MATF PD DAY 2017

Manitoba Association of Teachers of French

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Archwood School –  800 Archibald Street

Program

8h30 à 9h00 – Registration/Inscription

9h00 à 10h10 – Session A

10h10 à 10h30 – Pause-santé/Break, Salon des exposants/Exhibitor’s Displays

10h30 à 11h40 – Session B

11h45 à 12h00 – AGM/Award Presentation

12h00 à 13h00 – Lunch/Dîner

13h00 à 14h20 – Session C

14h10 à 14h20 – Pause-santé/ Break, Salon des exposants/Exhibitor’s Displays

14h20 à 15 h 30 – Session D

Featured Sessions

E01/G03: French is Fun (SESSION FULL)
Sarah Barton and Carling Comte

Session runs from 9h00 à 11h40

Examine and experience an entire unit on “Le restaurant”. You will learn and explore various teaching styles, activities and student-facilitated games that will allow every student to be successful and enjoy their French learning.

The session is guided by the Manitoba French Communication and Culture Curriculum. Suitable for grades 4 to 8.

Carling Comte has been a language teacher for 9 years.  She is currently teaching grades 7 and 8 core French at Niverville Collegiate in the Hanover School Division.

Sarah Barton has been a language teacher for 4 years.  She is currently teaching grades 7 and 8 core French at Blumenort School in the Hanover School Division.

Levels/Niveaux: tous/all
Code: E-01


E02/G04: Songs, Stories and Dance- Strengthening Proficiency and Student Engagement in French through Movement and Music
Sylvie Tomoniko

Make your French class come alive with story, music and dance!  Participants will learn 3 dances and a variety of songs, including those with a cultural focus. An overview of an inexpensive leveled online reading resource will also be shared. Activities shared have been done in grades four, five and six but can be adapted to fit primary and upper middle years’ classes.

Sylvie Tomoniko is a grade five teacher, harvest farm chef and mother of four who works in Neepawa, Manitoba. She uses the AIM methodology to teach her students and enjoys seeing their creativity and enthusiasm shine through in French class!

Levels/Niveaux: tous/all
Code: E-02


G01: OFF-SITE – Explore Winnipeg’s French Quarter, St. Boniface (SESSION FULL)
Session runs from 13h00 à 15h30

Explore history and “the arts” while visiting various sites in the heart of St. Boniface…This session will take place “off-site” in the afternoon and participants will have the opportunity to visit three establishments in St. Boniface and explore excursion possibilities in a francophone environment for their students. The first stop will be at 375 Deschambault Street, childhood home of world famous Franco-Canadian author, Gabrielle Roy. After a visit of ‘la Maison’, participants will tour Winnipeg’oldest building—Le musée de St. Boniface Museum, 494 Taché Avenue as a second stop.  This oak log building was originally used by the Grey Nun’s Convent and has a collection of impressive artifacts and displays; explaining the history of the French-Canadian and Métis communities in Western Canada. The third and final stop will be at Chocolatier Constance Popp Chocolate Shop (180 Provencher Boulevard) where participants can pick up a small takeaway treat while exploring the artisan bon bons, bars, truffles, and more. 

Schedule will be as follows:

  • 1:00 p.m. meet at La Maison Gabrielle-Roy, 375 Deschambault Street (30-45 minutes tour)
  • 2:15 p.m. meet at Le Musée de St. Boniface Museum, 494 Taché Avenue (1h tour)
  • 3:30 p.m. drop by Chocolatier Constance Popp Chocolate Shop, 180 Provencher,

  for takeaway treat included in registration fee (no formal presentation).

*Additional Cost: $20.00

(Add to MTS PD DAY registration fee)

*The session is subsidized in part by MATF therefore participants must have a MATF membership.

Please note: Participants use their own vehicle for transportation.

