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Friday, October 14, 2022

Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Downtown | Eastern Daylight Time

AGM-ND Schedule

 

 

Concurrent Session Abstracts

10:20 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

Connect, Learn, Grow: How the CASLT CoLab Will Support Your Professional Journey (French)

Carole Bonin and Philippa Parks

CASLT is pleased to present the CASLT CoLab, your new hub for professional learning and growth. The CASLT CoLab is an online space designed to support second language educators in their professional journeys. It will help build communities of practice and provide a wide variety of high-quality professional learning content. Bring your mobile device to this interactive session for an opportunity to access and explore the site’s features.

Decolonization and the Integration of Indigenous Knowledge in Second Language Teaching: A Dialogue to Inform a New CASLT Project (English)

Kahente Horn-Miller and Joanne Robertson

In response to the calls to action of the 2016 Truth and Reconciliation Commission, CASLT is initiating a project that will address the critical need for professional learning related to decolonization and the integration of Indigenous knowledge in second language pedagogies. CASLT will work closely with Indigenous languages stakeholders to develop this project. We are also seeking input from CASLT members and stakeholders to determine language teachers’ specific learning needs. Participants in this session will engage in meaningful dialogue on decolonization and Indigenization and provide valuable feedback to the CASLT Board that will inform the design of this new online professional learning resource.

Pandemic and Practice: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Second Language Teachers in Canada (Bilingual)

Roswita Dressler and Rochelle Guida

This session will summarize the key findings from the CASLT-supported study titled Pandemic and Practice: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Second Language Teachers in Canada. Learn about how teachers managed and the enduring innovations that may continue to be a part of L2 teaching for years to come.

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Connect, Learn, Grow: How the CASLT CoLab Will Support Your Professional Journey (English)

Carole Bonin and Philippa Parks

CASLT is pleased to present the CASLT CoLab, your new hub for professional learning and growth. The CASLT CoLab is an online space designed to support second language educators in their professional journeys. It will help build communities of practice and provide a wide variety of high-quality professional learning content. Bring your mobile device to this interactive session for an opportunity to access and explore the site’s features.

What’s New at CASLT (Bilingual)

Katherine Mueller and Yasmina Lemieux

Learn about CASLT’s exciting new projects, initiatives, and updates. Topics will include the CASLT CoLab, developments in our projects on blended learning and the impact of COVID-19 on teacher practice, a new project to support FSL teacher self-efficacy, and more.

Pan-Canadian Perspectives on Resilience in International Languages Programming (Bilingual)

Roswita Dressler, Jimmy Steele, and Rochelle Guida

In this interactive session, teachers in international language programs will share challenges that impact their teaching and discuss possible solutions. The session will be facilitated by three teachers who have experience teaching German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and French in K-12 and post-secondary classrooms across Canada.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

When Does FSL Teacher Retention Begin? A Pan-Canadian Perspective on FSL Teacher Education (Bilingual)

Stephanie Arnott, Cam Smith, and Amanda Battistuzzi

In 2019, CASLT launched a pan-Canadian research project to identify ways to better equip new FSL teachers for success in the early stages of their careers. The research was undertaken by a consortium of researchers from the Universities of British Columbia, Ottawa, and New Brunswick. Teachers, administrators, and members of faculties of education from across Canada (= 342) completed surveys and/or participated in focus groups conducted throughout 2021.

Website scans of 44 Canadian faculties of education also provided context to the findings. Analysis of the entire data set was completed in Spring 2022.

This session will present key findings from the study, specifically those highlighting a growing divergence between the recruitment orientation of federal policy related to the FSL teacher shortage and the retention focus that was evident in the data.

Specifically, retention initiatives are needed at the beginning of initial FSL teacher preparation as well as during FSL teachers’ transition to the workplace.

Thank you to our AGM-ND Sponsor

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