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Wednesday, December 6, 2023


1 PM to 2:15 PM (Eastern Standard Time)


Virtual - Zoom

Innovative practices in faculty of education recruitment and training

Showcase meeting 2 – December 6, 2023


Peter Chin, Associate Dean of Teacher Education, and Edith Bovey, Adjunct Professor, Multi-Session French as a Second Language Program, Queen’s University.

In 2022, the Queen’s Faculty of Education, in partnership with the Eastern Ontario Staff Development Network (EOSDN) – a network representing 13 school boards in Eastern Ontario – launched a program called French as a Second Language Multisession (FSLM). Through a flexible schedule and non-traditional approach, this innovative program allows unqualified French-speaking people already working in Eastern Ontario schools to quickly improve their skills and prepare for permanent FSL teaching positions. Queen’s University is responsible for implementing the programme, while EOSDN focuses on recruiting candidates. To read “From speaking to teaching”, an article from Queens University about the FSLM, click here.

Marie-France Gaumont, Strategic Communications and Education Consultant, Canadian Association of Immersion Professionals (ACPI).

In June 2023, ACPI published a strategic review and survey report that attracted a great deal of interest, following a Canada-wide survey designed to paint a picture of the issues involved in recruiting students to university education programs. This publication sets out 6 key findings on these issues, 20 determining factors that act as barriers to recruitment, and 45 promising solutions for increasing the pool of new French-second-language teachers in a context of shortage. Among other things, this presentation will address the survey’s highlights, the obstacles and challenges faced by nearly thirty faculties of education in providing training for future teaching staff, and the main recommendations arising from the strategic advice. There’s plenty to inspire you!

To read the executive summary of the Strategic Review and Survey Report, click here.

N. B.: Exceptionally, this showcase meeting will be followed by an online discussion session for faculties of education interested in delving deeper into the subject with our guest, Marie-France Gaumont. For more details, or to register your interest in taking part, please email rdeevey@acpi.ca before December 5th, 2023.


Peter Chin and Edith Bovey, Queen’s University, presentation

Marie-France Gaumont, ACPI, presentation


1 pm (Eastern)

Welcoming remarks

1:05 pm

Presentation by Peter Chin and Edith Bovey, Queen's University Faculty of Education

1:25 pm

Questions from participants

1:35 pm

Presentation by Marie-France Gaumont, ACPI

2:00 pm

Questions from participants

2:15 pm

End of showcase meeting


Wednesday, December 6, 2023


1 PM to 2:15 PM (Eastern Standard Time)


Virtual - Zoom