The #Édubrèves - November 15, 2022 edition

Here are your #Edubrèves. In this edition: L'École en réseau finalist for an innovation award, a self-evaluation questionnaire for the teaching profession's competency framework, the dimensions of digital competence presented in video, the Girls and Science gatherings back, the new Physical and Health Education Network, maximizing the use of the Chromebook, and much more!

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Here are your #Ébrèves. Feel free to share them or write me if you have news to share.

In this issue: The Networked School is a finalist for an innovation award, a self-assessment questionnaire for the teaching profession's competency framework, the dimensions of digital competence presented in video, the Girls and Science Gatherings are back, the new Health and Physical Education Network, maximizing the use of the Chromebook, and much more!

Good reading.

Please note that the use of animated GIFs in this news digest is for entertainment purposes only.

The School in the final network for the Innovation 2022 Awards

Networked School (ÉER) is one of nine finalists for the Social Innovation Award, presented by the Réseau québécois en innovation sociale (RQIS) and Humanov-is, which will be awarded at the 32nd 2022 Innovation Awards GalaThe Gala will be held on November 17 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The Gala is organized by the Association pour le développement en recherche et innovation du Québec (ADRIQ).

During the evening, the ERA will welcome some of its partners who contribute to the development of its activities: BAnQ, Coeur des sciences-UQAM, Centre de services scolaires de Montréal (CSSDM), Génome Québec, Holocaust Museum and Parks Canada.

For more information about the gala and see the other finalists.

Professional Competency Framework - Self-Assessment Questionnaire

A new self-assessment questionnaire for teachers (general education for young people) has just been launched by the Ministère de l'Éducation du Québec (MEQ). It was developed based on the Référentiel de compétences professionnelles de la profession enseignante and allows teachers to evaluate themselves with respect to their professional practice. The purpose of the self-assessment is to guide teachers in choosing the continuing education activities that best meet their needs. 

Take the questionnaire. 

Video clips introducing the Digital Competency Framework

Several researchers from the Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire sur les impacts pédagogiques des technologies de l'information et de la communication (GRIIPTIC) have collaborated to produce a series of video vignettes presenting and discussing the 12 dimensions and other elements of the Reference framework for digital competencedeveloped by the Ministère de l'Éducation du Québec (MEQ).

View the playlist on YouTube.

4th Concours de créativité lexicale of the Office québécois de la langue française 

To participate, Quebec high school students will have to use their imagination to create neologisms, i.e. new words that designate realities for which there is not yet a French name.

This year, students will have to propose words that express in French any of the following concepts: "cottagecore", "on-brand", "porch piracy" or "stream sniping". As in previous competitions, they may also propose a neologism that designates a concept of their choice.

Read the press release.

You can view on Youtube videos presenting the three winning neologisms of 2022.

Girls and science, an electrifying DUO

The event " Girls and science, an electrifying DUO! "The 22nd edition of the event, presented by Hydro-Québec, is back. This event, whose mission is to allow Secondary 2, 3 and 4 students to explore career opportunities in science and technology, brings together more than 700 young women and close to 30 schools and organizations each year.

Gatherings in Sherbrooke (Cégep de Sherbrooke), Quebec City (Université Laval, Pavillon Vachon) and Rimouski (Cégep de Rimouski) have already taken place. The last rally will be held on November 19 in Montreal (Polytechnique Montreal).

Follow the latest news on the Facebook page. 


2022 Quebec Award Recipients

Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy, Innovation and Energy, and Mathieu Lacombe, Minister of Culture and Communications, recently announced the recipients of the Prix du Québec 2022. These awards represent the highest distinction awarded by the Government of Quebec in culture and science. They highlight the exceptional achievements of individuals who contribute to the growth of their field of activity, push back the limits of knowledge and make Quebec shine on a national and international scale.

Discover all the winners. 

The call for nominations for the Prix du Québec 2023 will take place from January 13 to March 13. For this new edition, the René-Lévesque Award will be added to the distinctions offered. It will be awarded to a person for his or her outstanding contribution to the field of journalism.

Questionnaire on the socio-educational environment online (QES-Web) 

The Centre de transfert en réussite éducative du Québec (CTREQ), in collaboration with researcher Michel Janosz of the Université de Montréal, announced last week that the Questionnaire sur l'environnement socioéducatif en ligne (QES-Web) is once again available to schools that wish to use it. The QES-Web is a set of online tools that allows you to draw a portrait of an educational institution based on certain dimensions. 

Development of a tool to evaluate the societal impacts of artificial intelligence and digital technology

In order to make an integrating tool available to Quebec organizations, the AI Quebec Forum has mandated the Observatoire sur les impacts sociétaux de l'AI et du numérique (OBVIA) to conduct an exploratory research project to test ethical charters on the impact of AI and digital technology in our society. 

The work carried out has made it possible to identify 7 principles and 25 sub-principles as well as a series of important specific characteristics to be integrated into the evaluation tool that will be developed. The following document presents the first part of this tool, including the principles, the definitions that have been validated by a group of experts, as well as a first series of ethical and risk assessment questions.

