Class outing: a webcast dedicated to education

Every Wednesday, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the class sortie webcast is presented live on Facebook and YouTube. We spoke with Pierre Gagnon who co-hosts, with Marc-André Girard, this program which highlights the world of education.

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Pierre Gagnon is president of the Ludoka Learning Center, but he is also a professional dreamer… and he dreams of promoting the world of education. Noting that few mainstream media devote an entire section to this subject (except the École branchée of course!), He decided to set up his own initiative. This is how was born Class outing, an education program broadcast live on the Web.

“This project aims more particularly to highlight the world of education. There are so many great things going on. We need to find the success stories and present them publicly. There are 100,000 teachers in Quebec, there is something to be said for something positive, ”says Pierre Gagnon.

It was with Marc-André Girard, columnist at École branchée and school director, that he set up the project. After having presented a few episodes in the winter and last spring, they have resumed service since September 22. This time, they suit the spectators on a weekly basis. Every Wednesday, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the Webcast Class outing is presented live on Facebook and Youtube. “It's serious, but unpretentious. The challenge is to stick to one hour, ”says Pierre. 

The two facilitators receive exceptional young people, committed educators and inspiring researchers to discuss different topics. Sports, the outdoor classroom, children's literature, educational leadership and the arts have been among the themes discussed since September. Sometimes the interviews are pre-recorded, but as much as possible they try to receive their guests live. People who watch the broadcast can ask questions in the Facebook and YouTube chat tools and take part in the discussions.

All episodes are recorded and available for delayed listening on Facebook and YouTube. For those who would like to take a screen break, the episodes are also available as a podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcast.

The two hosts are still looking for new people to interview for their show. If you know young people who are talented or who do amazing things, or educators who carry out exceptional projects in their environment or who change the world in their own way, you can submit their application via a form on the site

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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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