Attending professional development workshops can be a challenge while trying to balance the needs of family and work related commitments. At P.A.L.S. we want to provide you with new ways to get the information you need from sources we trust with views from both sides of the table.
P.A.L.S. in partnership with Tracy Sherriff, is creating some PTV's (Portable Training Videos) that will be of interest to parents, teachers and community partners in various communities. These videos will be interviews with various experts on a variety of topics relevant to learning disabilities and related conditions.
CURRENT PORTABLE TRAINING VIDEOS
In this video Casey Foote, Assistive Technology Consultant talks in general about what assistive technology is and how it can benefit students in the classroom. Casey currently works for LEARNstyle and works with students and educators in school boards in Ontario. Tracy Sherriff, Parent Strategist provides both a parent and educator perspective as it relates to assistive technology in education.
Dr. Nancy Wise, Educational Consultant from North York, Ontario shares her views and research on struggling students in french immersion . Nancy has a Ph.D in Second Language Education and a M.Ed in Special Education. She also worked as a special education resource teacher for 28 years, 20 of which were in the French Immersion context. Nancy has been published in peer reviewed journals, and has presented at conferences organized by Canadian Parents for French, the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers and the Canadian Association of Immersion Teachers (CAIT).
Contact Nancy Wise
Suggested Resources from Dr. Nancy Wise
Articles by Nancy
National Post - French Immersion Should Be For All
LinkedIn Article - French Immersion: 'A Good Fit' For My Child?
Ontario Ministry of Education Documents - French Immersion
Nipissing University Parent Guide
Canadian Parents for French (Ontario)