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November 8, 2019

LEARN News | November 2019 – Celebrate Financial Literacy Month #FLM2019!

An item from a Canadian-based K-12 online and blended learning organization.

NOVEMBER 2019

CELEBRATE FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH!

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

WE ARE HIRING!

Join the LEARN Tutoring Team!

LEARN Tutoring hires qualified, experienced and enthusiastic Quebec teachers on a regular basis. Tutors work online weekday evenings, from the comfort of their own homes.
What LEARN tutors say:
“OMG I love working with these kids!”
“I am loving working for LEARN!”

Visit our Careers page for all our current job postings!

Send your CV today!

TEACHING TOOLS

LEARN AT QPAT

Creative Makerspace and
Spotlight on the Arts

DATE: Friday, November 15, 2019
TIME: 9:00 – 3:00pm
ROOM: Salon Bonaventure

Education through the arts is an important gateway to developing 21st-century skills in all learners. Integrated into QPAT 2019, the Spotlight on the Arts is a series of dynamic workshops, an interactive art-making space for educators and a collaborative art experience for everyone. Each workshop provides arts specialists and generalists alike with creative classroom practices and approaches applicable to developing arts competencies, as well as making clear and tangible connections to other parts of the curriculum.

Spotlight Workshops: Developing the Creative Reflex with Véronique Robidas
Spotlight Workshops: Design Thinking in the Arts with Nicholos Doyon
Spotlight Workshops: Appreciation as Empathy with Sylwia Bielec

LEARN About Makerspaces

OPEN CREATIVE SPACE DAYS 2019-2020

Makey-Makey Design Thinking Session: Beyond the Banana Piano

Join us for a day of hands-on experimental learning and interdisciplinary fun! We will use the Makey-Makey to learn about circuits, create interactive art, and design a prototype that solves a real-life problem.

We will model how the design thinking process, the maker mindset, and coding with Scratch 3.0 can be integrated across subject-areas and at all age levels. All levels of experience welcome! Each participant will receive a Makey Makey kit ($70.00).

Register Today

MATH, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Mining Matters Workshop

January 31st, 2020 9:30 to 3 PM (Lunch provided) at LEARN in Laval.

LEARN is excited to collaborate with Mining Matters in offering this free
full-day workshop on rocks and minerals for Grade 4 to 6 science teachers.

Register for Mining Matters Workshop

SOCIAL SCIENCES/UNIVERS SOCIAL

On n’est pas seul en univers social!
Big changes and even more resources on RÉCITUS and Cartograf

Le Récit univers social se dote d’un tout nouveau site web! After 11 years the familiar face of the RÉCIT en univers social changed this month. Not just a new look, but more possibilities, including online training for teachers and video capsules for history. A few sections were let go, but there were significant gains in the process, including the now-bilingual Cartograf mapping site available on LEARN.

Read the Social Sciences Update

NOVEMBER IS FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH #FLM2019

Take Charge of Your Finances

This year’s theme for Financial Literacy Month focuses on the benefits of managing your money. During the month of November, Canadians are encouraged to establish a budget, set financial goals, be a smart financial consumer and borrow money wisely. LEARN has curated resources to help teachers & students celebrate Financial Literacy in the classroom all year long!

Take Charge of Your Finances

FRANÇAIS LANGUE SECONDE

La compétence interculturelle

LEARN & LBPSB en collaboration avec l’UQAM sont fiers de partager le fruit d’un travail de deux ans consacrés à l’enseignement de la compétence interculturelle en classe de français, langue seconde et dans les bibliothèques scolaires.
Vous trouverez sur le site web des pistes de discussion et des activités clé en main pour les enseignant.e.s de FLS et des outils pour le personnel des bibliothèques ainsi qu’une bibliothèque virtuelle.

Découvrez la compétence interculturelle

VIRTUAL CAMPUS – STUDENT SUPPORT

LEARN TUTORING

Registration is Ongoing!

We’re happy to be back for fall. All of us at LEARN Tutoring are busily scheduling new and returning students for appointments with LEARN’s Super Tutors!
The fall session of LEARN Tutoring runs from October 15 to December 12.
Students in grades 2 to 11 have access to online tutoring, 1-on-1 appointments with certified teachers at no charge.

Request a LEARN Tutoring Session Today

LEARN TUTORING TESTIMONIALS

Virtual Campus Success Stories

Read More Success Stories

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NETWORK STORIES

EARLY CHILDHOOD SYMPOSIUM

Enhancing Knowledge and Collaborative Practice In Early Childhood

SAVE THE DATE: FEBRUARY 11-12, 2020
WHERE: PALACE CONVENTION CENTRE IN LAVAL

LEARN has been supporting early childhood initiatives through its network of community schools (CLCs) for over 12 years. This year, Community and Education will come together to share knowledge and build stronger relationships in support of Early Childhood Education for the English-Speaking Community of Quebec. LEARN’s PRT is co-designing the symposium and it promises to be informative, interactive and offer opportunities for intersectoral collaboration and networking.

LEARN More About the Symposium

SCHOOL-COMMUNITY HARVEST INSTITUTE

How Gardens Are Growing Across the Province

LEARN and McGill’s Harvest Institute was a great success. 30 teachers, environmental educators, researchers and Community Development Agents came together to talk about how their School-Community Garden grew this past season.

Highlights of the Institute included a poster session, seed exchange and planting garlic in McGill’s Faculty of Education garden. Participants worked together to share knowledge around curriculum connections, garden grants and building school and community engagement.

Access Resources For the School-Community Garden

NEXTSCHOOL BLOG

Assessing Assessment

NEXTschool participants often find themselves ‘assessing assessment’. Excited about the trans-disciplinary model of teaching and learning, the focus on enhancing student engagement and preparing students for the world ahead, they wonder:

  • How might we best assess student learning when individual subjects are regrouped into curricular clusters and students spend 20% of their time on community problem-solving initiatives?
Read More About Assessing Assessment

ONLINE RESOURCES

LEARNING LANDSCAPES JOURNAL

Using Museums: A Guide’s Guide

Though most educators understand that museums can be a useful resource, many seem unsure how to incorporate a visit into their teaching practice. This author, Tyler Wood, gives you some practical help.

Read More

PARTNERS MAKING AN IMPACT

VIRTUAL CAMPUS PRESENTATION PARTNERSHIP

What a Team!

On October 16, LEARN’s online math teacher, Peggy Drolet, partnered with a LEARN Tutor, Nancy Langlois, to deliver an amazing presentation at the FADIO Rencontre des Partenaires conference in Rivière-du-Loup. Their engaging and well-attended presentation “Comment optimiser l’engagement de ses élèves dans un cours à distance au secondaire?” revealed some of the techniques and tools used by these master teachers to communicate, collaborate, reflect, and learn together with their online students.

Discover Online LEARNing

ARTISTS INSPIRE GRANTS

Connecting With Qualified Artists

Artists Inspire Grants (AIG) – an ELAN/LEARN partnership to provide students in English communities with hands-on creative experiences, funded by the Government of Canada’s Action Plan for Official Languages.

Annual funding from 2019-2023:  $1500/English public school (elementary/secondary) to connect with qualified artists from Quebec’s English-speaking Communities to facilitate creative experiences during the school day (plus travel costs for rural/remote schools) that take place before March 31st in each of the 4 years.  

ELAN’s ArtEd Team wants to support your school in getting the maximum benefit from your Artistslnspire Grant.

· School applications – apply once, update annually with artist information – approval within 5 business days
· Artists fees and expenses paid by LEARN – no admin work for schools/boards
– Download the AIG brochure here

Connect with ELAN’s Art Ed Team to learn more and plan your 2019-20 creative experiences:  artistsinspiregrants@quebec-elan.org 438-979-1171
Folllow ELANArtEd on Facebook for inspiration and updates.

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October 12, 2019

LEARN News | October 2019 – Learn Tutoring Is Back!

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

OCTOBER 2019

LEARN ONLINE TUTORING IS BACK!

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

STUDENT CONTEST

WIN A WEEK IN OTTAWA AT ENCOUNTERS WITH CANADA!

Time is Running Out! Last Chance to Enter the EWC Contest!

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, October 18th, 2019
What: 
Students to take ownership of their learning, to have a global voice, global empathy, a purpose, to be inclusive of the community, ask questions and think critically.
Who: Students (14-17 yrs old) enrolled in Quebec English-speaking high schools.
Prize: 12 prizes of a 7-day EWC Adventure valued at $750.
How: Submit an essay, article, poem, drawing, painting, poster, or video about an individual(s) who, through their compassion and leadership, has inspired you personally and helped make their community a better place.
This contest is courtesy of LEARN in collaboration with Encounters with Canada.

Enter Encounters wIth Canada Contest

VIRTUAL CAMPUS – STUDENT SUPPORT

REACHING ALL LEARNERS EVERYWHERE, ANYTIME
LEARN Online Tutoring at no charge!
#LEARNtutoring

LEARN TUTORING

Registration is Now Open!

After a month of school and the first communications going home, students and their families may be looking for some academic support. For help with homework, review, and subject tutoring, LEARN Tutoring can help!

Evening online tutoring, at no cost to students, is available starting on October 15 for our fall/winter session. LEARN tutors are qualified and experienced Quebec teachers who enjoy supporting students with their homework. Feedback after every session keeps schools and families in the loop.

Register Today for LEARN Tutoring

ONLINE AND BLENDED LEARNING

Students Reached Across the Province

For the first time in our 20 year history, we have students in our online classes from every one of Quebec’s 9 English school boards, and more!

In the same Real-Time Chemistry class, students from the Gaspé work with students from Noranda in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. In a Science option Math class, students from Western Quebec and Eastern Shores join with homeschooled students from in and around Montreal. Making connections with students from across Quebec makes this learning option all the richer.

LEARN About Online Learning

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NETWORK STORIES

SCHOOL-COMMUNITY HARVEST INSTITUTE

Connecting the Garden to the Curriculum

LEARN and McGill’s Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE) is pleased to host the Harvest Institute for teachers, partners and Community Development Agents (CDAs).

The Harvest Institute will take place on Thursday, October 24th – 9:30-3:30 pm at McGill’s Downtown Campus.

The Harvest Festival is an opportunity to reflect on what was learned during the past garden season and provide structured time to plan for spring 2020.

Register for Free to Attend the Harvest Institute

TEACHING TOOLS

OPEN CREATIVE SPACE DAYS 2019-2020

STEAM Makerspace

Curious about Makerspaces, ArtHives, Genius Hours, or Passion Projects? There’s no better way to learn about the Maker movement than by living the experience yourself! LEARN‘s PED Services team is inviting all educators to experience firsthand our Open Creative Space! This is an all-day, hands-on experience, free of charge to all educators.

Upcoming OCS Days at the LEARN office:
October 25th, 2019 – 9:30 – 3:00

Register for OCS Days at LEARN

CELEBRATING 5 YEARS OF REMIXED 2019

An Unconference for Educators

Celebrating 5 years of RemixEd! Join LEARN at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business (9th Floor) on Saturday, November 2, 2019, for the Annual Bilingual RemixEd Camp 2019 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.

This year’s keynote is Josh Burker. We will have a LEARN Makerspace available all day. There will be EdCamp style sessions, amazing networking opportunities, and great prizes for all. This event is at no charge and open to teachers, pre-service teachers, administrators, education professionals, and anyone who is interested in education.

Register Today

QPAT PRE-CONFERENCE

Beyond the Banana PIANO

Join us for a day of hands-on experimental learning and interdisciplinary fun! We will use Makey Makey to learn about circuits, create interactive art and design a prototype that solves a real-life problem. We will model how the design thinking process, the maker mindset and coding with Scratch 3.0 can be integrated across subject areas and at all age levels. All levels of experience welcome!

Register for the QPAT Pre-Conference Workshop

LEARN AT QPAT

Creative Makerspace and
Spotlight on the Arts

DATE: Friday, November 15, 2019
TIME: 9:00 – 3:00pm
ROOM: Salon Bonaventure

Curious about Makerspaces, ArtHives, Genius Hours and Passion Projects?
There’s no better way to learn about the Maker movement than by living the experience yourself! This on-going hands-on session gives participants the chance to drop in and engage in the process of making and tinkering, with access to resources, tools, ideas and community. Participants can come in at any time and stay for as long as they need to work on a hands-on project with friendly support from the LEARN team. Learn about available and accessible materials and books, and meet like-minded people interested in the hands-on aspects of STEAM education in this self-driven, yet highly engaging, session.

LEARN About Makerspaces

ACTION PLAN ON DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

Engaging Students with Today’s Technology

The Quebec Ministry of Education recently launched its Digital Action Plan. LEARN has created this online resource to help you navigate these new technologies and support their use in the classroom.

Discover the Digital Action Plan Resource

FRANÇAIS LANGUE SECONDE

Guide pour l’enseignement du français, langue seconde au secondaire

Persévérer et progresser en milieu anglophone minoritaire

LEARN et LBPSB sont fiers de vous présenter ce guide qui vise à fournir des solutions concrètes et pratiques pour surmonter bon nombre de défis rencontrés en enseignement du français, langue seconde au secondaire : la gestion du temps, l’interaction en français dans ma classe, l’intérêt pour apprendre le français, l’authenticité de l’apprentissage, la confiance en soi de l’élève, l’exploitation des technologies numériques, la place de l’anglais dans ma classe, l’évaluation.

Ce document inclut 136 stratégies, toutes conçues pour vous soutenir à court et à long terme dans votre carrière d’enseignant.e de langue seconde.

Découvrez le guide pour l’enseignement du FLS

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Get Organized! Social Sciences
Tools Galore

If you dig deep into the extensive Social Sciences sections at LEARN, you will also find many Graphic Organizers, Planners, Icons, Badges, and other paper and digital tools you can use immediately in your classes, or that you can copy and change to suit your needs. Visit the appropriately named “Soc Sci Graphic Organizer Storehouse” to quickly browse what has been produced on LEARN and through projects with our various partners.

Get Organized with LEARN’s Social Sciences Resources

NEXTSCHOOL BLOG

A Question of Time

This fall, Exploreschool cohorts are ‘rolling up their sleeves’, getting real and working hard to address the temporal design challenge, identified as the key to unlocking all other components of the NEXTschool model:
“To create a high school timetable that engages students in interdisciplinary
study and maximizes the opportunities for them to apply curricular competencies
in relevant ways.”

Read About the High School Timetable

ONLINE RESOURCES

LEARNING LANDSCAPES JOURNAL

Remembering Childhood Play

In looking back to the daily life of her childhood, author Alexandra Fidyk makes a case for the unique ways of knowing that develop through play, place, and tradition.

Read More

PARTNERS MAKING AN IMPACT

ARTISTS INSPIRE GRANTS

Connecting With Qualified Artists

Artists Inspire Grants (AIG) – an ELAN/LEARN partnership to provide students in English communities with hands-on creative experiences, funded by the Government of Canada’s Action Plan for Official Languages.

Annual funding from 2019-2023:  $1500/English public school (elementary/secondary) to connect with qualified artists from Quebec’s English-speaking Communities to facilitate creative experiences during the school day (plus travel costs for rural/remote schools) that take place before March 31st in each of the 4 years.  

ELAN’s ArtEd Team wants to support your school in getting the maximum benefit from your Artistslnspire Grant.

· School applications – apply once, update annually with artist information – approval within 5 business days
· Artists fees and expenses paid by LEARN – no admin work for schools/boards
– Download the AIG brochure here

Connect with ELAN’s Art Ed Team to learn more and plan your 2019-20 creative experiences:  artistsinspiregrants@quebec-elan.org 438-979-1171
Folllow ELANArtEd on Facebook for inspiration and updates.

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September 11, 2019

LEARN News | September 2019 – #CelebrateLEARNing

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

SEPTEMBER 2019

BACK TO SCHOOL
#CELEBRATELEARNING

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

STUDENT CONTEST IS BACK

WIN A WEEK IN OTTAWA AT ENCOUNTERS WITH CANADA!

Compassion In Action: Inspirations

What: Students to take ownership of their learning, to have a global voice, global empathy, a purpose, to be inclusive of the community, ask questions and think critically.
Who: Students (14-17 yrs old) enrolled in Quebec English-speaking high schools.
Prize: 12 prizes of a 7-day EWC Adventure valued at $750.
How: Submit an essay, article, poem, drawing, painting, poster, or video about an individual(s) who, through their compassion and leadership, has inspired you personally and helped make their community a better place.
This contest is courtesy of LEARN in collaboration with Encounters with Canada.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, October 18th, 2019

Enter the Encounters wIth Canada Contest Today

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NETWORK STORIES

WHO IS THE PROVINCIAL RESOURCE TEAM (PRT)?

Advocates for the CLC Initiative

LEARN’s PRT works with regionally and provincially mandated organizations to generate resources, programming and funding opportunities for schools belonging to the CLC network.

The PRT advocates for the CLC Initiative as a whole, enabling all CLCs, schools and school boards to benefit from greater recognition and community support.

LEARN More About the PRT


COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTRES

What is a CLC School?

Schools that are Community Learning Centres invest in partnerships that provide a range of services and activities, often beyond the school day, to help meet the needs of learners, their families, and the wider community. Their aim is to support the holistic development of citizens and communities.

Discover the CLC Schools

CLC MAGIC STORIES

Sharing Success Stories Across the Province

PEER ADVISORS
At Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, Joliette High School seniors were recruited for Peer Advisors to help juniors understand what student life is about, what avenues are open to them by providing them with opportunities to create friendships through discovering these resources. In turn, the seniors became skillful communicators and leaders, while learning the benefits of applying kindness and empathy.

Get Inspired by More CLC Magic Stories

TEACHING TOOLS

OPEN CREATIVE SPACE DAYS 2019-2020

STEAM Makerspace

Join us for our first Open Creative Space day of the 2019-2020 school year! We invite educators to come make with us with a focus on innovation and hands-on learning.
These hands-on sessions at no charge give participants the chance to engage in the process of making and tinkering, with access to resources, tools, ideas, and in a community atmosphere.

Upcoming OCS Days at the LEARN office:
September 13th, 2019 – 9:30 – 3:00
October 25th, 2019 – 9:30 – 3:00

Register Today

CELEBRATING 5 YEARS OF REMIXED 2019

An Unconference for Educators

Celebrating 5 years of RemixEd! Join LEARN at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business (9th Floor) on Saturday, November 2, 2019, for the Annual Bilingual RemixEd Camp 2019 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.

This year’s keynote is Josh Burker. We will also have all day rooms filled with LEARN Makerspaces. There will be EdCamp style sessions, amazing networking opportunities, and great prizes for all. This event is at no charge and open to teachers, pre-service teachers, administrators, education professionals, and anyone who is interested in education.

Register Now

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Social Science Teachers:
Plot a course. Engage!

It may not be Star Trek, but wandering through the vast LEARN Social Sciences sections can still help you to boldly go where no one has gone before!

Teachers can explore both Elementary and Secondary sections, to find tools, maps, organizers and large document and image collections for all levels. Students can browse How-to’s on the Intellectual Operations, Essay writing and Picture analysis. New on the site this year are an updated Cycle 2 Toolkit and additional Game-based Learning strategies in Elementary, additional student booklets for Financial Education, shared Contemporary World resources, and of course access to the ever-expanding Communauté d’histoire de 3e et 4e secondaire, which now boasts over 2000 members province-wide!

Get Started and Engage

NEXTSCHOOL BLOG

The Dialogue Shift: From Us to Them

The 2019 NEXTschool Summer Institute was a fitting culmination of a very successful EXPLOREyear giving over 100 participants, mainly returning and new school cohorts, the opportunity to share experiences, hear from students and take inspiration for implementation from the keynote speaker, A.J. Juliani.

Whether you were able to join us on this special day or not, please read and share this post as it includes links to all the presentations and materials from the Institute!

Learn What the Students & the EXPLOREschools Had to Say

ONLINE RESOURCES

LEARNING LANDSCAPES JOURNAL

The Ormiston Philosophy: A Changing Education Paradigm

Principal Luke Sumich, a Keynote speaker at NEXTschool Summer Institute 2018, shares the philosophy behind Ormiston Junior College, lessons learned since its inception, and advice for other educators interested in implementing innovative systems change.

LEARN More

VIRTUAL CAMPUS – STUDENT SUPPORT

REACHING ALL LEARNERS EVERYWHERE, ANYTIME
LEARN how the Virtual Campus
#OnlineLearning can help YOU

ONLINE AND BLENDED LEARNING

LEARNing Online

If you’ve always wondered how online learning with LEARN could work at your school, the answers to all of your questions, and more, are available here!  It’s not too late to register for Real-Time or Self-Paced online courses. Do you have students looking for options not offered locally? Students with scheduling conflicts? Students who are unable to attend school regularly? LEARN’s Virtual Campus can help! All of our available 2019-2020 courses are listed here.

LEARN More About the Online Learning Experience

LEARN TUTORING

Back In October

We’ll be back to support students starting mid-October, 2019. Don’t want to miss out? Fill in this short form to be added to our LEARN Tutoring email list. Then, you will be notified as soon as the Tutoring request form goes live.

LEARN Tutoring is available to students in the English system across the province, at no charge. Tutors are qualified Quebec educators who provide feedback to schools and families after each session.

Get Ready for LEARN Tutoring

PARTNERS MAKING AN IMPACT

ARTISTS INSPIRE GRANTS

Connecting With Qualified Artists

Artists Inspire Grants (AIG) – an ELAN/LEARN partnership to provide students in English communities with hands-on creative experiences, funded by the Government of Canada’s Action Plan for Official Languages.

Annual funding from 2019-2023:  $1500/English public school (elementary/secondary) to connect with qualified artists from Quebec’s English-speaking Communities to facilitate creative experiences during the school day (plus travel costs for rural/remote schools) that take place before March 31st in each of the 4 years.  

ELAN’s ArtEd Team wants to support your school in getting the maximum benefit from your Artistslnspire Grant.

· School applications – apply once, update annually with artist information – approval within 5 business days
· Artists fees and expenses paid by LEARN – no admin work for schools/boards
– Download the AIG brochure here

Connect with ELAN’s Art Ed Team to learn more and plan your 2019-20 creative experiences:  artistsinspiregrants@quebec-elan.org 438-979-1171
Folllow ELANArtEd on Facebook for inspiration and updates.

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June 8, 2019

LEARN News | June 2019 – Learning Everywhere, Anytime

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

JUNE 2019

REACHING ALL LEARNERS EVERYWHERE, ANYTIME

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

VIRTUAL CAMPUS – STUDENT SUPPORT

VIRTUAL SUMMER SCHOOL

Summer School Online

With the year-end close in sight, LEARN is hard at work planning an Online Summer School option with Quebec’s English School Boards, that will provide an additional solution for students needing to improve their grades for the coming year. These courses will be offered in real-time, online, by qualified subject teachers. All students registered in an English School Board within the province may access this service.

Students will be able to register online at the LEARN website,
as of June 21st, 2019.

LEARN More About Virtual Summer School

LEARN TUTORING – WITH YOU THROUGH EXAMS!

LEARN Tutoring – Secondary

With classes wrapping up, exams being written, and end of year activities happening at schools across Quebec, please note LEARN is still offering Secondary Tutoring in Math, History, and Sciences until final exams are written in each subject.

We are grateful to the students, and their families, from 183 schools across the province who put their trust in us to help them in their learning this year. LEARN Tutoring will be back to work with you again in October 2019!

Request a Tutoring Appointment

2019-2020 REAL-TIME & SELF-PACED ONLINE COURSES

LEARNing Online

LEARN’s Needs Assessment Survey was sent to all secondary schools this spring and plans are underway for scheduling our 2019-2020 online courses, both Real-Time and Self-Paced.

It’s not too late to work with us on integrating some online courses at your school! We are grateful to our partner schools this year from 9 school boards/associations across Quebec. Thank you!

LEARN More About the Online Learning Experience
LEARN how the Virtual Campus
#OnlineLearning can help YOU

LEARN TUTORING FACEBOOK TESTIMONIALS

Virtual Campus Success Stories

Get Social with Success Stories

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NETWORK STORIES

MEETING THE NEEDS OF ENGLISH-SPEAKING
COMMUNITIES ACROSS QUEBEC

From Tots to Senior Citizens, CLC schools offer something for everyone

With over 950 programs and activities offered throughout the 2018-19 school year, the 86 schools engaged in the CLC Initiative continue to make a big difference to the communities they serve:

  • CLCs secured more than 600K in grants and donations and over 800K in in-kind contributions (value of volunteer hours and material donations).
  • This year’s activities and programming primarily contributed to the health and wellbeing of citizens of all ages, student perseverance, youth retention, and early childhood education.
LEARN More About CLC Programs & Activities

PROVINCIAL RESOURCE TEAM

Bolstering the Success of the CLC Initiative

“Thank you for your part in bringing this initiative to our school.” Principal, CQSB  
“Thank you for the Garden Institute…it was wonderful!” Teacher, RSB
“I cannot thank you and LEARN enough for this funding!” CDA, LBPSB 
“I have received such valuable training from the PRT.… it has allowed me to grow professionally. Thank-you for the investment you make in me and all CDAs!”        CDA, ETSB

This school year, LEARN’s Provincial Resource Team supported the ongoing success of schools participating in the Community Learning Centre Initiative by providing numerous consultations, professional development sessions and tools to the 86 school principals, 47 community development agents (CDAs) and 14 school board representatives leading the CLC initiative across the province.

Get to Know LEARN’s Provincial Resource Team

TEACHING TOOLS

THEMATIC OCS DAY

LEARN’s Summer Make-A-Thon

LEARN will host a Make-A-Thon during the summer so that you can come make with us for three whole days! This is a perfect opportunity for fleshing out an idea or project or for dropping in to explore some materials (ours or your own). There will not be any guided instruction but we will be there to support your curiosity!

Register Today

OCS DAYS 2019-2020

Open Creative Space Days

New dates have been selected for the 2019-20 school year. Registration will soon open for these open creative space days here. You can take the dates below and update your calendar. 

September 13
October 25
February 21
April 24
May 22

Register Today

SOCIAL SCIENCES

History Resources for Review & Summer Learning

LEARN’s various Social Sciences sections provide teachers and students with many tools to help prepare for June and summer exams, as well as resources that support educators as they organize, design and plan for their year ahead. Secondary 3 and 4 teachers can now access a community of 2000 plus, where teachers and consultants are sharing useful documents, practice exams, and learning and evaluation strategies. Students can also browse our historical materials, and even view one of our How-tos, or two!

Discover the Resources
COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING

COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING

Addressing Authentic
Community Needs

LEARN works to support community vitality and student success across Quebec through the promotion of Community Service Learning (CSL). CSL is a pedagogical strategy that empowers students to learn, by working with their community to address authentic community needs.

To promote Community Service Learning, LEARN produced a short video highlighting three CSL projects that took place in Community Learning Centres (CLC) this past school year.  We would like to thank all the teachers, students and community partners from Ste Agathe Academy, Butler and Farnham Elementary and Chateauguay Valley Regional High School that participated.

We love how the importance of student voice, learning by doing and school-community partnerships shines through.

Join LEARN’s Community Service Learning facebook group !

Discover the CSL Resources

RESSOURCE POUR LE FRANÇAIS

À la découverte de Livres ouverts!

Connaissez-vous le site Livres ouverts? Pour en savoir plus, lisez l’article et visionnez les 3 capsules vidéo de Julie Paré, conseillère pédagogique en FLS pour LEARN. Conçu et produit par la Direction de la formation générale des jeunes (DFGJ) du ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur, Livres ouverts présente une sélection commentée de livres de qualité qui s’adressent aux jeunes du préscolaire, du primaire et du secondaire ainsi que des suggestions pédagogiques qui visent à donner vie aux livres en classe. Vous trouverez également trois capsules vidéos qui expliquent comment utiliser le site.

Jetez-y un coup d’œil, partagez-le avec vos réseaux et n’hésitez pas à faire la promotion de cette remarquable ressource auprès de vos collègues!

Découvrez le site Livres ouverts

ACTIVITÉS FAMILIALES ET CAMPS/
FAMILY OUTINGS & CAMPS

Summer Camps, Learning & Fun!

Saviez-vous que l’Association des camps du Québec regroupe une large sélection de camps d’immersion française et de camps bilingues partout dans la province. Participer à un camp de vacances en français permet d’associer la langue française au jeu et au plaisir. C’est une façon amusante de favoriser l’apprentissage de la langue!

Did you know that l’Association des camps du Québec provides a vast selection of bilingual and French immersion camps throughout the province? Attending a summer camp in French ups the enjoyment factor of speaking French. It is a fun way to promote language learning!

Visitez Accent Québec

NEXTSCHOOL BLOG

NEXTschool – is it a noun? A verb? A mindset? A movement?

This was the question being discussed at a recent meeting of the NEXTschoolfacilitators – the thoughtful and experienced ‘guides on the side’ who are supporting and cheerleading our NEXTschool cohorts as they explore systemic change and develop specific prototypes for their own NEXTschools. Meeting every 6-8 weeks throughout the year, the facilitators have co-designed the journey for each EXPLOREschool, responding to each school’s context, needs and objectives.

So… what is the verdict?

Read Why It’s All Worth It

ONLINE RESOURCES

LEARNING LANDSCAPES JOURNAL

 Narrative Conceptualizations of Student Engagement

 

Renowned researcher Jean Clandinin proposes that we think
about student engagement narratively, that is, by putting student and teacher lives at the centre of curriculum making.

