We met André-Marc Goulet, director of educational services for young people at the Commission scolaire de la Capitale. He tells us about the digital education action plan (PAN) and the associated budgetary measures to promote its deployment in the field and the changes in practice which certainly require training and support.
Text by Alexane St-Amant Ringuette
The desire for schools to use more digital technology is not new. In recent years, significant allocations have been granted by the Ministry to allow the acquisition of equipment in the network. However, this desire is now part of a structured NAP accompanied by several budgetary operating and investment measures. This NAP now offers, by its content, a much stronger line of coherence than in the past, by presenting a strong vision and values updated by clearly defined orientations and objectives so that all students in Quebec have access to the many possibilities offered by digital as an added value in education.
In this interview, André-Marc returns in particular to the digital combos (in terms of equipment and training), thanks to which schools were able to purchase equipment so that digital technology can be used in classrooms. He also names the three major orientations of the PAN by giving a few examples that illustrate them: there is in particular the question of digital educational resources having been improved and grouped together. He cites the example of video resources from GRICS, the collection of educational videos (CVE), of Curio.ca and of NFB Campus which are now accessible free of charge for all teachers and teachers in Quebec schools.
André-Marc also discusses the operating budgetary rules which make it possible to offer and receive training or support (Measure 15084 - Continuing training of teaching staff on the pedagogical use of digital technologies) as well as those related to the development of innovation projects (Measure 15081 - Innovation projects linked to digital technologies). Ask your principal to find out about the terms and conditions surrounding the submission of innovation projects and present yours.
We invite you to listen to the interview to learn more about the range of possibilities offered by the digital education action plan.
Produced with the support of Carrefour Éducation