Bienvenue à ma classe digitale 2020!
This site has been created for you (students and parents) for the next fun-filled semester in French. The covid-virus has impacted all of our lives, and I believe that having an entirely digital learning experience will be challenging, but no impossible! LIke anything new, there will be a learning curve for both you…and me! So, please bear with me and let’s make the best of this situation. In the end, we may all be better off with a more advance “know-how” in digital learning for the 21st century.
Dear Students and Parents,
I am so happy when parents take an active role in helping their child to succeed in my class. If you do not speak French, please right click on this web page and click on the ‘Translate to English’ option in order to read what I have written for the students.
French is not an easy language, nor is any foreign language. I have so many resources for parents and I’ll share them with you as the year progresses. For now, here is what I can offer:
Please feel free to contact me using this website under “professeur/email” .
Having trouble logging in or accessing CTLS Student? Click here
CTLS Learn will be the District’s learning platform. Students will log into CTLS Learn and follow their class schedule period by period. CTLS Learn will serve as the platform where students will go to find calendars, assignments, submit work, and access digital textbooks http://cobbctls.com/. CTLS Learn has live capability so instruction, chat, and discussion can be in a live format to help support students in the learning process.
Students will need to be logged on to the CTLS platform M, T, Th, F for French class. It would be a good habit for students to login and be ready five minutes before the late bell.
WEDNESDAYS ARE SET ASIDE FOR ENRICHMENT AND ONE-ON-ONE HELP
Current information on remote learning in Cobb was published on the District’s website https://www.cobblearningeverywhere.com/ I would encourage all families to read the information as well as the FAQ’s carefully. Check this site regularly for updates. Opening school in a virtual format certainly has challenges; however, as teachers, we had structured three weeks of preplanning to prepare and train with the resources needed to ensure our students are provided a relevant, accountable, and structured learning experience.
I also use an optional text reminder system through Remind.com set up for all of students. It is a two-way text service. Students receive reminders from me and they can also text me back if they need help (i.e., remember there is a test on Monday, the quiz is now active online, please bring a workbook and/or pencil today, etc.) You as a parent can sign up for this, too, and get reminders from me for a particular class.
The code is unique to our class only. Sign up today or send me an email and I can help you out.
I have so many resources and sites that will help your child to stay on top of the language. Here is one I use all the time: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/
I tell the students that it is CRUCIAL to review the day’s lesson each night for 10-15 minutes; there is ALWAYS homework in the form of review or writing. Listening to French radio helps to hear sounds.
https://www.newsinslowfrench.com/ is good and teenagers love it!
As always, I am available for tutoring, but students need to let me know so I can make an appointment. I also send out a progress report every two weeks. Please make sure that the school has your current email address on file.
Once again, thank you for such a warm welcome and please feel free to contact me any time. I look forward to seeing you and working with your child.