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Teach ECR (or any other subject) at a distance in 4 phases

The RÉCIT national service, in the field of personal development, has set up a microsite to help prepare for distance education. The secret? Regardless of the subject taught, it is a question of preparing in advance!

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The RÉCIT National Service team, in the field of personal development, has designed a website for teachers of the Ethics and Religious Culture course to help them adapt their classroom teaching to distance learning. They recently featured it in a webinar, and many will think this advice can certainly be applied to any subject taught. Here is a detailed summary.

The three managers of the RÉCIT national service, in the field of personal development, Annie turbide, Alexandre chenette and Marjorie Paradis, are unanimous: "Yes, it is possible to teach the ECR course at a distance!" ". According to them, the current context offers a panoply of possibilities to dialogue, reflect on ethical questions and share points of view. 

With the school year likely to be punctuated by moments in class and others at a distance in many schools, the three officials give teachers general advice: “Think of your activities and learning situations as if they were all going to happen. be experienced at a distance. What is effective at a distance can very well be experienced in the classroom, but the reverse is not always true. "

Indeed, regardless of the subject taught, they mention that the secret is in the preparation to avoid being caught off guard in the event of a change in the teaching context. 

The website, which they set up in the spring, improved and adapted since, is intended to be very practical. It is divided into four sections and includes a large selection of educational resources.

The 4 sections:

  • Before switching : it's time to plan, set up your virtual classroom, learn some tools, prepare various activities, develop a code of ethics for the virtual classroom and discuss it with the students. In addition, do not hesitate to engage the students in the process.
  • 24 hours flat : Reassure the students and take one thing at a time. “Good preparation will allow you to experience this moment smoothly. This is no longer the time to build learning situations, ”says Mr. Chenette.
  • D day : At the start of the period, it is important to take the time to chat with the students and review the code of ethics with them. Then, we can continue with the formal part with a primer that will pique their curiosity. Mr. Chenette proposes on this subject tips from the views guy, to see. 
  • A wander to go : Through the hubbub of the transition, you have to keep in mind your educational intention. Then, when you're more comfortable, you can try new things.

Beyond these four phases proposed by the RÉCIT, the section Resources may well become your best ally in the coming weeks. It is full of suggestions and documents that can be easily used in both situations.

The webinar replay is available directly on the microsite home page and other trainings are planned soon.

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Martine Rioux
Martine Rioux
After studying public communication, Martine worked as a journalist for various publications, before pursuing her career as an interactive communications consultant at La Capitale, a financial group, then at Québec Numérique, an organization she took over as general manager before making the jump. as political advisor in the office of the Minister for Digital Government Transformation. Today she is the online Editor-in-Chief and Special Projects Manager at l'École branchée. Her dream: that everyone has access to technology and can use it as a tool for learning and opening up to the world.

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