French Professional Development Funds provided through the Centre are no longer available until the end of June, 2013. However, funds will be provided for FSL teachers who plan to attend the CASTL conference in April, 2013.
Who is eligible?
- Each FLS/Immersion/Francophone teacher has access to $1200 toward their professional development in French.
- Each board is providing release time for ALL the teachers towards French professional development.
How to ask for release time?
- Please inform your principal and secretary when you choose to access the $1200.
-Costs covered during PD event include travel, meals, lodging and fees. Keep all your receipts!
Fill in the reimbursement form & send in your receipts!
Please send in all official receipts to with the completed reimbursement form to our office French Language Resource Centre 8611A - 108 Street, T8V 4C5. Make several copies of the form for additional use.
Reimbursements for this year must be sent in by the third week of August. Another 1200$ becomes available as of September 1, 2011. Don’t forget to apply for the maximum of $2200 from the provincial government as well.
* This funding is designed to complement and add to PD funding from your school district and other bursary programs offered by Alberta Education. Please continue to access these services first.
As part of the collective agreements, GPPSD and GPCSD will reimburse tuition fees for credit university courses, this includes the French university-transfer credit courses offered by GPRC. Please refer to your respective collective agreement for further details. PWSD also provides full reimbursement of tuition fees for college/university courses. Take advantage of this great opportunity to further improve your French !
The Centre has organized several excellent specialists to give sessions through the Northwest Learning Consortium. Ideally, we want the teachers to attend as many of these sessions as possible! We have provided the following funds to enable all FLS and Immersion teachers the opportunity to attend the sessions.
Remember that you can access additional professional development opportunities that are offered in French through the provincial Individual Teacher Language Bursary Program. This program provides up to $2200 a year to all FLS/Immersion teachers including immersive experiences, conferences and courses! For more info, visit Alberta Education -Individual Teacher Bursary- French Language.