About l'École branchée...

Education improves the life of every human being. It positively influences health, happiness and civic engagement, promoting the prosperity of societies. It must therefore benefit from current advances to meet the increasingly diverse needs of learners. While recalling that the challenges of teaching in the digital age are first and foremost human, it is in this sense that theÉcole branchée work at informer, form et equip the school environment and its ecosystem.
 
It is the essential reference for all educational staff (teachers, educational advisers, school administrators and other professionals) concerned with maximizing the positive impact of innovation in teaching and learning.
 
🎯 Our axes:  Professional development | Digital competence | Media education

Our mission

L'École branchée is an NPO whose activities have contributed, since 1996, to the advancement of education by helping it meet the challenges of the digital age to promote student success.

Our vision

An education benefiting from the best means of meeting the diverse needs of today's young people to promote their success and development!

To achieve this, we are working to develop and maintain a network allowing initiatives from across the educational ecosystem to meet in order to:
> Promote the development and appropriation of current pedagogical and educational practices, particularly through digital technology;
> Promote education, schools and the teaching profession among families, the community and the general public.

Our impact

In Quebec alone, there are around 100 teachers preparing nearly a million students for the future. Our team firmly believes that accompanying a teacher has repercussions on dozens of students each year throughout their career. Imagine that we could do it with thousands ... Here is a promise of the most stimulating impact, especially since the actions of École branchée also inspire beyond borders by shining throughout the Francophonie!

Nos activités

Our partners

Made in Quebec, broadcast throughout the Francophonie!  L'École branchée is one of the most important information media on digital education and new pedagogical approaches.

  • Over 1,4 million pages viewed in 2019-2020 (one of the most frequented educational watch sites in Quebec)
  • Nearly 13 followers on Facebook
  • Nearly 15 followers on Twitter
  • Over 8000 subscribers to l'École branchée weekly news (in French)
  • More than 4000 subscribers to the magazine, an estimated reach of 20 people per edition
  • More than 600 teachers met each year in the CréaCamps

Our values

They inspire us every day!

The leadership

🏹 The one who allows to believe in his full human potential, the one who pushes to undertake in coherence with his values, to think outside the box and to dare to realize oneself.

Creativity

🗝 The one that allows you to think, dream, stop time to taste this idea which, at first glance, seems far-fetched, and yet nothing and no one can stop. 

innovation

👣 The one who pushes to try, to make mistakes, to adjust, to start over, but to always move forward; to take these first unique steps at the right time.

Our regular team

A passionate, sparkling and "inflamed" team!

Audrey Miller

Managing Director, Editor, Coordinator of CréaCamp SPRINT

Audrey is the editor of L'École branchée publications. With a DESS in educational technologies and a bachelor's degree in public communication, she particularly covers news related to the professional development of teachers, information in the digital age and media education. She is a member of the Professional Federation of Quebec Journalists (FPJQ) and is involved in the educational ecosystem, particularly in theAQUOPS, Edteq and as a member of the ACELF Communications Committee.

Read his articles here. >>

Stephanie Dionne

Director of development and partnerships, facilitator

In addition to being director of development and partnerships at l'École branchée, Stéphanie is a certified professional NLP coach at La Famille De Ma Vie - Coaching, in addition to leading workshops for young people on healthy emotional and behavioral management. She is also involved with various organizations, including the YWCA, which helps women who experience homelessness.

See his interviews and articles here. >>

Maxime Laflamme

Educational advisor, SCOOP product manager! and training leader

Maxime is an educational advisor at l'École branchée. He has a bachelor's degree in preschool education and elementary education from the University of Sherbrooke and is pursuing a graduate degree in school management at Laval University.

Read his articles here. >>

Martine Rioux

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Special Projects Officer

With a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism, Martine has written for various newspapers and magazines. She continued her career as an interactive communications advisor at La Capitale, a financial group, then at Québec Numérique, an organization of which she took over as general manager before making the jump as political advisor in the office of the Minister for Government Digital Transformation. This year is essential for the media component of l'École branchée!

Read his articles here. >>

Maryline Barrette-Dubé

Communication and Marketing Advisor, Web Editor

Graduated with a bachelor's degree in public communication, marketer For over 15 years, Maryline has been promoting the activities of the École branchée and publicizing the organization's mandate since 2018. She is a devoted mother, a confident epicurean and an IPA lover who, in her spare time, like blogger.

Read his articles here. >>

Laurie Couture

Educational advisor, CréaCamp Découverte coordinator

A high school French teacher and contributor to various blogs, Laurie Couture is passionate about writing and for the innovative aspect in education: how can you change your ways of doing things to improve your method? She loves to discover, discuss and develop on the subject of convincing practices related to technologies. Using digital technology, she aspires to set up projects and documents responding to current trends and proposing new approaches.

