The #Édubrèves - May 1st, 2022 edition

Here are the #Édubrèves of the week. In this edition: the winners of the CHAPO Awards and the AQUOPS Scholarship, call for applications for the Prix de reconnaissance Jeunesse en littératie numérique 2022, fostering school transitions, the 42 Québec project rewarded, a new tool to address genocide in the classroom, the Canadian Children's Film Festival and much more.

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Happy Sunday! Here are the #Edubrèves of the week. Feel free to share them or write me if you have news to share.

In this issue: CHAPO Award and AQUOPS Scholarship winners, call for applications for the 2022 Youth Digital Literacy Award, fostering school transitions, the 42 Quebec project rewarded, a new tool to address genocide in the classroom, the Canadian Children's Film Festival and much more.

Good reading.

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

CHAPO Awards and AQUOPS Scholarship Winners

We would like to congratulate the winners of the CHAPO Awards and the AQUOPS Scholarship.

The three winners of the CHAPO Prize (Honorary Certificate in Pedagogical Applications of Technology Tools) are :

  • Johanne Lacombe, technopedagogy resource teacher, École St-Marcel - CSS de la Pointe-de-l'Île;
  • François Lake-Héon, grade 5 teacher, École L'Arpège de Sainte-Julie - CSS des Patriotes;
  • and Guy Picard, mathematics teacher, École secondaire de l'Érablière - CSS des Samares.

They received this award from the Board of Directors because of the quality of their commitment to technopedagogy.

The "AQUOPS Partners - Networked School" grant was awarded to Défi 2022 projectpresented by Mélanie Morissette and Frédéric Ouellet, mathematics teachers who carried out a collaborative project. To complete this challenge, students from both teachers had to create 100 strings of operations using the following options: use only the numbers of the year 2022 or use the numbers of the year 2022 and 2019 for Covid-19.  

(Re)read the article published on École branchée about this project.

Webinars on inspirational practices 

The Quebec Ministry of Education recently hosted a webinar to showcase inspiring practices on using digital technology for teaching and learning. The discussion was moderated by Stéphanie Dionne, Director of Business Development at École branchée. This webinar is specifically intended for school personnel, educational consultants and school administrators in the public and private sectors, as well as in Aboriginal education organizations.

It is now available in French and in English on the department's YouTube channel.

Call for Nominations: Youth Digital Literacy Recognition Award 2022

Our Digital spring announced the 3rd edition of the Prix de reconnaissance Jeunesse en littératie numérique. All schools, institutions, organizations and businesses that have set up or continued initiatives to develop the digital skills of young Quebecers are invited to submit their applications before September 25, 2022.

The three projects that will have distinguished themselves between September 2021 and August 2022, in education, citizenship or culture can win prizes ranging from 500 $ to 3,000 $. The award ceremony will take place during MTL connects: Montreal Digital Weekfrom October 15 to 23, 2022.

To submit an application.

Stylish trophy with three gold stars and laurel wreath for the winner of a championship or competition over a dark background and copyspace

Supporting school transitions

School transitions are important stages in life and are often decisive for school perseverance and educational success. To better support young people during this experience, the Centre de transfert en réussite éducative du Québec (CTREQ) and the regional consultation body of the directors general of the Capitale-Nationale school service centers (IRC-CN) have joined forces to produce three short videos on the theme of school transitions.

A reminder: It's Press and Media Week

Press and Media Week runs from May 2 to 6. You can consult the complete program online. We would like to draw your attention to the virtual panel that will be held on May 4th at 1pm. The Centre québécois d'éducation aux médias et à l'information (CQÉMI) invites you to attend this discussion on the theme: Media literacy in a time of great upheaval

Alexandre Chenette, teacher and pedagogical advisor for the RÉCIT National Service, field of human development, Ève Tessier-Bouchar, director and producer, youth and specialized content for Les Coops de l'information, Karen Prevost-Sorbe, academic coordinator of the CLEMI and teacher at theAcademy of Orléans-Tours in France, and Gilles Van Kote, deputy director for the The worldalso in France, will participate in the exchange.

