The #Édubrèves - June 28, 2022 edition

Here are the #Edubrèves of the week. In this edition: the results of the REFAD 2022 Great Gathering, a techno-creative activity guide around the Sustainable Development Goals, collaborating in the deployment of the Continuum of Information Skills, schools wanted to participate in a mental health innovation lab, and much more!

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

In this issue: the REFAD 2022 Great Gathering, a guide to techno-creative activities around the Sustainable Development Goals, collaborating on the deployment of the Information Skills Continuum, schools sought to participate in a mental health innovation lab, and much more!

Good reading.

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

Report on the REFAD 2022 Gathering

The REFAD 2022 Gathering was held from June 7 to 10. Nineteen papers were offered to about one hundred participants. Following its values of sharing and making available the resources created in network, REFAD now offers all presentations and their documentation to those who could not participate. 

Also consult the most recent blog post for more details about the results of the REFAD 2022 Gathering. You will find five summaries of papers illustrated by croquinotes and explained by Laurie Couture, pedagogical advisor at École branchée, including this one!

New executive management at REFAD

We take this opportunity to highlight the arrival of Sara Teinturier as REFAD's Executive Director. She had been working since 2019 in the development of community, educational and cultural organizations and projects.

At the same time, we wish a good "semi-retirement" to Robert Grégoire who occupied the position for two years.

Symposium "Place aux diversités de la formation professionnelle" (Place for diversity in professional training)

On May 12, 2022, the Place aux diversités de la formation professionnelle conference was held as part of the 89th Acfas congress. This event was intended to be an opportunity for exchanges between actors involved in vocational education and training in order to document, question and deepen the issues raised by diversities, to reflect on their repercussions and to share experiences and promising practices.  

The summary of each communication and its sketch-note (scientific illustrator, Emilie Dubois of the agency Impakt Scientifik) have been gathered in a collection that is offered to you free of charge.

Gabriel-Le Courtois School is the recipient of a $50,000 grant $

You read that right! Gabriel-Le Courtois School in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts has received a 50,000 $ grant from Sanofi Canada to help students access hands-on learning in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). This money will not only help update lab equipment but also launch new science programs to take science education to the next level. Congratulations! 

For more details.

Learn more about the Sanofi Biogenius Canada grant.

Guide to techno-creative activities around the sustainable development goals

Professor Margarida Romero collaborated with the teachers of theNice Academy to theInspé of the academy of Nice to produce a guide of five techno-creative activities around the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The activities are designed to develop five skills: critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, problem solving and computational thinking. The activities are designed to develop five skills: critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, problem solving and computational thinking. They touch on language arts, mathematics, science and technology, social studies and the arts.

Consult the guide.

Call for Collaboration: Deployment of the Information Skills Continuum

Here is an invitation from Isabelle Landry, school librarian at the Centre de services scolaires du Fleuve-et-des-Lacs and project manager for the APSDS, for the deployment of the CI Continuum in school libraries.

Share the video with library technicians and school librarians in your network.

If you are interested in collaborating with Isabelle Landry in the deployment of the ITC, please fill out the following form the form which will allow him to contact you.

(Re)read our file Demystifying information skills: planning, searching, evaluating and using information

Mental Health Innovation Lab

LEARN and Percolab invite high schools and adult education centers to participate in a mental health innovation lab to develop strategies to address mental health and wellness challenges using a social and emotional learning (SEL) framework. The innovation lab uses a design thinking approach. 

This dynamic and fun three-hour event has three main stages:

  • Listen to students, school staff, and community partners through a storytelling tool.
  • Innovation Lab - What do the stories tell us? What are the emerging needs and desires? Generate ideas and experiment.
  • Find ideas and test them with the community.

LEARN and Percolab are looking for four schools/adult education centers willing to work with youth (ages 15-29), school staff, and community partners to reserve a space for the 2022-23 school year.

An information session is being held on June 28 online. Reserve your place to attend or contact Ben ( for more information.

Participate in the development of a new classroom management tool.

Are you a secondary school teacher? You are invited to participate in a research project on the development of an evaluation instrument with classroom management scenarios. Your participation consists of answering an online questionnaire. This research will allow us to verify whether the scenarios developed in collaboration with classroom management experts allow us to evaluate the transfer of teachers' learning following classroom management training. Please note that you do not need to have taken classroom management training to complete the case scenarios. 

Access the questionnaire here

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In closing, what is your favorite summer activity?

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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