At last week's BCLCA Conference in Richmond, BC both Stacia Johnson and Rome Lavrencic presented a workshop examining ideas that could be used to implement the Core French redesigned curriculum. During a portion of their workshop, questions were raised regarding school district's allotment of the French Federal Funds. Many teachers were unaware of how to access pertinent information relating to the French Federal Funds such as the total amount received by their school district; who can manage those funds; how to use the funds as well as for what types of activities are permitted (i.e.: Pro-D for teachers)
BCATML widely distributed the document below prepared by the French Programs & Services Division of the BCTF at last fall's Celebrating Languages Conference. Furthermore, this document was also published in our Winter 2015 Newsmagazine which can be downloaded from the Resources tab of our website (Members only).
We invite and encourage Department Heads, Languages Coordinators, Helping Teachers, Language Consultants, Teachers, and Administrators to review the document below in order to ensure that the French Federal Funds are being used and accessed appropriately.
Note: Lucie Ferrari is currently on maternity leave from the French Programs and Services Division. Please direct questions to Marie-Claude Tremblay (email@example.com) who is replacing Ms. Ferrari until February 2017.
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