TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Groupe Média TFO and the Association francophone à l'éducation des services à l'enfance de l'Ontario (Aféseo) are uniting their expertise to set up an inaugural training and experimentation laboratory in Aféseo offices in Ottawa. This follows the signature, on November 23, 2013, of a three-year memorandum of understanding between TFO and Aféseo aimed at promoting the Francophone education sector in Ontario while supporting the professional development of Francophone early childhood educators in the province.
This partnership will allow Aféseo members to take advantage of various interactive tools of the Labo TFO, which was designed and implemented by Groupe Média TFO. Through this alliance, they will be able to participate in distance education activities, and they will benefit from a yearly subscription to educational resources offered on the TFO Éducation website (tfo.org/education).
In return, Aféseo will offer privileged access to the laboratory through the TFO Éducation website, providing its training and professional development activities to Francophone early childhood educators and teachers and increasing its visibility on various platforms.
"A partnership with Aféseo will allow us to highlight our educational content for early childhood, to make the most of this association's knowledge, and to consolidate our presence on the educational market. Labo TFO will give teachers and educators a unique chance to explore technologies in education-particularly where tablets and mobile applications are concerned-and to update their training remotely. We are very excited to work together for early childhood education," said Julie Caron, Head of Educational Services at Groupe Média TFO.
On her part, Sylvie Gravelle, President of the Aféseo Board of Directors, stated: "At a time when the sector is in dire need of access to quality resources in French that are targeted to a Francophone early childhood public, our entire team is delighted with this partnership with Groupe Média TFO! In the past year, we, along with our members, have all undertaken the move to digital for our communication tools and channels in order to be in a position to respond to the inevitable changes that the digital era will bring. After over two decades of providing support to strengthen the capacities of all actors in the early childhood education sector, Aféseo is proud and excited to be able to give its members access to TFO Éducation's educational resources and enhance its distance education opportunities."
About Groupe Média TFO
Groupe Média TFO is an educational public media company providing award-winning multimedia content. Based in Toronto, TFO is Canada's largest producer and broadcaster of French educational and cultural products. In this respect, Groupe Média TFO contributes to the civil and cultural enrichment of the Ontarian Francophone community, making its content available to a vast audience on all digital platforms.
For the past twenty years, Aféseo has been committed to the vitality of Francophone communities all over the province. Aféseo's mission is to bring together all those who have an interest in Francophone early childhood education in Ontario, to see that their needs are met, and to support them in their roles as our children's educators. As a well-established provincial organization, Aféseo is familiar with the issues associated with recent changes in the early childhood education sector, and it is therefore in an excellent position to offer quality education that will uphold its members in every step of their professional development.
SOURCE: GroupeMédia TFO
For further information:
Groupe Média TFO - Marketing Specialist - Educational Products
Association francophone à l'éducation des services à l'enfance de l'Ontario (Aféseo) - Communications and Public Relations Officer