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French Immersion Teacher Retention and Developing the French Immersion Program

In response to some of the challenges facing FSL leaders, CPCO and OPC have designed three 5-hour online modules to support Members and Associates. The fees for these learning opportunities are subsidized through a government funded FSL Project managed by the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) and space is limited.


Core French Module

Module Date: November 9 - December 7 

Participants will explore leadership strategies and ways to mitigate issues identified in research regarding the development of the Core French program in schools.

Facilitated by principals with experience in Core French settings from both public and Catholic schools, this module focuses on collaborative knowledge building and mobilization to:

  • identify leadership strategies to improve Core French teacher retention 

  • determine effective practices of Core French programs

  • discover resources that help to plan professional development opportunities for Core French teachers,  and 

  • discuss unique leadership challenges and opportunities that affect FSL instruction in schools.

Participants will need to complete the 5 hours of work over a two-week period, two synchronous sessions.  Options regarding the timing of the synchronous session will be discussed with the participants. 

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French Immersion Module - Part 1 

Module Date: November 23 - December 31 

Participants will explore leadership strategies and ways to mitigate issues identified in research regarding the development of the French Immersion programs in schools.

Facilitated by practising principals with experience in French Immersion settings in both public and Catholic schools, this module focuses on collaborative knowledge building and mobilization to:

  • identify leadership strategies to improve FSL teacher retention

  • determine the factors leading to FSL teacher attrition and

  • introduce support for the professional learning of FSL educators.

Participants will need to complete the 5 hours of work over a two-week period, including two synchronous sessions. As part of the module, there will be two synchronous sessions that participants must attend.  Options regarding the timing of the synchronous sessions will be discussed with the participants.

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French Immersion Module - Part 2 

Module Date: January 12 - February 9 

CPCO and OPC have designed a follow-up 5-hour online module to support Associates and Members in delving deeper into the strategies for Teacher Retention and the Development of the French Immersion Program. In this second module, participants will focus expressively on practical leadership strategies to support the development of the French Immersion program in schools.

Facilitated by practising principals with experience in French Immersion settings in both public and Catholic schools, this module focuses on collaborative knowledge building and mobilization to:

  • determine the effective practices of French Immersion programs

  • identify strategies that support language proficiency of French Immersion teachers

  • discover resources that help to plan professional development opportunities for French Immersion teachers,  and 

  • discuss unique leadership challenges and opportunities that affect French Immersion instruction in schools.

Although helpful, it is not mandatory to have completed the first module to participate in this program.  Participants will need to complete the 5 hours of work over a two-week period, including  two synchronous sessions.  Options regarding the timing of the synchronous session will be discussed with the participants.

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