When I arrived at CréaCamp in Lévis a month ago, I had no specific expectations. I was curious and excited to take a new course without really knowing what I was getting into. I knew that the topics covered touched on technologies, that there were several players in the education sector to support us, but nothing more. I was charmed as soon as I set foot in the training room.
First of all, the team is overflowing with energy. This is what struck me the most when I arrived. It is contagious and we can not help but get into the same state of mind. We are then introduced to the facilitators for the various workshops offered. It is in the form of “speed-dating” that everything takes place. We must then choose, according to our interests, in which activity we will spend the day. Already there I was conquered: a training where I decide the subject, wow!
Once in a small group, this is where the magic happens. We are a small community of educators, coming from different backgrounds, dealing with a new, interesting subject and all having the same goal: to develop and deepen our reflection. The facilitator is there to give us the tools and we are the builders. Concretely, it is easy to apply the principles, methods or elements to our teaching: the outcome of our meeting is to construct or visualize how to do it.
For my part, I had chosen a workshop dealing with algorithms and the effect they can have on our consumption and on our consultation of social networks. Everything was approached in connection with ethics, but I transposed my learning and my discussions in a writing activity in French. In fact, I suggest that the students write an adventure story that features a teenager victim of what algorithms can do to our habits. The aim of the writing will be to put the students' stories on an application, to create QR codes and to raise awareness in the school.
In short, the CréaCamp is a place to meet, develop, reflect and have fun. You must have this experience at least once in your life!