Towards an Understanding of Psychoeducational Evaluations – Presented by ALDI

 webeventlogoDate: February 5, 2015

Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm EST


Description: Psychoeducational evaluation reports can often be intimidating and overwhelming. What does it all mean and how can it be used for educational planning? The goal of this event is sensitize teachers and other professionals to the elements of a psychoeducational evaluation in order to help them better understand and apply the assessment data towards educational instruction.

Presenters: Elizabeth Shoiry
Elizabeth Shoiry is an accredited neuropsychologist who has extensive experience working with students of all ages, families, teachers, administrators, and other professionals. She is a skilled examiner who has been providing expert psychological assessments for more than 20 years in order to support students who have learning disabilities, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, cognitive impairments, behavioral and/or social emotional concerns, and other conditions that can affect a student’s performance in school. Her evaluations not only provide an understanding of the student’s learning and behavioral profile, but are also used as a blueprint towards the development of individualized intervention plans that incorporate research based recommendations and practices.

Style of Event: webcast

Target Audience: Teachers of Pre-school, Elementary, Secondary, Resource and Administrators

Maximum 30 participants

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Helping Students Succeed in School: How-To’s to the Rescue!

 webeventlogoDate: January 27, 2015

Time: 8:00 – 9:00 pm EST


Description: LEARN’s How-To project was born out of the need to put common pedagogical tasks in the hands of the students. How-To’s are short but detailed step by step instructions for various things that students need to do for different subjects. They help students become autonomous and provide extra scaffolding for students who need it. This dynamic web event will explore the various How-To’s on the site and will include a question and answer session with some of their creators. As well, suggestions for future development will be discussed with participants.

Presenters: Sylwia Bielec, Kerry Cule, Julie Paré, Paul Rombough & Kristine Thibeault

Style of Event: webcast / discussion

Subjects addressed: Social Science, ELA, FLS, Visual Arts, Science

Target Audience: Elementary Cycle 3 and Secondary Teachers

Maximum 30 participants

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Let’s Talk Books: Book Suggestions for your Secondary Students


webeventlogoDate: December 8, 2014


Time: 8:00 – 9:00 pm EST


Description: A Panel of people passionate about books will share some of their favourites for use with secondary students. These may be ideas for classroom use or just recommendations for both avid and reluctant readers. Bring some ideas to share with others. Let’s talk books.

Presenters: Andrea Borod (AKA the Book Dumpling) and Louise Bourque

Style of Event: webcast / discussion

Target AudienceSecondary Teachers, Education Consultants. 

Maximum 30 participants

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Social Media Courses for Teachers

ADEs (Apple Distinguished Educators) have prepared some books which are available in iTunes which will help teachers learn about social media for themselves and their students. Just click here. 

The books can be read on your computer or via the iTunesU app on a tablet.


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October is Connected Educators Month

cem.pngA lot of free PD is happening for Connected Educators Month. Here is a link to the web site

The calendar contains many events per day hosted by a variety of organizations. Many of the events are archived in case you are unable to attend at the posted time.

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CampEd / EdCamp 2014

1. You are invited to Edcamp Montréal 2014
2. For more (see info below)

Where: École Lionel-Groulx
2725 Plessis
Longueuil, QC J4L 1S3

When: Saturday Nov 8th from 9:00 – 3:00 EDT

An edcamp is an “Off Broadway” pedagogical day. Participants from preschool, primary school, high school, and specialized schools arrive in the morning, take a few minutes to discuss, have coffee and listen to a brief introductory message. Then, you find out what it is all about. The particularity of an Edcamp is that any registered participant can propose a workshop: on the spot, without any prior notification, in French or in English. Of course, you don’t have to launch a workshop at Edcamp, your enthusiastic participation suffices!

To register click here!

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LEARN-RECIT Technology and Learning Summit


Theme: Connected Learning – Connected Lives

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Reshan Richards, co-developer of Explain Everything

How are your colleagues helping students to make connections?

Learn how your colleagues are:

  • Bringing learners together across contexts, grades and locations
  • Making links beyond the classroom and contributing to the broader community
  • Weaving ideas together and building on them
  • Using technology in ways that strengthen and further these connections

Registration is now open!  The conference fee of $180 (taxes incl.) includes a buffet luncheon

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Bullies: Their Making and Unmaking


Date: October 9, 2014

Time: 8:00 – 9:00 pm EDT

Once we understand how bullies are made, our attempts to unmake them can be more effective and long lasting. Most prevailing approaches to this problem assume that bullying is either learned behaviour or the result of a failure to acquire social skills. This presentation will dissect the bully syndrome to reveal its deep instinctive roots in the dynamics of attachment and vulnerability. This understanding will then inform interventions that are more likely to be successful.

