ILEA Institutional Forum Meeting – Winter 2014

The ILEA Institutional Forum for Winter 2014 will take place on Monday February 10, 2014 (9:30 am to 3:00 pm)!  The meeting will take place at the GOETHE INSTITUT in Toronto, Ontario. The Goethe-Institut is a super resource that promotes the learning of German around the world with many programs and initiatives that support the learning of German or establishing partnerships with Germany. Location: http://www.goethe.de/ins/ca/tor/uun/anf/enindex.htm Educators involved with international languages, exchanges or any programs that promote multilingualism, first and additional language and … [Read more...]

Institutional Forum Meeting

Good day ILEA Institutional Forum! By now everyone has become settled in for the school year and it is time for our fall meeting to be hosted by the York catholic district school board Thank you to our president elect Luca Buiani who is our host and will be providing lunch for us. Agenda items include: -placement of students in IL secondary -ministry updates -the ILE resource guide and it's home on Edugains including discussion on further ILE support -ILEA project updates including future workshops for ILS and the future revised curriculum guidelines -promotion of multilingualism -alliances … [Read more...]

IL Ministry update and future ILEA meetings

Good day ILEA Institutional Reps! The Ministry of Education IL-E Resource Guide has now been posted! Further good news has been confirmed this week with the Ministry as well - the Ministry will be developing the website that features this document with sample resources, organizers from the document, checklists, links and more! ILEA will provide assistance for the development of this website and this will include ILEA's Four Pillars of the Importance of International Language Education! Great news! In regards to IL-S (Secondary), this Ministry of Education Curriculum Guideline is still in … [Read more...]

REMINDER! ILEA Institutional Forum Meeting on Monday February 25, 2013

Focus: International Languages Elementary Resource Guide (newly released) and International Languages Secondary Curriculum Guidelines (forthcoming) This meeting is for institutional representatives and will focus on the new IL - E Resource Guide with a chance for school board and organizational members to get insight into the new document and share ideas and thoughts on how to raise awareness related to language programs within schools and communities. Participants will also get an overview of what is coming in relation to the new secondary curriculum guidelines. Institutional members … [Read more...]

ILEA Winter Meeting! Special Ministry Update Session

Greetings ILEA Institutional Representatives! This is to give you early notice that our Winter Institutional Forum will take place on Monday, February 25th, 2013 in Toronto. The times will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the location is yet to be finalized but it will most likely take place at the offices of the Ministry of Education - to be confirmed. This meeting will have an intensive focus on the new IL - E Resource Guide that will soon be available on the Ministry of Education website (and linked from the ILEA website). This meeting will provide a more in depth view of the parts of … [Read more...]

ILEA Institutional Fall Meeting – 2012

Greetings ILEA! Welcome back! We hope that you had a relaxing summer. Our first meeting for this school year will take place on October 9th. Thank  you to the Toronto Catholic School Board for hosting our Fall Institutional Member Meeting! Catholic Education Centre at 80 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto.  It will be held in the Committee Room of the Toronto Catholic District School Board.  Times will be from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. The following are some of the items that we plan to discuss at the meeting: 1. Brain Research and Implications for Language Learning 2. Family Literacy and IL 3. PLAR First … [Read more...]

Workshop in Calgary: Good teaching strategies and good tasks for the language classroom

For those in Alberta! The Southern Alberta Heritage Language Association (SAHLA) is a sister association of ILEA that is based in Calgary. They have had the tradition of bringing ILEA to do workshops every fall and spring and this year is no different. Here is ILEA's presentation information - if you are in Calgary or will be for that weekend, contact SAHLA to join up. Good teaching strategies and good tasks for the language classroom Presenter: Constantine Ioannou, Executive Director of ILEA Ontario and coordinator of international projects with the Ottawa Carleton District School … [Read more...]

ILEA Director in Sweden

ILEA's Executive Director recently represented both ILEA and the Ottawa Carleton District School Board at a convention and workshops for educators in Sweden. Constantine Ioannou attended the Stockholm Summit for educational leaders and represented on inclusive practices for schools - this was a continuation based of a similar workshop that was presented in Stockholm in 2010. In addition, Constantine was asked to speak to the education committee of the Swedish Parliament and did so at an early breakfast meeting. His topic to members of parliament and staff included the success of Ontario … [Read more...]