Good Tuesday! These are the #Edubrèves of the week. Feel free to share them or write to me if you have any news to share.
In this issue: A new certificate for non-legally qualified people already in secondary education, the Constellation of the Bear in Nova Scotia, the most used emojis on Twitter, Quebec students shine at the World Robotics Championships in Texas , the Quebec Youth Recognition Awards and much more!
Please note that the use of animated GIFs in this short news feed is for entertainment purposes only!
Five Quebec Universities Launch New Certificate suitable for substitutes in the middle of secondary education
In a context where the province’s school service centers are increasingly relying on short- and medium-term replacement education due to the shortage of teaching staff, the Université du Québec and Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), l TÉLUQ University, the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières (UQTR), the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi (UQAC) and the University of Quebec in Outaouais (UQO) launch a new certificate adapted to replace workers in secondary education. This certificate, which combines the expertise of the five universities, will be offered 100% remotely from the autumn of 2022.
This secondary education support certificate aims to enable substitute teachers to work with students of this educational level. It is particularly aimed at people who are not legally qualified and who are already in secondary education and who want to improve their teaching strategies.
Informational webinars will take place on June 8 at 7:00 PM and June 9 at 12:00 PM. to pass on all relevant information about this new certificate, its objectives, training plan, etc. and to answer questions.
For more details about the program and to register for the webinar: suppleanceausecondaryaire.ca.
Read the full press release.
The Zodiac Sign of the Bear in Nova Scotia
The Constellation de l’Ours, from the Quebec studio Nanomonx, was chosen to support the writing skills of all students in group 4e on the 6e years in Nova Scotia for three years. This digital resource is designed to develop the writing, reading and social skills of primary school students.
The Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has released a Request for Proposals to source digital resources to support teachers in developing students’ writing skills. By proposing The Constellation of the Bear, Nanomonx met all the selection criteria and was awarded the contract.
Read the press release.
Two new books in education
1- Teaching in a difficult environment by Stéphane Méry, