A message from the LEARN Team

As educators and parents, we get it - and we are all in this together. Remember to take it easy and be kind to yourselves. This is uncharted territory for most of us, and an opportunity to slow down and do less, rather than more. Many parents are feeling pressured to do school-like activities at home, but we see this as an opportunity for young people to develop creativity, learn new skills, and take a greater autonomy in their learning. Below you will find some resources to keep your children curious and engaged at home.

LEARN Tutoring provides online tutoring for students in English schools in grades 2-11 at no charge - Go to page  

Elementary Subject Help - subject-specific and cross-curricular content and activities for Elementary students -  Go to page

Secondary Subject Help - subject-specific content and activities for Secondary students -  Go to page 

General Info and School Board Resources

​​​​​​​Ministry of Education Portal to Open School Website - Go to page ​​​​​​​

English School Board Support Pages

Many of the English School Board Educational Services teams have created sites to support their students and parents at the Elementary and Secondary levels. If your child attends a school in one of the Boards, you may want to visit your local site. You will find educational resources, daily challenges and links to services.

Go to page ​​​​​​​

Swing into Spring Workshop Series

We have concluded LEARN's Swing into Spring program, so we have included webinar replays for you to view and share:

         Online Homework 101 Webinar: Rita Rwigamba, Community Literacy Worker at Frontier College, provides parents with a step-by-step guide on how to support their children with online homework at home and provides parents with free resources to help incorporate literacy into their daily activities at home. - Watch   

         Family Literacy Webinar: We all believe that parent and family involvement is important and that it can make a difference in how well children do in school. A parent’s role is fundamental, not supplemental. Rita Rwigamba, Community Literacy Worker at Frontier College, will share what literacy means in the family context, the goals and benefits of family literacy, how to discover a child's learning style and will share free activities that can be used to promote literacy at home. - Watch  

Supporting Families Through School Transitions: Pre-teen development can be challenging, yet it is an important life stage. In partnership with QFHSA, Karen Delage, Family Life Educator will identify strategies and tools that support critical thinking and the development of your children's autonomy as they head into young adulthood. Open to all, but especially useful for parents of 10 - to 12 - year-olds. - Watch 

 

Sheldon Harvey from Bird Protection Quebec introduces us to the various types of birds and gardens in the Montreal region. 

Introduction to Birding: Meet the most common bird species you will learn to identify by sight and sound - Watch 

Attracting & Feeding Birds: See what to feed birds with homemade bird feeders and easy steps to make birds feel welcome in your yard - Watch  

Spring Migrating Songbirds: Be amazed by some of the colourful migrating species that we have a chance to see passing through our region on their annual journey - Watch  

Raptors Found in Quebec: Hear about various species of falcons, hawks, eagles, vultures and owls in the Montreal regionWatch  

Bird Friendly Gardening: Views lots of examples of what to consider planting to attract birds to your garden - Watch  

I enjoyed Sheldon's webinar about spring migrating birds in multiple ways. He started it with a broader scope of the birds' biology, such as migration paths across North America. It was scientifically intriguing. For the bird identification, he kept my interest and focus throughout the webinar, with effective use of bird songs and side stories and backgrounds of some birds. It has been useful for self-training for bird identification skills and to share the lecture with my little boy at any time we want. -Makoto Nagano

ArtistsInspire: Interactive Youth and Family Workshops

FREE!  YOUTH & FAMILY INTERACTIVE ONLINE WORKSHOPS

Doodle Challenge with Deirdre Potash (artwill.ca)

Create a doodle using any kind of paper and drawing utensil. Only rule, fill up the page. Doodle Challenge with Deirdre Potash will be incorporating all submissions into a bigger collective artwork.

Target audience: All
Materials: Paper, pencils, coloured pencils, crayons, markers, paint
Dates: Fridays in August @ 11AM-12PM
Registration: send email to deirdre@artwill.ca


ELAN is working on offering more interactive online workshops this upcoming school year, stayed tuned.


 

For more information please get in touch! 

artedcoach@quebec-elan.org   |   (438) 979-1171   |   artistsinspire.ca

 

 

 

Resources for All (Grades K to 11)

French as a Second Language

Canadian Parents for French - Concours virtuel
Ensemble à distance, ton expérience face au virus
- Go to site
We invite students in kindergarten through Grade 12 across Canada to record and virtually post 1-3 minute videos, en français, sharing how they are spending their time while schools are closed and events are cancelled.

IDÉLLO - Go to site
Discover everyday a new selection of educational activities to do with your children between two and seventeen. You can also browse among 10 000 educational resources including thematic folders, games, and videos to support your kids' learning.

