Nova Scotia Language Teachers Association/Association des enseignant(e)s de langues de la Nouvelle Écosse

Parles-en / Let's Talk / Hablamos

Friday, October 25, 2019

 


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CONFERENCE FULL - REGISTRATION CLOSED


Dr. Tom Parker Building (NSTU)
3106 Joseph Howe Drive
Halifax, Nova Scotia 

Fees:

Conference Fee:  $75.00.
Substitute Fee:   $40.00

As per NSTU Operational Procedure 13 E. III.: receipts of payment and attendance will not be distributed until the conference has concluded.

Agenda

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Session 1

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Session 2

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch (with entertainment)

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Session 3

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Session 4
2:45 p.m. - 3:0 p.m. Receipts and Announcements

Presenter Biographies

Brigitte Aucoin
TBD
Workshop title: Salsa Dance Class

Kathryn Bates-Khan, BA (Hons), B.Ed. Manager Gender Based Violence Prevention Project  
Kathryn is an educator and lifelong learner committed to social justice and human rights. Working and volunteering both locally and overseas has encouraged her to appreciate diversity and intercultural communication. During her career at YMCA, Kathryn has led International Development programming – in supporting our partnership with the sister location in Bogotá. She has also led multiple programs over the last 20 years for immigrant children and youth, particularly priority youth.  She is currently leading the YMCA’s Gender-Based Violence Prevention Project.
Workshop title: YMCA Immigrant Youth Services

François Bélanger
François Bélanger est Professeur en Immersion et Directeur du Programme OIFI (Option Immersion Française Intégrée) à l'Université Sainte-Anne.
Workshop title: Programme d'Immersion pour Enseignants et Élèves à l'Université Sainte-Anne / Immersion opportunities for Teachers and Students at  Université Sainte-Anne

Nancy Belliveau
Nancy Belliveau is a lecturer in the School of Education at Acadia University, and she instructs FSL at Université Sainte-Anne during the spring and summer Immersion sessions.
Workshop title: Programme d'Immersion pour Enseignants et Élèves à l'Université Sainte-Anne / Immersion opportunities for Teachers and Students at  Université Sainte-Anne

Gilles Belliveau
Gilles Belliveau est enseignant d'immersion depuis 30 ans. Il a travaillé comme conseiller, mentor en littératie et enseignant d'immersion et français de base pour le centre régional de Halifax. Il a une forte croyance que pour pouvoir apprendre le français les élèves doivent parler le français dans la salle de classe.
Workshop title: Promouvoir la littératie avec les iTrailers et les fonds verts

Stephanie Burke
Stephanie Burke is currently a French Second language consultant with the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (past 3 years). In addition, she has 15 years of teaching experience (5 years as a French Literacy/ Technology Mentor, 5 years teaching Middle school Core French, and 5 years teaching Early French immersion) in Nova Scotia public Schools. She loves to integrate technology into the French second language classroom.
Workshop title: Le codage en français langue seconde !! 

Jacob Gale
Jacob Gale is from the community of Eskasoni First Nations. Currently both working in education, Jacob has a passion in teaching about the Mi'kmaq culture passed down from ancestors, elders, traditional knowledge keepers, family and community members. One of their goals is to help people understand the meaning of Reconciliation and what it means to them.
Workshop title: Introduction to Mi’kmaw Language and Culture

Abby and Ella Hanson
We are Abby and Ella/Eilidh Hanson, two young Gaels with a passion for sharing our heritage. We have been involved for several years with our Gaelic community here in the Halifax region as well as in and around St. Ann's, Cape Breton. Both of us fiddle, play piano, and continue in our work towards full fluency in the Gaelic language; Abby also loves singing in Gaelic and Eilidh enjoys step dancing.
We spent years travelling to the Gaelic College in Cape Breton to take part in Na Gaisgich Òga, a Gaelic Mentorship program, run by Colaisde na Gàidhlig, in partnership with Iomairtean na Gàidhlig/Gaelic Affairs. Part of the mission of Na Gaisgich Òga is for participants to demonstrate a commitment to Gaelic language and culture in Nova Scotia and we are determined to do our best! Suas leis a' Ghàidhlig/Up with Gaelic!
Workshop title: The Gaels of Nova Scotia

