Last May, a group of FSL teachers allowed me to record their thoughts about curriculum renewal in FSL. They spoke of their concerns as well as some solutions they felt will help them to get through these times of change.
The teachers were responding to questions asked in a series of videos created through a DEAFC project and presented by Caroline Mueller, PhD. and teacher at Place Cartier Adult Centre and Judith Davidson, Responsable des programmes d’études Francisation et Français, langue seconde DEAFC.
The videos talk about the new programs in SEC 3 and 4 FSL and present a new learning situation that can be used at both levels. They also address concerns and solutions related to the programs. The videos will be available soon – I’ll update you when they are!
Les conversations sont en français.
Concerns: New exams, creating new materials, and implementing multiple levels of new programming in one classroom.
Solutions: Collaboration! Whether it be having help in the classroom or working together outside of the classroom to develop materials, collaboration seemed to be the number one practice that is giving teachers hope through these times of change. One teacher also mentioned the need for mentoring as teachers try new things in their classrooms.
Notes: These conversations were originally recorded during a workshop delivered by Caroline Mueller at a Provincial Ped Day for DBE implementation organized by Isabelle Bertolotti, May 12, 2017. The background noises are other conversations that were happening during the workshop – the teachers had a lot to share!
Julie’s Online Student Resources, created in collaboration with Michelle Robinson at Hull Adult Education Centre.
FSL – French Second Language / FLS – Français Langue Seconde
DBE – Diversified Basic Education is the program for Secondary 3, 4, and 5 in Quebec Adult Education.
I have been teaching and consulting - from primary school through adult education - since 1996. Currently an education consultant with la Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles in Montreal, Quebec, I believe that sharing our stories is the key to getting better together.