Educational Streaming Platform

Curio.ca - Go to site
Curio.ca is a subscription-based educational streaming platform for all ages across Canada. For a limited time, you can access thousands of educational programs, documentaries, audio content and archival material from CBC/Radio-Canada at home.

Canadian Films and Stories

NFB Campus - Go to site
NFB Campus provides access to thousands of short live action and animated films produced by the National Film Board. You can also access the education section which features playlists and interactive projects.

Museum sites

N12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours - Go to site
Experience the best museums from London to Seoul in the comfort of your own home.

Free lessons by authors, artists, musicians

Common Sense Media - Go to site
Many parents with their kids at home are trying to find ways to break up the day and give kids a sense of routine. One of the silver linings is that authors, artists, musicians, and creators of educational tools are stepping up to offer free lessons, tours, and concerts that you can check out from the safety of your home. This list is being updated frequently.

Wide Open School Family Resources - Go to site
Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. There is so much good happening so we are here to gather great stuff and organize it so that families can find it easily and plan each day.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Enginnering, Art and Math) Hands-on projects

Designing and building projects for students with household materials Go to site 

Math

YouCubed is here to help students at home continue to explore and learn maths in rich and creative ways Go to site 

Science, Chemistry and Physics

Tens of Thousands of Free, Customizable STEAM Resources Go to site 

World's Largest Lesson

World’s Largest Lesson promotes use of the Sustainable Development Goals in learning so that children can contribute to a better future for all. Go to site  

Financial Education

Canadian Foundation for Economic Education - Go to site
​Easy to implement activity plans to guide discussions and activities for kids aged 5-18+, available in English and French.

Environment

Bio Kits - Go to site
Developed by the Biosphere, Environment Museum and its partners, the BioKits will allow you to learn more about the environment, wildlife and plant life on your next outings. The BioKit also has some fun and educational activities for you to enjoy.

Twitter

If you have a Twitter account these are some Hashtags you may want to follow.

Twitter Hashtags Description Age Range
#RoundTheWorld_ChainReaction Watch kids from around the whole make “Rube Goldberg” / Marble run type contraptions. Can you make one yourself with stuff from home? 13 - 99
#learnfromhome Many examples from around the world that show students learning from home 13 - 99
#kitchentabletinkering See how students are learning to tinker right on their kitchen tables. Students are building, creating, imagining the most outrageous contraptions. Get inspired! 5 - 99
#LEGOtinkering Get some awesome ideas that will have you looking at LEGO in an all new light. If you have LEGO, this is a place to get inspired. 5 - 99
#commonsensemedia Resources and support for parents in guiding children are also available online here 13 - 99

 

Daily Content

Flipgrid's Disco Library - Find topics created by the Flipgrid community to start your discussion. Under 13? Get a parent to help you setup an account.

Covers all ages and all subjects. Great way to keep our community strong. Go to site 

TED-Ed@Home - TED-Ed is working with expert educators and TED speakers throughout the world to create and share high-quality, interactive, video-based lessons on a daily basis, for free. Go to site 

Resources for Pre-K and Kindergarten

Arts

30 Days of Art - Go to site
Do a simple art activity each day and record your progress on a printable sheet.

Chrome Music Lab - Go to site ​​​​​​​
Explore and make music using different musical frameworks and instruments online.

Reading in French

Boukili - Go to site
This virtual library gives you access to over a hundred original digital books in French, to help them learn how to read.

Heure du Conte - Go to site
​​​Portal to access storytelling recordings and live readings from Quebec public libraries and audiobooks in multiple languages. Phone-in storytelling service is also available at (514) 873-2670 or
1 (866) 235-1802

​​​​​Reading in English

Storyline Online - Go to site
Videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Bookflix - Go to site
Free access to Scholastic Bookflix site with books and reading activities for kids aged 3-12

Kidlit Online Schedule - Go to site
​​​​​​​Children book authors and illustrators reading to you (FREE). This is a comprehensive list that you will need to sift through to identify with whom and when you would like to participate.​​​​​​​

Building

Lego Challenge Cards - Go to site
Every card has something new for students to build

Kidlit online schedule

National Film Board (NFB) Educational Playlists - Go to site ​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​Children book authors and illustrators reading to you (FREE). This is a comprehensive list that you will need to sift through to identify with whom and when you would like to participate.

Elementary Subject Help

Subject-specific and cross-curricular content and activities for Elementary students -  Go to page ​​​​​​​

Resources for Elementary Cycle 1 (Grades 1-2)

Arts

30 Days of Art - Go to site
Do a simple art activity each day and record your progress on a printable sheet.

Chrome Music Lab - Go to site
Explore and make music using different musical frameworks and instruments online.

