OTAGS 2017-18

"Off to a Good Start" in your Second Language Assignment!


Welcome to OTAGS, our most popular workshop!

Get Off To A Good Start in your second language assignment at any time of the year!

The Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education (IISLE) at Edmonton Public Schools offers a 2-day workshop for second language teachers who want small group planning sessions with consultants for their specific language and program.

Whether you are new to a second language teaching assignment or are an experienced second language teacher, this workshop will benefit you.

Curious? Keep reading!

The details

Target audience: Grades K-12 Teachers of all second languages and programs

2017-18 Dates: October 11 and 12 / February 27 and 28/ August 27 and 28 or choose

ONE DAY Come as You Are OTAGS: November 27

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: The Languages Centre at Woodcroft

Parking: School side of street only

Sign in: At front entrance

Cost: $0 for EPSB staff; non-EPSB, see below

For more information: Julie Marko at julie.marko@epsb.ca.

Choose Day 1, Day 2, or both

Day 1 - Language Proficiency: The Big Idea

  • Ministerial Order, student competencies and L2

  • Characteristics of a successful L2 program

  • Policies and regulations for L2 programs

  • Strategies for effective L2 teaching and learning

  • Assessment in L2 programs: What counts?

  • Uncovering your L2 curriculum

  • Big picture planning with critical resources

Day 2 - Your Time to Plan

  • Plan to meet your students' needs

  • Consult critical resources

  • Collaborate with colleagues with support from L2 consultants

Attend only Day 2 if you have previously attended Day 1 of OTAGS and want to spend time planning.

What you will need

  • Access to your program of studies (and for FSL, the Program Articulation documents)
  • Your own technology, if possible. Chromebooks will be available.
  • Lunch: choose to eat in or eat out


Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

EPSB Teachers

  • There is no charge for EPSB teachers.
  • Register here through the District PDR system.

Non-EPSB Teachers:

  • The fee for each day is $150.
  • To register please contact Jan Amundson or 780-429-8315.

**Please register by the Friday preceding the workshop **

  • For information about registration, please contact Jan Amundson or 780-429-8315.