Fadi Hamdan, BSc.,Manager of Child and Youth Settlement   
Fadi is a leader in youth settlement work, having led a variety of related programs and events at the YMCA since 2007. As the Youth Outreach Coordinator, Fadi has developed and delivered direct services to youth and built community partnerships and networks which have contributed to effective settlement experiences and practices.
In his current role as Manager of Child and Youth Settlement he is focusing on integrating multiple programs and activities related to children and youth which support successful school integration, academic success, parent engagement and healthy child development. These work experiences in conjunction with representing the YMCA on multiple community boards and committees have contributed to his commitment and passion for engaging youth and the community in meaningful ways that promote mutual growth and learning.
Workshop title: YMCA Immigrant Youth Services

Rebecca Lancaster
ebecca Lancaster has been Executive Director of Canadian Parents for French, Nova Scotia since 2005.  Rebecca was born in England and was raised in Montreal.  Rebecca moved with her family from Montreal to Nova Scotia in 2003.  Rebecca has an undergraduate degree in Classical Philology and Archaeology.   However no one has ever asked her to use her Latin and Ancient Greek, but being functional y bilingual in French has helped her frequently in her career.  Her background is working in the theatre, art galleries, summer camps and other non-profit organizations.  Rebecca has a graduate diploma in Administration for Non-Profit Organizations. 
Workshop title: Canadian Parents for French, Nova Scotia

Curtis Michael
Curtis Michael is a newly retired teacher from the L’nu Sipuk Kina’muo’kuom (L. S. K) School in Sipekne’katik, near Truro.  L. S. K. is a K-12 community school rooted in the traditions and history of Mi’kmaw ancestors, celebrating Mi’kmaw culture, language and way of life.  Curtis taught oral and written Mi’kmaw language integrated with the provincial curriculum. He also sits on the Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey (MK - Mi’kmaw Education) Language Advisory Committee.
Workshop title: The Mi’kmaw View of the World Through Its Language.

Christina Mullen
Christina Mullen’s nineteen years of teaching experience span a variety of contexts, ranging from Nova Scotia and Ontario public schools to private English schools in Asia and Canada, language consultant at the Bank of Canada, Saint Mary’s University TESL Centre, and in adult education with the Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) program. She is currently working for the Halifax Centre for Education as an EAL Teacher where she works in collaboration with classroom teachers to ensure adequate consideration is given to language learners while making the language accessible to learners but not altering the grade level curriculum content. 
Workshop title: Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner

Isabelle Pedot
Instructrice de français langue seconde depuis 25 ans, Isabelle occupe depuis 1999 le poste de directrice générale de l’Alliance Française Halifax et celui de cheffe de centre d’examen DELF-DALF. Habilitée correctrice-examinatrice dès 1998, elle est également habilitée formatrice de formateurs d’examinateurs-correcteurs. Elle a aussi participé à un stage de formation à la conception d’épreuves en 2011 organisé par l’ACPI et le CIEP. Isabelle a habilité de nombreux examinateurs-correcteurs pour le compte de l’Alliance Française, pour le Ministère de l’Éducation de la Nouvelle-Écosse et le centre d’examen de Memorial University. Isabelle est chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes académiques, décoration visant à honorer sa contribution à l’enseignement et à la diffusion de la langue française.
Workshop title: Les épreuves de production orale du DELF scolaire/junior

Terri M. Roberts
Terri M. Roberts is a Canadian of Scottish and Welsh ancestry who lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is a former high school English literature and drama teacher with a B.A. in English Literature and Women’s Studies and a B.Ed. in Secondary Education from Mount Saint Vincent University. Terri also has over twenty years of experience as a Girl Guide leader, focusing on the delivery of arts programming for all age groups. She specializes in using stories as a teaching tool.
Workshop title: Fionn MacCool: Gaelic Language & Storytelling in Celtic Cultures