STEAM

Lego Challenge Calendar - Go to site
​​​​​​A new lego challenge everyday for a month.

Math Lego Challenge Cards - Go to site ​​​​​​​
Students pick a card and use lego and math to complete the challenge.​​​​​​​

French as a Second Language

FLS Adventures - Go to page
Educational Consultants from LEARN, LBPSB and SPEAQ have worked very hard to offer your child FRENCH ADVENTURES for the month of April. It's a simple and original way to continue practicing their French as a second language skills.

Social Sciences

#LEARNHistoryatHome Ideas and Key Sites - Go to site
Elementary-level ideas for Fun History Activities to do at home!

Science

SciShow Kids explores all those curious topics that make us ask "why?" Every Tuesday and Thursday, Jessi and her robot rat Squeaks answer your questions and explain fun, complex science concepts for young, curious minds. - Go to site 

English Language Arts

NFB - Based on Children's Books - Go to site
Selection of films based on books for kids.

Bookflix - Go to site
Free access to Scholastic Bookflix site with books and reading activities for kids aged 3-12.

Elementary Subject Help

Subject-specific and cross-curricular content and activities for Elementary students -  Go to page ​​​​​​​

Resources for Elementary Cycle 2 (Grades 3-4)

Arts

30 Days of Art - Go to site
Do a simple art activity each day and record your progress on a printable sheet.

Music

Chrome Music Lab - Go to site
Explore and make music using different musical frameworks and instruments online.

Science

SciShow Kids explores all those curious topics that make us ask "why?" Every Tuesday and Thursday, Jessi and her robot rat Squeaks answer your questions and explain fun, complex science concepts for young, curious minds. - Go to site 

Math

Math Lego Challenge Cards - Go to site
A new lego challenge everyday for a month.

French as a Second Language

FLS Missions - Go to page​​​​​​​
Educational Consultants from LEARN, LBPSB and SPEAQ have worked very hard to offer your child FRENCH MISSIONS for the month of April. It's a simple and original way to continue practicing their French as a second language skills.

Social Sciences

#LEARNHistoryatHome Ideas and Key Sites - Go to site ​​​​​​​
Elementary-level ideas for Fun History Activities to do at home!

English Language Arts

Bookflix - Go to site ​​​​​​​
Free access to Scholastic Bookflix site with books and reading activities for kids aged 3-12.

NFB - Based on Children’s books - Go to site ​​​​​​​
Selection of films based on books for kids.

Elementary Subject Help

Subject-specific and cross-curricular content and activities for Elementary students -  Go to page ​​​​​​​

Resources for Elementary Cycle 3 (Grades 5-6)

Visual Arts

How to Draw Anime - Go to site
For the anime and manga fan.

Music

Chrome Music Lab - Go to site
Explore and make music using different musical frameworks and instruments online.

French as a Second Language

FLS Missions - Go to page
Educational Consultants from LEARN, LBPSB and SPEAQ have worked very hard to offer your child FRENCH ADVENTURES for the month of April. It's a simple and original way to continue practicing their French as a second language skills.

Social Sciences

#LEARNHistoryatHome Ideas and Key Sites - Go to site
Elementary-level ideas for Fun History Activities to do at home!

English Language Arts

National Film Board (NFB) Educational Playlists - Go to site
Educational playlists are selections of films on themes that tie in with Canadian curricula and address the important issues of the day. Many of the playlists are also linked to a study guides.

Science

If you’re looking for a great science experiment you’ve come to the right place. Science Sparks is bursting with easy science experiments for kids of all ages. Go to site 

Math

Youcubed is here to help students at home continue to explore and learn maths in rich and creative ways Go to site ​​​​​​​

NFB Animation - Go to site
Animated films produced by the NFB that are different and delightful.

Bookflix - Go to site
Free access to Scholastic Bookflix site with books and reading activities for kids aged 3-12.

Elementary Subject Help

Subject-specific and cross-curricular content and activities for Elementary students -  Go to page ​​​​​​​

Resources for Secondary Cycle 1 (Grades 7-8)

ELA

National Film Board (NFB) Educational Playlists - Go to site
Educational playlists are selections of films on themes that tie in with Canadian curricula and address the important issues of the day. Many of the playlists are also linked to study guides.

Family Treasure Challenge  Go to site
Make a video about a Family Treasures -  Includes Flipgrid intro video capsules, a how to guide, and an information sheet to help with research questions.

