Content with tag classroom practices .

Applying UDL Principles to my Class

Many of you will have encountered this term at conferences, in training and publications. It sounds appealing, ground breaking and slightly daunting!

This session will seek to introduce the basic concepts of Universal Design for Learning from a hands-on-perspective: What is it? Why is it becoming increasingly important in achieving inclusion? How can I start exploring and implementing it as a teacher everyday in my own clasroom?

February 3, 2014

Audience : Secondary Teachers

Presenter Frederic Fovet brings to the field of inclusion a unique profile in the sense that he has a combined background in Law (he was a practising solicitor in the UK) and an academic research interest in Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (he holds a MEd in SEBD from the University of Birmingham in the UK). It is undoubtedly this dual perspective that makes UDL so appealing. He has himself been a Special Ed teacher and the principal of a residential school for adolescents with Learning Disabilities and behaviour difficulties for over a decade, before triggering at the head of the OSD at McGill a radical and campus wide drive for UDL implementation.

Anxiety in the Classroom: Identification and Management

This webinar is designed specifically for teachers to help them understand the different pathways anxiety can manifest in students and the effects this can have on their learning. Specifically, strategies will be provided to help teachers balance the need for students to reach educational goals while being sensitive to the underlying stress and consequences this can have.

January 25, 2016

Audience : All Teachers, Administrators

Presenter Dr. Felicia Kaufman has been managing the Counselling Department at Agence Ometz over the past few years, supervising the team of therapists and students and coordinating the adult and family therapy programs. Dr. Kaufman has a private practice where she works with adolescents, young adults, and adults specializing in anxiety, depression, addictions, autism spectrum disorders, divorce, and various forms of life stress.


Helping Students Succeed in School: How-To's to the Rescue

LEARN’s How-To project was born out of the need to put common pedagogical tasks in the hands of the students. How-To’s are short but detailed step by step instructions for various things that students need to do for different subjects. They help students become autonomous and provide extra scaffolding for students who need it. This dynamic web event will explore the various How-To’s on the site and will include a question and answer session with some of their creators. As well, suggestions for future development will be discussed with participants.

January 27, 2015

Audience : Teachers: Elementary Cycle 3 to Secondary

Presenters are LEARN pedagogical consultants: Sylwia Bielec, Kerry Cule, Julie Paré, Paul Rombough, Kristine Thibeault and Susan van Gelder.



Coding to Learn

Learning to code has become an increasingly popular activity for children. This is a good trend. We feel, however, that one of the most powerful reasons for learning to code is undervalued. That reason is to be able to use code to learn. To learn art, to learn math, to learn science. Computer science is wonderful but there are so many other things that can be learned with the help of coding.

April 21, 2016

Audience : All educators

Presenters: Brian Silverman has been involved in the invention of learning environments for children, since the late 1970s. Brian is the president of the Playful Invention Company and  does design consulting  for the MIT Media Lab and LEGO. Artemis Papert is an artist creating in both traditional and digital media. After a first career as a research biologist she retrained as a Shiatsu therapist and is currently training to become a Jungian psychoanalyst.

Gamification: It’s Not All Fun And Games

Learn what gamification is and how it is so much more than just badges, experience points, and avatars. In this webinar, we’ll provide an introduction to gamification and cover several key elements of a gamified classroom. We’ll also take a look at a model being developed in Quebec General Adult Education that aims to provide students with a visual representation of course goals and milestones, recognizes student achievements + individual strengths, and encourages learners to be active participants in the learning process.

March 22, 2016

Audience : All Teachers, Adult Educators

Presenter Avi Spector is a pedagogical consultant with the Riverside School Board and the RECIT FGA Regional service. With a strong belief that pedagogy should always drive technology in the classroom, Avi helps teachers find relevant and sustainable ways of using technology to enhance learning and develop student competencies.

Bullies: Their Making and Unmaking

Once we understand how bullies are made, our attempts to unmake them can be more effective and long lasting. This presentation will dissect the bully syndrome to reveal its deep instinctive roots in the dynamics of attachment and vulnerability. This understanding will then inform interventions that are more likely to be successful.

January 27, 2015

Audience : All Teachers, Administrators

Presenter Eva de Gosztonyi, M.A., is a psychologist who has worked for 40 years in schools across Canada. She is the Co-ordinator of the Centre of Excellence for Behaviour Management, a support to the English School Boards of Quebec, helping them to provide effective interventions for students with behavioural challenges.

Understanding Brain Functioning and How it Applies in the Classroom

This workshop will review three key aspects of learning. First, we will identify which brain networks are involved in learning. In part, we will review brain plasticity and the role of emotions in learning. We will then discuss what can be done within the classroom environment to enhance activation of these networks. Lastly we will discuss factors that can hinder learning such as mindset, anxiety and attention. The goal of this workshop is to provide teachers with relevant neuroscience information to help create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and the brain.

November 24, 2015

Audience : All educators

Presenter Cindy Hovington, PhD. is the founder of Curious Neuron, a program that provides people with the necessary skills and knowledge related to the brain. They create customized private sessions for children, students and seniors as well as workshops for students, teachers and parents.


Flipping the Classroom

Everything you ever wanted to know about the flipped classroom and more!! During this webinar you will be given a brief description of what flipping the classroom is, and shown some of the simplest ways to do it. Tools for recording lessons and ideas for classroom activities will also be highlighted.

April 20, 2013

Audience : Secondary Teachers

Presenters:  Kerry Cule has a background in engineering and made the transition to teaching in 2007. Peggy Drolet has taught math at every high school level for over 25 years. Audrey McLaren has been teaching math for almost 30 years. Currently, all three teach online math and science courses for LEARN.