Read his articles here. >>

Laurianne Bellamy

Fairy of reader services

Specialist in solving technical problems and administrative mysteries!

Francine Bouchard

Accounting officer and treasurer

Business administration specialist

Our authors, trainers and main collaborators

They are part of our DNA!

Laurent Di Pasquale

Writer and trainer

Laurent is a secondary school human sciences teacher in Belgium and a digital-supported pedagogy trainer. He describes his pedagogy as being deeply positivist, human and innovative. Her first four years in special education forced her to show creativity and benevolence in her practices, in order to make students want to learn, despite their difficulties. He also helps his colleagues on a daily basis to develop their practices.

Read his articles here. >>

Guillaume Bilodeau

Author

Guillaume is an ICT pedagogical advisor at the Montreal School Services Center (CSSDM). He has a bachelor's degree in preschool and elementary education from UQAM and a bachelor's degree in secondary mathematics education from UQAC. In addition, he is completing his DESS in educational management. As part of his graduate studies, he is more specifically interested in the establishment of learning communities in Quebec schools.

Read his articles here. >>

Marc-André Girard

Columnist

Holder of a bachelor's degree in teaching the humanities (1999), a master's degree in history teaching (2003) and a master's degree in educational management (2013), Marc-André is currently a doctoral candidate in administration school. School principal, author and speaker, he specializes in change management in schools as well as leadership. He is also interested in 21st century skills to be developed in education.

Read his articles here. >>

Alexane St-Amant-Ringuette

collaborator

On maternity leave! Alexane is a regular collaborator of l'École branchée. She holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of British Columbia and a master's degree in intercultural mediation from the University of Sherbrooke. She also acts as a communications advisor for the organization Idée Éducation entrepreneuriale.

Read his articles here. >>

And a whole network of ambassadors and occasional collaborators without whom we could not achieve such great things - thank you! We think of: André Magny, David Lessard, Isabelle Lajeunesse, Mrs Prof, Mathieu Noppen, Judith Cajelais, Josée Tardif, Marie-Michèle Bouchard-Roussin, Xavier Normand, Marc Boutet, Shawn Young, France Bégin, Guy Bergeron, our wonderful authors and we know we forget ...

Join us

Write to info@ecolebranchee.com
Network team requires, we do not have a phone line. Reach us by email first and we'll get back to you if we can't help you otherwise.

Our mailing address:
The École branchée
33 PO Box
Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury QC G3C 2M2
Canada

Our history

The " Education Infobourg »Was the precursor of this whole adventure. This website was created in April 1996, at the initiative of Clément Laberge (then a high school teacher) and André Girard (then a professor at Cégep de Sainte-Foy). At the time of its creation, the Infobourg's mission was already to showcase “the educational resources of the Quebec infobourg”. See here a memory of July 10, 1997!

At the colloquiumAQUOPS, in April 1996, the Infobourg map presented 140 Quebec websites related to the world of education. After the creation of the September media company, a book, the Infoduct, supplemented this poster in 1997 by establishing quality criteria for an educational website. And it was shortly after, in April 1998, that the publication of the review began. Chronicles of the Infobourg, become École branchée April 2000.

Between 2000 and 2012, the Infobourg is published by Brand, a company specializing in the distribution of educational resources and digital books. Its editorial direction has been entrusted to Audrey Miller from 2002 to 2004, Martine Rioux from 2004 to 2010, then to Catherine Houle in 2011. A little later in the year, it's Nathalie Cote who succeeded him, with the occasional participation of Julie Beaupre until the end of the 2012 school year.

During the 2012 summer vacation, another page of history was turned. Indeed, De Marque has sold the brands École branchée, Infobourg, SCOOP! et Picto à the non-profit organization The École branchée, newly led on a mainly volunteer basis by Audrey Miller (who finally became the first full-time employee on July 2, 2018!). In March 2015, the site Infobourg.com officially gave way to Ecolebranchee.com, at the same time harmonizing the activities of the print magazine and the online magazine.

It was in 2017, following a meeting between the École branchée and passionate teachers from Mont-Saint-Sacrement high school (Maxime Pelchat, Pierre-Olivier Cloutier and Sarah Shallow-Tardif), that training continued Createcamp was born. The first edition took place on May 18, 2017. In 2017-2018, no less than five other editions took place. In 2018-2019, we went to 10 annual editions! It is also in 2017, during the REFER, that were shot the first Educational meetings, a series of meetings with inspiring players in the world of education.

On November 29, 2018, the new service Family-friendly school is launched. It aims to support parents in the digital world and facilitate communication between them and teachers around the success and development of young people.

Our team also has plenty of other ideas for the future! Thanks to authors of the site and our precious partners ! … And to all the employees who contribute by their texts and opinions to enrich the educational Web in this digital age!