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Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC) is specific learning content for students from Elementary Cycle Three to Secondary Cycle Two. These content items and their accompanying Expected Student Learning Outcomes address three broad themes: self-knowledge, knowledge of the world of school, and knowledge of the world of work.

The GOAL Post

The GOAL Post* newsletter/blog highlights exciting GOAL-related activities in schools and in the community. As well, The GOAL Post contains a wealth of information on the Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC). Go to site

Please report any broken links immediately to the website coordinator.
For information about the ACGC please contact Marsha Gouett.

*The GOAL Post is published by the GOAL Network in collaboration with Ministère de l'Éducation du Québec (MEQ), Direction du soutien au réseau éducatif anglophone (DSREA) and funded by MEQ through the Canada-Québec Agreement on Minority-Language Education and Second-Language Instruction.

ACGC Teaching and Learning Tools

Teaching and Learning Tools are resources developed either individually by, or in collaboration between, the GOAL Network, the GOAL teaching community, the school boards, and the ACGC Regional Resource.

The table of ACGC content for Secondary Cycle One is located in the "ACGC MEQ Resources" section below.

 Continuum with Links_2022_04_05 Download 
This version of the continuum provides direct links to Turnkey Materials (learning situations), Summary Sheets, and Record-Keeping Tools (graphic organizers) for every ACGC item at all levels. Please note the date in the title as updates will be posted until all the ACGCs have live links and as further materials are made available.

Annual Planning Tool

This annual planning tool provides a simple template for school teams to easily map out the ACGC items that will be implemented, how they will be implemented (Learning Situations, materials, etc.) and when they will be implemented (in the school year or cycle).

 ACGC Annual Planning Tool - Secondary I and II Download 

ACGC Learning Situations

ACGC learning situations (LS) are being developed in collaboration between the school boards and Gisella Scalia, ACGC Regional Resource for the English education community. Unless otherwise indicated, they are working documents, and are the property of the indicated school boards.

 The Learning Situation (LS) Models take into account several tools offered by the MEQ to implement ACGC items, such as the Template, the Summary Sheets, the Pedagogical Intentions and the Record-Keeping Tools. The link to each LS Model is placed below each content item. coming soon

The Record-Keeping Tools are a type of graphic organizer, and their use is optional. Please read the brief introduction to this tool as it applies for all the content items. The link to each tool is placed below each content item. Go to site

Resources for each LS will include: Planning Synthesis, Teacher's Guide, and Student Booklet.

Template for Writing Learning Situations
This template is intended as a support to those involved in writing learning situations for ACGC at both the elementary and secondary levels. Go to site 

Québec Education Program Summary Table of Subject-Specific Competencies
This table lists the subject-specific competencies in all programs at the secondary level. It is a very handy reference tool if you wish to create a learning situation where the ACGC is infused into a specific subject. Click the link, then click Summary Table, the first item in the box. Go to site 

1. SENSE OF SELF-EFFICACY (SSE): Select examples where his/her attitudes, behaviour or perceptions contribute to maintaining a sense of personal competency.

 Model of a Learning Situation Go to site  
Record-Keeping ToolGo to site   Word PDF

Learning Situation: If You Believe It, You Can Do It – Ethics and Religious Culture and English Language Arts, Secondary Cycle One (Year 1), (New Frontiers School Board)

Planning Synthesis   Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word

Learning Situation: Believe in Yourself and Anything Is Possible – Ethics and Religious Culture or English Language Arts, Secondary Cycle One (Year 1), (Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board)

Planning Synthesis   Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word

Preparation Activity for Sense of Self-Efficacy (CSS de Portneuf et CSS des Laurentides)

2. FIELDS OF INTEREST: Develop a portrait of what does or does not interest him/her inside or outside school.

 Model of a Learning Situation Go to site  
Record-Keeping Tool Go to site   Word PDF

Learning SituationGetting Connected with Fields of Interest – English Language Arts, Secondary Cycle One (Year 1), (Lester B. Pearson School Board)

Planning Synthesis   Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word

Learning Situation: A Mosaic of Interests – English Language Arts, Secondary Cycle One (Year 1), (Commission Scholaire des Laurentides)

Planning Synthesis   Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word

3. ACADEMIC SUCCESS: Develop a description of the academic and personal strengths that contribute to his/her academic success.

 Model of a Learning Situation Go to site  
Record-Keeping Tool: Go to site   Word PDF

 Learning SituationOh, The Places I'll Go! – English Language Arts, Secondary Cycle One (Year One), (Riverside School Board, Villa Maria High School-QAIS, Loyola High School-QAIS)

Planning Synthesis   Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word

4. QUÉBEC SCHOOL SYSTEM: Compare the differences and similarities between the different paths to qualification in the education system.

