LEARN-CLC Newsletter

New CLCs

Now 75 CLC schools across the province

English school boards and communities are embracing the CLC approach to school- community improvement as a strategy that promotes student engagement and success. By developing purposeful partnerships, students, families and communities have increased access to activities and resources. The recent addition of nine new CLC schools highlights the commitment of our school board leaders to the community school strategy, which integrates academics, family support, as well as youth and community development. Some CLC schools are also expanding regionally, becoming multi-site CLCs with common partners and sharing similar challenges. An example of this would be the expansion of ETSBʼs Richmond & Region CLC to include Drummondville Elementary and Asbestos-Danville-Shipton (ADS) Elementary.
http://bit.ly/CLC-DES-video

LEARN Web Events

Join us for some online PD

Upcoming event...
Thursday, May 26 at 3:30 p.m. (EDT), join Marc-Albert Paquette for La rétroaction enregistrée OU Comment individualiser le soutien à lʼapprentissage des élèves en production écrite sans se fatiguer !
If youʼve missed an event... no worries! All LEARN web events are archived and freely available on the LEARN site.
http://bit.ly/LEARN-webevents

Exam Preparation and Homework Help

LEARN heard what parents had to say

In a recent LEARN survey of parents, exam preparation and homework help were identified as the top two topics about which parents wanted more information. Good news! We have some great resources to share:
  • SOS LEARN - FREE online tutoring with experienced teachers for students from grade 2 to the end of secondary. This service is available four nights a week, from now until final exams are written. Make a request here: http://bit.ly/LEARN-SOS
  • Success Checker provides self-paced, multiple choice questions covering content for many secondary 3, 4 & 5 courses. After each test, students are provided with a study guide containing feedback and links to supporting resources.
    http://bit.ly/LEARN-successchecker

Kids Code Jeunesse

More free sessions this spring

LEARN and Kids Code Jeunesse are again partnering to offer coding courses for kids aged 7-12 on Saturday mornings. Students will learn about computational thinking and programming principles while having fun working with Scratch projects or coding their own web pages. The next session begins May 7. For information and to register, visit:
http://bit.ly/LEARN-KCJ

How-To's

Les nouveautés en FLS

Comment mʼapproprier la démarche de production, Comment préparer ma production, Comment réaliser ma production et Comment faire un retour réflexif sur ma production sont maintenant offerts aux élèves, aux parents et aux enseignants. Découvrez des étapes faciles à réaliser, des affiches imprimables ainsi que des outils pour aider les élèves.
http://howto.learnquebec.ca

Chateauguay Valley CLC

Providing work skills opportunity to students

Employment is a crucial aspect of a youthʼs journey towards adulthood, so local businesses in the Chateauguay Valley partnered with the CLC to help secondary 2 youth understand the importance of building basic work skills, which include written and oral language proficiency. After participating in a workshop on preparing a CV and cover letter, students submitted their employment ʻapplicationsʼ to local businesses, some of whom even conducted mock interviews with the students. Student reflections: “... the cover letter was challenging, it had to be perfect. Iʼm not that good at spelling.” “Feedback from the companies really helped.” Employers also had some helpful insight into the project and suggested that it was “... a great way to show students the importance of school and doing well.” “These could be future employees!”
http://bit.ly/CLC-CV
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