Consult the document

Call for papers on AI and digital in education and training 

Also, the OBVIA's Education and Empowerment axis is launching a call for papers for the symposium "AI and digital technologies in education and training: empowering or paralyzing technologies" that will take place during the CRIFPE's international education conference on May 4-5, 2023 at the Bonaventure Hotel in Montreal. 

Information and submission

The potential of a passionate youth 

Adapting education according to what our society and our youth need instead of educating them with a system from another era, this is a vast project in which Lyndsay Daudier of Youth Fusion and Robotics FIRST strongly believes.

We have to change, we will make mistakes, but that's part of the game," she reminds us. Our youth is our greatest asset and we can't afford to neglect their potential, especially with the aging population! Her advice, to do your best, all the time, because we are all complementary, is infinite wisdom!

Listen to the interview in the Lac-à-l'Épaule podcast.

For a two-step return

A group of teachers is circulating a petition to request a return to two steps, rather than three, for the 2023-2024 school year.

"In 2020-2021, as our daily lives continued to be in turmoil, the weighting of the stages was changed to two stages, allowing more time for teaching. Our hopes were high that this change would be maintained and be perceived as very positive by the field. However, we were surprised to learn that we would be returning to three stages for the 2022-2023 year. [...] We must put assessment at the service of learning. To do this, the first step of the new Minister of Education should be to indicate that he will return to a two-step school year in 2023-2024."

Read the full text.

Nomination for the Order of Excellence in Education

The Ordre de l'excellence en éducation du Québec is a concrete expression of the Quebec government's desire to officially recognize the merit of those who distinguish themselves by their participation in the enhancement of Quebec's education system. You now have until November 25, 2022 to submit a nomination to the Order of Excellence in Education.

The new Health and Physical Education Network (HPEN)

Initiated by the University of Sherbrook and funded by the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec, the Physical and Health Education Network (PHEN) will enrich the initial and continuing education offer by mobilizing the knowledge and skills developed in the field of physical and health education.

For its first mandate, the REPS will target a maximum of three priority needs. It will pool the various resources and expertise in physical and health education in order to develop appropriate pedagogical content to equip teachers in the field and those in pre-service training in Quebec universities.

The REPS is directed by Véronique Marchand and has a consultation committee composed of professors appointed as official representatives or individual members of the UdeS, UQAC, UQAM, UQTR, Université de Montréal and Université Laval, as well as representatives of the educational community, including the Ministère de l'Éducation du Québec and the Fédération des éducateurs et éducatrices physiques enseignants du Québec (FÉÉPEQ).

Learn More.

In bulk 

  • A list of resources ready to be used or remixed in educational applications.
  • Gérald's Watcha point weekly pedagogical and digital news watch published by Gérald Tirot in order to participate in the pedagogical and digital watch of the training environment. 
  • Illustrated pedagogy. Infographics on many methods.
  • The University of Ottawa (UO) recently unveiled its 11 UOskills which will gradually be integrated into all programs and courses.

To read

Fidéides 2022 - LÜ Interactive Playground stands out

Lü Interactive play area won the "Young Company" award, as well as the "Small Company of the Year" award, all categories combined, at the 39th Fidéides 2022 gala organized by the Quebec City Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI), which took place on November 3. This recognition by its peers demonstrates the success of the business model and the quality of the product developed by the company founded in 2017.

Last September, the company donated its 1000th and 1001st systems to two schools in the province: École Alphonse-Desjardins in Repentigny, which offers an education adapted to children with complex neurodevelopmental problems, and École Centrale in La Tuque, where many children do not have access to the technology and entertainment found in large cities.

Read the press release.

Lü Aire de jeu interactive won the "Young Company" award, as well as the "Small Company of the Year" award, all categories combined, at the 39th Fidéides 2022 gala held on November 3 at the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury (CNW Group/Lü - Interactive Playground)

Call to Secondary Social Studies Teachers: ICT and Digital Mapping in Geography Classes

The Geography Department of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) wishes to produce materials that will meet the needs of teachers for digital teaching materials for geography courses. The lecturer, Guy Denault, has contacted the École branchée team in order to be able to reach teachers of the social universe at the secondary level. He invites teachers to contact him to report elements of the program for which they cannot find appropriate teaching materials.

For example : 

  • Observed problem: The student does not understand the order of the Great Lakes and the direction of the St. Lawrence River current
  • Potential digital educational material: a 3D animated video presenting a cross-section illustrating the spill of the Great Lakes and the direction of the St. Lawrence River current.

Contact Mr. Denault for more information.

OSEntreprendre celebrates its 25th anniversary

In 2022-23, OSEntreprendre is celebrating its 25th anniversary with five initiatives that will be rolled out throughout the year. The five initiatives are presented on the organization's website.

Also, don't miss the Entrepreneurs' Week at school which runs until November 25 and the opening of registration for the OSEntreprendre Challenge at the end of November 2022.

Read the press release.

In closing, keep smiling!

If you want even more, you can (re)see last week's #Édubrèves.

See you soon! Don't hesitate to tag us on Twitter (@millaudrey or @riomarti) so we can talk about your project/resource in an upcoming review of the week! Have a great week.

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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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