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June 5, 2018 – 9:03 pm | One Comment | 476 views

This year, I had the opportunity to work directly and almost daily with the online teaching team at LEARN. My job: to facilitate and guide (heaven help them!) the design, development and delivery of our …

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Articles by Sylwia Bielec

Sylwia Bielec is an instructional designer and pedagogical consultant at LEARN. Her expertise is in professional learning, reflective practice and informal/community learning. She also has a background in media production with students. She is the editor of the LEARN blog.

She Said, He Said: On Makerspaces

April 28, 2016 – 12:20 pm | 2 Comments | 1,645 views

Last year, LEARN started exploring the idea of Makerspaces as a way to increase students’ engagement in school. The idea itself is not new. Originally incubated by hackers and computer tinkerers, Makerspaces have taken hold …

CORAL: New initiatives in adult education

October 21, 2015 – 9:36 am | 2 Comments | 1,789 views

post by Barbara Goode, Cheryl Pratt and Suzanne Longpré, LEARN
The Adult Education & Vocational Training sector (AEVT) is the only growing sector in most English school boards in Quebec. According to Ministry indicators, in 2011-2012, …

More on Leadership Style: Passing thoughts of a newbie one-year flash-in-the-pan principal

April 1, 2015 – 3:17 pm | Comments Off on More on Leadership Style: Passing thoughts of a newbie one-year flash-in-the-pan principal1,379 views

This post follows this one by new Principal Neil MacIntosh, as he reflects in real time on his first year on the job. What are some of your leadership challenges? Tell us below or tweet @learnquebec
January is a time …

Leadership Style: Passing thoughts of a newbie one-year flash-in-the-pan principal

February 24, 2015 – 12:03 pm | 2 Comments | 1,765 views

This post follows this one by new Principal Neil MacIntosh, as he reflects in real time on his first year on the job. What is your leadership style? Tell us below or tweet @learnquebec
This is a …

The Walk-through: Passing thoughts of a newbie one-year flash-in-the-pan principal

October 23, 2014 – 5:37 pm | 6 Comments | 2,872 views

This post is the first of a series from new Principal Neil MacIntosh, as he reflects in real time on his first year on the job.
“The less you open your heart to others, the more …

La ludification d’une classe de FLS

September 24, 2014 – 11:56 am | Comments Off on La ludification d’une classe de FLS2,190 views

L’autre jour, j’écoutais un baladoweb de la série Freakonomics au sujet de la motivation, plus précisément, au sujet de comment éduquer les gens à faire des bons choix en terme de santé et d’obéissance aux …

All Fun and Games: Gamifying a Language Classroom

April 10, 2014 – 12:03 pm | Comments Off on All Fun and Games: Gamifying a Language Classroom4,591 views

In February, I attended a session at the LCEEQ conference given by Avi Spector on Gamification. I was skeptical, as gamification is getting a lot of press from corporate training and marketing folks, and we …

Teacher Profile: An interview with Cycle 1 teacher Mary Ellen Lynch

January 15, 2014 – 9:44 am | Comments Off on Teacher Profile: An interview with Cycle 1 teacher Mary Ellen Lynch3,328 views

Name: Mary Ellen Lynch
School and Board: St-Johns School Riverside SB
Level: Cycle 1
Subject: General (All)
Experience: 30 (15 yrs USA, 15 years QC)
 
 
I met Mary Ellen a few years ago in the context of an Action Research …

Brand New Tool, Same Old School?

December 18, 2013 – 12:31 pm | Comments Off on Brand New Tool, Same Old School?3,019 views

This is a guest post by Marc-André Lalande, a consultant with the RÉCIT Provincial Service in General Adult Education. It was originally published as part of the online newsletter Online PD Monthly.
Can you remember this? …

A Mentoring Model for Professional Development Part II: Epilogue

April 18, 2013 – 1:46 pm | Comments Off on A Mentoring Model for Professional Development Part II: Epilogue1,615 views

Towards the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, I wrote about a multi-board professional development initiative that involved mentoring. As the year draws slowly but surely to a close, the mentors got together to take …