Supporting Teacher Moderation in French Immersion: Even if you are a principal that does not speak french.
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Supporting Teacher Moderation in French Immersion: Even if you are a principal that does not speak french.
Presented by: Kara Bowles
Thursday, November 05, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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About the Session:

When it comes to supporting educators as they learn and work to improve student achievement, nothing a principal does “has a bigger payoff than learning visibly and publicly alongside staff in a school” Katz & Dack. 2013 As a principal who may not speak French, there are many ways to participate in a moderation session with your FSL teachers.

Key factors discussed:

  • Introduction to a new resource for school administrators that supports FI teacher moderation opportunities
  • Benefits of FI teacher moderation
  • Measuring impact

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Presenter(s):
Kara Bowles


Kara Bowles (@bowlkar) loves to help change mindsets! Throughout her 25 year career she has had many opportunities to work with French Immersion teachers, principals and FSL stakeholders from across Canada in order to strengthen FSL programming. Having worked over 25 years in education, Kara‘sperspective stays rooted in practical implementation tips that work in classrooms and schools. Throughout her career, she has worked as a French teacher, principal, as well as an education officer at the Ontario Ministry of Education in the FSL Policy Implementation Unit. Being part of provincial initiatives has allowed her to develop a broad knowledge base in the CEFR, FSL research and the importance of stakeholder investment. She has presented workshops for leaders across Canada for ACPI, Ontario Modern Language Teachers Association and the Ontario Principal Council. Her online presence can be found through her Ed Talk “Principal to Principal” which discusses the inclusion of students with special education needs and English language learners in FSL programs. Kara looks forward to working with leaders from across Canada to ensure the best possible outcomes for students learning French as a second language.

Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

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Registration Deadline:

November 05, 2020



Grade Level:

K-12/Tous niveaux Maternelle à 12

Registration Notes:

Please note: the webinar information (link and how to access the webinar) will be emailed to you 2 hours prior to the webinar start time (MDT). If you have not received the webinar link by then, please email