Maximum Participants: 15
Levels/Niveaux: tous/all
Code: G-01


G02: “Paint Night” in the Afternoon (SESSION FULL)
Dawn Wilkinson

Session runs from 13h00 à 15h30

Come out and take part in one of Winnipeg’s latest trends; “Paint Night”. We will be holding an all- afternoon workshop where participants will get to create a one of a kind Saint Boniface inspired work of art. Each participant will be provided with an easel, canvas and paint in order to create their own work of art. Dawn will walk you through all the latest art techniques that you will be able to help engage your students in the creative process by incorporating culture through painting in your French class. All participants will go home with their very own work of art to display in their home. Dawn has a Bachelor of Fine Arts and can be regularly found conducting Paint Night classes at trendy Winnipeg restaurants. Register early as space is limited.

Additional Cost*: $10.00
(Add to MTS PD DAY registration fee)
*The session is subsidized in part by MATF therefore participants must have a MATF membership.
Maximum Participants: 30
Levels/Niveaux: tous/all
Code: G-02


G03: French is Fun
Sarah Barton and Carling Comte

Session runs from 13h00 à 15h30

Examine and experience an entire unit on “Le restaurant”. You will learn and explore various teaching styles, activities and student-facilitated games that will allow every student to be successful and enjoy their French learning.

The session is guided by the Manitoba French Communication and Culture Curriculum. Suitable for grades 4 to 8.

Carling Comte has been a language teacher for 9 years.  She is currently teaching grades 7 and 8 core French at Niverville Collegiate in the Hanover School Division.

Sarah Barton has been a language teacher for 4 years.  She is currently teaching grades 7 and 8 core French at Blumenort School in the Hanover School Division.

Levels/Niveaux: tous/all
Code: G-03


G04: Songs, Stories and Dance- Strengthening Proficiency and Student Engagement in French through Movement and Music
Sylvie Tomoniko

Make your French class come alive with story, music and dance!  Participants will learn 3 dances and a variety of songs, including those with a cultural focus. An overview of an inexpensive leveled online reading resource will also be shared. Activities shared have been done in grades four, five and six but can be adapted to fit primary and upper middle years’ classes.

Sylvie Tomoniko is a grade five teacher, harvest farm chef and mother of four who works in Neepawa, Manitoba. She uses the AIM methodology to teach her students and enjoys seeing their creativity and enthusiasm shine through in French class!

Levels/Niveaux: tous
Code: G-04

Session A / Ateliers « A » 9h00 à 10h10

A01/B02: Inquiry Based Learning Methods Adapted for the Classroom
TiBert le Voyageur (Rob Malo)

Discover inquiry based learning practices to surprise hard to reach learners with a new technique that will spark their curiosity. The presentation includes the use of hands-on artifacts and digital tools that can be used for in-class inquiry based learning systems. This new classroom approach, refined in museum settings, makes any subject matter relevant to language learners of any age group. This workshop includes an overview of the TiBertvoyage.com educational website and tricks on how to use a learning environment, images or video for inquiry based learning. 

Raised in a Franco-Manitoban family, Rob Malo is a writer, performer, former Educational Programs Developer at the Manitoba Museum and former Professor at the Universitée de Saint-Boniface. He is a community-builder who loves to share his passion for history and his French-Canadian Métis heritage. Drawing on his background in interpretation and educational programming, and using storytelling, music, props, digital graphic novels, he delights students and teachers as TiBert le Voyageur.

Levels/Niveaux: tous
Code: A-01


A02: What’s New for Early Start French K-3?
Arla Straus

This session will provide participants with an overview of the Curriculum Framework of Outcomes, Early Start French, Kindergarten to Grade 3. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the goals, learning outcomes for oral communication, resources and strategies for success all within the context of the balanced literacy approach. They will also receive a copy of the document.

Arla Strauss is a French Curriculum Consultant (English Program) for the Bureau de l’éducation française, Manitoba Education and Training.

