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Francophone Cultures in the United States: Empathy, Empowerment, and Advocacy
As part of this session, I will join Dr. Kathleen Stein-Smith (Fairleigh Dickinson University) to share perspectives and tools for a living Francophonie. I will present the benefits of children's literature as tools for teaching and creating pleasure and curiosity among learners.
The Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages provides services to all teachers of foreign languages, including those of modern, ancient, and less commonly taught languages and English as a second language. The organization also promotes the study of languages across the preschool, elementary, secondary, post-secondary and higher spectrum. It brings together 14 states of the Midwest.
Democratizing access to children's literature in French
As part of the "French Language and Francophone Culture in the US" session, I will join Dre Kathleen Stein-Smith (Fairleigh Dickinson University) and Marine Havel (FLAM Federation) to share our perspectives. I will present ways to democratize access to children's literature in French in the United States.
The mission of the American Council for Quebec Studies is to promote the teaching and study of Quebec, French-speaking Canada and the American Francophonie. The organization encourages research, fosters collaborations between researchers in the United States and Canada, and facilitates academic programs, visits, and exchanges.
Surrounded by passionate school librarians, I will present the Bagages project as a multi-faceted program to address immigration at school. By my side will be Carrie Betts, media specialist at West Maple Elementary School, named "Model School Library 2021-22", to encourage projects with local partners.
The Michigan Association for Media in Education supports school librarians in their mission: to create environments that promote reading and prepare students to be effective users of information and innovative users of technology.
Baggages, a documentary by Mélissa Lefebvre and Paul Tom
Bagages, mon histoire, un book of poetry written by young immigrants, illustrated by Rogé and published Éditions de la Bagnole
Carry On, poetry by young immigrants, English version published by Owl Kids
Teaching in a minority setting is quite a challenge!
I will discuss it with teachers of French as a second language in Maine to offer them new avenues. It will of course be a question of books, and also of workshops and tools to make learning French even more dynamic.
The mission of the American Association of Teachers of French is to promote the teaching and learning of the French language and of French-speaking cultures and civilizations in the United States. It has chapters in every region of the country.