 Model of a Learning Situation Go to site  
Record-Keeping ToolGo to site   Word PDF

 Learning SituationPathways = Possibilities – English Language Arts, Français, langue seconde, Secondary Cycle One (Sec II), (Cree School Board with the collaboration of ACGC Regional Resource Person)

Planning Synthesis   Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word

PPT Québec School System     Visual of Québec School System     Visual Only

5. PREPARATION FOR ACADEMIC CHOICES IN SECONDARY CYCLE TWO: Anticipate choices for Secondary Cycle Two based on his/her fields of interest and academic aptitudes.

 Model of a Learning Situation Go to site  
Record-Keeping Tool: Go to site   Word PDF

Learning Situation:

Planning Synthesis   Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word

6. ACADEMIC PREFERENCES IN RELATION TO THE JOB MARKET: Select occupations that match his/her academic preferences.

 Model of a Learning Situation Go to site  
Record-Keeping ToolGo to site   Word PDF

 Learning Situation: Building a Wind-Power Car – Science, Secondary Cycle One (Year 1), (translation of Léolocar, CSS de Portneuf)

Planning Synthesis   Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word

Learning Situation: Human Library – English Language Arts, Secondary Cycle One (Year 2), (Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board)

Planning Synthesis  Teacher's Guide   Student Booklet PDF   Student Booklet Word

 

Updated: November 4, 2022

ACGC Professional Learning

GOAL Network / ACGC Community of Practice (CoP) meeting dates for 2022-23:

Meeting #2: Tuesday, November 8, 2022. 1:00 to 4:00. Online.

Meeting #1: Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Online

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Presentations by Your GOAL Network

QPAT Annual Teachers' Convention 2019 presentation: What is Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC)?

This presentation by Vicky Parsons (New Frontiers School Board) and Gisella Scalia (ACGC Regional Resource Person for the Anglophone sector) is an excellent primer which begins with the Learning Related to the ACGC (also known as "the tables"). The tables include each content item and its theme, as well as the corresponding Expected Student Learning Outcome (ESLO) and Learning Strategy. The presentation breaks down and illuminates every aspect of ACGC for teachers. Download  (Note: this is a large PDF and may take a minute to download.)

Upcoming Conferences

CERIC Cannexus23, January 23-25, 2023, Virtual + In-Person,Ottawa

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This is the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) annual conference. "Be part of Canada's largest conference focused on career and workforce development. Choose between attending virtually or in-person at our first hybrid conference. Stretch your budget – Register by Sept. 9 to take advantage of special Gratitude rates!" Go to site  

LCEEQ 14th Annual Conference, Monday, February 6, 2023;Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Details coming soon. . . Go to site 

QPAT October 13-14, 2022

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The QPAT 2022 guest speaker is Rick Mercer. Check the QPAT convention site for Rick's bio. More details coming soon . . Go to site 

Past Conferences

CERIC Cannexus22, January 24-26, 2022 and reflection on February 4, 2022

The Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) annual conference was fully virtual. Go to site  

LCEEQ 13th Annual Conference, February 7-8, 2022

 

LCEEQ Conference 2022, "The Reflective Practioner" provided the opportunity for reflection and collegial exchange on a number of issues including: a deeper understanding of learning, how the curriculum should enhance such, the role of assessment, equity, and diversity, optimizing technology, and the importance of health and well-being for all. Go to site 

QPAT October 14 & 15, 2021

An evening with Margaret Atwood. Check the QPAT site for further details. Go to site 

 

Updated: October 25, 2022

ACGC MEQ Resources

Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC)

Contenus en orientation scolaire et professionelle (COSP)

ACGC is specific learning content for students from Elementary Cycle Three to Secondary Cycle Two. These content items and their accompanying Expected Student Learning Outcomes address three broad themes: self-knowledge, knowledge of the world of school, and knowledge of the world of work.

For more information about ACGC, contact your school board's GOAL consultant. For the latest news and updates on ACGC, see also The GOAL Post. Go to site

ACGC Flyer for Parents
This flyer includes the ACGC "continuum" table, suggestions for parents to talk with their kids about the ACGC, and suggestions for engaging with their kids in their learning. Go to site 

ACGC Documents

The following are the official MEES documents related to ACGC implementation.

