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On November 2, as part of its annual conference, the Association for the Teaching of Science and Technology in Quebec announced the laureates of the La Relève competition. The purpose of the La Relève competition is to highlight the quality of the teaching material produced by future science and technology education professionals in preschool, elementary and secondary schools.
Category Preschool / Primary
Mélanie Gaudreault, Joannie Mclean and Rachel Tremblay, students in the baccalaureate in elementary education at the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi,
won the competition in the preschool / elementary category for the Learning and Assessment Situation (LES) A Solid Game. Their LES leads the 4th year elementary school student to describe the effect of a force on a material or a structure and to reinvest their new knowledge in the invention and construction of a prototype game module.
Chloé Lemay-Dagenais, Naila Farrah, Cynthia Gaumond and Caroline Massé, second year high school baccalaureate students, won the competition in the secondary category for their educational project entitled Transformission. Their project aims to develop
skills and use knowledge in order to build a “Rube Goldberg” machine, the basic idea of which is to achieve a long sequence of mechanical events that lead to transformations and transmissions of motion.
The AESTQ wants to use its unique position in the education community to promote public recognition of the efforts of future teachers in the preschool, elementary and secondary networks who have invested efforts in the design of French-language teaching and teaching materials. The 2012-2013 competition has already been launched, all information can be found on the AESTQ website: http://www.aestq.org/prix-et-concours