MATF PD DAY 2018

Manitoba Association of Teachers of French

Développer un état d’esprit dans la salle de classe

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/ Greg Sametz Award Presentation

12h00 à 13h00 – Lunch/Dîner

13h00 à 14h10 – 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: Beading: Incorporating Indigenous Perspectives into French
Sarah Barton

Session runs from 9h00 à 11h40

Bead working! Engage in an exciting session that integrates Social Studies, Art and French through a cross-curricular exploration of the Art of bead working through the French language, hands-on learning and Aboriginal and French cultures. This session is designed to allow learners to create beautiful pieces of bead work that begin to bridge the gap and provide a deeper understanding of Canadian history, Aboriginal culture, French culture and the influence of Art. Bead-working is a skill that students from grades 4 to 12 can learn and be successful at. This unit can be taught to the following grade levels and achieve Manitoba Curriculum expectations from the following subjects: Grades 4 to 12 F.C.C., Grades 4 and 5 Social Studies and Grades 4 to 12 Art.

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

Levels/Niveaux: Tous/All
Code: E-01


G01:  Rustic Wood Sign Make and Take Workshop Signs Of Happiness
Keesy Rodewald

Session runs from 13h00 à 15h30

We invite you to come make a sign of your choice or create one on your own. All materials are provided to customize a sign for your home or classroom. Keesy Rodewald, owner of Signs of Happiness, will guide you in this afternoon of creativity. 

 *Additional Cost: $25.00

(Add to MTS PD DAY registration fee)

*The session is subsidized in part by MATF therefore participants must have a MATF membership. Additional cost of $25 must be selected and paid for during online registration.

Maximum Participants: 30
Levels/Niveaux: Tous/All

Code: G-01

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

A01/B02: Inquiry Based Learning in the Traveling Voyageur Museum
TiBert le Voyageur (Rob Malo)

In this hands-on inquiry based learning system, TiBert brings artifacts from the fur trade era including furs from local animals that students of any grade can inspect at their own pace. This workshop demonstrates and describes how interpretation theory, storytelling and imaginative play can be adapted to the classroom to reach specific curriculum needs for language learners. A portion of the workshop will also be dedicated to applying these learning theories when using the classroom screen.

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/All
Code: A-01


A02/B05/C03: Unit Plan on “Le corps, les vêtements et les accessoires
Carling Comte

Discover and work through an entire unit on “le corps, les vêtements, et les accessoires. Resources will be shared with participants. Participants will walk away with a completed unit plan, assessment plan, oral communication games and activities and much more.

Carling has taught basic French in the Hanover School Division since 2010. She has been presenting for various school divisions on FSL instruction since 2015.

Levels/Niveaux: 4-12
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/All
Code: A-03


A04/B06: All Play and No Work: Learning Language is Fun
Melissa Comte Routhier

Do you need some new ideas to help incorporate oral communication, reading and writing in your every day teaching while keeping your students engaged? In this session, we will examine a full unit “Plaisir et loisirs”. You will learn and explore different teaching methods to engage your students using a variety of games, activities and technology.

Melissa is a language teacher with 8 years of experience currently teaching grade 8-10 French at St. John’s Ravenscourt School.

Levels/Niveaux: Tous/All
Code: A-04


A05: Voces Digital: Online Resources for Teachers and Students
Erin Almeronti

Come out and learn how to effectively use Voces resources in your classroom. This includes IPAs, ACTFL Can Do Statements, Cultural practices, activities, recording and auto grading all accessible from any device. Participants are encouraged to bring a device. This session will be offered via video conference.

Erin is a Customer Experience Expert with Voces Digital.

Levels/Niveaux: All/Tous
Code: A-05


A06/B04: 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: A-06

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

B01/C01: Escape Room en Français
Laura McGowan & Heather Calladine

Are you looking for a fun activity that encourages critical thinking, problem solving and collaborative work en francais? Breakout EDU is an educational game that could be adapted to all levels of French language learners. Workshop participants will be immersed in the experience the same way that the students would be within your classrooms. Let the games begin.

Laura and Heather teach FCC in St. James-Assiniboia at the middle years level. Both have nearly 20 years of experience teaching FCC and are passionate about sharing their love of French instruction with other teachers.

