Good Sunday! Here I am with the #Édubrèves of the week. Do not hesitate to share them or write to me if you have any news to circulate.
In this edition: A site dedicated to digital books for children, the new Quebec Center for Media and Information Education, a competition to promote the teaching profession, a campaign to encourage young people to express themselves in French on social networks, statistics on 15 to 29 year olds, resources on celebrations and commemorations and much more!
Please note that the use of animated GIFs in this short news digest is for entertainment purposes only!
Lab-yrinthe.ca, the digital children's book
The site Lab-yrinth laboratory (Quebec virtual laboratory for publishing and education in digital works for young people) has just been put online.
The objective of the site is to:
- To discover the different forms that can take works digital technologies for young audiences.
- Offer support modules for the environment editing for the production of digital works for children.
- Guiding circles of education in the training of young people to read and the production of digital works.
- Present the projects of research carried out with partners in the field of publishing and education in digital works.
The official launch de Lab-yrinthe will take place on November 26 as part of the Montreal Book Fair.
Creation of the Quebec Center for Media and Information Education
Born from the success of the #30seconds before believing program, the Quebec Center for Media and Information Education (CQÉMI) is officially launched. Created by a group of professional journalists, this new organization offers educational resources, training and activities aimed at equipping citizens who wish to be better informed and fight against false news.
Statistics on young people aged 15 to 29
New indicators are available on the site of the Statistical window of young Quebecers aged 15 to 29: unemployment rate; anxiety-depressive disorders; cannabis use; knowledge of official languages; educational aspirations; sources of information (career and study programs).
A competition to promote the teaching profession
The Federation of Teaching Unions (FSE-CSQ) and the program Salut Bonjour, broadcast on TVA, launched this week the Teacher's Stories contest. Now is the time to submit the best “teacher stories”. These true stories, which can be funny, touching or original, should demonstrate the positive effects of the teachers' work on the personal lives of the participants.
The deadline to submit an application is November 28, 2021.
CréaCamp SPRINT: November 25 for directions
The next CréaCamp SPRINT of the École branchée is aimed particularly at school administrators. November 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 7 themes are offered.
Here are a few :
- Effective teaching strategies: what are they and how to prioritize some in your school? With Sylvain Desautels, technopedagogue at Chenelière Éducation
- Organize and simplify your resources using Google tools With Laurie Couture, educational advisor at École branchée
- Organize communications and documents efficiently thanks to Microsoft Office Sharepoint With Jason Belzile, educational advisor at École branchée
- Sharing leadership: learning to trust is one thing, but inspiring trust is another! With Marc-André Girard, primary school principal and doctoral student in education
Also discover the program of the next CréaCamp Découverte, a one-hour formula at the end of the day or in the evening.
Entrepreneurs' week at school
Until November 19, 2021, more than 20,000 pupils and elementary students at the University of Quebec's 17 regions are participating in Entrepreneurs' Week at school. On the program, nearly 700 in-class lectures led voluntarily by hundreds of passionate entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs' Week at School is a realization ofOSEntreprendre, supported by the Government of Quebec.
Campaign to encourage young people to express themselves in French on social networks
The Office québécois de la langue française launches the campaign Share your french, which invites young people aged 13 to 17 to use French on social networks and to show their pride in writing and discussing in this language on Web platforms.
Secondary school teachers have access to five fun educational workshops prepared by the Office. Prizes will be awarded following a draw among the participants. Promotional material is also offered to teachers.
Resources on celebrations and commemorations
On the National Film Board (NFB) website, you will find a section Primary resources on commemorations and celebrations annuals. They are grouped according to the months of the year. Thanks to Brigitte Léonard for sharing it in the Facebook group ICT in education.
Rabbids: Learn to code
This free game from Ubisoft teaches you the basics of programming and computer logic. There are now eight new levels of play. These brand new levels were created by students from all over the world whose programming and design skills were brought to the fore. during a contest organized by Ubisoft. To download it, go to the Apple Store and the Google Play store to find the mobile version, or to Ubisoft Connect for the PC version.
To put on the agenda:
- December 2 and 3, 2021: 33rd annual conference of the AQEP (Quebec Association of Elementary Teachers). You can consult the full detailed program. The Registration Form also available.
- December 9, 2021: 3rd Summit of Professional Development in Education in Quebec. An initiative of CADRE21, with the financial support of the Quebec Ministry of Education, which aims to highlight good PD practices in the field, publicize the standards incorporating PD and promote organizations with PD at the heart of their mission.
- March 23 to 25, 2022: 47th Congress of the Institute for Learning Disabilities. The ITA annual conference program is now online. You can also register now.
- The first carbon neutral school in the country is in Ontario : A high school in London, southwestern Ontario, became Canada's first energy self-sufficient and carbon-neutral school; it runs on solar and geothermal energy.
- The hidden meaning of emojis : Far from being purely decorative, emojis are a pillar of digital language, the researchers discover.
- Media education to the challenge of digital education : A look from Europe on the importance of media literacy. “It is essential that the school supervises young people to make the best possible use of connected devices, now, in their daily lives. "
A picture is worth a thousand words
A call from the teacher Nancy Goyette to recruit teachers for a study.
In closing, do you spend your Sunday cooking?
See you soon! Until then, don't hesitate to “tag” us (in good French…) on Twitter (@millaudrey or @riomarti) so that we can talk about your project / resource in a future review of the week! Have a great week.