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: a new certificate for non-legally qualified individuals who are already substituting in high school, the Bear Constellation in Nova Scotia, the most used emojis on Twitter, Quebec students shine at the World Robotics Championships in Texas, the Quebec Youth Recognition Awards and much more!
Please note that the use of animated GIFs in this short news digest is for entertainment purposes only!
Five Quebec universities launch a new certificate suitable for substitute teachers in the secondary school setting
In a context where the province's academic service centers are increasingly calling for short- and medium-term replacement teachers due to the shortage of teaching staff, the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) and the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) are launching a new program to help them find replacement teachers, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) and Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) are launching a new certificate adapted to substitute teachers in the secondary school environment. Combining the expertise of the five universities, this certificate will be offered 100 % by distance learning starting in the fall of 2022.
This certificate in secondary school accompaniment is designed to prepare supply teachers to work with students at this level of education. It is intended particularly for non-legally qualified individuals who are already substituting at the secondary level and who want to improve their teaching strategies.
Informative webinars will be held on June 8 at 7 p.m. and June 9 at 12 p.m. to provide all relevant information on this new certificate, its objectives, the training plan, etc., and to answer questions.
For more details on the program and to register for the webinar: suppleanceausecondaire.ca.
The Bear Constellation in Nova Scotia
The Bear Constellation, from the Quebec studio Nanomonx, was chosen to support writing skills for all students in grades 4e at the 6e grade in Nova Scotia for three years. This digital resource is designed to develop the writing, reading and social skills of elementary school students.
The Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development issued a request for proposals to find digital resources to support teachers in developing students' writing skills. Nanomonx met all of the selection criteria and was awarded the contract with The Bear Constellation.
Two new books in education
Developing a culture of science and innovation
On May 19, the Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation du Québec launched the Quebec Research and Innovation Investment Strategy (SQRI2) in order to "accelerate the transition from idea to market" and promote the commercialization of Quebec innovations. One of the Strategy's objectives is to develop talents and scientific culture.
Through this axis, the government addresses the importance of awakening young people to science from an early age. It announces support for organizations that promote science and innovation as well as the realization of large-scale events in all regions of Quebec. The focus will be on projects related to scientific information, research in French and the fight against misinformation. Details have yet to be announced.
The most used emojis on Twitter
What are the most used emojis on Twitter by country? Using data from February 2022, Crossword Solver has created a global map of the most used emojis in the world on Twitter.
- The emoji that cries with joy 😂 is the most used in the world, topping the charts in 75 countries.
- More globally, the crying with joy emoji 😂 and the red heart emoji ❤️ are the two most tweeted emojis by the majority of countries.
Quebec Youth Recognition Awards
The Quebec Youth Recognition Awards recognize the exemplary actions of committed young people, as well as the notable contributions of actors mobilized in favour of youth. 11 awards in five categories were recently presented. Discover the winners.
World Robotics Championships in Texas
Four robotics teams from Massey-Vanier High School in Cowansville took part in the World Robotics Championships in Texas. Three of them not only participated in the elimination rounds of their division, but they are in the top 10 in Canada and the top 60 in the world. Congratulations to them!
The Vex World Championships were held in Dallas from May 2 to 8. Four of the six Quebec teams that received a pass at the provincial finals were from Massey-Vanier.
Details of the next challenge for the 2023 Championships have already been revealed. Get ready for it! The robots that will compete on a playing surface will have to be able to score points by throwing small frisbees into baskets, similar to disc golf.
The CFL Night 2022, a great success for The Girl Code
More than 75 high school students gathered to meet experienced IT and digital professionals at the CFL Night which was held on May 19. In the form of a "speed meeting", inspiring women had the opportunity to share their experiences and answer questions from young people in order to inform them about the technology job market and the opportunities it offers.
A "Fail stories" conference also took place during the evening, inviting some people to come and present a failure in their life at the academic or professional level from which they were able to proudly recover, thus forging a part of their character.
The Girl Code (LCDF) is an organization created by girls for young people! Through various educational, informative and personal development actions, Le code des filles wishes to challenge, interest and engage the next generation of women so that they can actively participate in the ongoing digital transformation.
Reflections on association business models and the benefits of membership
The most recent REFAD talk was on the scope of the Freemium - Premium approach as a business model for the education sector. The two "experts in residence Olivier AlfieriD. student in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa and digital learning architect at Elearning Studio, and Daniel Bariland the Executive Director of the Institute for Cooperation in Adult Education (ICASE), received their guests Hubert Lalande University of Ottawa and Julie Pigeon of the Edteq association.
According to Mr. Lalande: "Organizations whose business model is successful in the long term often display a posture of co-construction, public-private synergy and complementarity, combined with an ability to listen to users' needs.
For Ms. Pigeon, "The strength of networking among members and the strength of numbers remain key points of the association model at Edteqaccording to Julie Pigeon. The spirit of collaboration and exchange fosters a strong adhesion to this entrepreneurial community in digital education.
Listen to the discussion.
- Digital technology as a vehicle for professional developmentEpisode 5 of the Digital Intent podcast.
To think about
In closing, the sprint to the end of the year has begun.
If you want even more, you can (re)see last week's #Édubrèves.