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March 19, 2018 – 10:07 am | 2 Comments | 450 views

Alors qu’un jour, des collègues et moi, tous conseillers pédagogiques en intégration des TIC (technologies de l’information et de la communication), étions animés d’un grand enthousiasme lors d’une rencontre, j’ai lancé une question dont les …

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Articles by Kristine Thibeault

Kristine has been involved in the education scene since 1994. A former high school teacher, she brings her experience in second language learning and her knowledge of distance education pedagogy to the table as a consultant for LEARN. Kristine is also the busy mom of 3 active boys, who share her love of family, food and travel.

2016 Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team

June 15, 2016 – 12:09 pm | 2 Comments | 1,680 views

In the summer when the days are hot,
I like to find a shady spot,
And hardly move a single bit
And sit, and sit, and sit, and sit.
– Anonymous
As exam centres close, white boards scrubbed, classroom floors …

Burgundy Jazz: Exploring Black History Within a Local Context

February 23, 2016 – 11:07 am | One Comment | 1,388 views
Burgundy Jazz

February is Black History Month, a time to learn, honour and celebrate the achievements of black Canadians. An interesting entry point for you and your students to explore black history is Burgundy Jazz: Life and …

Film and your Students: Exploring NFB Campus

January 21, 2016 – 11:21 am | Comments Off on Film and your Students: Exploring NFB Campus1,221 views

Most would agree that there are two organizations that for several decades have helped to tell and shape Canada’s story: the CBC and the NFB. In a media landscape dominated by the U.S., it is increasingly important that …

The LEARN Team’s Summertime Reads

June 23, 2015 – 10:35 am | Comments Off on The LEARN Team’s Summertime Reads1,941 views

Editor’s note: This post was a labour of love for everyone on the LEARN team – and from a literacy perspective it’s always good to practice what you preach! 
With the 2014-2015 school year ALMOST a distant …

Engaging Girls in Technology: Anyone, anyone?

January 29, 2015 – 11:05 am | 2 Comments | 1,697 views

What can we do at our schools, in our communities and across the province to promote change and get girls more involved in technology? Feel free to start the conversation below or with a tweet …

Portrait d’un enseignant : Une entrevue avec Jean-Pierre Dubois

September 10, 2014 – 10:08 am | Comments Off on Portrait d’un enseignant : Une entrevue avec Jean-Pierre Dubois2,229 views

Nom : Jean-Pierre Dubois
Commission scolaire : Western Québec
Niveaux : secondaire 1 à 5
Matière : FLS
Années d’expérience : 25
Cette année, je me suis lancé le défi d’écrire mon premier billet pour le blogue en français. Je tiens à vous dire que …

Teen Mental Health: Let’s Keep the Conversation Going!

February 28, 2014 – 10:22 am | Comments Off on Teen Mental Health: Let’s Keep the Conversation Going!2,354 views

February has been a busy month here at Pontiac High. In addition to the regular day-to-day of student life, there are CÉGEP & college applications, grad pictures, term 2 reports, parent-teacher interviews, and…let’s not forget …

Teacher Book Picks: Favourites from the Field

December 11, 2013 – 3:33 pm | Comments Off on Teacher Book Picks: Favourites from the Field3,797 views

With the winter holidays quickly upon us, many educators across the province will soon be on a two week break from the classroom. Susan and I thought that this might be an opportune time to …

Plugging into Parents: Using technology to build and sustain positive parent-school relationships

October 9, 2013 – 9:18 am | Comments Off on Plugging into Parents: Using technology to build and sustain positive parent-school relationships1,872 views

As the mother of three, I’ve had the experience of engaging with two different school boards, three schools, and a great number of support, teaching and administrative personnel over the past 10 years. Although I’m …

Online PD: Tasters and Takeaways

May 23, 2013 – 10:22 am | Comments Off on Online PD: Tasters and Takeaways1,305 views

 
In early October, I blogged wistfully about my experiences as an online grad student and highlighted a spanking new teacher PD project that we were initiating at LEARN: Web Events.  Each month, an educational topic, …