The #Édubrèves - December 6, 2022 edition

Here are your #Édubrèves. In this edition: call for participation for the Youth Digital Month 2023, mobilization days for Quebec parents, recordings of the Digital Education Day, Athenian democracy in class with the AGORA pedagogical role-playing game, schools receive Antidote licenses, suggestions of podcasts to listen to, the 25th Défi OSEntreprendre, 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: call for participation for Youth Digital Month 2023, mobilization days for Quebec parents, recordings of Digital Education Day, Athenian democracy in the classroom with the AGORA pedagogical role-playing game, schools receive Antidote licenses, suggestions for podcasts to listen to, the 25th Défi OSEntreprendre, and much more!

Good reading.

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

Youth Digital Month 2023: call for participation

Our Digital Youth Month (MNJ) will be back for a 4th edition from February 1 to March 5, 2023. This annual event for people under 35 years of age allows them to discover Quebec's digital literacy initiatives and to learn about the fields of the future. 

Institutions, schools, organizations and companies are invited to join this collective movement and become collaborators by presenting activities and/or digital resources on the platform MNJ.QUEBEC

École branchée is part of the organizing committee for the event.

See the details of the call for projects.

Days of Activism 2023: Regional events for parents

The Fédération des comités de parents du Québec (FCPQ), in partnership with the Confédération des organismes familiaux du Québec (COFAQ), is launching Mobilization Days in several regions of Quebec. The objective of these Days of Action is to offer parents of students opportunities for exchange, discovery and information on subjects of interest to them. Participation in these events is free and all parents are invited. Among other things, the Théâtre Parminou will present the play "Un parent presque parfait", about bullying, created in collaboration with the FCPQ.

The purpose of these days is to facilitate exchanges between parents, to make them aware of the resources available in their various regions and to allow them to meet with several community organizations.

Here are the dates to mark in the agenda:

  • Saint-Jérôme: January 14, 2023
  • Montreal: January 21, 2023
  • Levis: February 18, 2023
  • Sherbrooke: March 25, 2023
  • Rimouski: April 22, 2023
  • Gatineau: May 6, 2023

A Grand rendez-vous de la mobilisation will be held on June 3, 2023 in Longueuil to conclude the Tour and to mark the closing of National Parent Engagement Week. The 2nde edition of the National Parent Engagement Weekfrom May 28 to June 3, 2023.

For all information, including registration details, click here.

Days of Action (CNW Group/Quebec Federation of Parents' Committees)

Updating the exit profile of the Centre de services scolaires de la Rivière-du-Nord

The Centre de services scolaires de la Rivière-du-Nord (CSSRDN) has carried out an extensive to update the targeted exit profile for its students. In order for each student to develop his or her full potential in his or her personal, professional and civic life, CSSRDN has developed an approach that observes and cultivates the ability of its students to: 

  • actively engage;
  • be a critical thinker;
  • adapt to new situations;
  • communicate skillfully;
  • make informed decisions;
  • practice living together. 

Some 60 tools (self-assessments, videos, group portraits, etc.) are now ready to be shared and tested, from the

Recordings of the Digital Education Day

It is now possible to view the recordings and consult the presentations of some of the workshops of the Digital Education Day held on November 4. Go to the event page to learn more.

Digital Education Day will return on Friday, November 3, 2023 for a 5th edition.

The school of tomorrow in podcast

The EdCan Network offers a podcast series on the theme "the school of tomorrow". Hear discussions on, among other things: 

In bulk

  • Check it out: The website My first phone aimed at helping young people take greater ownership of their first personal digital device.
  • To discover: AGORA is an educational role-playing game that allows you to turn your classroom into the first experience of Athenian democracy. Here is the turnkey version:
  • To read: An article about Véronique Payeur, the innovative teacher!the teacher behind the Facebook group Innovative teachers!
  • To read: An article on Genetico InspectorA project to introduce science in schools, which aims to open the eyes of young people to the possibility of becoming scientists in the future.
  • Read: Everyone between the ages of 2 and 95 knows how to use a tablet today. But fewer and fewer of them understand how computers work, worries Olivier Niquet in this article.

