Les #Édubrèves - November 28, 2021 edition

Good Sunday! Here I am with the #Édubrèves of the week. In this edition: the Digital Education Day conferences are available online, La Prof d'Éduc's Advent Calendar, a royalty-free image bank that meets certain diversity criteria, a literary caravan in Quebec, the winning schools of the LCDF Challenge, several educational resources and much more!

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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: the conferences of the Digital Education Day are available online, the Advent Calendar of La Prof d'Éduc, a royalty-free image bank that meets certain diversity criteria, a literary caravan in Quebec, the winning schools of the LCDF Challenge, several educational resources and much more!

Good reading.

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

Digital Day in Education

The 3rd edition of the Digital Day in Education took place on November 5, 2021. Thank you to everyone who lectured there. The majority of them are now available on the YouTube channel of the Ministry of Education.

In particular, you can watch the conference given by Laurie Couture, educational advisor at École branchée, on the digital work plan and the talk by Stéphanie Dionne, Director of Business Development at École branchée, on co-education in the digital age.

The Teacher's Advent Calendar

Our facilitator, Annie Moreau, also known as La Prof d'Éduc, offers her Advent Calendar 2021. Psst. Click on December 25 to access a list of over 200 Christmas movies!

When there are too many details - Intervene in sexualized comments or behaviors

Experiencing destabilizing situations while teaching, both online and face-to-face, can happen to anyone. The website " When there are too many details - Intervene in sexualized comments or behaviors »Gives you the tools to prevent this type of comment or behavior and to intervene when it happens in your classroom. A production of the National Service of RÉCIT, field of personal development - Sexuality education component.

The RÉCIT DP also produced a image bank free of rights that meets certain criteria (respect for cultural, bodily and sexual diversity) is now accessible to all school personnel.

AQUOPS - Extension of the call for conferences

The call for workshops for the 40th AQUOPS Symposium is extended until December 6. Hurry if you want to present a conference. The simplified form is available here.

Upcoming trainings CréaCamp Découverte École branchée

There is one last CréaCamp Discovery of the École branchée in 2021, on December 7 at 7:30 p.m. The theme: Édulastic: an online assessment and exercise tool. A presentation of a complete tool to replace an exercise book and assess students.

The CréaCamp Découverte will resume in January 2022. Check out the full schedule.

The Girls' Code unveils the winning schools for the greater Quebec City region

The girls' code announced last week the winning schools in the Quebec City region for the second edition of the LCDF Challenge, which took place from October 4 to October 29, 2021. 

The primary schools of the Ursulines of Quebec and Loretteville as well as the Saint-Coeur de Marie day school have won a loan of computer equipment which includes an Ozobot, a Makey Makey, Chromebooks, etc. The secondary schools of Rochebelle, Vanier, Jean-de-Brébeuf as well as the Collège François-de-Laval and the Séminaire St-François are awarded a cash grant and a loan of computer equipment which includes 3D printers or Arduinos.

The LCDF Challenge aims to mobilize schools to achieve 20,000 hours of code in the classroom through activities that help develop digital skills, but also open the horizons of young people on career opportunities in this field.

Read the full press release.

To read

  • A literary caravan in Quebec : A teacher from Quebec has found an original way to interest children in reading. Catherine Lapointe has converted her Westfalia caravan into an ephemeral library. In the caravan, there is only one rule: to read. 
  • The flexible class, much more than a simple furnishing : The flexible class is dissociated from the traditional class by the active involvement of the students in their learning as well as by the fact that they are responsible for choosing a workplace that suits them. According to Merrill (2018), the flexible classroom offers a beneficial environment for students since it engages them in continuous reflection which, in turn, empowers them.
  • COVID-19: Children's development under the microscope : Find solutions to mitigate the negative effects of the pandemic on children. This is the ambitious mission given to herself by Sylvana Côté, who is also a full professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Montreal and a researcher at the CHU Sainte-Justine.

Bulk Resources

  • " Tell me… " : This is an unprecedented educational series of 50 2-minute episodes that answers specific questions on child development in the light of recent discoveries in neuroscience and to promote educational benevolence. The shooting was carried out in France and Quebec.
  • Full Lighthouse : This is the new podcast in which teachers from the Phares School Service Center are in the spotlight. Pedagogy and the integration of technologies are at the heart of the discussions. 
  • Philippe's world : A technology teacher in Normandy, Philippe Piekoszewski-Cuq, offers multiple educational resources for teachers, including a Digital Toolbox, which group together applications according to their use.

Tabling of Bill 9 on the National Student Ombudsman

The Minister of Education, Jean-François Roberge, tabled Bill no.o 9 on the National Student Protector. This reform of the institution of the Student Ombudsman aims in particular to:

  • accelerate, standardize and strengthen the efficiency of the complaints handling process, while ensuring greater fairness;
  • enhance the independence and transparency of the Student Ombudsman;
  • offer a more equitable treatment of complaints throughout Quebec by now including students from the private network;
  • ensure better accessibility and publicize this remedy.

The bill proposes, among other things, the creation of an independent body external to the school network which would be headed by a national student protector. The latter would be responsible for the proper and optimal application of the provisions relating to the procedure for handling complaints. Regional student protectors would be assigned to a region so as to serve the entire territory of Quebec. Their mandate would be to deal with complaints in schools.

In closing, already December and the snow!

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.

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About the Author

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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