TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Groupe Média TFO is proud to award the 2014 TFO Éducation Teaching Award to Sylvie Lefebvre and Brigitte Béland-Parent, both teachers at École élémentaire catholique Saint-Joseph d'Orléans. The prize was given to them during the ceremony sponsored by the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP).
Nominated by Michelle Thériault, mother of one of Sylvie and Brigitte's students, the two experienced teachers have diversified their teaching approach, particularly through co-teaching and by thoughtfully integrating interactive tools such as tablets and smart boards to classroom activities.
"Children were stimulated in their learning, they had all these new doors opened for them because their teachers integrated new technologies into their teaching. As a parent, I found it reassuring to see they took the time to keep current on emerging technologies and teaching methods, and that they used modern tools in a wise and appropriate way to pique their students' interest," indicated Michelle Thériault.
TFO Éducation meets the specific needs of the school community, in the classroom and beyond, by providing teachers with rich, up-to-date teaching resources in French, along with a virtual space where they can interact with their colleagues and students. "We are happy to offer, to Ontario teachers, our collection of 5,000 educational resources that have been made available free of charge, since September, to all of Ontario's 72 school boards. With our selection of educational videos, online games, apps and ebooks for computers, tablets, smartphones and smart boards, teachers will be able to choose from a wide range of tools to create educational activities adapted to the current needs of teaching and higher learning," added Julie Caron, Director, TFO Éducation.
The TFO Éducation Award, part of the Teaching Awards and the three teaching prizes given out by the Ontario Teachers' Federation, recognizes teachers who emphasize the value of the French language and Franco-Ontarian culture, while developing creative and original educational experiences, and integrating technology in educational strategies.
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