Monthly Archives: April, 2011

6th edition of the 24 heures de science throughout Quebec

MONTREAL, April 29 / CNW Telbec / - The 6th edition of the 24 heures de science will begin next Friday. This great science festival, now recognized by UNESCO, will take place across Quebec from Friday May 6 at noon to Saturday May 7 at the same time. More than 240 activities of all kinds and all sciences will be presented in more than 55 cities, in the 17 regions of Quebec.

The alarming dropout rate for Aboriginal people in Quebec: CD Howe Institute

TORONTO, April 28 / CNW / - The poverty of Quebec's Indigenous population is extreme, and the deep divide between the education level of Indigenous people and non-Indigenous people is the main cause, according to a report from the CD Howe Institute.

Ready for the digital textbook?

Is this the start of the era of digital textbooks? The ERPI Editions believe it. During a workshop at the 29th AQUOPS conference, around fifty participants were able to familiarize themselves with Science option, a collection available in the Online Edition Is this the beginning of the era of digital textbooks? The ERPI Editions believe it. During a workshop at the 29th AQUOPS conference, around fifty participants were able to familiarize themselves with Option Science, a collection offered in the Online Edition.

Discover the world from the imagination at TD Canadian Children's Book Week 2011

MONTREAL, April 26 / CNW / - Bookstores, libraries and schools will welcome more than 50,000 children, adolescents and adults to participate in activities organized by the Canadian Children's Book Center as part of TD Canadian Children's Book Week. From Saturday April 30 to Saturday May 7, 2011, thirty-five authors, illustrators and storytellers will tour all the provinces and territories of the country. Five French-speaking authors and five English-speaking authors will travel across Quebec.


MONTREAL, April 26 / CNW Telbec / - The Federation of Teaching Unions (FSE-CSQ) and the Provincial Association of Teachers of Quebec (APEQ-QPAT) today submitted a newsletter to the Minister of Education, Leisure and Sport and its Ministry, under which thousands of teachers consulted invite them to roll up their sleeves and take their opinions into account on three priority subjects.

From the desk to the couch: Canadian children and youth are missing out on valuable after-school physical activity

MONTREAL, April 26 / CNW / - After school, do you know what your children are doing? You will want to think about it again if you think they are physically active.

From chalk to pen

At the 29th AQUOPS conference, there is no lack of information and thoughts related to the interactive whiteboard. The workshop of teacher Gisèle Viau was sold out. We shared about forty examples of the pedagogical integration of this technology.

Earth Day - School boards take concrete action

QUEBEC, April 21 / CNW Telbec / - As a partner of Earth Day, the Federation of Quebec School Boards (FCSQ) adopts this year's slogan and also says Happy Birthday, Poor Planet! But the FCSQ would like to point out that protecting the environment is more than just wishful thinking for school boards, which have an excellent record in terms of energy savings.

Training to prevent and counter cyberbullying

Montreal, April 18, 2011 - Concerned about the phenomenon of cyberbullying, the Federation of Private Educational Institutions offers training courses designed for members of the administration and staff of elementary and secondary schools.

The activities of the OLPC project in Mexico are now accessible to all!

The activity sheets used in the OLPC project at 15 de Mayo Primary School in Mexico, to introduce teachers and students to the use of the XO computer, are now available online.

16th World Book and Copyright Day - April 23, 2011 - A Thousand and One Sources… Share!

MONTREAL, April 14 / CNW Telbec / - The 16th World Book and Copyright Day (JMLDA), celebrated on April 23, 2011, concludes a trilogy devoted to the dissemination of books.

Ontario College of Teachers Recommends Use of Electronic Communication and Social Media

TORONTO, April 11 / CNW / - The teaching regulator is issuing a professional recommendation on the use of social media to its approximately 230,000 members.

Quebec final of the 2011 Hydro-Quebec Super Expo-sciences

Montreal, April 6, 2011 - A veritable whirlwind of scientific and social activities in a festive and family atmosphere, the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, Quebec final, will bring together the 100 best projects led by high school and college students (12 at 20), after selection during the 12 regional finals held in February and March.

620 young people from the Capitale-Nationale region are looking for their future profession!

Québec, March 30, 2011 - On April 14, 620 young people from the Capitale-Nationale region will be leaving school to get a taste of the job market thanks to the Young Explorers for a Day Day. The program is again available in the region to provide the experience to as many young people as possible. This very special day is of particular importance for Secondary IV and V students, as well as for CEGEP students, because for many of them, it will be the unique opportunity to discover the profession to which they aspire.

CSQ survey on cyberbullying - Students are the first victims and the main perpetrators, and the staff feel helpless

MONTREAL, April 7 / CNW Telbec / - “Three years after the unveiling of a first survey on cyberbullying, the CSQ is able to confirm today that the phenomenon is growing and that the action plan to counter violence in schools has not produced the expected results, ”said Réjean Parent, president of the Centrale des unions du Québec (CSQ), on the occasion of the unveiling of the results of a major CROP poll on the phenomenon of cyberbullying carried out for the CSQ.

What if we allowed the use of smartphones in class?

Many students now have access to a smart phone or a multimedia player that provides quick access to various information. Instead of banning these devices in the classroom, educa.ch, a Swiss institute specializing in ICT issues, instead offers solutions to integrate them.

The newsletter: end of the debate, time for success

MONTREAL, April 6 / CNW Telbec / - In recent days, a lot of information about the bulletin has circulated in the media. The position of the Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM) is clear: this bulletin will be used as of the next school year and it reflects the changes jointly requested by the Alliance des Professeures et des Professeurs and the CSDM from the Ministry of Education, Leisure and Sport (MELS). The bulletin distinguishes between knowledge and skills very clearly.

Pedagogy at the French-language school… the adventure begins!

OTTAWA, March 29 / CNW / - The Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) will be present in schools across French Canada in the coming months. It is in fact on Wednesday March 30 that a cross-Canada tour begins which aims to produce a series of video clips on the best educational practices to be implemented in French-speaking minority communities in the country. The adventure begins in the Port-au-Port Peninsula in Newfoundland and ends next fall in the West of the country.

May 21, 2011: ADHD Conference

On Saturday May 21, at 9 am, Dr. Christiane Laberge will give the conference entitled: ADHD at all ages! The points that will be ...

Entrepreneurship at school: a springboard for students 'self-confidence and teachers' professional motivation

QUEBEC, March 30, 2011 / CNW Telbec / - The Quebec Entrepreneurship Contest is proud to release today the full report on the analysis of the spinoffs and success factors of entrepreneurial projects carried out in elementary and secondary schools in Quebec located in underprivileged areas1, as part of the Valoris project. More than 800 young people and 50 teachers, from five regions of Quebec (Capitale-Nationale, Chaudière-Appalaches, Estrie, Mauricie and Montreal), took part in this process during the 2009-2010 school year.

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