Levels/Niveaux: K-3
Code: A-02


A03: DREF Digital Resources
Mona Hutchings

This workshop includes a detailed presentation of the DREF website and the digital resources.  Come and meet Mona in order to learn all about Manitoba’s French educational resources and services available to you, and ease your current workload! This workshop is especially beneficial to new teachers of French (English Program).

Mona Hutchings, librarian at the DREF, is responsible for serving the teachers of the French courses in the English program. She currently researches, develops and oversees the French resources collection, and the de­velopment of library services for this par­ticular clientele.

Levels/Niveaux: Tous
Code: A-03


A04/D02: Authentic Resources: Compelling Cultural Communication
Shelley Dalman Betts

Authentic Resources can be excellent sources of information in the target language, from websites, articles, songs, videos, news reports, tweets, and texts. Making this material comprehensible and engaging is the next step. In this workshop, we will walk through creating two units based around authentic resources for Carnaval de Quebec and Festival du Voyageur. Along the way, we’ll talk about other sources of “AuthRes”, tech tools that help engage students (Edpuzzle, Kahoot!, Google Forms), as well as many activities to do in class that just require students to interact with each other and the material. Come prepared to share your ideas of excellent sources of Authentic Resources.

Shelley Dalman Betts teaches Middle Years French at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate and is inspired by new and compelling ways to teach language. Highlights of teaching French have included helping to lead Study Tours to France and attending professional development in Quebec and attending TPRS training in Denver.

Levels/Niveaux: 4-8
Code: A-04


A05/D01: Using Technology to Refine and Assess Oral Communication Skills (SESSION FULL)
Nora Heschuk

Teaching and assessing oral communication skills can be challenging.  In this session, we will look at tools to help French language learners improve their fluency and to offer students choice in how they demonstrate their oral communication skills.  Students and teachers can also use the recordings for formative and summative assessment of oral communication skills as well. **Please bring your own device to check out some of the resources during the presentation.

Nora currently teaches FCC to grades 7 – 12 students at Neepawa Area Collegiate in Neepawa.

Levels/Niveaux: 4-12
Code: A-05

Session B / Ateliers « B » 10h30 à 11h40

B01: Les Jeux Sam Amuse: a fun way to incorporate technology in your FCC classroom.
Jennifer Marcheterre

Discover the free and safe resources offered by Les Jeux Sam Amuse, which will help you to incorporate technology in your FCC classroom. Learn about the origins of this project born in The Pas, about the ambitions of the creators and the challenges that have been overcome. Follow the guide through the different sections of the website and learn what elements are the favorite of the students. Explore the resources on your own and share your needs and ideas with Jennifer so you can be part of the evolution of the project. Finally, leave the workshop with a bank of ideas and resources to incorporate the technology in your FCC classroom. *PLEASE, bring your device and headphones.

Jennifer is the cofounder of Les Jeux Sam Amuse. She is a graphic designer and met Anne Guilmaine, teacher, in The Pas when she was working there as a French Monitor in 2012, with whom she started Les Jeux Sam Amuse. www.samamuse.ca

Levels/Niveaux: K-6
Code: B-01


B02: Inquiry Based Learning Methods Adapted for the Classroom
TiBert le Voyageur (Rob Malo)

Discover inquiry based learning practices to surprise hard to reach learners with a new technique that will spark their curiosity. The presentation includes the use of hands-on artifacts and digital tools that can be used for in-class inquiry based learning systems. This new classroom approach, refined in museum settings, makes any subject matter relevant to language learners of any age group. This workshop includes an overview of the TiBertvoyage.com educational website and tricks on how to use a learning environment, images or video for inquiry based learning. 

Raised in a Franco-Manitoban family, Rob Malo is a writer, performer, former Educational Programs Developer at the Manitoba Museum and former Professor at the Universitée de Saint-Boniface. He is a community-builder who loves to share his passion for history and his French-Canadian Métis heritage. Drawing on his background in interpretation and educational programming, and using storytelling, music, props, digital graphic novels, he delights students and teachers as TiBert le Voyageur.

