On the blog: Artful Tinkering in Kindergarten: The creativity table

Kindergarten students making artHot in the wake of Christiane Dufour's standing-room-only workshop at QPAT (which garnered over 50 attendees!), she brings us a timely post on Making in Kindergarten. As with everything that comes out of K these days, I'm always left wondering - why not do this all throughout school using various materials, tech and non-tech?
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On the Blog: "Fostering a Growth Mindset in the Arts Classroom"

What strategies can be used in the arts classroom to shift focus from ‘getting it right’ to exploring potential? Educators often refer to this as ‘fostering a growth mindset’. As an Artist in Schools, my first task in a music classroom is to use the skills students have developed with their teachers in a way that is surprising. I do this by setting up games. Games have rules, giving everyone clear guidelines that govern how and what to play, making it easy for everyone to participate, in addition to being fun.

LEARN's Open Creative Space AT QPAT CONVENTION 2018

Hyatt Regency Montreal

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Inspiration Room (Level 6)

ALL DAY EVENT

Come explore, make, tinker and meet like-minded people at the Open Creative Space co-hosted by LEARN. A Makerspace that embraces the A in STEAM!


Facebook Live Event – Get to know LEARN

Join us on Facebook @learnquebec

https://www.facebook.com/events/345821376189750/ 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Calling all parents and guardians!
LEARN will be hosting a series of Facebook live events this school year to help connect English-speaking parents to the latest resources and opportunities for their child(ren).

Get to know LEARN

Join us to learn about the wide range of free educational resources for parents and students available through LEARN, including online tutoring services, summer school, how-to guides and more. Parents will also have a chance to learn more about the Community Learning Centre Initiative and the services commonly offered to families through participating schools.

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On the Blog: Shoreline Project connects the local and global

Shoreline Project Screen CaptureI grew up in Alberta and part of my story of becoming Québécois includes the year I spent on the Îles de la Madeleine working as a Language Monitor at the Polyvalente des Îles. In an instant, I went from prairies to beaches. My fascination with the Québec coast continued through Montreal neighborhoods like Verdun and through towns like New Richmond, Gaspé and communities on the Lower North Shore of Québec.  I would always find myself braced against the cold wind looking at fishing boats, wondering about how life and work on the shore was changing with the decline of cod and the rise of crab and lobster.
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Careers - We are hiring Tutors for Online Tutoring

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LEARN hires qualified, bilingual, enthusiastic and motivated individuals for a variety of positions on a regular basis. Please click "More" below for our latest employment postings. LEARN is an equal opportunity employer. Deadline: November 12

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LEARN Online Tutoring: Registration for the current session is still open

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LEARN Tutoring provides online homework help and tutoring sessions, at no charge, from qualified and experienced teachers. LEARN works in partnership with schools and families to support student success.

If you are in grades 2 to 11, in an English school in Quebec, LEARN will work with your school and your family to support your academic success.

Tutoring request form opens on October 9.

Tutoring sessions start on October 15.

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On the Blog: Leveraging Fortnite in Education: What can educators learn from games?

Fortnite has quickly become all consuming for many of our youngsters in 2018. They play for hours on end, discuss complex strategies at lunch tables, worship the ritualized character “dances”, will do whatever chores you ask for V bucks, they’ll even rush through their homework so they can join in on the next Battle Royal. What has this video game done to our children? One word: engagement!
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Sur le blogue : « Tu fais quoi maman ? » Les multiples rôles du conseiller pédagogique en FLS

Jeune garçon de 5 ansDu haut de ses 5 ans, mon fils m’a demandé ce que je faisais comme travail. Je lui ai dit : «Je suis une conseillère pédagogique.»Et lui, avec ses grands yeux interrogatifs, il a répliqué : «Ouin… Tu fais quoi maman?»  

Avant de lui répondre, je me suis mise à réfléchir. Je fais plein de choses… Par où commencer ? Que devrais-je lui dire? Comment expliquer à un jeune enfant ce que je fais de façon simple? Mon fils m’a amené à me pencher sur mon travail.

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On the Blog: The Design Process: The backbone of school Makerspaces

The word on the street these days is Design. It comes up in terms like ‘design thinking’ and ‘design process’. Educators are increasingly being urged to use design in their professional practice and to teach design skills to their students. But what is design? What is its role in education in the 21st century? And finally, how are these ideas related to STEAM and Makerspaces more broadly?
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