Vera Ryan
Vera Ryan a reçu son Baccalauréat en Éducation de l’Université Memorial à Terre-Neuve et elle a complété sa Maîtrise en éducation à l’Université de Moncton en 2003.  Elle a commencé sa carrière en français de base en 1993 ou elle a enseigné le français de base de la première à la douzième année et par la suite a enseigné en immersion pendant 10 ans.  En 2010, elle est retournée à un poste en français de base et depuis 3 ans dans son rôle de chef en littératie, elle appuie les enseignants de français de base de la 4e à la 12e année avec le Tri-County Regional Centre for Education.
Vera Ryan completed her Education degree from Memorial University in Newfoundland and her Masters in Education from Moncton University in 2003.  She started her career teaching Core French in grades 1 through 12 followed by 10 years teaching French immersion. In 2010, she returned to teaching Core French and for the past 3 years in her role as literacy lead teacher, she has been supporting Core French teachers in grades 4 to12 with the Tri-County Regional Centre for Education.
Workshop title: Comment engager les apprenants en Français de base / How to engage students in Core French

Georgina Voltis
Georgina Voltis is a graduate from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a graduate of Mount Saint Vincent University. She has been teaching Core French for the past 15 years. She is always looking for ways to foster authentic communication in Core French.
Workshop title: Scratch for Core French
Workshop title(s): E-Portfolios for French, Making Movies and Videos in French, Scratch for Core French, Makerspaces for Core French.

Joanie Wood
Joanie Wood, the Grades 7 to 12 French Immersion  Consultant for the province, loves innovation, technology, and the possibilities to engage students in their learning. Joanie has taught in China, Nepal, Turkey and throughout Canada for over twenty years.
Workshop title: Le codage en français langue seconde !! 

Workshops

Full Morning (9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

Session 1A - Le codage en français langue seconde !! 
Facilitator(s): Stephanie Burke and Joanie Wood

Language: French                Level: Elementary* / Jr High*
Êtes-vous à la recherche d’idées pour comment aborder le codage en français langue seconde? Voulez-vous expérimenter avec les robots programmables? Découvrez les éléments clés de codage de manière interactive. De plus, découvrez comment l’apprentissage par exploration et/ l’apprentissage par projet peut être tissé avec le codage et l’approche neurolinguistique dans les programmes de français langue seconde.
Les participant(e)s observeront la modélisation d’activités de codage en utilisant les robots programmables. Par la suite, les participants auront l’occasion d’explorer l’application du codage pour leur salle de classe en jouant avec les robots programmables (beebot, sphero, codey rocky, dash).
Cette session est visée pour les enseignants de français de base, français intégré, français intensif et français immersion de la maternelle à la 8e année. La session sera offerte en français. 
Note: This session is a double-session and takes up the full morning!
*This session is for grades primary to 8 French second language teachers (i.e. Core French gr. 4-8, Intensive french gr. 6, Early French immersion gr. p-2, late French immersion 7 and gr. 7 and 8 Integrated French).

Session 1 (9:00-10:00)

Session 1B - Promouvoir la littératie avec les iTrailers et les fonds verts 
Facilitator(s): Gilles Belliveau
Language:
French                 Level: Elementary / Jr High School
Cet atelier montrera des trucs qui motiveront  les enfants à parler en français dans la salle de classe. Les participants auront l'occasion de travailler avec le programme de iTrailer et le lien qu'on peut y faire avec la lecture. Pendant la session, Gilles partagera aussi des petits systèmes qui encouragent les jeunes à parler en français pendant la journée scolaire. Cette session sera aussi une session de partage, donc si vous avez des bonnes idées qui travaillent dans votre salle de classe, soyez prêt à les partager!! :)
Please BYOD to this session! (Bring your own device).

Session 1C - The Gaels of Nova Scotia 
Facilitator(s): Abby and Ella Hanson
Language
: English / Gaelic        Level: Elementary / Jr High School
After reviewing the Nova Scotia EECD outcomes with some teacher friends, we developed a fun, interactive, and engaging presentation giving an overview of Nova Scotian Gaelic culture and the influence Gaels have had on both our past and our present. During the workshop, teachers will have the opportunity to:​ learn some Gaelic phrases view a Powerpoint presentation explaining:

  • various aspects of the culture and history
  • sing a milling song and 'mill' a cloth
  • dance a few steps
  • try on a great kilt
  • listen to live fiddle tunes
  • 'read' some Gaelic books

We will also discuss how we adapt our work for different grades from Primary to grade 6 as well as adults. If time allows, we can also look at some traditional Gaelic games, seasonal celebrations or how to approach a square set figure in your Phys. Ed. class or fiddle tunes for your Music class!

