Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association / Association ontarienne des professeurs de langues vivantes
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What's new at the OMLTA?

It is STILL not too late to register for this rich professional development opportunity:

OTF-OMLTA Summer Institute:

Supporting the Revised FSL Curriculum at the Secondary Level (Grades 9-12)

Facilitator: Jenn Rochon
July 25-27, Niagara-on-the-Lake

By the end of this Summer Institute, participants will have a deeper understanding of the revised FSL curriculum, CEFR descriptors and their impact on program development. Participants will be able to use both curriculum documents and CEFR descriptors to plan units and assessments for students.

Click on the following link to register:
OTF-OMLTA FSL Institute

OMLTA: Update

July 6th, 2016 | Posted by webmaster

ATTENTION Members:  Please check your email from your July E-Blast Update.

If you are not a member, it is not too late to become one.  Check out all the professional learning that is available:

1. There is still time to register for this OMLTA/AOPLV – OTF summer institute.

  • Ontario Modern Language Teachers’ Association (OMLTA)
  • Facilitator: Jenn Rochon
  • July 25-27, Niagara-on-the-Lake

2. Supporting the Revised FSL Curriculum at the Secondary Level (Grades 9-12)

By the end of this Summer Institute, participants will have a deeper understanding of the revised FSL curriculum, CEFR descriptors and their impact on program development. Participants will be able to use both curriculum documents and CEFR descriptors to plan units and assessments for students.

Sign up at  http://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/summer-institutes-2016/

3. The 2016 OMLTA/AOPLV Fall Conference will be held on November 18 – 19, 2016 at the Best Western Otonobee Inn and Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School in Peterborough, Ontario.  Please see our Upcoming Events Page for more details.

4.   The OMLTA/AOPLV COMMUNICATION MAGAZINE IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS!

Communication Magazine is looking for dynamic volunteers for its ‘Reach-Out Committee’! As a member of the Reach-Out Committee, you would help the editor by inviting/recruiting various individuals to write an article for OMLTA’s Communication Magazine.  Please email communication@omlta.org for more information.

 

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COMMUNICATION MAGAZINE IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS!

Communication Magazine is looking for dynamic volunteers for its ‘Reach-Out Committee’! As a member of the Reach-Out Committee, you would help the editor by inviting/recruiting various individuals to write an article for OMLTA’s Communication Magazine. Communication Magazine comes out three times a year in mid-October, February/March and June. OMLTA members want to read articles which are practical, informative, current and thought-provoking. There should be a cross-section of articles about Core, Extended, and Immersion French and International Languages from many different grade levels and many different geographical areas, as well as from different perspectives such as administrative, classroom, board and/or system level, itinerant, managerial, continuing education, faculty of education, adult learning, private schools, etc. Here are some ideas of articles which OMLTA members would enjoy reading:

- Classroom lessons which have worked well;
- Successful school-wide events that have fostered a love of culture and language amongst students, staff and/or admin;
- Class trips which have been successful;
- Review of effective and useful resources, websites, and books;
- Technological innovations;
- Classroom management success and/or challenges in FSL;
- Advice for our members with respect to any current Modern Language policies and/or curriculum expectations;
- Reference to any businesses or suppliers of French or Modern Language products, books, resources, etc.;
- Words of wisdom for Modern Language Educators in the province of Ontario;
- Any other interested novelty regarding FSL or International Languages
- Ministry of Education project development and/or involvement
- Board-level projects and/or leadership with FSL/IL.

This is a great professional development, personal growth, and networking opportunity. Email Ida Continenza, Editor, at communication@omlta.org with your resume and a brief paragraph or two explaining why you think you would be a good on the Communication Reach-Out Committee. The due date for the next issue of Communication is October 1st.

Thank you for your interest and for “reaching out”!

The Ministry of Education is currently seeking feedback on the draft of its new “Community-Connected Experiential Learning Policy Framework”. This policy framework may include the provision of ELAR credits for students who participate in two- and three-month FSL exchanges.

Please feel free to add your voice to the feedback using the following link:
Feedback

ATT OMLTA Members! We are looking for contributions to our Communication magazine!!

Do you have an inspiring idea? Are you a teacher in your first five years and have some tips to share? Is there a particular app or resource that you feel others should know about? Please write about it!

Send an email to communication@omlta.org no later than June 3rd.

Au début de ma carrière comme enseignante, j’ai assisté, en 1991 et pour la première fois, au congrès du printemps du OMLTA/AOPLV. C’était excellent de tous les points de vue, j’ai beaucoup apprécié l’accueil, l’ambiance, l’organisation, le professionnalisme, la qualité des nombreux ateliers qui étaient offerts. A partir de ce moment, je suis tombée amoureuse de cette fameuse association, et depuis je n’ai jamais raté un congrès. Tous les ateliers auxquels j’ai assisté étaient très enrichissants et engageants, j’avais toujours hâte à appliquer ce que j’avais appris à mes élèves. Ces ateliers m’ont beaucoup aidé à me développer et m’enrichir comme enseignante. J’en suis tellement reconnaissante.

De plus, je garde de très bons souvenirs des ateliers des congrès, soit en y assistant ou en les présentant. J’ai eu l’occasion de faire la connaissance de plusieurs personnes extraordinaires avec qui je reste encore en contact pour discuter, partager ou échanger des idées. J’attendais impatiemment le bulletin trimestriel “Communication” que je recevais chez moi, j’étais fière de l’apporter avec moi à l’école pour partager avec mes collègues les nouvelles idées et stratégies que je mettais en œuvre dans mes salles de cours et faire partager les retombées de mon expérience.

Alors, j’ai commencé à m’impliquer de plus en plus jusqu’au moment où je suis devenue la Présidente de cette magnifique association, dont je suis extrêmement fière!

– Faten Hanna - Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board