Ottawa. Over the past 10 years we have tested over 15 000 students in Ontario and are in the middle of huge transformations in the world of FSL.

J'ai pris ma retraite d'enseignant en janvier 2018. Depuis, je suis pleinement actif comme expert du CECR à travers le pays et je collabore étroitement avec le Groupe Média TFO pour soutenir un changement pédagogique important dans le monde merveilleux de la classe de français langue seconde dans tous les programmes offerts, l’immersion française et tous les volets du FLS (français de base ou français intensif (extended French). J'ai enseigné en immersion française et en français de base pendant 32 ans à Ottawa avec le conseil scolaire OCDSB. Depuis l'été 2009, je participe à un projet encore en action dans la province de l'Ontario concernant l'impact du CECR sur l'amélioration de la réussite des élèves en français. J'ai été le directeur du centre DELF d'OCDSB à Ottawa. Au cours des dix dernières années, ce centre aura testé tout près de 15 000 étudiants pour le DELF.