The Entrepreneurship program (EN) gives students a chance to design and implement a business project from A to Z, and learn whether their personal profile is suited to entrepreneurship. The numerous resources within the links below include methodologies for students to take ownership and track their learning, ideas and tools for selecting student projects, recommended organizations that promote entrepreneurship in schools, and student contests.
Teaching and Learning Tools includes the material created by LEARN, the CREATE sub-committee, and the Career Development teaching community. It includes the Graphic Organizers and Activities, Getting Started, brief videos which will walk you through the PPPP process, and a placemat that lays out the PPPP process on a single page. Professional Learning includes material from webinars, workshops, and conferences, as well as information about upcoming PD events. Curated Resources consists of links (with brief descriptions) to useful, vetted external resources. Finally, the MEQ Resources section includes links to the program documents, frameworks for the evaluation of learning, and materials co-created by the ministry.
Career Community News
Career Community News* highlights school and community activities, events, and projects related to the Career Development subject area, as well as information, resources, tips, and tools for teachers of POP, Explo, and EN.
*Career Community News is published by DEEN-CREATE in collaboration with Ministère de l'Éducation du Québec (MEQ), Direction du soutien au réseau éducatif anglophone (DSREA), and is funded by MEQ, through contributions from the Canada-Québec Agreement on Minority Language Education and Second-Language Instruction. coming soon . . .
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, 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.
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 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.
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.
* 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
* Identifying Community Needs
* Entrepreneurial Project Plan * Planning Backwards
* Resolving Conflict by Building Consensus * Building a Resource Map
* Taking Stock of Your Progress * Entrepreneurial Qualities: Reflecting * Evaluation of Entrepreneurial Strategies * Reflecting at the End-Evaluating
Step 4 Fill in other resources or information that students will require
Watch this five-minute video on PPPP essentials.
This section includes relevant workshops, webinars, conferences, newsletters, and other resources for learning to teach Career Development.
LCEEQ 13th Annual Conference, February 7-8, 2022
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LCEEQ Conference 2022, "The Reflective Practioner" will provide 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. Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2021.Go to site
QPAT October 14 & 15, 2021
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An evening with Margaret Atwood Preliminary list of confirmed workshops available. Check the QPAT site for further details. Go to site
QPAT October 15 & 16, 2020: Webinars
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Keynote: Hayley Wickenheiser Rosemary Sadlier: 2020 How to create a clear vision for the future Julien Deck: Stress and anxiety over Covid-19 is normal EdTechTeam Canada: Best Practices for Learning and Teaching Online
LCEEQ 12th Annual Conference, February 2021 – Online
If there was one thing we learned, it was that we need to be more sensitive to what is happening around the world and that our students at all levels need to develop a world view. LCEEQ had decided prior to the Covid-19 shutdown to focus on the theme, “Global Commitment Through Local Action” given that many of our members were moving in that direction.
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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.
Spring 2014, No. 15 Download
Fall 2013, No. 14 Download
Spring 2013, No. 13 Download
Fall 2012, No. 12 Download
Spring 2012, No. 11 Download
Fall 2011, No. 10 Download
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
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
This section includes resources external to MEQ and LEARN that have been vetted by teachers and consultants to ensure their relevance.
The Incubator 2.0 This all-in-one lesson plan is designed for teachers to help students bring their own entrepreneurial projects to life! The entire toolkit includes videos, handouts, guides & everything else you might need to use in the classroom. Go to site
Xello: This is a bilingual K-12 education software company. Students can "document their journey as they build self-knowledge, explore post-secondary options, create plans, and continually reassess as they take in new knowledge, skills, and experiences." Go to site
myBlueprint "Education Planner": Portfolio software and "a comprehensive education and career/life planning program with the tools students need to make the most informed decisions about their future," for Secondary students. Go to site
Career Cruising can help with all four parts of the POP process: Know Yourself, Plan, On-Task and Ponder. Your students can: explore their interests and learning styles; create their own personal career plan; store their assessment results; investigate careers and education; build their own career plan and more. Go to site
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
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. Go to site
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
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),The mission of the SECC is to convene, inform and influence community-based social enterprises and their key stakeholders. 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
Semaine des entrepreneurs à l’école will take place from November 8 to 19, 2021. For students from elementary to university, throughout the 17 regions of Québec. "On the program are 700 presentations, to be delivered in class or on virtual platforms by hundreds of passionate entrepreneurs!" Go to site
Défi OSEntreprendre, An entrepreneurial project in elementary and secondary school: Registration opens at the end of November 2021. The electronic registration form to the OSEntreprendre Challenge must be officially completed no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. 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
Glambition - Montreal, jointly offered by CJE. This event aims to awaken the entrepreneurial spirit in girls between the ages of 12 and 17. During a day of interactive activities, 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
Green Apple School Program – Metro Grocery Stores: This program aims to encourage young people to develop healthy eating habits by participating in a project proposed by their school that will have a positive impact on their home, school or community. Applications for $1000 for the 2021-22 school should be opened in September. All projects must be registered online in March, completed in June, and reported in July. 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
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