Learning Opportunity

Learning Technologies for the Language Classroom

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Stephanie Jackson-Basuyaux

This is a multi-day event.

Day 1Jan 26, 2015 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
Day 2Mar 23, 2015 (4:00 pm to 6:00 pm MDT)
This event has multiple locations.
Day 1Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Day 2Google Meet
Session Code: 15-FR-197
Focus: French Language (FI, FSL) Curriculum Implementation and Pedagogy

Target Audience

Divisions 2 to 4 Teachers Second Language; All Languages and Programs (Second Language, FSL, Bilingual, Immersion) with examples in French.

Please bring a laptop or ChromeBook. Mobile devices are optional.

About this Learning Opportunity

Integrating technology and digital citizenship into the language classroom can be a daunting task, for both techno-geeks and techno-phobes. This hands-on workshop is for Divisions 2 to 4 language teachers and teachers of programs who want to increase student engagement with learning technologies.

Go beyond language games and apps; learn how to help your students become engaged thinkers in our digital world!

Outline of Workshop:


  • Welcome and Overview
  • Ministerial Order on Student Learning: What does this mean for us
  • Learning Technologies A to Z: What is available to me?
  • Blogger: How can I use a blog in class?
  • Bye-Bye Worksheets: Google Forms, Socrative and Plickers
  • Collaboration and Co-Creation of Learning: How do I get students to collaborate on a project?
  • Assessment IS the plate: How do I evaluate students and provide them with timely, quality formative feedback without overloading my plate?
  • When in doubt: Where do I go for help and tutorials?


  • Teacher Collaboration: What is one thing I can use in class tomorrow? (Break into groups so that common subjects/programs teachers can discuss what they looked at in the morning and work on creating a task together)
  • Ideas and Next Steps: You will share the tasks you created and talk about next steps.

There will be a 2-hour follow up through Google Hangout to evaluate the strategies that have been implemented in your classrooms.

About the Facilitator

Stephanie Jackson-Basuyaux grew up in a small town in Alberta and always dreamed of going to France. After participating in a Rotary Youth Exchange, Stephanie spent 4 additional years living in France, teaching ESL to high-school students and adults. Upon returning to Canada, she went to the University of Alberta to complete her Secondary Education Degree (B.Ed) with a FSL major. She started working for Edmonton Public Schools shortly after graduating in 2010, and is now teaches FSL and Digital Publishing at T.D. Baker Junior High. Stephanie has been involved with creating resources kits and learning tasks for new second language teachers, and is also the current webmaster for the ATA Second Languages and Intercultural Council.

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