MATF PD DAY 2019

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 – Sylvia Duckworth, Keynote

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

10h30 à 11h40 – Sylvia Duckworth, Keynote

11h45 à 12h00 – AGM/ Greg Sametz 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

Morning Keynote Address

How to Survive Teaching (With Your Sanity Intact)
Presented by Sylvia Duckworth

“This job is tough, but we can do it. We are educators and we were born to make a difference.” – Rita Pierson
Sylvia will talk about her journey from a first year teacher to a 32 year veteran, and the critical things she learned along the way from 5 inspirational teachers. Her tips for teaching include:
• Develop relationships
• Think outside the box
• Let your students be creative
• Grow a PLN
• Have fun.
During this talk, be prepared to participate as Sylvia intersperses her talk with thought-provoking questions for teachers to discuss and share ideas so that we can all learn from each other. Sylvia will be offering two smaller breakout sessions in the afternoon as well on technology integration in FCC.

Sylvia Duckworth is an award-winning French teacher and technology coach from Toronto with more than 30 years teaching experience in the public and private systems. Her mantra is “Connect, Collaborate, Create” and she is constantly searching for ways to enable teachers and students to maximize these opportunities. She is the author of the book “Sketchnotes for educators”. She is an avid sketchnoter, AIM French teacher and Tech Coach, Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, Apple Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator.

Featured Session – All Afternoon – 13h00-15h30

G01: Beading: Incorporating Indigenous Perspectives into French Learning
Sarah Barton

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.

Level/Niveaux: All/Tous

Session C – 13h00-14h00

C01: Getting Creative with GSuite Tools
Sylvia Duckworth
Sylvia will give you some ideas on how you and your students can get creative with Google tools. Learn how to create animations, video cards, digital stories, “Choose-your-own-Adventure” stories, raps, photo albums and flipbooks, interactive videos, games and more. So much is possible with GSuite! Be sure to bring your own device to follow along!
Level/Niveaux: All/Tous
Code: C01


C02: The Great Escape…en Francais
Laura McGowan & Heather Calladine

Cherchez-vous une activité amusante qui encourage la pensée critique, la résolution de problèmes et le travail collaboratif? Breakout EDU est un jeu éducatif qui pourrait s’adapter à tous les niveaux d’apprenants en français langue additionnelle. Venez vivre l’expérience telle que vivront vos élèves et venez jouer avec nous!
Are you looking for a fun activity that encourages critical thinking, problem solving and collaborative work en français? Breakout EDU is an educational game that could be adapted to all levels of français 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: Tous/All
Code: C02


CO3: Cultural Activities in FCC
Diane Nickel

In this workshop, you will take part in hands-on activities that promote knowledge of the culture and French language as it is used in Manitoba. You will be able to take a package of activities back to your school to use with students in your classroom. Come prepared to have fun wearing comfortable footwear. See you soon!

Diane Nickel is a 23+year international teacher. She has taught at various levels from kindergarten to grade 9. The bulk of her teaching has been done in South Korea and here in Manitoba. One of her great passions is making learning fun and interactive for both students and teachers. She is very creative and often leads her students on adventures that blossom into learning and memories.

Levels/Niveaux: Tous/All
Code: C03


CO4: Everyday French
Emory Ashcroft

This is a classroom ready cross curricular presentation where we will go over some of the activities that I use on a day to day basis and how to use backward planning to meet curricular outcomes. We will be examining performance-based outcomes both inside and outside of the traditional classroom setting, to develop situational language learners, and spark spontaneous conversation within controlled settings.

Emory Ashcroft grew up in Birtle, Manitoba and attended Brandon University. He has filled many roles as an educator from classroom to Administration. Emory is currently teaching Grades 4 and 4-8 French at Gladstone Elementary School.

Levels/Niveaux: Tous/All
Code: C04

Session D – 14h20-15h30

D01: Flipgrid and Adobe Spark: An AppSmash Made in Heaven
Sylvia Duckworth

Spark.adobe.com and Flipgrid.com are free, web-based platforms that are compatible with any device. With Adobe Spark, students can create beautiful graphics, webpages and videos in minutes. With Flipgrid, students can share their creations with their teacher, their classmates, and with the world! Both platforms are so easy that students in the younger grades can use it, yet sophisticated enough to appeal to older students as well. Come and see what you can create and share! If you are attending with a mobile device, please pre-download Adobe Spark Post, Adobe Spark Page, Adobe Spark Video and Flipgrid. Be sure to bring your own device to follow along!

Level/Niveaux: Tous/All
Code: D01


D02: The Great Escape…en francais
Heather Calladine and Laura McGowan

Cherchez-vous une activité amusante qui encourage la pensée critique, la résolution de problèmes et le travail collaboratif? Breakout EDU est un jeu éducatif qui pourrait s’adapter à tous les niveaux d’apprenants en français langue additionnelle. Venez vivre l’expérience telle que vivront vos élèves et venez jouer avec nous!
Are you looking for a fun activity that encourages critical thinking, problem solving and collaborative work en français? Breakout EDU is an educational game that could be adapted to all levels of français 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!

Levels/Niveaux: Tous/All
Code: D02


D03: Cultural Activities in FCC
Diane Nickel

In this workshop, you will take part in hands-on activities that promote knowledge of the culture and French language as it is used in Manitoba. You will be able to take a package of activities back to your school to use with students in your classroom. Come prepared to have fun wearing comfortable footwear. See you soon!

Diane Nickel is a 23+year international teacher. She has taught at various levels from kindergarten to grade 9. The bulk of her teaching has been done in South Korea and here in Manitoba. One of her great passions is making learning fun and interactive for both students and teachers. She is very creative and often leads her students on adventures that blossom into learning and memories.

Levels/Niveaux: Tous/All
Code: D03


D04: Everyday French
Emory Ashcroft

This is a classroom ready cross curricular presentation where we will go over some of the activities that I use on a day to day basis and how to use backward planning to meet curricular outcomes. We will be examining performance-based outcomes both inside and outside of the traditional classroom setting, to develop situational language learners, and spark spontaneous conversation within controlled settings.

Emory Ashcroft grew up in Birtle, Manitoba and attended Brandon University. He has filled many roles as an educator from classroom to Administration. Emory is currently teaching Grades 4 and 4-8 French at Gladstone Elementary School.

Levels/Niveaux: Tous/All
Code: D04


D05: Early Start French K-3 (English Program): A Recipe for Success
Arla Strauss

Come and see how the balanced literacy approach supports student success in Early Start French. Participants will explore engaging learning situations and strategies that will facilitate lesson planning and ease their workload. Participants will receive a copy of K-3 Curriculum of Outcomes. Please bring your personal devices.

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: D05

Registration

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 and MTS PD Day Conference Fees:
· 1 Year MATF Membership Only – $35
· Membership Fee and Full Day Conference Fee- $80
· Full Day Non-Member Conference Fee – $110
· Half Day Membership Fee and Conference Fee – $60
· Half Day Non-Member Conference Fee – $80
· Student Membership and Conference Fee- $25 *Must have valid student ID

Lunch $15.00: The lunch is catered by Santa Ana Restaurant and will be an assortment of Shelled Stuffed Pastas (meat, cheese, vegetables), Caesar and Santa Ana salad, and Mediterranean Bread.

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 so please ensure your e-mail is accurate. Thank you in advance for your assistance with this necessary goal.