NFB Animation Go to site
Animated films produced by the NFB that are different and delightful.

French as a Second Language

FLS Missions - Go to page
Educational Consultants from LEARN, LBPSB and SPEAQ have worked very hard to offer your child FRENCH ADVENTURES for the month of April. It's a simple and original way to continue practicing their French as a second language skills.

History and Geography

#LEARNHistoryatHome - Our Ideas for History and Geography Go to site
Secondary-level ideas for Fun History Activities to do at home!

Google Earth Scavenger Hunt Go to site
Challenge yourself with Google Earth. Find Locations from all across the globe.

Arts

My Modern Met Go to site
20 YouTube channels to learn how to draw for free. 
No sign-in, just YouTube.

Music

Chrome Music Lab Go to site
Explore and make music using different musical frameworks and instruments online.

Science

The WOW Lab science education R&D project is a joint initiative between the Faculties of Science and Education at McGill University. The goal of the WOW Lab is to make Kindergarten – Grade 12 science education in Canada more fun and more effective. Go to site 

If you’re looking for a great science experiment you’ve come to the right place. Science Sparks is bursting with easy science experiments for kids of all ages. Go to site 

Lessons from the Edible Schoolyard for students to complete at home. Go to site 

Math

Youcubed is here to help students at home continue to explore and learn maths in rich and creative ways Go to site 

Secondary Subject Help

Subject-specific content and activities for Secondary students -  Go to page  ​​

Resources for Secondary Cycle 2 (Grades 9-11)

French as a Second Language

FLS Missions - Go to page
Educational Consultants from LEARN, LBPSB and SPEAQ have worked very hard to offer your child FRENCH ADVENTURES for the month of April. It's a simple and original way to continue practicing their French as a second language skills.

ELA

National Film Board (NFB) Educational Playlists - Go to site
Educational playlists are selections of films on themes that tie in with Canadian curricula and address the important issues of the day. Many of the playlists are also linked to study guides.

Family Treasure Challenge  Go to site
Make a video about a Family Treasures -  Includes Flipgrid intro video capsules, a how to guide, and an information sheet to help with research questions.

NFB Animation Go to site
Animated films produced by the NFB that are different and delightful.

History of Quebec and Canada

#LEARNHistoryatHome Ideas and Key Sites - Go to site
Secondary-level ideas for Fun History Activities to do at home!

Math

Math-Help-Services - Go to site
Math-Help-Services (MHS) is already used in the majority of Quebec Anglophone high schools. MHS has offered free access to all Quebec students in grades 6 through Secondary V to allow for independent learning while at home during the school closures.

Please note that if you don't already have login credentials for the site, an option will be added to the homepage in the next few days to allow you to register for free.

Science

The WOW Lab science education R&D project is a joint initiative between the Faculties of Science and Education at McGill University. The goal of the WOW Lab is to make Kindergarten – Grade 12 science education in Canada more fun and more effective. Go to site 

Interactive STEAM activities - Bring out the inner scientist in all your students with our scientifically accurate models and activities. Go to site 

Music

Soundtrap - Go to site
Solo or collaborative music composing and arranging software. Also available as an app

Visual Arts

My Modern Met- Go to site
20 YouTube channels to learn how to draw for free. No sign-in, just YouTube.

Secondary Subject Help

Subject-specific content and activities for Secondary students -  Go to page  ​​

Resources for Adult General Education

The RECIT AGE team has prepared a list of subject-specific resources and articles to support Adult Education teachers and students at home during the centre closures.
Go to site ​​​​​​​ 

Subject Specific documents

Literacy and English Language Arts resources - Go to site 

Français, langue seconde resources -  Go to site 

Math & Science resources - Go to site  

Social Studies resources - Go to site 

Social Integration - Go to site 

Writing Tools for Students with Special Needs

Many students with special needs benefit from assistive technology when they have written assignments to do. Nowadays, word processors are common and feature helpful tools.

During this COVID-19 pandemic, students may not have access to the computers they used at school and therefore, the licensed tools that they have learned to use in their writing. 

The two most commonly used titles are WordQ (an application installed on a computer or tablet) and/or Read&Write (available as a Chrome extension or an app run on a computer).

WordQ

WordQ offers a 30 day free trial.
Go to Site

Read&Write

Read&Write offers a 30 day 30 free trial.
Go to Site​​​​​​​

 

In some school boards, Read&Write is available to the student through their Google classroom connection or their Microsoft365 Teams connection.

If the student has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), these writing tools and how the student uses them for writing may be included. Stick with the strategies that are suggested in that document.