Friday, November 21, 2014

AEFE Conference in Montreal for French Schools of North America

Willy and Elizabeth Beth LeBihan participated in a 3 day conference in Montreal for the 53 schools in North America accredited by the French Ministry of Education. Beth, Willy and all of the directors worked together to design and plan staff development for teachers in the 2015-2016 academic year. 

Workshops and discussions were lead by Mr. Philippe Zeller, Ambassador of France to Canada, Ms. Hélène Farnaud-Defromont, Director of the AEFE, (Agency for French Education Abroad) Jean-Christophe Deberre, General Director of the MLF (Mission Française Laïque), Mark Sherringham, Cultural Attaché, Alain Rossignol, AEFE Pedagogical Inspector for North America and Myriam Fournier-Dulac, Christine Paugam, Marie Lozano of the French Ministry of Education.

A particularly interesting conference on Technology in Education (the use of I-pads, Facebook, wikipedia etc..) was lead by Thierry Karsenty, Professor at University of Montréal. 

A great opportunity to collaborate with other Heads of Schools and Pedagogical Directors in our network!
Eric Thuau, Head of School, French American School of Puget Sound, Washington State; Willy LeBihan, Founder and Head of the French School of Maine

Emmanuelle Varo, Pedagogical Coordinator MLF America, Sophie Polin, Pedagogical director at MLF headquarters in Paris; Willy and Elizabeth LeBihan founders of L'Ecole Française du Maine.