To register, it's here.

Results of a survey on youth and leisure screen time

The Montreal Success Network presents an infographic under the theme Les jeunes et le temps d'écran de loisir. The latter reports on the results of a survey conducted by the Direction régionale de santé publique de Montréal on the digital habits of 700 young people aged 13 to 17 during the pandemic. It also answers some questions about hyperconnectivity and its effects.

Best Franco-Canadian Collaboration for the 42 Quebec project

The Québec numérique organization received the award for the best French-Canadian collaboration for its 42 Quebec project at the Gala of Recognition, organized by the Embassy of France in Canada and the Embassy of Canada in France. 

Located in Quebec City, 42 Quebec offers a free, flexible computer training program with no prerequisites and accessible from the age of 18. This training is based on an individualized path that unfolds at the pace of each student and promotes peer learning. It is an innovative educational model that allows us to reach clients who do not necessarily fit into the traditional model or who wish to make a career change.

The program of the Great Gathering 2022 is available

The complete program of the REFAD 2022 Gathering is now available available online. You can consult it on the Réseau francophone d'enseignement à distance (REFAD) website, in addition to reading the communication summaries the two keynote speakers, Cathia Papi and Simon Collin. It is also possible to register for this event online.

A new tool to address genocide in the classroom

The Foundation for the Study of Genocide published last week the pedagogical guide Studying genocide. This guide was produced by Professors Sabrina Moisan of the Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS) and Sivane Hirsch of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), with the collaboration of the Fondation pour l'étude des génocides and the financial support of the Ministère de l'Éducation du Québec. 

Available at for all Quebec high school teachers, this guide will allow students to study the history of nine major genocides of the 20th century.e century. The educational tool includes a series of case studies, definitions of the six stages leading to genocide, as well as teaching plans, reference materials and instructional videos. It also examines the different genocides through videos of testimonies from survivors or children of survivors living in Canada today. Training workshops will also be offered to teachers to help them use the guide effectively.

The genocides presented in the guide are: the genocide of the First Peoples in Canada, the genocide of the Herero and Nama in Namibia, the genocide of the Armenians under the Ottoman Empire, the Holodomor (genocide of the Ukrainians in the USSR), the genocide of the Roma and Sinti by the Nazis during the Second World War, the Holocaust, the genocide in Cambodia, the genocide of the Muslims in Bosnia, and the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda.

Podcast of the week

A year ago, the RÉCIT National Human Development Service launched Season 1 of the podcast Modern timeswith a five-part series on Hyperconnectivity and Screen Time. One year later, the episodes are still relevant:

  • Balance: a variable geometry concept?
  • The illusion of multitasking: why do we believe it?
  • Why is screen time a hot potato?
  • Disconnection: right or individual responsibility?
  • Is playing a waste of time?

First edition of the Canadian Children's Film Festival

The Canadian Children's Film FestivalThis year's inaugural edition is an annual event that will showcase film productions made by students in a Canadian school setting. It aims to stimulate a national dialogue on the place of cinema in schools, as the 7th art can create a sense of well-being in young people. The festival takes the form of a competition and is open to both French and English-speaking students. To support teachers who wish to participate in the festival with their students, resources and pedagogical proposals are offered. 

This first edition will take place online and the selected films will be hosted on the festival platform starting June 15. The deadline for submitting student films is May 15.

(Re)read our article on the subject.

The 2021-2022 CréaCamp season continues

The latest CréaCamp SPRINT of École branchée will be held on June 4th from 9am to 12pm. Topics offered are: 

  • Building with Minecraft Education in the classroom to boost student motivation is possible and easy! (with Mathieu Mercier, Maude Labonté and Steve Quirion)
  • Teaching French with digital tools (with Laurie Couture)
  • Publish a digital book, like a real author, on iPad! (with Jason Belzile)
  • The sketchbook in the classroom: to SEE what your students are learning (with Marie-Andrée Ouimet)

The CréaCamp Discovery (1h formula) will continue over the next few weeks. The next meetings will focus on :

In closing, see you at the Digital Summit on May 5 and 6?

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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About the Author

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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