The Near North District School Board, with the support of the Ministry of Education has produced a series of videos to guide French as a Second Language (“FSL”) educators throughout Ontario. These five videos capture the professional learning of some French Immersion Kindergarten Teams in the Near North District School Board. Through sharing classroom footage and teacher reflection, the effective use of pedagogical documentation and strategies to support oral language development we can inform and support further discussions among FSL educators.
Entitled `Les petits en maternelle` the videos feature staff and students from the Early Learning Kindergarten programs at Alliance and Sunset Park and provide an overview of the following:
Interacting with the (play-based) environment
Interacting with their peers and adults
Verbal and non-verbal communication
Pedagogical Documentation (Making the thinking visible)
Reflections on the journey
“We are extremely pleased with the outcome of this project and the opportunity to fulfill a leadership role across the province promoting our French as Second Language community. The videos are exemplary resources for educators that highlight the quality of our educators and programming offered by the NNDSB.” – Melanie Gray, Acting Superintendent of Education
The videos and additional FSL resources can be found at https://transformingfsl.ca.
For more information, please contact:
Near North District School Board
Phone: (705) 472-8170 ext. 5010