Blog for administrators
Participate in a study on the shortage of FSL and Immersion teachers
During a consultation conducted by ACPI in 2017, 900 participants identified the shortage of qualified French immersion teachers as a major issue in Canada. This finding was consistent with the findings of a CASLT study conducted in 2015, which reported a shortage of qualified teachers in French as a second language (FSL) programs. While the two associations face the issue separately, it made sense to join forces to develop a national picture of the shortage. To this end, we are inviting French immersion and FSL schools to complete an online survey.
-> You’re a school principal? Help us quantify the scope of the shortage of French immersion and French second language teachers in Canada by responding to the email invitation (Haven’t received anything? Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org).
-> You’re a staff member in a school that offers French immersion and/or French second language programs? Encourage your school administration to fill out the survey!
You have until March 19th to participate. Together, let’s #measuretheshortage
Launch of jobimmersion.ca: A job search web site dedicated to french immersion professionnals
jobimmersion.ca, the latest project brought to you by the Canadian Association of Immersion Professionals (ACPI), is now online! This original job search portal, entirely dedicated to careers in French Immersion and French Second Language teaching in Canada, is considered one-of-a-kind to targeted, effective and inclusive recruitment.
A Reflective Guide for French Immersion Leaders – A collection of essays on topics relevant to French immersion educators across Canada
By Gordon Campbell and colleagues
New resources for leaders and administrators! Do you want to push your immersion program to the next level? Engage discussion with school staff? Create a rich educational experience for all students? Reflect on issues pertinent to French immersion? A Facilitator’s Guide is included to assist with your reflections and action plans.
Reflections on the Congrès annuel
In 2011 I made a motion at the AGA of the ACPIconference in Victoria that ACPI explore ways to support the principals and vice principals of Immersion schools, recognizing that many did not speak French but wanted to support the program, and that it was the principal who could set the culture of the school. From this unanimously supported motion began ACPI’s work to support leaders in the French Immersion program. A leadership group of FI school administrators was formed and we began to provide opportunities for FI administrators to learn more about working in the FI program, and provide opportunities for discussion and networking. Although controversial at first, ACPI offered some of the workshops in English, so that we could work with leaders in the program, those who make decisions about the program but didn’t speak French.