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Director Joanne Bénard in the hot seat at St. Bernadette

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Director of Education, Joanne Bénard, and Grade 5 St. Bernadette Catholic School student, Sabrina Crossthwaite record their interview using the Puppet Pals application on the iPad.

November 18, 2014 - During her recent visit to St. Bernadette Catholic School, Director of Education Joanne Bénard sat in the "hot seat" with students in Grades 3 through 6.

The Director joined in as students used an application on their iPads called Puppet Pals to practise their French language oral communication skills. Students recorded themselves interviewing each other and they asked and answered questions "en français". Once the interviews were over, students shared their creations with their classmates using the SmartBoard. Mme Perron (Gr. 3), Mme Chevrier (Gr. 4) and Mme Therrien (Gr. 5/6) have been team-teaching with a focus on increasing self-confidence, motivation and engagement for second language French Immersion students for the past school year. "Students are always enthusiastic to participate in authentic opportunities to use their oral communication skills. Using technology to enhance their performance is a very successful approach!", stated Mme Perron. Mme Therrien said, "The students were thrilled when Mme Bénard partnered with Grade 5 student, Sabrina Crossthwaite! Interviewing the Director of Education, en français, a great opportunity to showcase how well our students are able to communicate in their second language!"

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