Who can attend: FSL teachers who are willing to create Escape Room boxes to be kept within the FLRC collection.
FSL teachers! Come join Diana Boisvert, Trisha Paetsch and Chris Fedorick, owner of Trapped Interactive Escape Game in Grande Prairie to learn how to create escape room activities for the FSL classroom. As a group, we will learn from Chris how to build effective puzzles using outcomes and themes from the Alberta curriculum. The finished escape room boxes will be available to borrow from the FLRC collection at the Grande Prairie Public Library.
Day 1—April 28, 2020 (Full Day)—GoTo Meeting
Chris will teach us how to build effective puzzles and plan for games that will be both fun and instructive. We will spend some time in smaller groups, brainstorming and starting to plan our games.
Day 2—May 20, 2020 (Full Day)—GoTo Meeting
Small groups will develop the games collaboratively, with input from Chris as needed.
Day 3—June 10, 2020 (Full Day)—GoTo Meeting
Small groups will build the games collaboratively, writing clues and creating a list of supplies needed.
Day 4—Date to be determined (Full Day)—GoTo Meeting or In person
Chris will try to solve all of our escape room boxes and provide feedback as needed. Teachers will then have time to modify their escape room boxes.
What will you get from this? You will learn how to create escape room puzzles from an expert. You will get to meet and work collaboratively with other FSL teachers from our area. You will contribute to the collection at the FLRC and create useful materials that can be used in your own classroom without taking up shelf space when you are finished!
Diana Boisvert is the French Language Resource Centre Director and the Vice-President of SLIC (Second Languages and Intercultural Council). Within her role, she also directs the Grande Prairie DELF-DALF Exam Centre. Diana has been heavily involved in a partnership with France and was among the first to participate in a job-shadowing experience in Nancy, France. In addition, she was one of the first FSL (Core French) teachers to pilot the DELF PRIM exams in all of Canada. Noted for her initiatives, she has presented at several local, provincial and national conferences. Diana has a significant background in French as a Second Language (Core French) classroom, as well as experience in the French Immersion classroom. With hands-on experience in successfully applying best practices in second language teaching and learning to her own students, through the use of current resources, Diana is the 'go-to' specialist for all things FSL (Core French).Trisha Paetsch
Trisha Paetsch is a first year teacher of FSL at Ridgevalley School. She is passionate about additional language instruction, and wants to help change the perception that FSL is hard or boring. The FLRC has been an invaluable resource for her this year as she has been developing her program, and she is thankful for the chance to contribute to the collection of useful resources through this collaborative PD session.
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Please note that there will be an in-person meeting date which is yet to be determined in September 2020.
Once a date has been determined, all registered participants will be notified through e-mail, to give time for proper planning.