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7 recommendations for improving science and technology education in secondary schools

In the UK, the Education Endowment Foundation recently issued a series of recommendations for improving the quality of science and technology education. Here are 7 concrete intervention avenues to apply in the classroom.

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7 recommendations for improving science and technology education in secondary schools

In the UK, the Education Endowment Foundation recently issued a series of recommendations for improving the quality of science and technology education. Here are 7 concrete intervention avenues to apply in the classroom.

Youth and Social Media: Beyond Prejudice

Jérôme Desjarlais-Lessard and Annie Turbide from the Service national du RÉCIT, in the field of personal development, offer a host of activities to address social media and its issues in the classroom. The themes are numerous: from private life to body image, including political engagement.

Les #Édubrèves - November 28, 2021 edition

Good Sunday! Here I am with the #Édubrèves of the week. In this edition: the Digital Education Day conferences are available online, La Prof d'Éduc's Advent Calendar, a royalty-free image bank that meets certain diversity criteria, a literary caravan in Quebec, the winning schools of the LCDF Challenge, several educational resources and much more!

The École branchée Meetings: Interview with Maryse Lassonde, President of the Higher Education Council

Maryse Lassonde is president of the Higher Education Council. In this interview, she talks about her professional career and the work of her organization, but also the challenges that await the school community in the coming year, the integration of digital technology in schools and the changes caused by the pandemic.

What will remain of e-learning?

Pupils and students had the opportunity to comment on their online learning experience over the past year during a panel discussion recently presented by REFAD. Among the panelists, future teachers testified to certain learnings that will guide their approach to their careers.

When technology increases the human

Caroline Smith, educational advisor, shares her experience of support in times of pandemic and in the context of the creation of a new mentoring program at the Educational Services of the CSS de Montréal.

Start programming with ScratchJr or Scratch in class

Sonya Fiset and Luc Lagarde, of the Service national du RÉCIT, field of mathematics, science and technology (RÉCIT MST), offer teachers and their students resources to simply learn about programming using fun platforms like ScratchJr and Scratch.

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The Québec-Finland educational expedition: departure on December 3

An educational expedition is being prepared. As of December 3, two school administrators will leave for Finland to travel approximately 3,000 kilometers from south to north, via east and west. The aim is to visit around ten schools and some faculties of education which train future Finnish teachers. We are happy to share their columns here with you!

Reflection on the transfer of professional development skills into practice

The goal of any professional development process is not only to acquire new knowledge and transfer it into practice. It is also to ensure that learning has a transformative impact! In the column “In the Director's Eye” today, a reflection on the transference.

What are the support needs of new teachers and how can they be met?

Our columnist Mrs. Prof was interested in the support needs of new teachers. In this column, she offers an overview of these needs, as well as the means that can be put in place to allow effective support.

The École branchée is looking for a sales representative (heart and fire!)

Wanted! Education sales representative (heart and soul). If you like working with teachers and school administrators, you will be happy with us. Help us grow by developing lasting relationships with the #RockStarÉDU in our schools! 

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The École branchée is looking for a sales representative (heart and fire!)

Wanted! Education sales representative (heart and soul). If you like working with teachers and school administrators, you will be happy with us. Help us grow by developing lasting relationships with the #RockStarÉDU in our schools! 

École branchée welcomes post-secondary students who want to gain a work-integrated learning experience

You are enrolled full or part-time in a post-secondary institution in Quebec or elsewhere in Canada (regardless of the level) and you would like to devote a few hours each week to developing your professional skills in an employment situation related to technologies digital? We may have a place for you! 

The École branchée is looking for a pearl to take care of its people! (elsewhere we say: Administrative assistant)

Wanted! Passionate administrative assistant! If you have the advancement of education at heart, are organized like no other and like to take care of people, you will be happy with us!

A New Professional Magazine to Support the English-speaking School Network in the Digital age

Press release - The last two years have shown that digital education in schools can no longer be anecdotal, transversal or associated with a reward. In order to expand the reach of its work on this important issue, École branchée is launching an English version of its professional magazine.

