Do you know of a deserving educator, an outstanding teacher or fellow colleague?  The Canadian Parents for French, Nova Scotia  Educator of the Year Award acknowledges excellence in French Second Language (FSL) teaching and rewards teachers’ initiative and innovation. CPF Nova Scotia seeks to recognize those who motivate students to achieve their best and who contribute significantly to their school and community.

 

Eligibility:   Nominees must teach French Second Language courses from Primary through 12 in Nova Scotia  during the 2015-2016 school year.

 

Deadline:  Deadline for nominations is May 29, 2017


image_teacher-awardANNAPOLIS VALLEY TEACHER COMBINES FRENCH SECOND LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL CHANGE

ANNAPOLIS VALLEY TEACHER WINS FRENCH SECOND LANGUAGE EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD 2016

Canadian Parents for French, Nova Scotia was delighted to honour Freda Larade at the launch of their 40th Anniversary on October 7. Mme Larade is a French Second Language teacher at Evangeline Middle School in the AVRSB.

Canadian Parents for French Nouvelle-Ecossse est ravi de faire honneur à Freda Larade au lancement de leur quarentieme anniversaire le 7 octobre. Mme Larade est un enseignant de français langue seconde qui travaille a l’ecole Evangeline Middle school.

The CPF Nova Scotia French Second Language Educator of the Year Award recognizes French Second Language educators in the province and celebrates their dedication and continued efforts as educators. This award acknowledges excellence in French second language teaching, and teachers’ initiative and innovation.

Le prix d’éducateur du français langue seconde est décerné par CPF chaque année scolaire à un enseignant en Nouvelle-Ecosse qui démontre leur dévouement à la profession d’enseignement du FLS. Ce prix reconnait l’importance et l’excellence d’enseignement du français langue second ainsi que l’initiative et l’innovation de ces enseignants.

Freda Larade was born in Cheticamp but has made her home in the Annapolis Valley for over 25 years. She is a graduate of NSCAD, Dalhousie University, Mount Saint Vincent University and the Institut de Nice. She combines her lifelong passions for theatre, teaching and the French language. Mme Larade has been involved with the Stratford Theatre, Atlantic Theatre, Ships Company, CBC, Skate Canada and Acadia Theatre.

Freda Larade est né à Chéticamp, mais a vécus dans la vallée d’Annapolid depuis 25 ans. Elle est diplômée de NSCAD, Université Dalhousie, l’Université Mount Saint Vincent et l’Institut de Nice. Elle combine ses passions de sa vie pour le théâtre, l’enseignement et la langue francaise. Mme Larade a été impliqué dans le théâtre de Stradford, Atlantic Theatre, Ships Company, CBC Patinage Canada et Acadia Theatre.

Mme Larade has been an Early immersion teacher at the Evangeline Middle School for twenty years. She is a champion of life long learning and also encourages her students to take the challenge. At the school, she is active in promoting social change with her students as well as sustainable projects in the community. She involves her students in the Me to We Foundation, Chrysalis House, Open Arms and Tree of Hope. She is also a huge proponent of the Concours d’art oratoire and has encouraged many students from the AVRSB to participate in this co-curricular activity.

Mme Larade a été un enseignant d’immersion précoce a l’école Evangeline Middle School depuis vingt ans. Elle est un champion de la formation continue et encourage également ses eleves à relever le défi. A l’école, elle est active dans la promotion du changement social avec ses élèves, ainsi que des projets durables dans la communauté. Elle implique ses élèves dans le fondation Me to We, Chrysalis House, Open Arms et Tree of Hope. Elle est aussi un grand partisan du Concours d’art oratoire et a encouragé de nombreux etudiants de l’AVRSB à participer à cette activité co-curriculaire.


 

FSL Educator 2015CAPE BRETON TEACHER ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO TAKE CHANCES, MAKE MISTAKES AND SPEAK FRENCH!

 CAPE BRETON TEACHER WINS FRENCH SECOND LANGUAGE EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD 2015

 Canadian Parents for French – Nova Scotia is pleased to honour a dedicated French Second Language teacher who has worked extensively in Core French, Intensive French and French immersion programs. Vicki Podetz is presently teaching at Oceanview Education Centre in Glace Bay.  Mme Podetz also taught for a number of years at Sydney Mines Junior High.

The CPF Nova Scotia French Second Language Educator of the Year Award recognizes French Second Language educators in the province and celebrates their dedication and continued efforts as educators. This award acknowledges excellence in French second language teaching, and teachers’ initiative and innovation.

