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Teaching & Learning Tools

Numerous resources have been developed for teaching EN, especially Graphic Organizer templates, Activities templates, a "placemat" that captures the PPPP highlights on a single page, the POP Index, POP Links, Getting Started (What am I supposed to teach and evaluate?,  What does EN student work look like?, and How do I put these pieces into a term plan?), and a 5-minute video that guides you through the PPPP process.

Graphic Organizers

A graphic organizer (GO) is a visual learning tool that helps students organize their thoughts, either alone or in a group. A graphic organizer visually chunks a task into manageable segments or steps, guiding a student to think through each step in the process. In terms of artifacts, GOs make visible the invisible thinking processes a student uses at various points in a career exploration. Completed graphic organizers become evidence, artifacts, of student learning as they are engaged in their various tasks. These artifacts represent the learning processes students engage in. The graphic organizer resources are available in two formats:

PDF - Intended to be printed and completed by hand

Word - Intended to be downloaded to be completed in Word

*Please note that these documents are copyright protected and cannot be altered. The purpose of the Microsoft Word version is to allow the user to type directly into the text boxes of the document and save an electronic copy.

Activities

Activities are targeted, purposeful teaching and learning moments. They usually lead into, or are timely, to where students are in an exploration process or in a project. Activities can be completed in a short period of time. They should not stand alone; the activity completed should be put into the context of student work. They target specific key features, and program content. Activities target one phase of the learning and evaluation process, but may touch on other phases. Activities are context independent; context is provided by student explorations and/or projects. They often leave traces of learning, or student work, which facilitates the evaluation process. Activities build competency.

Profile

Plan

Proceed

Ponder

Getting Started with EN

  • The PPPP Placemat Download
  • Q. 1 What am I supposed to teach and evaluate?
    • There are 2 competencies in EN
      Competency 1 | The student...contemplates his/her suitability for entrepreneurship.
      Competency 2 | The student...implements an entrepreneurial project
    • Watch the PPPP video
    • Use the Framework for Evaluation of Student Learning. Go to site
      See New Orientations in Evaluation and Reporting, 2011 (PPT) Download

    • Checklists: Checklists contain evaluation criteria that describe the expectations for a task or a collection of artifacts. The expectations are those of the program and guided by the teacher’s knowledge of the development of the two competencies as well as the evaluation criteria from the Evaluation Frameworks document. The teacher uses questioning to guide students in identifying criteria. Criteria are stated in simple language so that students and teachers are clear on the expectations and share a common language.

      The criteria in the checklists below are for example purposes only. Please download the files, and change the criteria to those established with your students. The document Building criteria | Brainstorm Criteria as a class will help you do this. Download

    • Table of Competency Development: The developmental table provides a place to document student competency development in a more global fashion. Download

  • Q. 2 What does student in EN look like? (LEF)
    • Introduction to Jake's Learning and Evaluation File (LEF) Download
    • Jake's work sample collection for term one Download
       
  • Q. 3 How do I put these pieces into a term 1 plan?
    • Step 1 Count the dates when you will see your students in term 1 before marks are due.
    • Step 2 Identify your evaluation criteria, methods of evaluation, and evaluation moments.
      • From Framework:

            * Relevant planning
            * Effective implementation of an entrepreneurial project
            * Relevant reflection

        Specific criteria established with students:
        1-Profile
        1-Plan
        1-Proceed
        1-Ponder
        Selections
        3 Checklists

        Feedback
        4 on reflections
        2 on plan
        4 on activities

        Conference
        1 conference near end of term

        4 Reflections (selected out of 8 completed)

        4 Activity-related (selected from total of 6 Activities completed)

    • Step 3 Select activities across PPPP
      • 9 Activities

        Profile

            * Identifying Community Needs

        Plan

            * Entrepreneurial Project Plan
            * Planning Backwards

        Proceed

            * Resolving Conflict by Building Consensus
            * Building a Resource Map

        Ponder

            * Taking Stock of Your Progress
            * Entrepreneurial Qualities: Reflecting
            * Evaluation of Entrepreneurial Strategies
            * Reflecting at the End-Evaluating

        Reflection questions:

    • Step 4 Fill in other resources or information that students will require
  • POP Index. Go to site
  • POP Links. Go to site

Watch this five-minute video on PPPP essentials.