 Levels/Niveaux: tous
Code: B-02


B03/C01: Le Contenu culturel dans l’enseignement d’une langue seconde- Fiction ou Réalité
Greg Sametz

Is a strong cultural component reflected in the planning and delivery of each of your lessons? Are your personal cultural goals compatible with the curriculum and with those of your students? Participants will be able to share their perspectives on these questions. Be ready to participate in a culturally based “surprise” during the presentation. This is a bilingual session!

Greg Sametz is a retired educator having spent a career in second language education spanning several decades. With experience as a Basic French specialist, a classroom teacher in the French Immersion program an EAL specialist and administrator in many schools, Greg retired from the Seven Oaks School Division as director of language programs. He continues to work in the profession offering culturally based workshops to students and teachers around the province. He is proud to be a lifelong member of MATF.

Levels/Niveaux: tous/all
Code: B-03


B04/C02: Using Technology in the French Classroom (SESSION FULL)
Suzanne Mathieu

Use technology to reach your students in a different way to engage and excite them about learning French in second language classroom.

Suzanne has been teaching French in both the Basic French and in French Immersion since 2003. I continue to look for fun and easy ways to make French fun to learn in the classroom.

Levels/Niveaux: 5-12
Code: B-04


B05: Making Curricular Connections in Early Years
Carole Bonin

Participants will discover literacy-based routines and strategies that allow French language learning to become a meaningful part of the early years school day.  In addition, participants will identify opportunities that allow students and teachers to hear and use French throughout the day by making connections with other curricular areas.

Carole Bonin works for the bureau d’education francais and is a French language curriculum consultant for the Louis Riel School Division.

Levels/Niveaux:
Code: B-05

Session C / Ateliers « C » 13h00 à 14h10

C01: Le Contenu culturel dans l’enseignement d’une langue seconde- Fiction ou Réalité
Greg Sametz

Is a strong culturel component reflected in the planning and delivery of each of your lessons? Are your personal cultural goals compatible with the curriculum and with those of your students? Participants will be able to share their perspectives on these questions. Be ready to participate in a culturally based “surprise” during the presentation. This is a bilingual session!

Greg Sametz is a retired educator having spent a career in second language education spanning several decades. With experience as a Basic French specialist, a classroom teacher in the French Immersion program an EAL specialist and administrator in many schools, Greg retired from the Seven Oaks School Division as director of language programs. He continues to work in the profession offering culturally based workshops to students and teachers around the province. He is proud to be a lifelong member of MATF.

Levels/Niveaux: tous/all
Code: B-03


C02: Using Technology in the French Classroom (SESSION FULL)
Suzanne Mathieu

Use technology to reach your students in a different way to engage and excite them about learning French in second language classroom.

Suzanne has been teaching French in both the Basic French and in French Immersion since 2003. I continue to look for fun and easy ways to make French fun to learn in the classroom.

Levels/Niveaux: 5-12
Code: C-02


C03:  AIM in Action! (SESSION FULL)
Andrew Hedlin

This session is designed not only for teachers who currently use the AIM method in their classroom, but also for other teachers curious in finding out what the AIM method is all about. Come learn from experienced AIM teachers who will walk you through: assessment in the AIM program, maintaining the “seulment en francais” rule, connecting with students in the target language, as well as games and engaging activities that seek to spice up lessons. The session will end with a time of collaboration with other AIM teachers.

Andrew Hedlin is a grade 5-8 teacher at Linden Christian School with six years of experience teaching French. From the start, he has used the AIM program, and has helped many students achieve basic fluency in French.

Levels/Niveaux: tous/all
Code: C-03


C04/D04: Escape Room en Francais
Jean Burnett

Come out and participate in an escape room en francais and learn how to create this engaging activity specific for your students.

