Video: Groupe Média TFO Offers English School Boards Access to a Collection of 5,000 Educational Tools
Partnership with Ontario Ministry of Education makes latest
French-language resources available to 14,000 teachers and 1 million
TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Groupe Média TFO, an Ontario-based public
media organization, is proud to announce a groundbreaking agreement
with the Ontario Ministry of Education that will introduce TFO
Éducation French-language resources to English school boards, teachers,
and students across the province. The award-winning collection of over
5,000 multimedia educational tools will be made available to 14,000
teachers in 60 English school boards and will benefit one million
students across the province.
"With this exciting agreement, TFO Éducation strengthens its partnership
with Ontario's teachers and students," said Julie Caron, Director of
TFO Éducation, Groupe Média TFO. "We are proud to share these wonderful
educational resources in French throughout Ontario, and we appreciate
the trust granted to us by the educational community."
TFO's educational resources are designed to promote collaborative
learning within the classroom and among educators. The collection
includes educational videos, online games, apps, and electronic books.
With resources available for computers, tablets, smartphones, and
interactive whiteboards, French teachers will have a wealth of assets
at their fingertips to create dynamic lessons for the new generation of
connected students. For some of these resources, TFO Éducation offers
guides in English to help out English-speaking parents whose children
are learning French.
"These new resources will go a long way to ensure our English-speaking
students will have every advantage they need to succeed in French,
while promoting a strong and vibrant French-language culture here in
Ontario," added Madeleine Meilleur, Minister Responsible for
Francophone Affairs. "To learn a language, one must hear it and speak
it daily," said Denis Cousineau, Academic Advisor, Ottawa-Carleton
District School Board. "With the availability of sites like TFO
Éducation, our learners will be able to improve their skills and their
confidence to use French daily. TFO resources are easy to use and
teachers will benefit from very powerful and realistic planning
Earlier this year, the consulting firm Nordicity revealed that 61 per
cent of digital educational resources available in Canada are in
English only. The introduction of TFO Éducation in English school
boards addresses the need for access to more quality French education
resources. The study also said that educators were aware that more
resources were available, but they did not have the time to find them.
TFO Éducation's platform puts the tools they need for enhancing French
language learning at their fingertips.
About Groupe Média TFO
For children and their world, who want a stimulating experience, Groupe
Média TFO is a premium destination for award-winning educational and
innovative content in French. Groupe Média TFO is breaking ground in
digital learning and boasts some of the highest online engagement rates
for educational children's content in the world. It operates TFO,
MiniTFO and EduLulu, the first online service that rates and ranks
English and French educational apps.
Video with caption: "Video: Groupe Média TFO Offers English School Boards Access to a Collection of 5,000 Educational Tools". Video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6g9NdtpNOo
Image with caption: "From left to right: Janine Griffore, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Education; Mary Cruden: President Board of Member - Canadian Parents for French; Madeleine Meilleur: Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs; Glenn O'Farrell: Groupe Média TFO; Julie Caron: TFO Education director (CNW Group/Groupe Média TFO)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140827_C8046_PHOTO_EN_42553.jpg
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