Session 1D - The Mi’kmaw View of the World Through Its Language
Facilitator(s): Curtis Michael
Language
: English / Mi’kmaw    Level: Elementary / Jr High School / High School
​TBD

Session 1E - Coding in Core French using Scratch
Facilitator(s): Georgina Voltis
Language:
English / French        Level: Elementary / Jr High School
In this workshop you will learn how to foster authentic communication in French through the use of technology. The neurolinguistic approach will be coupled with coding to get students communicating in French. Scratch is the website that will be used in this workshop. Please BYOD to this session! (Bring your own device).

​Session 1F - Programme d'Immersion pour Enseignants et Élèves à l'Université Sainte-Anne / Immersion opportunities for Teachers and Students at  Université Sainte-Anne 
Facilitator(s): Nancy Belliveau and François Bélanger
Language
: English / French        Level: Elementary / Jr High School / High School
Saviez-vous que l'Université Sainte-Anne offre une multitude de possibilités d'apprentissage dans la langue française pour TOUS??? Les deux présentateurs vous expliqueront comment vous pouvez profiter des services offerts par Sainte-Anne pour les enseignants, pour les élèves, pour les groupes, etc. 
Did you know that Université Sainte-Anne offers many possibilities for teachers and students to learn French?  There is so much more than you may think! Come learn about the many programs offered through Nova Scotia's only French language university.  

Session 1G - YMCA Immigrant Youth Services 
Facilitator(s): Fadi Hamdan and Kathryn Bates-Khan
Language
: English            Level: Elementary / Jr High School / High School
The majority of our time will be sharing information about our School Settlement Program.  We also have a special project which is a video of a forum theatre workshop which looks into the experiences of immigrant youth and their ideas about gender based violence prevention gbvp.  Basically, our approach is that gbv is a social problem that we are all responsible for solving and this video shows immigrant youth as leaders in exploring this topic. The video is about 15 minutes long and we have been facilitating workshops using the video as an educational tool for teachers, youth and other service providers.  The broad themes are around anti-bullying messages and the focus is the specific experiences of newcomer girls.

Session 2 (10:30-11:30)​

Session 2B - see Session 1B
Session 2C - see Session 1C
Session 2D - see Session 1C

Session 2E - Makerspaces - making shadow puppets in Core French
Facilitator(s): Georgina Voltis
Language
: English / French        Level: Elementary / Jr High School
This workshop will focus on the integration of makerspaces and the neurolinguistic approach to foster authentic communication in French class. Small groups will construct shadow puppets followed by a short presentation in French. High tech and low tech materials will be integrated in this workshop. Please BYOD to this session! (Bring your own device).

Session 2F - see Session 1F
Session 2G - see Session 1G

Full Afternoon (12:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.)

Session 3A - Comment engager les apprenants en Français de base / How to engage students in Core French
Facilitator(s): Vera Ryan
Language: F
rench                Level: Elementary / Jr High School 
En utilisant des activités pratiques basées sur l’approche neurolinguistique, cet atelier va démontrer comment enseigner les résultats d’apprentissage de l’oral, de la lecture et de l’écriture dans les classes de français de base 4e à la 9e année.
Using practical activities based on the Neurolinguistic Approach, this workshop will demonstrate how to teach the “oral, reading and writing” outcomes in Core French grade 4 to 9.

Session 3 (12:30-1:30)

Session 3B - Les épreuves de production orale du DELF scolaire/junior
Facilitator(s): Isabelle Pedot
Language:
French                 Level: Elementary / Jr High School / High School
Vous êtes examinateurs DELF ? Vous enseignez et préparez vos élèves aux épreuves du DELF ? Cet atelier vous donnera des idées d’activités pour bien préparer et se préparer aux épreuves de production orale du DELF scolaire/junior, du niveau A1 au niveau B2. Bien comprendre les épreuves et les tâches à accomplir selon les niveaux, ce qui est évalué. Quelles ressources authentiques exploiter ? Comment encourager l’auto-évaluation des productions ? Vous serez donc aussi amenés à expérimenter et analyser des activités motivantes pour favoriser l’expression orale dans la salle de classe.

