My Virtual Classroom, January 19th and 21st
With the rapid, large-scale switch to online teaching last March, teachers had to adapt quickly — but it hasn’t always been easy. CASLT has created a new resource to help teachers thrive in a distance learning and teaching environment. Welcome to “My Virtual Classroom!”
Registration is open for our sixth My Virtual Classroom webinar: Targeting Multiliteracies in Building Digital Learning Tasks, presented by Jim Murphy.
Sessions will be 45 minutes, with Q & A to follow. All content will be posted on our CASLT Learning Centre afterwards.
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Marathon de lecture (French Reading Marathon) for a Good Cause
Starting January 18, you and your students can participate in a Marathon de lecture and support an education program in Burkina Faso. A selection of ready-to-use comic strips and teaching resources will be made available free of charge to teachers of French as a second language
Call for Chapters: Special Issue of Languages Journal
Languages is seeking chapters for the upcoming special issue of their journal titled “Learning and Teaching of English in the Multilingual Classroom: English Teachers’ Perspectives, Practices, and Purposes.” This special issue aims to compile papers that examine English teachers’ perspectives, practices, and purposes on the current challenges in linguistically diverse classrooms.
‘Learn French and have fun!’: Ontario teacher turns to YouTube for virtual learning
With his stuffed elephant named Dex and his pet cat named Puppy, Steve Massa is going the extra mile to make sure his students have fun while learning French while away from the classroom. As schools closed for in-person learning last spring, the Grade 3 teacher with the Toronto District School Board decided to get creative to keep his students engaged while learning the French language, so “Monsieur Steve” was born
The Ayajuthem language radiates across territory
The word G???..gih’jeh radiates across airwaves through deep forests, over waters, into intricate fjords and snowy mountain tops into the lush and vibrant area of Ayajuthem-speaking territory. “G???..gih’jeh means the land,” says Norman Francis, as a part of the ‘Ayajuthem Word of The Day’ on The Raven. The station is operated by not-for-profit Aupe Cultural Enhancement Society. Located on Homalco First Nation land, holding a Type B Indigenous license.