More than 1200 schools receive Antidote for Christmas

In time for Christmas, 1,278 Canadian schools will receive a free license to install Antidote 11, Druid's writing software, on ten computers. This represents a donation of over $1.1 million.

Implemented by Druide in Canada, then in Belgium and now in France, the Antidote School Donation Program is to give a free license to a school for every ten copies sold at retail. Buyers in all these countries vote to select the winning schools. 

In total, since the first edition of Antidote was released in 1996, 4,493 schools have shared the right to install Antidote on 60,872 computers, representing nearly $5.9 million in software and maintenance distributed free of charge to educational institutions.

Read the press release.

Antidote will be installed on 12,780 computers in the school environment, representing a donation of $1.1 million. (CNW Group/Druide informatique inc.)

Application to participate in a research project

The research project led by Ms. Émilie Giguère, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Education of Laval University, aims to better understand the work experiences of young executives working in the service sector (e.g. health, communications, commerce).

The researcher is currently looking for research participants. For those who wish to participate, find out more about the objective of the research, the possible involvement, as well as the recruitment criteria for participants.

Participate here.

The Association québécoise des cadres scolaires (AQCS) presents a new podcast

In conjunction with last week's School Executive Day, AQCS is adding a new podcast to its BaladAQCS series, "Growing a Team Through Creativity". Marie Amiot, CEO and co-founder of the organization The FactryThe podcast is an exchange with Christian Hinse, Director and Martin Migneault, Assistant Director, School Organization and Transportation Department of the Centre de services scolaires Marie-Victorin. The podcast is available at

Helping youth across Canada develop financial literacy

JA Canada announces the renewal of its collaboration with TD Bank Group (TD). This support helps young people in Canada gain the basic skills they need for a financially healthy future.

More Than Money is a financial literacy program offered to students in grades 7-9 across the country. The program teaches students how to make smart financial decisions, live debt-free and become smart investors. 

To learn more, visit

Read the press release

An award for the Statistics and Accountability Office of the Centre de services scolaires Marguerite-Bourgeoys (CSSMB)

The Prix d'excellence de l'administration publique du Québec - Education category - was awarded by the Institut de l'administration publique du Québec to the CSSMB for the creation of its Bureau de statistiques et d'imputabilité (BSI), a first in the Quebec education network.  

The CSSMB established the ISB, relying on access to reliable student success data to provide strong instructional leadership. Initially created to guide instructional decisions, the ISB has since developed various administrative indicators to effectively drive organizational management.

View the project interview

The objective of the Institut de l'administration publique du Québec's awards is to recognize the excellence of public organizations in the province. Last year, the CSSMB won the same distinction for its innovative project Benchmark for the effective management of an organization.

The Bureau of Statistics and Accountability receives the 2022 Award of Excellence in Public Administration - Education category (CNW Group/Marguerite Bourgeoys School Service Centre)

The 25th OSEntreprendre Challenge

Until March 14, 2023, as part of the 25e edition of the Défi OSEntreprendre, primary and secondary school stakeholders as well as CEGEP and university students from across Quebec are invited to promote their projects by registering for the Défi OSEntreprendre on

The OSEntreprendre Challenge is a major Quebec movement that annually showcases the entrepreneurial initiatives of some 47,000 people: young people from elementary school to university supported by their school counselors with its School component, new entrepreneurs with its Business Creation component, entrepreneurs with an inspiring path with its Success Inc. component, and local supply models with its Doing Business Together component.

Read the press release.

OSEntreprendre logo (CNW/OSEntreprendre Group)

Pretnumerique celebrates its 10th anniversary

Piloted by BIBLIOPRESTO, is the platform that allows Quebec readers to connect to their library's website to borrow digital, audio and enhanced books. The downloaded books can be read on different devices: e-readers, tablets, computers, smartphones, etc. 

While digital books have seen a rise in popularity during the pandemic, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Over the past 10 years, nearly 18 million digital books have been borrowed free of charge by more than 885,000 users on the platform. The service is accessible at any time and any place, as long as there is an Internet connection. 

In closing, we talk about cell phones at school.

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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