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Presentation: Dr. Nancy Wise will discuss some of the widespread but unsubstantiated beliefs people have about French immersion, and how those beliefs often result in barriers that restrict access to the program for students with learning disabilities. She will share research evidence obtained by leading investigators indicating that, with the provision of support both at school and at home, most students are successful in French immersion. Information, strategies, and resources designed to increase students’ opportunities for success in the program will be provided.
Speaker: Dr. Nancy Wise is an educational consultant who specializes in French immersion. She has a Ph.D. in Second Language Education and an M.Ed. in Special Education from OISE/University of Toronto. Nancy worked for 28 years as a special education teacher for the York Region District School Board. She spent 20 of those years in the French immersion context, advocating for students with diverse learning needs. Nancy has presented for school boards and teacher organizations, and her research has been published by the Ontario Ministry of Education and in peer-reviewed educational journals.
Where: Whitby Public Library, Central Branch 405 Dundas Street West, Whitby
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