Presenter: Eva de Gosztonyi

Eva de Gosztonyi, M.A., is a psychologist who has worked for 40 years in schools across Canada. She is the Co-ordinator of the Centre of Excellence for Behaviour Management, a support to the English School Boards of Quebec, helping them to provide effective interventions for students with behavioural challenges. Eva bases her interventions on current brain research and practices that are congruent with the Neufeld attachment-based developmental paradigm.

Style of Event: webcast

Target Audience: all levels: teachers, administrators,

Maximum 30 participants

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The Multi-Faceted Role of the Resource Teacher


Date: September 22, 2014

Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm EDT


 When working with students with special needs, the resource teacher can be a key link between the student with special needs, classroom practices and school environment.

During the fall of 2013 a survey was distributed to resource teachers within the English School Boards asking about the tasks they perform.  The results of this survey provide invaluable insight into the role of the Resource Teacher and acts as a springboard for a conversation about the role of resource support in the delivery of special education within your school.

This webinar is best suited for those who work with students with special needs.

  • Resource teachers will benefit from hearing about what the results of the research show about tasks performed.
  • Classroom teachers will benefit from hearing about what models of classroom/resource collaboration best support students with special needs.
  • Administrators will benefit from hearing about the importance of the implementation of a focused special education delivery model and the role that the resource teacher could have within this.

Please join me to learn what resource teachers in our province had to say about their roles and about ways in which that knowledge can best support you, your classroom and your school in relation to supporting student with special needs!

Presenter: Tara Wheeler
Tara has worked with students with behavioural, intellectual and physical disabilities for 16 years. She has been a Resource Teacher, Special Education Consultant and is now the Project Development Officer for the Work-Oriented Training Path. She has a Masters in Educational Leadership and so is interested in both special education and educational leadership.

Style of Event: webcast

Target Audience: Support Teachers, Administrators, Classroom Teachers (elementary and secondary)

Maximum 30 participants

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Dynamiser son cours de FLS avec des outils du Web 2.0 : exemples de scénarios pédagogiques


Cyberconférence pédagogique


Date :  Jeudi le 29 mai, 20h à 21h (HEA)

Description : De plus en plus, les enseignants du FLE/S proposent des outils didactiques variés qui placent la perspective actionnelle, les Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication et la dimension (inter)culturelle au cœur de l’apprentissage. Le Cadre Européen Commun de Référence pour l’enseignement des Langues (CECRL) propose un ensemble de concepts propres à revivifier l’enseignement/apprentissage des langues étrangères.

Parmi ces concepts, le scénario pédagogique, qui fait l’objet de nombreuses définitions, place l’apprenant comme acteur social. L’aspect de définition qui nous intéresse le plus est qu’une situation d’apprentissage évaluée (SAÉ) est décrite et organisée par un enseignant utilisant les technologies numériques et visant l’appropriation d’un ensemble précis de connaissances afin d’encadrer les apprentissages de ses apprenants. Un scénario précise notamment les connaissances visées, les rôles des acteurs et leurs activités ainsi que les ressources de manipulation de connaissances, outils et services nécessaires à la mise en œuvre de ces activités (Valérie Emin,

Dans notre présentation, nous explorerons la démarche suivie par l’enseignant dans un scénario pédagogique en classe de langues. Nous montrerons ensuite comment l’utilisation des technologies permet à l’apprenant de jouer ce rôle actif en développant son autonomie, en suscitant sa motivation et en facilitant l’interaction avec la communauté.

Public ciblé : Enseignant.e.s de français langue seconde ou langue maternelle au sécondaire, administrateurs, université

Conférencière : Cynthia Eid
Conseillère pédagogique au vice rectorat adjoint aux études, services de soutien à l’enseignement, Université de Montréal, Canada. Elle est aussi développeuse de matériel pédagogique pour le ministère de l’Immigration et des communautés culturelles (MICC) au Québec.

Cynthia EID occupe le poste de Directrice de l’École française de Middlebury à Mills, Oakland, Californie pendant les étés.

Elle a été Vice-présidente aux relations internationales et Directrice du Pôle Langues Vivantes à l’Université Antonine à Baabda au Liban depuis 2002- jusqu’à septembre 2012.

Elle a aussi été Professeure invitée à l’ILOB, Université d’Ottawa, Canada ainsi que dans d’autres universités américaines de 2009 -2012.

Elle est détentrice de :

  • Ph. D., Doctorat en Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication (SIC), option Ingénierie de l’enseignement/apprentissage des Langues étrangères, Université Lille Nord de France, France
  • Ph. D., Doctorat en Droit International Public, Faculté de Droit, Université René Descartes, Paris V, la Sorbonne, France
  • Professeure de Phonétique progressive.
  • Auteure de plusieurs ouvrages et articles en enseignement du Français sur Objectifs spécifiques, de FLE  de didactique, de phonétique, de Droit de l’environnement, de la Méditerranée.

Décoration et insignes
Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, décret du Premier Ministre français, François Fillon, en date du 29 août 2011.

Lieu: Plate-forme interactive Zenlive

Limite de 30 participants


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