In class and remotely

(V23N3) The necessary adaptations of teaching and assessment

Flight. 23, no 3 - Spring 2021

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Crisis = opportunities

It is the last straight line before the end of a second school year, it should be remembered, really special. Adaptation, ambiguity, anxiety, but also success, discoveries and great learning have punctuated the stages.

Teachers are at the forefront of all these changes that we are experiencing at a speed that would have been unthinkable without a pandemic context; their role is complex and essential. With the support of the management and support teams, who can set up the optimal conditions for the exercise of their profession, and that of the parents, who become their eyes on what is happening at home, they seek to have the best possible influence in an ecosystem where bubble-classes, schools and families must maintain particularly close links (while remaining 2 m!). Think about it: never would it have been possible to explore so many different ways of doing things in education in such a short period of time!

We have seen that despite everything, online learning that supports face-to-face learning is possible when we go beyond the stage of “emergency” education. After all, distance teaching does not date from March 2020, it is even a course of university studies. However, this mode had more rarely been applied to primary and secondary, so pieces of the puzzle were missing, and the system was far from ready to generalize in a few weeks. Without wishing to minimize the immense challenges, we saw that together, we were able to accomplish great things by placing the good of our young people as a priority.

The + to remember from this year:

• The use of communication platforms to organize the information that must pass from the classroom to the home, and not just when a classroom is closed;

• Networking between teachers who have learned to quickly turn to others when things are wrong, including those who are not immediate colleagues (long live social networks!);

• Reflection on evaluation and the various forms it can take, which has broadened, well beyond the paper examination on a determined content and held on a fixed date for all;

• Investing in the professional development of teachers (and not just in digital competence), which should now be recognized and valued.

Now, the danger would be to start "as before" as soon as possible, right?

Good reading!

Audrey Miller

April 2021 - Vol. 23 no 3

Editorial staff
Myra Auvergnat-Ringuette, Maryline Barrette- Dubé, Stéphanie Dionne, Mélanie Ducharme, Sylvain Duclos, Marc-André Girard, Maxime Laflamme, Audrey Miller, Martine Pellerin, Martine Rioux.

Audrey Miller

Director of Development
Stephanie Dionne

Linguistic revision
Josée Tardif

Correction of proofs
Maryline Barrette-Dubé, Maxime Laflamme

Graphic editing
Marie-Michèle Bouchard-Roussin Catherine Zoueki, Kate-Lyn Lapointe (EMBLÈME Communication)

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