Quebec, December 11, 2018 - Québec Numérique announces today the very first edition of the NumériQC week at school, a project that will allow lower secondary school students and teachers to develop their digital skills through exciting educational activities, linked to understanding important issues of citizenship.
“Although digital technology is an integral part of the lives of young people today, we know that they need to be able to acquire important notions about the use of social media, ethics, robotics and programming in order to to become alert and responsible citizens in the digital age. At Québec Numérique, all of our actions aim to advance the use of digital technology and NumériQC week at school will contribute in its own way, ”explains Martine Rioux, General Manager of Québec Numérique.
To watch: four simple and accessible activities
Four simple and accessible activities, carried out in collaboration with Septembre éditeur, will soon be offered to schools from the website. They will touch on the following themes:
- From influenceable… to influencer! : mainly in French, to learn the effect of algorithms and the choice of words on the Web.
- The fake news detector (fake news) : mainly in the social world, to identify the resulting societal issues.
- Ethics and digital : mainly in ethics, to make young people aware of the traces they leave in the digital world.
- My robot is stronger than yours! (showcase of robotics projects): for all disciplines, in order to highlight the various robotics initiatives already experienced at school.
This is the first real foray into a school environment for Québec Numérique. The goal is to get young people to become digital creators rather than simple consumers. It is also an opportunity to support teachers in their professional development through formative and inspiring activities. Their commitment will be recognized by the granting of a digital badge and personalized feedback by the CADRE21 team, a partner in the project.
In addition, teachers will be able to benefit from personalized support during a CréaCamp organized by École branchée, major partner of the project, on February 15, 2019 at Envol high school, in Lévis. During this training day, expert facilitators will support them so that they are better equipped to then carry out the activity of their choice in class.
A REGIONAL COMPETITION
On the occasion of the 1st edition of the NumériQC week at school, a competition component is offered to schools in the Capitale-Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches regions. Teachers will have until March 26, 2019 to submit a file reporting on the activity carried out.
When Quebec NumériQC Week, which will be held from April 4 to 14, 2019, the projects selected by a jury made up of digital and educational professionals will be put to the public vote. The winners will be announced in mid-April during the conference of the Quebec Association of Users of Technological Tools for Educational and Social Purposes (AQUOPS). There are many prizes at stake!
ABOUT DIGITAL WEEK AT SCHOOL
The NumériQC week at school is financially supported by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEES) and is part of the implementation of the Digital action plan in education and higher education (PAN). It is inspired by Québec NumériQC Week, an event aimed at bringing digital communities together, fostering learning opportunities and democratizing digital technology among the population and business customers.
ABOUT DIGITAL QUÉBEC
Digital Quebec is a non-profit organization that brings together and animates Quebec's digital community, in addition to promoting it at the provincial, national and international levels. It democratizes digital technology among citizens and other communities by sharing, meeting and holding activities. All of its actions aim to advance digital uses and practices.
Visit the site: www.snqcecole.com