Family literacy advice
Over the past few years, JAME has been called upon by various sectors to advise teams of stakeholders throughout Greater Montreal on all sorts of projects related to our fields of expertise. Here are a few examples:
Transfer of knowledge related to diversity and plurilingualism in the framework of the Laval "Mes langues, mes livres" project
Subsequently, JAME gave two training courses on "Bilingual children in plurilingual environments: innovative practices for successful integration ". Of the 65 participants from some 30 different backgrounds who took part in the training, some 15 became "multipliers", i.e. people who could then give the training again. These multipliers received personalised support through individual meetings, support emails, and the sharing of information and tools.
The same logic was applied to the "My Child's Bilingualism" parent workshops. In addition, we have prepared sets of 30 books that are required to deliver this type of training or workshop, as well as several Children of the World ELE kits in French and English.
This knowledge transfer project was made possible by the involvement of these different partners as well as the funding granted by the "Regroupement lavallois pour la réussite éducative" (RLPRÉ) within the framework of the reading measures of the Ministry of Education.