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October 10, 2018 – 3:06 pm | One Comment | 356 views

I 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 …

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Leveraging Fortnite in Education: What can educators learn from games?

October 3, 2018 – 11:45 am | 2 Comments | 268 views

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 …

« Tu fais quoi maman ? » Les multiples rôles du conseiller pédagogique en FLS

September 26, 2018 – 9:47 am | 2 Comments | 2,705 views

Du 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 : …

Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team

June 20, 2018 – 9:55 am | Comments Off on Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team294 views

As the on-going reflections and corrections of the 2017-2018 school year begin to swirl furiously in your brain, LEARN wishes to support you in turning essays into chilly cocktails, exams into sunny porches, book reports …

Supporting the (Online) Student as Individual

June 5, 2018 – 9:03 pm | One Comment | 814 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 …

Teacher Reflections on LEARN’s Self-Paced Blended Learning Year 1

June 1, 2018 – 12:52 pm | Comments Off on Teacher Reflections on LEARN’s Self-Paced Blended Learning Year 1244 views

This is Part 2 of a two-part post. You can read the first part here.

My last post described the creation stages and final product of our first year in what we called the Self-Paced Blended …

LEARN’s Self-Paced Blended Learning – Year 1

May 30, 2018 – 11:27 am | 4 Comments | 635 views

This post is part 1 of a two-part series.

Have you ever put your life’s work all in one place and tried to make it coherent and meaningful and beautiful? Me neither… until this year!
At LEARN, …

Écrire à la manière d’un auteur! Une approche pour la production écrite en FLS

May 9, 2018 – 6:47 am | Comments Off on Écrire à la manière d’un auteur! Une approche pour la production écrite en FLS548 views

Le 26 avril dernier a eu lieu le tout premier colloque L’école de demain s’affiche! des finissants des baccalauréats en éducation de l’Université de Montréal. Ce colloque, présenté sous forme d’affiches, marquait la fin de la formation …

A blast from the past or back to the future?

May 1, 2018 – 4:22 pm | One Comment | 245 views
Gestetner Rotary Cyclostyle

Some time ago, my past caught up with me and it was both a pleasure and a shock.
In 1968, at the ripe young age of 22, I was a chemistry teacher to a group of …

Avoir le courage d’être vulnérable

March 19, 2018 – 10:07 am | 2 Comments | 938 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 …

STEAMing up Learning: Robotics heats up at Laval Senior

February 13, 2018 – 8:05 pm | Comments Off on STEAMing up Learning: Robotics heats up at Laval Senior507 views
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This is a guest post by SWLSB Science and Technology consultant Samuel Altarac.
How many times do we hear that math and science are boring and not creative? After witnessing the energy and imagination present at …