From the Editor's Desk
Wow! This is the very first regular issue of EngagED Learning magazine, the new English edition of our renowned magazine L’École branchée. We are thrilled that this project is finally coming to fruition. We are also proud to contribute to supporting and enhancing the English-speaking educational community—just as we have enjoyed doing on the French side for the past 25 years!
Who are we?For those who know little or nothing about us, let us introduce ourselves. We are a non-profit media organization and our mission, since 1996, is to accompany educational stakeholders in the development of their professional expertise in the digital age to promote educational success. Our vision is that of an evolving education, which has the requisite expertise to meet the diverse needs of today's youth to foster their success and development.
As an education media in the digital age, our team develops and maintains an independent network for initiatives from across the education ecosystem to meet to:
We are guided daily by:
However, if there is only one thing to remember, it is that we believe the challenges of teaching in the digital age are first and foremost overcome through a profoundly humane approach.
About the magazineThe magazine is published three times a year, in the fall, winter and spring. Subscribers have access to the publication in French and English in digital format, as well as exclusive online content. Print copies are also available. Schools can take advantage of the subscription option for their entire staff! All details on engagedlearningmagazine.com.
Undertaking your professional development #ProfDevUndertaking professional development is now part of the professional obligations of teachers in Québec. It is also already the case in other parts of the world, notably in Ontario and France. While it may be easy to find reasons for not doing so (lack of time, busy work schedule, etc.), it is still a habit worth adopting to save time, make life easier, and always better stimulate student engagement. Besides, training doesn't have to be complicated!
The Quebec Education Act recognizes several types of activities as part of professional development, such as reading specialized books (EngagED Learning magazine is one of them!), attending conferences and training courses organized internally and by external partners (such as the many events that occur throughout the school year), professional learning communities, etc. There is something for everyone, whether in person or remotely, live or recorded, to read or to experience, at your own pace or guided by a facilitator...
Since we naturally consider ourselves to be a partner in professional development in education, we have made it the main theme of this issue. We hope that reading it will guide you in setting up your training program this year by introducing you to various resources and ideas for addressing this now essential aspect of the profession.
Did you know?Subscribers to the digital format also have access to the French version of the magazine, in which they will find two exclusive articles: Un pas de plus vers toi - Guider les jeunes vers les bons services pour eux and 5 postures à privilégier pour une pédagogie active.
Happy reading, and happy new year under the banner of professional development!
September 2021 – Vol. 1 issue 1
Myra Auvergnat-Ringuette, Marie-France Boulay, Craig Bullett, Jacques Cool, Laurie Couture, Tom Daccord, Maxime Laflamme, Audrey Lambert, Audrey Miller, Matt Miller, Maxime Pelchat, Marie-Claude Rancourt, Martine Rioux, Kate Whalen.
Tracey-Lee Batsford, Audrey Miller
Marie-Michèle Bouchard-Roussin, Kate-Lyn Lapointe (EMBLÈME Communication)
Legal Deposit 3rd trimester 2021
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
Library and Archives Canada
ISSN 2564-2510 (Print)
ISSN 2564-2529 (Online)
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EngagED Learning magazine is made for teachers, pedagogical consultants and school leaders. There are 3 new issues per year, available in both print and digital format. You can subscribe for yourself or take advantage of our school license!