A Review of the Pan-Canadian Initiative: Supporting Principals to Address Challenges in Retention and Professional Support of French as a Second Language Teachers

Facilitator: Janet Stewart
Date:September 27, 2022
Time:4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN
No charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 23-FR-160
Focus: French Immersion Leadership

About this Learning Opportunity

Stemming from a project led by the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) entitled Meeting Labour Market Needs for French Immersion in Ontario, 2017-2021, a pan-Canadian initiative was undertaken in 2021-2022 to understand strategies used by School Administrators in facilitating French teacher retention and professional support.

In the first session of this series, Janet Stewart (the network facilitator representing Western Canada) will provide an overview of the project and explain how the resulting   Draft Compendium of Strategies and Practices to Support School Administrators with FSL Programs in their Schools was developed.

The draft compendium will be shared with the group for review and discussion at the second session.

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

Janet is a leadership consultant who works primarily in the K-12 Sector. Her consulting work is informed by her 30+ years of experience as a leader in the British Columbia Education Sector where she worked as a French educator, a French Immersion school administrator, as well as a district and provincial leader in the area of human resources. She facilitates this Alberta network series as part of her part-time contract with the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA).