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October 1, 2022

Learn More About Speak Up

An item from the folks at Project Tomorrow.

Good afternoon, everyone!

Project Tomorrow/Speak Up invites you to listen to the voices of education stakeholders at a Virtual Congressional briefing scheduled for October 13, 2022, at noon ET. Here’s your opportunity to learn more about the benefits of Speak Up for your school and district.

At the briefing, Project Tomorrow CEO Dr. Julie Evans will

  • Share the latest national research findings on the state of education and digital learning from the perspectives of over 75,000 K-12 students, parents, teachers, and administrators
  • Facilitate a panel of students who will share their perspectives
  • Launch the Speak Up surveys for 2022 to 2023!
RESERVE YOUR SPOT AT THE CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING

Remember to start your 2022-23 Speak Up journey by registering today.

Questions? Contact Julie Evans, jevans@tomorrow.org

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September 30, 2022

CANeLearn September 2022 Newsletter

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 10:06 am
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Note this newsletter from a pan-Canadian organization.

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Photo credit: Ellen Kinsel

Welcome to the September CANeLearn News.

As we navigate through chaotic weather, storms on the east coast, drought on the west coast, and a warming north, there remain some constants in our world: changing seasons and public education.  We must do our best to preserve both while reconciling our past and building a future for our children.

  • Truth and Reconciliation Day – Tomorrow is a time to reflect and consider how to continue to bring Indigenous perspectives into our teaching – explore the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation site for free national education resources here
  • 20th Annual Digital Learning Symposium – October 19-21 – Vancouver – Join us onsite or virtually online as we come together to forge new paths for K-12 online
  • More information and the #DLsympOct22 program here 

Scroll down to check out some new resources and ideas – archive resources too!

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter #CANeLearn, Facebook, or YouTube.

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20th Annual Digital Learning Symposium

October 19-21 – Downtown Vancouver BC

Virtual registration open – limited seats onsite!

More information and program here

For questions and further information contact conferences@bcedl.ca.

  • Modeling hybrid learning & full technology solutions

  • Focus on evidence-based quality online/blended solutions

  • Sharing insights, effective online pedagogy, and research 

 Register here

Who: The BOLTT Conference focuses on the needs of:

  • Elementary, Intermediate, Secondary, and Adult eTeachers, Hybrid Teachers, Blended Learning Teachers and their administration team;
  • eRegistrars, DeLCs, and/or TELT-Cs; and
  • Technology/Instructional Consultants and Coaches

Where:  Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport & Conference Centre

 

February 13-15, 2023 — Austin, TX

Virtual program available!

Register here

Stay Connected!

  • Use #CANeLearn to stream specific items of interest to members. Join the conversation!
  • Follow @CANeLearn, “like” us on Facebook, subscribe to our YouTube Channel
  • Check out our Members’ Site
  • Join CANeLearn – only $50 for associate membership!

The Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn) is a Canadian registered not-for-profit society with a vision to be the leading voice in Canada for learner success in K-12 online and blended learning.  CANeLearn provides members with networking, collaboration, and research opportunities..

CANeLearn promotes effective practice in online and blended learning; fosters community and facilitates interaction among online and blended learning educators; and connects educators to online and blended learning organizations.

eLearning

September 29, 2022

The Latest News from REL Mid-Atlantic

An update from another one of the RELs – again with no specific K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning items included.

September 19, 2022

LEARN News | September 2022 – Welcome Back!

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An item from a Canadian based K-12 online learning program.

SEPTEMBER 2022
CEO MESSAGE OF THE MONTH
LET’S LEARN

PROVINCIAL RESOURCE TEAM

I BELONG

Registration Is Open!

The “I Belong” project is back for the third year! This school year, empower youth by connecting them to their community through creativity and self-expression.
The program offers six exciting options for students to explore.
Invite a teaching artist from ELAN Quebec into your classroom to empower your students to explore their identity and sense of belonging in Quebec society through:

Puppetry
Spoken Word
Digital Storytelling
Comic-zine
Podcasting
Taking Action in your community

This is open to ALL English schools in Quebec.
Registration closes Oct. 7th, and this year we only have one round of registrations, so now is your chance!

Here is a video recap of what has been done in classrooms in the past.

REGISTER BEFORE OPTIONS FILL UP!

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS IN QUEBEC’S ENGLISH EDUCATION SECTOR

The community school approach, adopted by the more than 90 schools in the CLC network, is closely aligned with the Quebec Education Program as well as the Revitalization Plan For Educational Success:  Beyond the Pandemic (2021/22) .  [1] [2] Across this province, you can find schools that have partnered with local organizations “to promote the health well-being of students and staff – to increase opportunities to go outside, exercise and enjoy the outdoors – to ensure that students experience smooth transitions” at all levels. (Revitalization Plan).

LEARN’s Provincial Resource Team (PRT) supports the growing network of community schools in Quebec’s English education sector. Known as Community Learning Centres or CLCs, these are schools that engage in partnerships with community organizations and service providers to bring much-needed resources and programs to students, their families, and the greater English-speaking community.

The Reference framework for core professional competencies for teachers – 2021 talks about “the necessity to rethink the relationships between families and schools and between teachers and parents”.  A community school strategy recognizes that parents and caregivers play a critical role in their children’s social, emotional, physical, and academic development.

“Community schools, despite the important change they represent, remain schools, with the mandate of working firstly and primarily with school-aged children and youth. However, they have adopted an expanded vision of what schools need to do…the approach is really more about a school anchored in its community.” (Patricia Lamarre, 2022)

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CLC NETWORK

LEARN TUTORING

Fall Tutoring Starting In October

LEARN Tutoring is available to students from grade 2 to 11, 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.

Registration opens on September 26. Tutoring resumes on October 11.

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

SUMMER SCHOOL 2022

Supporting Student Success in the Summer

LEARN’s Virtual Summer School 2022 worked directly with English Schools and School Boards to support students needing secondary remedial or enrichment courses.

Congratulations to students who were successful in this intensive program!

DISCOVER LEARN’S VIRTUAL SUMMER SCHOOL

CLASSMARKER

More Self-Tests with Feedback

For students to test themselves and get feedback on topics in some secondary courses, we have introduced more ClassMarker self-tests in math and science. Detailed feedback is provided and students can attempt these assessments multiple times.
More tests to come this year.

Log in using your School Board portal or LEARN codes.

All tests are now available in the following subjects

  • Math Sec 3, NEW!
  • Math CST 4
  • Physics
  • Science and the Environment
  • Science and Technology
LOGIN AND TEST YOURSELF

OPEN CREATIVE SPACES (OCS)

Come and Explore Our New Makerspace

Join the LEARN Ped team at our NEW office (4190, rue Garand Suite 201 Laval (Québec) H7L 5Z6) to explore our new makerspace and start your hands-on learning journey with us.

IN PERSON: LEARN New Address
DATE: Friday, September 23rd, 2022
LOCATION4190, rue Garand Suite 201 Laval (QC) H7L 5Z6
TIME: 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

REGISTER FOR FREE

RÉCIT

Québec ScratchED Meetup

ScratchEd Meetups are peer-designed professional learning experiences inspired by the unconference model. This means you decide what your learning looks like at any event! At a Meetup, you can share, create, and learn with other educators who are also passionate about teaching with Scratch in the classroom. Anyone interested in connecting with fellow educators and learning more about using Scratch in educational settings is welcome to participate.

WHERE: ONLINE
DATE: Friday, October 21, 2022
TIME: 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Sound intriguing? We hope to see you soon!
(Our Meetups are bilingual.)

REGISTER FOR FREE

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Association of Physical Educators of Quebec (APEQ) Conference

Come join Physical Education teachers from across the province for a day of discussion and workshops. It’s Physical Education in the broadest sense, connecting to many education themes today (social justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, indigenous perspectives). Something for all grade levels, urban and rural demographics, and even indoor and outdoor settings.

WHERE: Lauren Hill Academy (Jr. Campus)
2355, Rue Decelles, Saint-Laurent, QC H4M 1C2
DATE: Monday, October 3, 2022
TIME: 8:30 am – 3:30 PM pm

Check out the APEQ website https://apeqonline.net to stay connected.

REGISTER TODAY

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CCI CONFERENCE

On behalf of the Directors of the English Education Network (DEEN), the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, Lester B. Pearson School Board & LEARN are proud to co-host the 3rd Annual Collaborate, Create, Innovate educational technology conference on November 11, 2022, at Laval Jr Academy.
To learn more about this conference visit: cci2022.ca

Collaborate, Create and Innovate is a full-day conference provided by, and for educators, with the opportunity to develop their skills & knowledge in ways that will transform student learning. Participants will leave inspired by:

Peer-led COLLABORATION on a local or global scale.
CREATION of learning partnerships.
INNOVATING new pedagogies.

There is an ongoing call for proposals/presenters
until September 21, 2022:

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

FLS

Outils de planification

La rentrée scolaire rime toujours avec planification. Connaissez-vous les outils créés par LEARN pour pour vous aider à planifier votre année scolaire, votre étape ou votre leçon et pour vous guider dans l’évaluation des apprentissages et des compétences des élèves?

Pour le primaire
La progression des apprentissages en tableaux
FLS base Télécharger     FLS immersion Télécharger

La combine (compétences, échelles des niveaux de compétence et évaluation des apprentissages et des compétences combinées par niveau)
FLS base Télécharge      FLS immersion Télécharger

Pour le secondaire
La progression des apprentissages en tableaux
FLS base   Télécharger     FLS enrichi Télécharger La combine
Premier cycle du secondaire (1re & 2e secondaire)  Télécharger
Deuxième cycle du secondaire (3e secondaire) Télécharger
Deuxième cycle du secondaire (4e & 5e secondaire)  Télécharger

GUIDE POUR L’ENSEIGNEMENT DU FRANÇAIS, LANGUE SECONDE
Ce guide vise à fournir des solutions concrètes et pratiques pour surmonter bon nombre de défis rencontrés en enseignement du français, langue seconde au primaire et au secondaire. Son élaboration repose sur la contribution d’enseignant.e.s de langues.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.

L’équipe souhaite que vous profitiez du Guide pour vous inspirer dans vos pratiques et pour trouver des solutions concrètes qui vous aideront non seulement à survivre à l’année scolaire dans votre salle de classe, mais surtout à trouver un espace pour vous y épanouir.

DÉCOUVRIR LE GUIDE

Celebrating Year 4 Of ArtistsInspire!

ArtistsInspire is proud to share year 4 of our 2022-23 School Grants program!

Interested in developing your students’ creativity? This program provides $1500 to cover the cost of bringing Teaching Artists into your classroom!!

ArtistsInspire connects schools, teachers, students, and professional Artists for in-person and virtual Arts & Culture experiences in English public elementary and secondary schools across Quebec.

For ideas and inspiration for what could happen in your classroom, see:

Already have ideas? Connect with an Artist who can help you make those ideas happen.

In year 3 of ArtistsInspire, we reached over 25,000 students. Help us ensure every eligible Quebec school uses their $1500 grant by liking and sharing this post to invite students, families and educators to learn with us!

“ArtistsInspire is a fantastic way to bring all facets of art into the classroom. It was easy to navigate and there was help through the process when I had any questions. As a teacher of 22 years I must say this has been the easiest grant to access, and the one that led to the greatest result and most smiles from my students…”
Teacher Deborah Moram, Laurentian Elementary School (SWLSB)
In the words of the teachers, Stories & News

APPLY TODAY

Don’t miss our upcoming newsletter in October; some major newness is headed your way!
Next Issue:

OCTOBER 2022
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September 17, 2022

Take Part in Speak Up 2022-23: Registration is Now Open

A reminder of this annual international survey…

Greetings!

The Speak Up team invites you to participate in Speak Up 2022-23. Our official launch date is October 13, 2022.

Speak Up is an easy and no-cost way to collect the very best data from your students, parents, teachers, and staff using normed surveys. You can translate that feedback into actionable knowledge to improve your schools, transform your classroom environments, and create more meaningful and valued family engagement and communications.
Begin your Speak Up journey by registering today!
Register

Have questions or need more information? Reply to this email and a member of the Speak Up team will get back to you shortly.

We look forward to having you as part of Speak Up.

The Speak Up team – Julie, Michelle, Stef, and Irene
 Stay updated on all things Speak Up by following us on social media:
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