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NEWS | ALL ABOUT LEARN

TABLÉE DES CHEFS
BRIGADES CULINAIRES/KITCHEN BRIGADES

Celebrating Students at The Provincial Grande Finale of Les Brigades Culinaires of
La Tablée des Chefs

LEARN had the privilege to attend the provincial Grande Finale of the Brigades Culinaires/Kitchen Brigades on Sunday, May 26, 2019. LEARN is proud to be a partner of La Tablée des Chefs and a sponsor of the Kitchen Brigades program. The Grand Finale was held at the Institut de Tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ) and hosted by Ricardo Larrivée.
A total of 125 schools across Quebec participated in the competition, and the top five Brigades made it to the Grand Finale. The five Brigades represented five different high schools (École Le Delta in Matagami, École Paul-Hubert in Rimouski, École Georges-Vanier in Montréal, École Secondaire du Tournesol in Windsor and Polyvalente Sainte-Thérèse) from across the province.

Congratulations to all the participants and to the winning Brigade Crew from l’école secondaire Le Delta de Matagami. View some of the pictures that were captured during this inspiring student competition.

LEARN More About the Kitchen Brigades

PARTNERS MAKING AN IMPACT

ARTISTS INSPIRE GRANTS

Connecting With Qualified Artists

Artists Inspire Grants – an ELAN/LEARN partnership to provide students in English communities with hands-on creative experiences, funded by the Government of Canada’s Action Plan for Official Languages.

Annual funding from 2019-2023:  $1500/English public school (elementary/secondary) to connect with qualified artists from Quebec’s English-speaking Communities to facilitate learning experiences during the school day (plus travel costs for rural/remote schools). 

· School applications – apply once, update annually with artist information -approval within 5 business days
· Artists fees and expenses paid by LEARN – no admin work for schools/boards

Connect with ELAN’s Art Ed Team to learn more and plan your 2019-20 creative experiences:  artistsinspiregrants@quebec-elan.org 438-979-1171
Folllow ELANArtEd on Facebook for inspiration and updates.

Apply Now to Connect with Artists

Have a safe & wonderful summer!
Thank you for an amazing 2018/19 school year.
Keep in touch with LEARN’s Facebook & Twitter pages throughout the summer for updates on next year!

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May 8, 2019

LEARN News | May 2019 – May we Teach, Learn, Help!

A newsletter from a Canadian-based K-12 online and blended learning program from this past week’s inbox.

MAY 2019

MAY WE TEACH, LEARN, HELP!

Dr. Michael J. Canuel
CEO, LEARN
Let’s LEARN
REACHING ALL LEARNERS EVERYWHERE, ANYTIME
LEARN how the Virtual Campus
#OnlineLearning can help YOU

VIRTUAL CAMPUS – STUDENT SUPPORT

LEARN TUTORING

Student Support into June

For a strong finish to the school year, LEARN Tutoring is here to support students into June.

Elementary tutoring wraps up on June 6.
Secondary tutoring continues into June exam weeks.

Request a Tutoring Appointment

2018-2019 REAL-TIME & SELF-PACED ONLINE COURSES

LEARNing Online

LEARN’s Needs Assessment Survey was sent to all secondary schools back in March and plans are underway for scheduling our 2019-2020 online courses, both Real-Time and Self-Paced.
Want to learn more about what the experience of our online students and teachers is really like? Watch our new Virtual Campus video and fill in a form to request more information.

LEARN More About Online Courses

VIRTUAL SUMMER SCHOOL

Engaging Students
into Summer School

To assist students who do not have access to summer school services at a school nearby, LEARN will be offering an online summer school option beginning in July 2019. These courses will be offered in real-time, online, by qualified subject teachers. All students registered in an English School Board within the province may access this service. These services are for students who have already completed a year of study in a course and who:

  • wish to improve their final results or,
  • did not receive a passing grade as a final result and wish to rewrite the final exam,
  • are approved by their School Board to take a summer course.

Students will be able to register online at the LEARN website,
as of June 21st, 2019.

LEARN more about Virtual Summer School

LEARN TUTORING FACEBOOK TESTIMONIALS

Virtual Campus Success Stories

Get Social with Success Stories

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NETWORK STORIES

COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTRE INITIATIVE

Parent Engagement

Families play an important role in the education of children. Parents are their child’s first teachers and mentors. When children enter school, educators join the team to help further the academic, social and emotional education of students. Together, families and schools can create the best environments in which children can learn, grow and thrive as citizens. The Provincial Resource Team (PRT) offers support to CLC schools developing and implementing projects, programs, and activities that promote family engagement in all aspects of school life.

Find out more about family engagement in schools and download the latest infographics.

Promote Family Engagement

TEACHING TOOLS

THEMATIC OCS DAY

Microcontrollers in the Classroom

Microcontrollers are programmable circuit boards that are ideal for hands-on learning. Control the physical world with sensors, turn on lights or play tunes, or sew a circuit with these versatile devices. We will tinker with Makey Makey, Micro:bits, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and a Hummingbird in this all-day hands-on workshop that is free of charge to all educators on Friday, May 31, 2019. 

