Learning Opportunity

Changes in French Immersion: From Current Program of Study (1998) to draft curriculum (2022)

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Gwendolyn Shone
Date:August 24, 2022
Time:1:00 pm to 2:00 pm MTN
No charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 22-FR-242
Focus: French Language (FI, FLAL, FSL, Fran├žais) Curriculum Implementation and Pedagogy

Target Audience

French Immersion Language Leaders and Teachers K-6

About this Learning Opportunity

Comment est-ce que le programme d’étude actuel compare à l’ébauche du curriculum pour les
élèves primaires en Alberta? Cet atelier comparera l’architecture et conception des deux
versions afin d’identifier ce qui est uniforme en structure; examinera où les cinq résutats
d’apprentissage généraux vivent dans l’ébauche; et partagera les ressemblances de certains
éléments clés.

How does the current programs of study compare to the draft currculum for French Immersion
elementary students in Alberta? This session will compare the architecture and design of both
versions in order to identify the common alignments in structure, examine where the current five
general outcomes live in the draft, and share similarities within key pieces.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

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

About the Facilitator

Gwendolyn Shone is an Edmontonian, Alberta-born educator and an active member of the Francophonie. She values plurality: living in a French language minority context, having three daughters who completed most of their education within the Francophone school system, having an
immigrant father, and having two Indigenous sisters adopted during the Sixties Scoop. Gwendolyn holds a B.Ed. and a CÉDUL for bilingual education, both from Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta. She holds certification as a Diplome d`Études en Langue Française assessor and for Alberta’s Leadership Quality Standard. She has worked with Conseil scolaire centre-nord and Edmonton Public Schools in Alberta working to support Francophone and French immersion students and teachers. Her experience includes classroom teacher, literacy and numeracy interventions, student teachers’ mentor, beginning teachers’ support, Alberta Education English and French programs of study curriculum consultant, Francophonie Albertaine Plurielle newcomer students services, and Alberta Minister's Youth Council volunteer.