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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LEARN Online Tutoring: Registration opens on October 9th! Online Tutoring begins October 15th

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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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Encounters With Canada Student Contest

Are you a student enrolled in an English-speaking high school in the province of Quebec between the ages of 14 and 17? EMPOWERMENT: COMPASSION IN ACTION CONTEST IS FOR YOU!
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE to join the thousands of students from across the country who have taken part in an engaging youth forum in our nation's capital. You will get inspired, explore career options, make new friends and discoveries, and share stories!
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NEXTSchool: Ready, Fire, Aim!

The NEXTschool Summer Institute took place at McGill University’s Faculty of Education from July 30 to August 1, 2018.  Close to 100 participants – including teams of administrators and teachers from the seven potential 2018-19 EXPLOREschools – were presented with new paradigms, challenged to think differently and encouraged to jump in and have fun along the way. At the end of the three days, there was visible (and audible!) excitement among participants to get started on the NEXTschool journey and an overall sense that they had come ‘to the edge, and there was no turning back’.

Our latest post: Ready, Fire, Aim!

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Encounters with Canada Winners

Meet the Winners of the Encounters with Canada contest and read their winning essays

     
     

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