During the 2018-2019 school year, innovative projects within English school boards were funded through the Mesure 15081, “Digital Technology Innovation Projects”. We are pleased to present an overview of these projects and hope they will inspire you to try some in your community. What is the Mesure 15081? The goal of the “Digital Technology Innovation Projects” funding is to provide professional development opportunities for teachers on the pedagogical use of technology in the classroom. It also aims to finance innovative educational projects related to information and communication technologies (ICT). This funding is available to the youth sector, vocational training and adult education.
Examples of projects
BYOD Implementation Project
Eastern Shores School Board
In order to support the implementation of the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) approach in schools located on the greater territory of the school board, the RECIT consultant travelled to different locations to support teachers with the integration of new technologies in their classroom. Many teachers were released so they could share their experience and resources in the BYOD context. SInce many students did not have devices of their own, the RECIT consultant and teachers made use of existing school Nexus tablets, iPads and Chromebooks. This allowed them to implement a hybrid version of a BYOD philosophy, while not excluding any students from being able to participate. The focus was not on a particular device, rather creating an openness for students to use the device that best suited a learning situation.
ESSB’s Pinterest of BYOD Resources - Go to page
DDO Loops into Coding
Central Québec School Board
All of Dollard-des-Ormeaux school, meaning a total of 606 students from K to Secondary 5, as well as parents and teachers were involved in this project. The goal of the project was to offer 2 to 4 hours of programming in class so that students could learn the basics of programming (Beebots, Kodable, FixTheFactory, CodeMonkey, Scratch). Students could then pursue their learning using free programming apps and programs. Teacher training was offered and parents were informed about the project during an evening information session.
CQSB Project Resources:
- Google Site - Go to page
- Google Doc - Go to page
- Article from École Branchée on DDO Loops into Coding - Go to page
Riverside School Board
The 15081 project funding allowed the Riverside school board to release 40 teachers and librarians for two days. During these days, they were able to participate in discussions on the role of the library and the technology needed to support student learning. A learning community was created to explore the use of technology integration to better support the development of the Reading competency in English and in French.
One Size Does NOT Fit All
Central Québec School Board
This project involved 12 elementary and 2 high school teachers. Students were then invited to participate in the project during the second and third training sessions. The goal of the project was to allow teachers to become familiar with the SAMR model and to support the development of teaching skills for integrating technology in the classroom. The fact that students took part in the training sessions had a very strong impact as it developed a positive collaboration between the students and their teachers.
CQSB Shared Google Drive Activities - Go to page
English Montréal School Board (François Dupraz, CP TIC)
Description to come