Press releases

Keep Up With The Beat, a new free digital game for ages 4-6

Press release - Mazaam Interactive, in partnership with the Faculty of Music of Laval University and the Royal Higher Institute of Music and Pedagogy of Namur in Belgium, launches the edutainment game Let's follow the rhythm for children aged 4 to 6 . This is offered free of charge on the mazaam.com site.

The government is investing 50 M$ to ensure a prominent place for Quebec culture in all schools

Press release - The Minister of Education, Jean-François Roberge, and the Minister of Culture and Communications, Nathalie Roy, announced this week an investment of $ 50 million, or $ 10 million per year for five years, in order to increase access for schools to Québec cultural works and to ensure better integration of culture into teaching.

Antidote announces new products to mark its 25th anniversary

Press release - Druide informatique recently announced the release of Antidote 11 to mark the 25th anniversary of its famous software. The Antidote Web cloud edition inherits all the new features associated with Antidote 11, and the Antidote Mobile edition for iOS benefits from improvements in dictionaries and guides, including pronunciation.

The Office québécois de la langue française launches a campaign to encourage young people to express themselves in French on social networks

Press release - The Office québécois de la langue française is launching the Share your French campaign, which invites young people aged 13 to 17 to use French on social networks and to show their pride in writing and discussing in this language on web platforms.

In French in Quebec… when a cultural immersion trip goes digital

Our collaborator André Magny is a teacher in the summer program En français à Québec, which allows young people from around the world to experience French immersion in Québec City. What happens when these language trips have to be held online? André shares his experience with us in this text.

Look in the rearview mirror: you are good!

As the school year draws to a close, Marie-Claude Harnois, general manager and educator of ÉtudeSecours, invites school stakeholders to look in the rearview mirror. “We can give ourselves a nice pat on the back and tell ourselves we're good. "

Teaching robotics to preschool 4 years old, it's possible

In this article, Fany Lauzon, a third-year undergraduate student in preschool and elementary education, shares the experience of her 4-year-old preschool internship class with the exploration of robotics. It discusses its successes as well as its future goals in this regard.

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Digital: a lever for community outreach

During the #Clair2018 conference, we met Jacques Cool, director of CADRE21. Witness to the emergence of digital technology in schools for several years, his interest in its possibilities in terms of learning was quickly confirmed.
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Empower children to act

On the occasion of the first Fall Congress on Conscious Entrepreneurship, we met Sophie Nadeau-Tremblay, elementary school teacher, resource teacher for École en Réseau and educational advisor for Idée Éducation Entrepreneuriale. She shares with us her passion for children's literature and conscious entrepreneurship.

iClasse: refocusing your class on the student in a digital world

Meeting with François Bourdon, co-founder of iClasse, an innovation support program for teachers.

The inclusive approach: so that every student can succeed

On the occasion of the 6th Digital Education Summit, we met Christian Leblanc, pedagogical director at Collège Durocher-Saint-Lambert, who talks to us about the inclusive approach through the universal design of learning as well as the Cooperathon.

Scool.ca launches a crowdfunding campaign to improve its platform

News Release - Scool.ca is a free, independent and inclusive online research platform helping parents choose a high school for their children based on their needs and interests. The crowdfunding campaign will, among other things, improve the user experience of the platform and develop a tool to measure the level of happiness in schools.

Co-education: positive benefits for teachers

After unveiling the results of a survey about coeducation conducted in France recently, Editions Nathan brought together parents and teachers in a round table to discuss concrete coeducation actions that they have put in place to strengthen the school-family bond. We present to you a summary of the discussions.

Co-education, crossed views of teachers and parents

Editions Nathan unveiled the results of a major survey conducted in France on coeducation. It emerges that the definition of parent-teacher co-education is not the same on both sides. Nevertheless, a consensus emerges: "We must find ways of doing things together". 

School-family relationship: What to say, when and how?

At the start of the school year, it is important to take the time to lay the foundations for the parent-teacher relationship so that it remains solid throughout the coming months. The quality of communications and information shared between school and family can make a difference to the well-being and success of students.

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