Mme Podetz creates opportunities of self discovery and self evaluation for her students. Her classroom is a stimulating environment that encourages students to take risks with their language learning.  It is an atmosphere that allows students to make mistakes, yet in the same instant provides correction in a manner that builds the learners self-esteem.  As a result, her students face the challenge of learning French with fearless enthusiasm. 

Laurie MacIntosh, French Second Language Coordinator at the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board presented the award.  She congratulated Mme Podetz on the fine job that she was doing in her career as a French teacher.  The award was presented at the Canadian Parents for French, Nova Scotia conference weekend.  The award presentation at the Banquet was attended by Minister Michel Samson of Acadian Affairs, Hughie Batherson of Université Sainte-Anne, Isabelle Landry-Sonier of the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages in the Atlantic region, and Colin Landry of the Nova Scotia Language Teacher’s Association.

Félicitations to Mme Podetz!

UNE ENSEIGNANTE DE SYDNEY MINES : GAGNANT DE  L’ÉDUCATRICE DE FRANÇAIS LANGUE SECONDE DE L’ANNÉE

Halifax, Nouvelle-Ecosse – Canadian Parents for French Nouvelle-Écosse est ravi de faire honneur à un enseignant de français langue seconde qui travaille extensivement dans les cours de français de base, français intensif et immersion française. Présentement, Vicki Podetz enseigne à Ocean View Education Centre à Glace Bay. De plus, elle enseignant pendant plusieurs ans à Sydney Mines Junior High.

Le prix d’éducateur du français langue seconde est décerné par CPF chaque année scolaire à un enseignant en Nouvelle-Ecosse qui démontre leur dévouement à la profession d’enseignement du FLS. Ce prix reconnait l’importance et l’excellence d’enseignement du français langue second ainsi que l’initiative et l’innovation de ces enseignants.

En tant qu’enseignante, Mme Podetz vise à créer des occasions de mieux se connaitre et d’autoévaluation chez ses élèves. Elle crée une salle de classe qui est propice à la stimulation intellectuelle et où les élèves se sentent à l’aise de prendre des risques pendant leur acquisition de la langue française. Même si les élèves font des erreurs, Mme Podetz s’assure que la correction des erreurs est faite d’une manière qui les mène à améliorer leur estime de soi et de développer un esprit critique. Grâce à ses efforts et ses stratégies d’enseignement, ses élèves apprennent le français d’une façon courageuse, sans peur.

Le prix a été présenté par Mme Laurie MacIntosh, la coordinatrice du français langue second de Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board. Elle a félicité Mme Podetz pour son enseignement du français langue seconde. Ce prix a été présenté pendant l’Assemblée Générale Annuelle de Canadian Parents for French.

Le prix de CPF, décerné aux enseignants de FLS chaque année, reconnait tous les éducateurs de FLS en Nouvelle-Écosse et célèbre leur dévouement et leurs efforts en tant qu’éducateurs. Ce prix reconnait aussi l’excellence en éducation de FLS ainsi que l’innovation et l’initiative des ces enseignants.


DSC_0935COMMUNICATION:  KEY TO PREPARATION FOR A GLOBAL SOCIETY

TRURO TEACHER WINS FRENCH SECOND LANGUAGE EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD 

Growing up in New Brunswick, Martha Kenny was lucky to have parents who recognized and valued the need to communicate in more than one language.  Armed with the knowledge that being able to communicate in two languages was the way to understand our world, Mme Kenny chose education as her profession.  Canadian Parents for French – Nova Scotia is pleased to honour a dedicated French Second Language teacher who has worked extensively in French immersion, integrated French and the higher levels of the International Baccalaureate program in Nova Scotia.

A graduate of the University of New Brunswick, Martha Kenny started her teaching career in Prince Edward Island in 1982.  As a military wife, Mme Kenny was fortunate to have the opportunity to teach in many provinces.  Martha Kenny has taught at the Cobequid Education Centre for twelve years.  She is an exceptional motivator with a strong philosophy of multiculturalism.

“As a second language teacher, I believe it is important to help students become prepared to live in our global society.  I strive to help them understand how wonderful it is to be not only bilingual but also bicultural,” said Mme Kenny, “Through a variety of different teaching styles with a strong support of methodology and technology I encourage students to be receptive to other languages and cultures.”

At CEC, Mme Kenny’s ultimate goal is to have students value their own experiences and to think critically.  She teaches by valuing each student’s learning style and interests to encourage them to take command of their second language learning.

