Digital education in the spotlight in Quebec in September

It is under the theme “Franconumérique” that the 69th congress of the Association canadienne d'études de langue française (ACELF) will be held from September 22 to 24, 2016 in Quebec City.

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It is under the theme " #franconumérique2016 »That the 69e congress ofCanadian Association for French Language Education (ACELF) from September 22 to 24 in Quebec.

This event is an opportunity to discuss the place of technologies in the educational environment and to reflect on their educational, but also ethical issues. Three main sub-themes will mark out the congress: technopedagogy, cyberidentity and issues relating to citizenship in the digital age. Due to the topics covered and the nature of the workshops, all stakeholders in the education sector will benefit from them, from elementary to post-secondary. Parents and students may also be interested in participating in certain activities. The detailed program of the congress indicates the clientele targeted by a given workshop.

In total, some twenty workshops, which can take the form of practice stories, discussion groups or information sharing, for example, will be offered by speakers from different parts of the country.

The use of twitterature in a high school course, the integration of technology in the classroom to actively engage students in their learning, the flipped classroom in elementary school or educational chat are examples of workshops focusing on aspects mainly educational.

Other workshops will focus on the links between digital possibilities and identity development. Examples of applications, software or practices to develop a sense of identity with regard to the Francophonie will be presented.

In terms of digital citizenship, it is notably possible to mention the activity “Digital citizenship, how to live it in the classroom? ”, Which addresses the question of the role of schools in the training of future citizens in the digital age.

In addition to the workshops, two conferences are planned. The opening conference, entitled “The quest for authenticity in the digital age”, will be moderated by Stéphane Côté. For their part, Marc-André Smith and André-Marc Goulet will host another, humorous, on the impacts of technologies in the educational environment.

The Youth Leadership Delegation, a group of young people aged 14 to 17, will come to present important digital achievements in their schools. A round table will also invite these young people to express their point of view on digital citizenship.

Those interested in participating in this congress can register directly on the ACELF website.

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Dominic Leblanc
Dominic leblanc
A graduate in sociology, Dominic Leblanc is an educational advisor in the Programs and Educational Development Department of the Cégep régional de Lanaudière in L'Assomption.

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