Technology and digital resources are important in FSL, but they won’t impact student engagement and achievement on their own. In this webinar we will explore how to shift educator mindsets about what teaching for the 21st century looks and sounds like and how to create inclusive learning experiences for students in FSL. We will learn how this shift changes the role of the classroom teacher from “master teacher” to “master learner.” In both digital and in-class learning environments, the “master learner” curates learning experiences that centre student voice, choice, and lived experience in the process of learning.
Modern Languages and French Immersion / Teacher
For nearly twenty years, Rubina has worked as French teacher and department, school, and system leader for both Core and Immersion FSL programs in the York Region District School Board (YRDSB). She currently teaches FSL Part 1 Additional Qualification for the board and has worked as a Curriculum Consultant, supporting teachers in both Core and Immersion from grades 4–12. Rubina has led professional development in the areas of Student Wellbeing, Culturally Responsive and Reflective Pedagogy, and 21st Century Competencies for Deep Learning, at both the school and system level, in YRDSB.