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  • AATF - July 7 to 9, 2024 - San Diego, CA
    AATF - July 7 to 9, 2024 - San Diego, CA

      Exhibitor - Booth 11 

    Session:

    Monday, July 8 - [Session #91]
    Fais-toi plaisir, lis en français! - Des livres diversifiés pour tous les niveaux

    Youth literature is a powerful tool in teaching French. Books are a window on the French-speaking world and strengthen language skills and cultural knowledge. We must therefore offer diverse and inclusive books, but which ones? Where find books adapted to the age and level of students? How to exploit them? Let’s dive into a world of French resources to support teachers. And so that the students have fun!

    With the participation of the following publishers: Courte échelle, Écosociété/Isatis, Fonfon, La Montagne secrète and La Pastèque.

     

    The American Association of Teachers of French's mission is to promote the teaching and learning of the French language and French-speaking cultures and civilizations in the United States. It has chapters in multiples states.

  • CSCTFL - March 14- 16, 2024 - Minneapolis, MN
    CSCTFL - March 14- 16, 2024 - Minneapolis, MN

      Exhibitor booth 105  

     Sessions:

    Friday, March 15, 11am

    “Language Advocacy & Reclaiming the Joy of Languages and Bilingualism”
    with Kathleen Stein-Smith

    The learning and use of additional languages is associated with a wide range of personal and professional benefits, yet most K-12 students in the US do not study another language, and many do not have the opportunity to do so. Within the framework of advocacy for language learning and use, this session will specifically examine modern tools to advocate for French language and Francophone cultures in our schools and communities. It will also introduce diverse youth literature to foster linguistic security.

    Saturday, March 16, 1:30pm
    "Fais-toi plaisir, lis en français"

    Enjoy a literary tasting (dégustation littéraire) of authentic, diversified books in French! Wondering what exists, how to use the books and where to find them? Join us for a global discovery of current, always evolving resources, and how to adapt them to the level and age of your students.
  • MIWLA - October 19 and 20, 2023 - Lansing, MI
    MIWLA - October 19 and 20, 2023 - Lansing, MI Decolonizing our classroom libraries with diverse children’s literature

    Today’s youth literature in French is more inclusive and diverse than we think. How can we promote and make this rich literature accessible? How to pick the right books for our needs? How to adapt it to the age and level of the students? Let's dive into a world of resources and activities using French books to support language teaching.

    The Michigan World Language Association (MIWLA) is an organization bringing together teachers, administrators, students and friends of world languages ​​at the elementary, secondary and university level. MIWLA supports and seeks to achieve the following goals:
    - Promote and strengthen the study of world languages ​​at all levels.
    - Promote public awareness of the importance and value of the study of world languages.
    - Help ensure the professional development of world language teachers at all levels.
  • CSCTFL - March 9 to 11, 2023 - Columbus, OH
    CSCTFL - March 9 to 11, 2023 - Columbus, OH

    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.

  • ACQS - October 2, 2022 - Baltimore, MD
    ACQS - October 2, 2022 - Baltimore, MD

    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.

  • AATF Michigan - April 23, 2022 - Sterling Heights, MI
    AATF Michigan - April 23, 2022 - Sterling Heights, MI Diversify and modernize the teaching of French
    It's not easy to renew your tools when you teach in a minority setting. I will set Michigan teachers on new paths, using local literature and resources.

    The mission of the American Association of Teachers of French is to promote the teaching and learning of the French language and Francophone cultures and civilizations in the United States. It has chapters in every state.
  • MAME 48 - October 14, 2021 - Kalamazoo, MI
    MAME 48 - October 14, 2021 - Kalamazoo, MI

    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

    MAME 48

  • AATF Maine - October 23, 2021 - Maine
    AATF Maine - October 23, 2021 - Maine

    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.

    AATF Conference - Maine