Professional Learning

This section includes relevant workshops, webinars, conferences, newsletters, and other resources for learning to teach Career Development.

Workshop on the Frameworks for Evaluating Student Learning

New Orientations in Evaluation and Reporting (effective July 1, 2011) PPT. Download

Career Development Newsletter Archives

The Career Development and Work-Oriented Training Program Info (CDI) newsletter targeted educators in POP, Explo, EN and WOTP. It has helped keep educators connected with the anglophone education community, classroom pedagogy, technology, resources available, upcoming professional development opportunities, and so much more.

  • 2013-2014

    • Spring 2014, No. 15 Download
    • Fall 2013, No. 14 Download
  • 2012-2013

    • Spring 2013, No. 13 Download
    • Fall 2012, No. 12 Download
  • 2011-2012

    • Spring 2012, No. 11 Download
    • Fall 2011, No. 10 Download
  • 2010-2011

    • April 2011, No. 9 Download
    • February/March 2011, No. 8 Download
    • January 2011, No. 7 Download
    • November 2010, No. 6 Download
    • October 2010, No. 5 Download
    • September 2010, No. 4 Getting started Download
  • 2009-2010

    • Spring/Summer 2010, No. 3 Download
    • Winter 2010, No. 2 Download
    • Fall 2009, No. 1 Download

MELS Information Bulletin Archives

Info POP-EXPLO-EN bulletins targeted the English sector educational community in order to share news, information, project development, and so on, whether related to the work of the program team or the evaluation team.

  • Info POP-Explo-EN Volume 5, number 1, Fall 2012 Download
  • Info POP-Explo-EN Volume 4, number 1, Fall 2011 Download
  • Info POP-Explo-EN Volume 3, number 2, Spring 2011 Download
  • Info POP-Explo-En Volume 2, number 3, Spring 2010 Download
  • Info POP-Explo-EN Volume 2, number 2, Winter 2010 Download
  • Info POP-Explo-EN Volume 2, number 1, Fall 2009 Download

 

Curated Resources

This section includes resources external to MEES and LEARN that have been vetted by teachers and consultants to ensure their relevance.

BDC Entrepreneurial Potential Self-Assessment Quiz: The BDC (Business Development Canada) is the only financial institution dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs. The " Entrepreneur's Toolkit" includes the self-assessment quiz, which consists of 50 questions. Business templates and other resources are all free. Go to site  

Entrepreneurial Self-Assessment Survey, Developed by Women's Initiative for Self-Employment. Go to site

Québec Youth Secretariat / Le Secrétariat à la jeunesse: Le Secrétariat à la jeunesse partners with various organization to promote and support youth entrepreneurship in Québec. Go to site 

Action Research for Community Problem Solving (AR:CPS) Approach: PEEC (Program/Education/Environmental/Citizenship): Developed by Claude Poudrie, the AR:CPS approach advocates a citizenship education learning strategy, which leads students to take concrete actions in their communities, given that the strategy is geared toward having them solve a real problem by developing and then implementing an action plan. Go to site  

Ashoka Canada Changemaker Schools: Ashoka has evolved from promoting and supporting social entrepreneurship to developing Changemakers - "fellows" who are capable of taking creative action to solve a social problem. Ashoka Canada launched a Changemaker School program in 2016 and intends to build awareness of the importance of empathy, collaborative problem-solving, creativity and leadership skills in K-12 education. Go to site  

GoVenture: (Commercial + Free materials) GoVenture is one of the original and most widely used series of educational games and simulations in the world. Over a decade in the making, GoVenture represents the future of learning: experiential, social, and gamified.