Jean Burnett is a curriculum consultant for the St. James Assiniboia School Division.

Levels/Niveaux: 4-12
Code: C-04

Session D / Ateliers « D » 14h20 à 15h30

D01: Using Technology to Refine and Assess Oral Communication Skills
Nora Heschuk

Teaching and assessing oral communication skills can be challenging.  In this session, we will look at tools to help French language learners improve their fluency and to offer students choice in how they demonstrate their oral communication skills.  Students and teachers can also use the recordings for formative and summative assessment of oral communication skills as well. **Please bring your own device to check out some of the resources during the presentation.

Nora currently teaches FCC to grades 7 – 12 students at Neepawa Area Collegiate in Neepawa.

Levels/Niveaux: 4-12
Code: A-05


D02: Authentic Resources: Compelling Cultural Communication
Shelley Dalman Betts

Authentic Resources can be excellent sources of information in the target language, from websites, articles, songs, videos, news reports, tweets, and texts. Making this material comprehensible and engaging is the next step. In this workshop, we will walk through creating two units based around authentic resources for Carnaval de Quebec and Festival du Voyageur. Along the way, we’ll talk about other sources of “AuthRes”, tech tools that help engage students (Edpuzzle, Kahoot!, Google Forms), as well as many activities to do in class that just require students to interact with each other and the material. Come prepared to share your ideas of excellent sources of Authentic Resources.

Shelley Dalman Betts teaches Middle Years French at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate and is inspired by new and compelling ways to teach language. Highlights of teaching French have included helping to lead Study Tours to France and attending professional development in Quebec and attending TPRS training in Denver.

Levels/Niveaux: 4-8
Code: A-04


D03: All About Routines! Routines to Engage. Routines to Assess. Routines to Impress! (SESSION FULL)
Kathy Kurbis and Tim Dittrick

Routines provide comfort and predictability, enabling the beginning language learner to feel secure and develop confidence. But it doesn’t end there. Routines also support students learning at all levels and help simplify evaluation and assessment practices. Additionally, routines can be used to guide students to take ownership of their own learning, making life easier for you, the teacher. Come participate in a series of engaging, interactive routines that support language growth, facilitate effective classroom management, and provide numerous opportunities for assessment.

Kathy Kurbis is a K-8 French Specialist at Oakenwald School in Pembina Trails and last year’s recipient of the Greg Sametz Award for excellence in teaching French Communication and Culture.

Levels/Niveaux: tous/all
Code: D-03


D04: Escape Room en Francais
Jean Burnett

Come out and participate in an escape room en francais and learn how to create this engaging activity specific for your students.

Jean Burnett is a curriculum consultant for the St. James Assiniboia School Division.

Levels/Niveaux: 4-12
Code: D-04


D05: “Sure I can also teach French” : What now?
Emory Ashcroft

Have you been thrown into teaching FCC as part of your teaching assignment? New to teaching French? First year teacher? The presentation will provide you with hands on tried and tested point and shoot materials for teachers to use in French classrooms. You will leave this session with several strategies and resources that will help you be successful in teaching French Communication and Culture.

Emory is a curriculum consultant and classroom teacher in the Pine Creek School Division.

Levels/Niveaux: 4-12
Code: D-05

Registration

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MATF Membership Fees with SAGE Conference:

  • Full Member/Full Day- $80 ($35 membership + $45 conference)
  • Full Member/Half Day – $58 ($35 membership + $23 conference)
  • Students- $25 ($25 membership + free conference) – *Must purchase membership to access free conference

MATF conference only fees:

  • Full Day Member- $45
  • Full Day Non-Member – $90
  • Half Day Member – $23
  • Half Day Non-Member – $40

Lunch $15.00: The lunch is catered by Santa Ana Restaurant and will be an assortment of stuffed pastas (meat, cheese, vegetables), Caesar and garden salad and bread sticks.