IHLA was founded in 1977 after our first Alberta conference for what were then called "ethnic" teachers. Teachers soon realized that their differences in language and culture paled in comparison to their similarities. To this day IHLA supports all HL teachers: volunteer, internationally-trained, or Canadian-trained.
"Making our Way Inspired and Motivated"
Eliana Aloisio (BA, BEd, Member of Institute of Child Psychology)
Kathryn Babowal (BA, BEd and Owner of Les Petits Soleils French Immersion Out of School/Preschool
Eliana and Kathryn will be sharing tips and techniques of how to create positive and engaging experiences for our students and how we, as teachers can implement emotional “re patterning” to help ourselves, as teachers, working within the current climate of restrictions and unwanted feelings into more positive, supportive and freeing emotions that will enhance and create a more dynamic language learning environment in the classroom and online.
An exploration of leadership styles in heritage language schools with Maria Lekkos-Carrozza,
Hoa Nghiem,Dr. Nina Paulovicova, Dr. Olenka Bilash, and Dr. Josephine Pallard .
Produced by Trudie Aberdeen
How to open a heritage language school
with Dr. Nina Paulovicova at the Slovak Heritage School in Edmonton and Dr. Trudie Aberdeen at the Truong Lac Hong School in Edmonton
During this PD session teachers will learn the basics of assessment. This includes learning about assessment for learning, assessment as learning, and assessment of learning. Teachers can use multiple tools to look at their students’ learning beyond tests and quizzes. Some of these include journals, blogs, notes, concept maps, rubrics, self-assessments, and presentations. Teachers will learn how to triangulate assessments by looking at the products students produce, conversations that they have with students, and observations of their students’ learning. These all come together to give an accurate picture of students’ progress. Dr. Bilash will share ways to collect this information for presenting to parents.
Simon Bird shares his knowledge of Indigenous Languages and culture along with methods that he uses to teach and inspire others.
In this video Liliya Sukhy teaches us how to use Nearpod- an extension for Google. This add-on allows teachers to create interactive lessons by including polls, games, videos, and more. This helps to keep students on track during lessons and supports teachers with assessments as well.
In this video Dr. Olenka Bilash explains the importance of teaching students to have a global perspective in a heritage language school while at the same time teaching students to focus on personal commitment and local community development.
In this video our presenters Sofia Eigueta Duplancic & Zuzana Buchanan shared with us tips and tricks they have used to make exciting and entertaining presentations that inspire and engage students in their language teaching.
In this workshop Dr. Aga Palalas shares her expertise about heritage language learning and mobile apps. She describes how students can benefit from using technology during heritage language classes.
In this video Maria Lekkos-Carrozza of the St. George's Hellenic Language School explains different games and techniques teachers can use when teaching online.