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May 26, 2020

LEARN News | May/June 2020 – Empowering Learners Through Online Learning

A newsletter from a Canadian K-12 online learning program.

MAY/JUNE 2020

EMPOWERING LEARNERS THROUGH ONLINE LEARNING

Dr. Michael J. Canuel
CEO, LEARN
Let’s LEARN

NEWS | ALL ABOUT LEARN

WHAT IS ELEARNING?

New! 
#eLEARNedchat every Tuesday
Beginning May 26th

Join us on Twitter beginning Tuesday, May 26th, in a 4 part series on eLearning, where we will introduce a Twitter #EdChat and Facebook Live broadcast with guests including, teachers, parents, students, and industry leaders, to define and educate the public on what online education is, and what it is not.

eLEARN Twitter Chat Series
All about elearning! Explore online education using
#eLEARNedchat Tuesdays at 4:30PM:

May 26, 2020: Dr. Michael Canuel, CEO LEARN, our moderator introduces what online education is.

June 2, 2020: LEARN’s Virtual Campus & Online Teachers join Dr. Michael Canuel in moderation to answer participants’ questions.
 
June 9, 2020: EPCA/parents will join Dr. Michael Canuel to ask questions & discuss how they can guide their children through online learning and we will also hear from students who have directly engaged with LEARN’s online education tools and services.

June 16, 2020: The CEO of Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn), Dr. Randy Labonte and Dr. Michael Barbour, Associate Professor of Instructional Design for the College of Education & Health Services, Touro University California join Dr. Michael Canuel as guest moderators.

Read More About eLearning

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NETWORK STORIES

SWING INTO SPRING SERIES

Learning Opportunities for All

During the past seven weeks, the Provincial Resource Team (PRT) has hosted numerous learning opportunities for families with our Swing into Spring online webinar series. Some sessions were informative like bird identification and spring songbirds with Bird Protection Quebec, while others were about self-care during these challenging times by practicing Laughter Yoga and mindfulness.

There were sessions for parents that focused on practical resources like healthy sleep habits and others that shared tips for parents to help their kids’ with their homework and literacy with Frontier College.

The PRT also collaborated with ELAN to promote their arts-based ArtistsInspire: Interactive Youth and Family Workshops online series. Many of these webinars were recorded and can be accessed on the LEARN website.

Watch and Learn with the Swing Into Spring Webinars

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Webinar Wednesday Series & Online Networking

Throughout the school closures, the PRT has also opened up their popular Professional Development Webinar Wednesday series to school staff and community partners, building their capacity to working with families by sharing community resources to support the whole child in their environment including their transitions from home to school, from elementary to high school, and beyond.

In addition to PD sessions, the PRT hosted weekly online networking meetings where participants shared their ideas, questions and concerns on initiatives to help vulnerable families and seniors with colleagues from across the Province, including associates from various community organizations.

Learn More About Networking and Sharing Resources

TEACHING TOOLS

OPEN CREATIVE SPACE DAYS

Explore LEARN’s Virtual OCS Days

LEARN‘s PED Services team is inviting all educators to join them online every Thursday at 1 PM  for a half-hour of ‘making’ to help you inspire your students with online engagement. Meet us online and discover how you can support your students from afar with engaging making.

Missed our last live streams? Here is where you can watch them.
All the live streams will be available on
LEARN’s YouTube Channel.

NEXT DATES:
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Thursday, June 4, 2020

Meet Us Online
An introductory video on Graspable Math – 
For more about this great tool, join the live session with
Audrey McLaren on June 3rd!

GRASPABLE MATH

Webinar
Wednesday, June 3rd, 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Graspable Math Webinar with Audrey McLaren, Online Math Teacher at LEARN. Graspable Math is an online tool that enables students to experiment with math and algebra in a whole new way. In this session, you’ll learn how to use Graspable Math to create activities that engage your students, validate their math instincts, and encourage experimentation.

Intended audience: Secondary Cycle 1 and 2 Math teachers

Register Today

LEARN AT HOME – STUDENT & FAMILY SUPPORT

FRANÇAIS LANGUE SECONDE

How to Continue Learning
French @ Home

Since the announcement of the government 2 months ago, we had this question: how can we help students (and parents) to continue learning French as a second language at home? The answer was #MissionFLS and French adventures for the little ones!  A team of consultants from LBPSB and LEARN got together to think and create these challenges for the students, a simple and original way for students to continue practicing their French second language skills at home. We developed posters for the month of April and for the month of May. We even expanded some challenges to detailed activities for high school students.
Teachers can now integrate them for teaching online!

Discover the resources below:

Elementary:
Cycle 1: www.learnquebec.ca/fr/fls_elem_adventures
Cycle 2: www.learnquebec.ca/fr/missionsc2
Cycle 3: www.learnquebec.ca/fr/misionsc3

High School :
Cycle 1: www.learnquebec.ca/fr/misionsflsc1
Cycle 2: www.learnquebec.ca/fr/missionsflsc2

A special thanks to the amazing team from LBPSB who embark wholeheartedly on this project: Amelia Crerar, Sheila Dunwoodie, Vanessa Giurleo, Marie-Eve Lafortune, Kathleen Murray, Louise Outland, and Marc-Albert Paquette.

Découvrez #MissionFLS pour le primaire
Découvrez #MissionFLS pour le secondaire

HISTORY RESOURCES

Learning History at Home –
Beyond the Classroom

If you are a student (or a parent!) looking for Social Sciences help, LEARN is the place to be!  On our new Elementary and Secondary Help pages you will find adapted MEES activities with additional content, our own brainstorm of fun, explorative #LEARNHistoryatHome ideas, key websites and ways to use our Societies & Territories and Cartograf web sites!

Are you Ready to LEARN History @Home?

VIRTUAL CAMPUS – STUDENT SUPPORT

LEARN TUTORING

Thank You For Your Support

We were fortunate to be able to support students through this period of school closures. Thank you to the LEARN Super Tutors who started early this spring to work with students across the province. Tutoring continues until June 4.

Make a Request

LEARN TUTORING TESTIMONIALS

Virtual Campus Success Stories

Read More Success Stories

ONLINE & BLENDED COURSES

Building Connections

Extra-curricular activities happen in online classes too! In April, our students and staff participated in a Twitter Slow Chat to give the students an opportunity to share, engage, and reveal more about their lives outside the classroom. A highlight of our chats is always seeing the students reply to each other and make connections.
What did our students have to say?
Read What They Had To Say
LEARN’s ViRTUAL CAMPUS

NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY

Experience Online Classes

LEARN’s Needs Assessment Survey was sent to all secondary schools in April and we look forward to working closely with school partners across the province to plan for online courses, both Real-Time and Self-Paced, to resume in the fall. Want to learn more about what the experience of our online students and teachers
is really like?
LEARN More About Online Classes

LEARN AT HOME WITH TEACHERS & TUTORS FEATURED RESOURCES

Highlighting Featured Resources

Check out our new Featured Resource pages where we highlight both great educational tools and LEARN’s awesome teachers and tutors. We hope that some of these gems will help make learning @ home productive and fun!
Discover Elementary Featured Resources
Discover Secondary Featured Resources
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