Session 3C - see Session 1C

Session 3D - The Mi’kmaw View of the World Through Its Language
Facilitator(s): Jacob Gale, Semisel Stevens

Language: English / Mi’kmaw    Level: Elementary / Jr High School / High School

In this workshop, you will get the opportunity to experience learning about Mi'kmaq Culture, both historically and today. You will also get the opportunity to experience learning basic conversation in the Mi'kmaq Language.

Session 3E - Making Movies and Videos in French
Facilitator(s): Georgina Voltis
Language:
English / French        Level: Elementary / Jr High School / High School
The neurolinguistic approach and technology will be integrated to foster authentic communication in French. In small groups you will be making videos and movies using the application Movie Maker. 
Please BYOD (iPad, iPhone, etc)

Session 3F -  Intro to Salsa Dance
Facilitator(s): Brigitte Aucoin
Language:
English                 Level: Elementary / Jr High School / High School
Join us for a fun one hour intro to Cuban Salsa. Learn the basic steps, partner work and your first turn of this partnered dance from Cuba that is danced all over the world. Cuban salsa started in the 1950s from influences from traditional Cuban dances Like Rumba Guaguaco and Cuban Son. Cuban Salsa is a relaxed style of salsa truly invented for social dancing. It’s fast paced, with lots of complex footwork, hip and body movements, and turn patterns that allow for lots of musicality and creativity. It is danced in a circular motion creating a flow and connection between the partners

Session 3G - Canadian Parents for French, Nova Scotia
Facilitator(s): Rebecca Lancaster
Language:
English / French        Level: Elementary / Jr. High School / High School
Canadian Parents for French (CPF) est un réseau national de bénévoles qui valorisent la langue française comme composante intégrale du Canada et qui se dévouent à la promotion et à la création d’occasions d’apprentissage du français comme langue seconde pour les jeunes du Canada.
Cette présentation donnera un aperçu de Canadian Parents for French.  Il fournira des informations sur nos activités qui permettent de faire participer les élèves à la classe de FLS.
This presentation will give an overview of Canadian Parents for French.  It will provide information on our activities that help engage students in the FSL classroom.

Session 4 (1:45-2:45)

Session 4A - See Session 3A
Session 4B - See Session 3B

Session 4C- Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner
Facilitator(s): Christina Mullen
Language:
English                Level: Elementary / Jr High School / High School
Providing easy-to-use alternatives to the “stand and deliver” approach to teaching that causes so many students to tune out--or even drop out--Total Participation Techniques presents dozens of ways to engage K–12 students in active learning and allow them to demonstrate the depth of their knowledge and understanding. This workshop will provide examples used in HRCE classrooms and will give you an opportunity to rethink how you could add TPP to one of your own lessons. 

Session 4D - See Session 3D

Session 4E - E-Portfolios for French
Facilitator(s): Georgina Voltis
Language:
English / French        Level: Elementary / Jr High School / High School
The neurolinguistic approach will be coupled with technology to foster communication in French class. You will create an online e-portfolio in the form of a website. Listening, speaking, reading and writing authentically in French will be the main structures of the e-portfolio. Chromebooks will be used in this activity.
Please BYOD! (Bring your own device).

Session 4F - Fionn MacCool: Gaelic Language & Storytelling in Celtic Cultures
Facilitator(s): Terri M. Roberts
Language:
English / Gaelic        Level: Elementary / Jr High School / High School
Terri will be using her book "Fionn MacCool and the Salmon of Knowledge" and tools & activities to celebrate Gaelic language and culture for Gaelic Nova Scotia Month (May) or any time of year. You will learn about the correct terminology to use when speaking about Celtic cultures, some basic Gaelic, and will discuss the importance of teaching this topic in your classrooms. 
The majority of this session will be in English, with some introductory Gaelic introduced.   Activities for all grade levels will be suggested. 

Session 4G - See Session 3G


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