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: Is a grade-free school possible, Growing Up Without Borders is a CodeCan partner, Youth Digital Month in Review, Understanding Youth Career Aspirations in 2022, Reading Recognition Awards, Podcasts to listen to and much more!
Please note that the use of animated GIFs in this short news digest is for entertainment purposes only!
Assessing to support learning: School without grades?
Why do without grades? Under what circumstances is this appropriate? How can technology support this change? Annick Hingray of ÉtudeSecours, Michèle Potvin of Évadi and Catherine Michaud of Ibi will attempt to answer these questions at the next Midi inspirant presented by the Association Edteq.
June 10, 2022, at noon, on Zoom.
IBI partners with École Ste-Anne de Dorval
Besides, IBI is a web-based application that allows students to take the lead role in their assessment. Its developers have just signed an agreement with the Ste-Anne College of Dorval which will open its new school next September. Ibi has been chosen as the application that will be used for the evaluation of all students in the school.
Growing Up Without Borders is a partner of the CodeCan program
Canada's Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, François-Philippe Champagne, has announced $1.125 million in funding for Growing Up Without Borders as part of the third phase of the program CanCode.
As announced in Budget 2021, the Government of Canada is investing $80 million in the CanCode program. As of 2022, 29 organizations across Canada have received funding through the CodeCan program.
CodeCan provides K-12 students with training opportunities in digital skills such as coding, data analysis and digital content development. The program also helps teachers gain the know-how to integrate new digital skills and technologies into the classroom.
Furthermore, CodeCan fits well with the Canadian Digital Charter. The first principle of the Charter is to ensure that all Canadians have an equal opportunity to participate in the digital world and that they have the tools to do so - access, connectivity, literacy and skills.
Return on the 3rd edition of the Youth Digital Month
From February 1 to March 6, 2022, Digital Youth Month (DYM) was held under the theme of "transparency". Nearly 20,000 young people benefited from activities and resources made available to them on the new platform www.mnj.quebec. A social media campaign and a video contest were also conducted by the Printemps numérique, the initiating organization of the event. École branchée was a partner of the event.
90,000 $ from the MEQ to help school caregivers
The organism School Caregivers will receive 90,000 $ in financial assistance from the Ministry of Education (MEQ). The funds will be used to support the volunteers of the SABS and the educational stakeholders and to cover the associated costs, the salaries of the organization's employees who work directly on the educational mission of the SABS, materials and support, the costs associated with the process of joining new institutions, and the updating and maintenance of the computer platform and the website.
In the past two years, School Supporters have implemented a web platform, a Remote Help service and a new Transition Support component, which supports toddlers in early childhood centers in their transition to kindergarten.
1st Annual Gathering of ACTS Youth Committees
The first Gathering for ACTS Youth took place on May 28 and 29 at Camp Portneuf in Saint-Raymond in the Capitale-Nationale region. This event, organized by the Monique-Fitz-Back Foundation in collaboration with the Mouvement ACTES of the Centrale des syndicats du Québec, brought together nearly 35 high school students from 4 administrative regions and 5 schools in Quebec. The goal? To highlight and recognize the social and environmental commitment of the young participants.
Motivational lectures, outdoor games, hands-on training, and collaborative activities were all part of the bonding process for ACTS Youth Committees. The Gathering with the theme "Together" was an opportunity for youth to come together, share their experiences and develop their communication, leadership and mobilization skills. These tools will certainly be useful to them in animating and mobilizing the committees they are part of.
The press release is available on the Foundation's website.
Understanding the career aspirations of young people in 2022
The report "Understanding the Career Aspirations of Young People in 2022", which was published by Academos last week, presents the 9 main findings that are essential to better know and understand the young people of Generation Z who are currently entering the job market. Discover the results of the study conducted in collaboration with Desjardins among 1,005 young Quebecers aged 14 to 30.
Our reporter Fati Benchekri attended the launch and we will publish a report in the coming days.
48th Annual Conference of the Learning Disabilities Institute
The Learning Disabilities Institute team has announced that its 48th Annual Online Conference will be held on March 22, 23, and 24, 2023. More information will be forthcoming in the coming weeks.
New recruitment offensive in teaching
Last week, the Quebec government launched a new recruitment offensiveThe program is entitled "Teach Our Youth, Build Our Future". The program is aimed at retired teachers who hold a teaching certificate and individuals who have completed or are about to complete a bachelor's degree or equivalent in a discipline taught in Quebec's preschool, elementary, secondary, vocational or adult education schools.
Individuals interested in becoming involved in the education network as teachers can express their interest by filling out the form available on the Answer present.
Reading Recognition Award and Spark Plug Award
To highlight the importance of reading in the educational success of young people, the Department of Education presented the eight winning projects and the names of the seven winners of the 2021-2022 edition of the Reading Recognition and Spark Awards.
The Reading Recognition Awards honour those who carry out challenging projects in reading instruction. The Sparkling Awards recognize the work of members of the school system who are committed to improving the teaching of reading and to fostering a passion for reading in their communities.
Podcasts of the week
- 6 months after the Professional Development Summit, where are we? The answer in this series of 3 episodes of the CADRE21 podcast My #DPcontinuous.
- The 12th episode The Digital Plan podcast, which introduces the 12th dimension of the Digital Competency Framework, Innovate and Be Creative with Digital.
Finally, in preparation mode for the end of year exams.
If you want even more, you can (re)see last week's #Édubrèves.