Content Tables

 Academic and Career Guidance Content for Secondary Cycle One. This table includes the Area and the Expected Student Learning Outcomes Go to site 

 French version of the table Go to site 

Continuum of Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC)
This one-page chart lists all compulsory content items and their accompanying Expected Student Learning Outcomes (ESLO) grouped in the following columns: Elementary Cycle Three, Secondary Cycle One, Secondary Cycle Two (Sec III) and Secondary Cycle Two (Sec IV and V).  Go to site 

Resources

Summary Chart of the Learning Situations for Each Cycle, November 19, 2021. On Vibe see Reference Tools, "Learning situations" (xlsx). Download 

 ACGC Related to the CASP-I Education Program: A Competency-Based Approach to Social Participation and the Challenges Adapted Curriculum: An Educational Approach that Facilitates Social Integration, September 2021. On Vibe see Reference Tools. Download  or Go to site 

 Implementation Guide of Compulsory ACGC in Secondary School: For Professionals and Administrators. This comprehensive guide, with updated graphics,  features all aspects of ACGC implementation. The Pedagogical Aims (referred to below) are also found in this document. Go to site 

 List of Tools and Resources Available Go to site 

Summary Sheets for the Six Items of ACGC for Secondary Cycle One

This brief information tool aims at simplifying the ACGC, provides a brief outline of each ACGC item, answers some of the what, why and how questions and summarizes what students are expected to learn, is intended for all ACGC stakeholders, does not replace the support required to appropriate the ACGC, and may be used in conjunction with different tools. Download full document   Or, see the list below to view the summaries separately. 

Learning Strategies Associated With the ACGC for Secondary Cycle One

MEES [MEQ], ACGC file, working document, version of May 15, 2018. Download 

Template for Writing Learning Situations
This template is intended as a general guide for writing learning situations for ACGC at both the elementary and secondary levels, however, it was not created for any specific ACGC. Go to site 

Reference Lists for the Creation of Pedagogical Material
The aim of these reference lists is to support the development of instructional material related to the ACGC. The list in itself is not a pedagogical activity.

List of references-Strengths.pdf Go to site 
List of references-Perceptions, attitudes and behaviours.pdf Go to site 
List of references-Interests.pdf Go to site 
List of references-Interests and aptitudes-elementary cycle three.pdf Go to site 
List of references-Duties and work methods.pdf Go to site 
List of references-Attitudes, behaviours and value.pdf Go to site 
List of references-Aptitudes.pdf Go to site 
List of references-Values.pdf Go to site 

THE 5 FUNDAMENTALS for Determining the Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC) Offer of Service, each cycle. Go to site 

VIBE Platform

The "COSP" (Continus en orientation scolaire et professionnelle) are the French version of ACGC. The MEQ "COSP VIBE" is a sharing platform which houses all COSP resources currently available. For documents available in English on the VIBE platform, click on the blue tab "English" on the far right. Go to site 

 

MEQ ACGC Meetings and Training Sessions

These documents can be used for reference purposes. Some information may have been revised since the original date of publication.

PPT Presentation of the Webinar: ACGC: An Ongoing Collaboration, November 26, 2020

This is the English version of the PowerPoint of the webinar held on October 22, 2020. Download  

ACADEMIC AND CAREER GUIDANCE CONTENT (ACGC): 

Implementation of ACGC in 2019-2020. PPT Presentation of the Webinar, June 25, 2019. Download 

English workshop: Implementation of Compulsory ACGC Elementary Cycle Three and Secondary Cycle One 2018-2019

Face-to-face meeting in Montréal, March 2019. Representatives of English school board resource teams and representatives of English private schools. PPT Presentation Download 

Implementation of Compulsory ACGC in Secondary Cycle One 2018-2019

In-person meetings were held in Québec City and Montréal in October 2018 for representatives of school board resource teams. This PowerPoint presentation can be used as a reference regarding implementation. Download 

Introduction to Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC)

April 2019 (translation of the PPT presentation September 2018 VIA online meeting). Download 

PPT Presentation of the Webinar

This webinar was to some of the specifics of implementation, facilitated by Joanne Veilleux and Yvon Doyle, took place on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Download

 

Videos

 Introduction to Academic and Career Guidance Content: Information for School Staff

This 10-minute narrated video was released in September 2022. It includes the genesis of the ACGC, followed by a clear explanation of what they are and how they must be implemented. It is in MP-4 format, or you may download it and watch it with your video player. Go to site  Click "Capsules d'information" then "English versions"

For the PDF version of this video, Download  Click "Capsules d'information" then "English versions"

 

Updated: September 29, 2022

ACGC Videos

Introduction to Academic and Career Guidance Content: Information for School Staff

 

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This 10-minute narrated video was released in September 2022 on the MEQ's YouTube site (Éducation Québec).

It includes the genesis of the ACGC, followed by a clear explanation of what they are and how they must be implemented. Go to site https://www.learnquebec.ca/documents/20181/97736/icon-tosite-teach-purple.png/6f0324c5-04ac-4167-93e6-93c04bd06321?t=1487151577000&imagePreview=1

*Please note that this site is not searchable, so to view it you must have the link.

 

Updated: November 7, 2022