Entrepreneur (Run a restaurant, clothing store, or sporting good store): Go to site 

Micro Business (Run a mobile business cart — sell food, jewelry, electronics, and more): Go to site 

Entrepreneur Board Game: Go to site 

Fondation de l’Entrepreneurship (FDE): The FDE actively promotes a new approach to economic and social development in Québec. Backed by its expertise in fostering entrepreneurial culture, the FDE provides essential products and services to entrepreneurs, such as mentoring solutions, through Réseau M, and the largest collection of French-language books on starting, managing and growing a business. The FDE also publishes studies and reports on entrepreneurial matters, including the Québec Entrepreneurship Index (QEI). Go to site 

Student Stock Exchange: Students are expected to develop an innovative idea/product, form a company, and ultimately sell their product to the public, i.e. the general student body. The project nurtures entrepreneurial skills, as students, working in teams of 6 to 10, literally must bring their product to market. Students get hands on with public companies, shareholders and directors. SSX combines wireless technology and the old style bidding pits. Students use the money raised from their IPOs to operate the company. Go to site 

Social Enterprise Council of Canada (SECC), National Conference: The mission of the SECC is to convene, inform and influence community-based social enterprises and their key stakeholders. The SECC national conference is held every 18-24 months to bring social entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and supporters from across the country together in a spirit of learning, sharing and building this growing sector. Next conference isin Winnipeg on  May 10-12, 2017. Go to site 

Carrefours Jeunesse Emploi (RCJEQ or CJE): The Réseau des carrefours jeunesse-emploi du Québec (RCJEQ  or CJE) is A "network of community organizations" employment services for youth. The carrefours jeunesse-emploi mandate is to support and guide young adults between the age of 16 to 35 in their efforts to integrate socially and economically into society by helping them to find meaningful employment, return to school or start a small business. The services and activities offered aim to improve the general quality of life of the young people involved. Go to site 

Défi Osentreprendre (formerly the Québec Entrepreneurship Contest): Student participants must be Québec residents and be enrolled in a public or private educational institution recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducationet de l'Enseignementsupérieur. All project participants must be students. A student may participate in more than one entrepreneurial project entered in the same edition of the Challenge. A school staff member or a member of the community must be named as project coordinator. The completed electronic registration must be officially submitted to the OSEntreprendreChallenge no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2018 date to be confirmed. Go to site  

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Culture: Project Development Guide for Teachers: The project development guide provides a range of tools to assist teachers in their task and to understand the objectives for projects submitted under the Québec Entrepreneurship Contest and the Introduction to Entrepreneurship Measure. This is a complement to the administrative. Go to site  

Québec National Entrepreneurship Day (RCJEQ): La journée nationale de la culture entrepreneuriale is organized by the Réseau des carrefours jeunesse-emploi du Québec (RCJEQ) as part of the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. NED has been held annually on November 16 and is dedicated to promoting youth entrepreneurship. Go to site  

Glambition Entrepreneurship -  Montreal: (Nov 22, 2017) Glambition Entrepreneurship - Montreal aims to awaken the entrepreneurial spirit in girls between the ages of 12 and 17. During a day of interactive activities, 150 participants across the Island of Montreal have the opportunity to exchange with women entrepreneurs who've led inspiring career paths! Facebook: Go to site  Website: Go to site 

The Incubator Project: Developed by Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi de l'Ouest-de-L'ile, is a hands-on guide to sharing any project by identifying the group's strengths and roles. Students can get ideas for new projects, and create links to other schools in Québec that might be doing something they'd like to do or get involved with. Go to site 

Green Apple School Program (Metro and Super C Grocery Stores): The goal of the updated Green Apple School Program is to encourage Québec students to adopt healthy eating habits by participating in a project that will have a positive impact on their home, school or community. Metro will invest $1 million by awarding $1,000 grants to elementary and high schools in Quebéc. Application deadline is March 31. Go to site 

EN and the Guidance-Oriented Approach to Learning (GOAL)

Note: You’ll find Secondary Cycle Two for GOAL and Entrepreneurship within the Secondary Curated Resources section on the GOAL page.” Go to page

 

Contact us if you have resources to share for EN.

MEES Resources

MEES Program Documents Go to site

Framework for the Evaluation of Learning Go to Site

POP Index (MEES and Commission scolaire Beauce-Etchemin (CSBE): The POP Index is an online catalogue of links supporting students’ career exploration processes for the Career Development Programs: POP, Explo, and EN. Go to Site

POP Links (MEES and Commission scolaire Beauce-Etchemin (CSBE): On the POP Links websites students will find all of the associated URL links, videos and documentation needed to complete the tool kit activities. Go to site