Register Today

INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ICT)

New Resources for the Action Plan
on Digital Technology

One of the featured measures under the plan is the Digital Technology Combos which has provided funding to bring many new technologies into our schools under three categories: Creative Spaces/Makerspaces, Educational Robotics, and Digital Devices. We have created this resource to help you navigate these new technologies and support their use in the classroom.

Discover the Action Plan Resources

ACTIVITÉS FAMILIALES ET CAMPS/
FAMILY OUTINGS & CAMPS

Summer Camps, Learning & Fun!

Saviez-vous que l’Association des camps du Québec regroupe une large sélection de camps d’immersion française et de camps bilingues partout dans la province. Participer à un camp de vacances en français permet d’associer la langue française au jeu et au plaisir. C’est une façon amusante de favoriser l’apprentissage de la langue!

Did you know that l’Association des camps du Québec provides a vast selection of bilingual and French immersion camps throughout the province? Attending a summer camp in French ups the enjoyment factor of speaking French. It is a fun way to promote language learning!

Visiter Accent Québec

NEXTSCHOOL BLOG

NEXTschool Summer Institute

The 2nd NEXTschool Summer Institute will take place in Old Montreal. It will be a rich opportunity for individuals currently participating in NEXTschool to share their experiences so far, and to deepen their understanding of how to implement further change in their schools. For attendees exploring NEXTschool for the first time, the day will serve as a solid introduction to the initiative, and will provide those interested with the support needed to get started. A.J. Juliani, our keynote speaker, will also accompany us for the entire day.
Register before May 31st, 2019

WHEN: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

TIME: 8:30 – 9:00 AM Registration & coffee
9:00 – 3:00 PM  * A reception will follow

WHERE: Centre Phi, 407 Rue Saint-Pierre, Montréal, QC H2Y 2M3

Attend the NEXT Summer Institute

NEXTSCHOOL BLOG

Creative Reflections:
“What is NEXTschool?”

Congratulations to Vanessa Gold, a member of the McGill NEXTschool research team, as she was recently named one of the Top 25 finalists in the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s 2019 Storytellers Challenge.
Check out her inspiring video performance:

Be Inspired by Creative Reflections

NEXTSCHOOL BLOG

Recipe for NEXTschool

By Liz Falco

To make a thriving NEXTschool
Here is what you’ll need:
Some measuring cups, a mixing bowl
Many ingredients, indeed.

Begin by pouring in one litre
Of an open, flexible mindset;
Season with creativity,
Keeping the batter slightly wet.

Add five full heaping tablespoons
Of each subsystem, STARC,
Be sure to blend in smoothly,
Making the batter cool and dark…

Read the full Recipe for Success

ONLINE RESOURCES

LEARNING LANDSCAPES JOURNAL

 Professional Learning: A Community of Practice for Great Schools

In this interview, Linda Darling-Hammond describes the optimal way in which professional learning can be developed and implemented for teachers and school leaders.

Listen to the Interview

NEWS | ALL ABOUT LEARN

TEACHER RECOGNITION

Congratulations Audrey McLaren!

This summer, Audrey McLaren, LEARN Virtual Campus Online teacher for Math, will be attending the GeoGebra Global Gathering in Linz, Austria, thanks to the generous sponsorship of GraspableMath. GraspableMath is developing an interactive algebra software that integrates with GeoGebra. Audrey uses this with her LEARN students, and she will be co-presenting with David Landy on the topic of Interactive algebraic expressions for improved learning outcomes.

Discover the Pre-Calculus Resources

PARTNERS MAKING AN IMPACT

LAUNCHNG MAY 23RD

Artists Inspire Grants

Coming soon!  Artists Inspire Grants – an ELAN/LEARN partnership to provide students in English communities with hands-on creative experiences, funded by the Government of Canada’s Action Plan for Official Languages.

Annual funding from 2019-2023:  $1500/English public school (elementary/secondary) to connect with qualified artists from Quebec’s English-speaking Communities to facilitate learning experiences during the school day (plus travel costs for rural/remote schools). 

· School applications – apply once, update annually with artist information -approval within 5 business days
· Artists fees and expenses paid by LEARN – no admin work for schools/boards

Connect with ELAN’s Art Ed Team to learn more and plan your 2019-20 creative experiences:  artistsinspiregrants@quebec-elan.org 438-979-1171
The Artists Inspire Grants Website is almost ready for our May 23rd launch!
Folllow ELANArtEd on Facebook for inspiration and updates.

Get Art Inspired
Home and School at the grassroots level: thoughtful parents getting together to plan programming for their school that will benefit the children.

A HISTORY OF ACHIEVEMENT

Celebrating 100 Years of Volunteer Parental Involvement in Education

The Quebec Federation of Home and School Associations, Inc.
is an independent, incorporated, not for profit volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the education and general well-being of children and youth.

The Quebec Federation of Home and School Associations Inc.
promotes the involvement of parents, students, educators and the community at large in the advancement of learning and acts as a voice for parents.

Congratulations QFHSA

NEXT NEWSLETTER ISSUE: JUNE 2019

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