Levels/Niveaux: 4-12
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/All
Code: B-02


B03: Second Language Learning Through Youth Exchanges
Karine Levesque

Experiences Canada is a not for profit organization that funds youth travel across Canada. Each youth exchange is comprised of 10-30 youth, between the ages of 12-17. We have approximately 4500 who travel with us every year.

Travelling across Canada on a linguistic exchange provides youth with an opportunity to gain confidence, learn new skills, and make friendships all while developing and enhancing their second language learning. Youth exchanges allow for an experiential learning opportunity where youth are engaging with each other and with the community outside the classroom. When immersed in a francophone community, youth experience the language and culture in an authentic and enriching way.

Karine Levesque is a graduate of Algonquin College where she studies Advertising and Marketing. She started her journey with Experiences Canada as part of the “Canada 150 and Me” team and loved every second of it.

Levels/Niveaux: Tous/All
Code: B-03


B04: 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-04


B05/C03: Unit Plan on “Le corps, les vêtements et les accessoires
Carling Comte

Discover and work through an entire unit on “le corps, les vêtements, et les accessoires. Resources will be shared with participants. Participants will walk away with a completed unit plan, assessment plan, oral communication games and activities and much more.

Carling has taught basic French in the Hanover School Division since 2010. She has been presenting for various school divisions on FSL instruction since 2015.

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


B06: All Play and No Work: Learning Language is Fun
Melissa Comte Routhier

Do you need some new ideas to help incorporate oral communication, reading and writing in your every day teaching while keeping your students engaged? In this session, we will examine a full unit “Plaisir et loisirs”. You will learn and explore different teaching methods to engage your students using a variety of games, activities and technology.

Melissa is a language teacher with 8 years of experience currently teaching grade 8-10 French at St. John’s Ravenscourt School.

Levels/Niveaux: Tous/All
Code: B-06

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

C01: Escape Room en Français
Laura McGowan & Heather Calladine

Are you looking for a fun activity that encourages critical thinking, problem solving and collaborative work en francais? Breakout EDU is an educational game that could be adapted to all levels of francais language learners. Workshop participants will be immersed in the experience the same way that the students would be within your classrooms. Let the games begin.

Laura and Heather teach FCC in St. James-Assiniboia at the middle years level. Both have nearly 20 years of experience teaching FCC and are passionate about sharing their love of French instruction with other teachers.

Levels/Niveaux: 4-12
Code: C-01


C02/D03: Using Technology in the French Classroom
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: Unit Plan on « Le corps, les vêtements et les accessoires »
Carling Comte

Discover and work through an entire unit on “le corps, les vêtements, et les accessoires. Resources will be shared with participants. Participants will walk away with a completed unit plan, assessment plan, oral communication games and activities and much more.

Carling has taught basic French in the Hanover School Division since 2010. She has been presenting for various school divisions on FSL instruction since 2015.

Levels/Niveaux: 4-12
Code: C-03


C04/D04: Project Based Learning
Jodi Daly

Teachers will learn about the basic elements of project based learning and they will have time to create and design their own projects for their grade levels based on examples shared.

Jody Daly is a grade 9-12 FCC teacher and has been trained in project-based learning.

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


C05/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: C-05


C06/D02: “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: C-06

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: D-01


D02: “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-02


D03: Using Technology in the French Classroom
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: 4-12
Code: D-03


D04: Project Based Learning
Jodi Daly

Teachers will learn about the basic elements of project-based learning and they will have time to create and design their own projects based on examples.

Jody Daly is a grade 9-12 FCC teacher and has been trained in project-based learning.

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

Registration

Register online:

https://memberlink.mbteach.org/Event.axd?e=610

If you don’t have an MTS# click the link “Sign Up Now”. When you see “Your Info”, click on Events, List of Events and MATF Conference.

MATF Membership Fees with SAGE Conference:

  • Full Member/Full Day- $80 ($35 membership + $45 conference)
  • Full Member/Half Day – $60 ($35 membership + $25 conference)
  • Students- $25 ($25 membership + free conference) – *Must purchase MATF membership to access free conference
  • Additional $25 for “Signs of Happiness” make and take workshop fee must be selected and paid for during online registration

MATF conference only fees:

  • Full Day Member- $45
  • Full Day Non-Member – $100
  • Half Day Member – $25
  • Half Day Non-Member – $70

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.

  • MATF is striving towards hosting a fully sustainable conference. Please bring your own reusable water bottle or coffee thermos. All handouts will be provided electronically. Thank you in advance for your assistance with this necessary goal.