The CPF Nova Scotia French Second Language Educator of the Year Award recognizes French Second Language educators in the province and celebrates their dedication and continued efforts as educators. This award acknowledges excellence in French second language teaching, and teachers’ initiative and innovation.

Félicitations to Madame Kenny!


 

FROM CAMP COUNSELLOR TO MOTIVATING FRENCH TEACHER 

BROOKHOUSE ELEMENTARY TEACHER WINS FRENCH SECOND LANGUAGE EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

FSL Educator of the Year 2013

FSL Educator of the Year 2013

As Canadian Parents for French gets ready to celebrate its 40th anniversary of promoting French second language opportunities for young Canadians, the Nova Scotia branch office is pleased to honour one of its first FSLTeachers of the Year who has worked extensively in CPF Nova Scotia’s French summer camp program.

Gilles Boudreau is an exceptional teacher and motivator. He presently teaches Core French at BrookhouseElementary school in Dartmouth. He has also taught at Astral Drive Elementary, BellPark and Prince Arthur Jr High. Mr Boudreau, an Acadian from Louisdale is a graduate of Isle Madame District High. He studied French at St FrancoisXavierUniversity and received his B.Ed from Université Sainte-Anne.

“I strive to promote the French language and culture, and I find it extremely rewarding seeing students learn a second language,” said Mr Boudreau. While at university, Mr Boudreau worked as a camp counsellor with Université Sainte-Anne at the CPF summer camps in Sydney, Port Hawkesbury, CampKadimah and adolescent camp at the Church Point campus. After graduating and moving to Halifax, Mr Boudreau continued his association with CPF by working at and coordinating Camp du Soleil in Dartmouth.

Gilles Boudreau was nominated by Hughie Batherson, Vice Rector of Student Services at Université Sainte-Anne. Each year, Mr Batherson interviews students and asks them which teacher has been a significant influence in their decision to choose Ste-Anne. Many of those students from Prince Arthur and other schools cite Mr Boudreau for his excellent teaching and for motivating them to continue their studies at the province’s only French university.

Felicitations to Gilles Boudreau!


 

OUTSTANDING HALIFAX WEST TEACHER WINS 2012 FRENCH SECOND LANGUAGE EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

FSL Educator of the Year 2012

FSL Educator of the Year 2012

In 2013, CPF Nova Scotia will host its 25th Concours d’art oratoire public speaking contest. In the past 24 years, countless students from Halifax West High School have competed at the Concours and won at the regional, provincial and national level. Sandra Starratt is one of the reasons that Halifax West has the record for the most French second language winners to come from one high school in the province. Mme Starratt is the Head of the French Dept at Halifax West High School. She has taught at this high school for over 28 years. Students in every French second language program at the school (early immersion, late immersion and core French) have participated in the Concours and many have gone on to win at the national level.

Mme Starratt is an exceptional teacher and motivator. As an educator, she not only gives 110% to her French department, but she also volunteers as a Student Government Faculty Advisor. As a Student Government advisor, Mme Starratt has devoted countless hours to the more memorable activities of school life. Students flock to her for her leadership, encouragement and unflagging energy. Mme Starratt also encourages the students at her school to think of others. Some of her special projects include: being a major sponsor of the Nova Scotia Gambia Association, which began its annual fundraising dinner in the cafeteria of Halifax West; the annual “Head for the Cure”, which has raised tens of thousands of dollars for cancer research, with students and staff going bald, super-short or bizarrely-coloured hair for the cause; and to giving tons (again, literally) of food and money donations to Feed Nova Scotia. Halifax West students are made very aware of the world around them, the privileged life they lead, and the many needs of others.

Mme Starratt has always instilled in her students the desire to excel in French language learning. She brings a positive attitude to every aspect of her school day. She has an inexhaustible desire to encourage others to learn and succeed. Her students are swept up by her energy and her enthusiasm for French. They benefit from her creative methods of teaching and her profound understanding of the benefits of interactive learning in the classroom. She was cited by her colleagues and students as being devoted, thoughtful, creative, patient and inspirational.

The CPF-Nova Scotia French Second Language Educator of the Year Award recognizes French Second Language educators in this province and rewards them for their dedication and continued efforts as educators. This award acknowledges excellence in French second language teaching and rewards teachers’ initiative and innovation. The winning French second language teacher must also make a significant contribution to their profession, school and community.

Felicitations to Sandra Starratt!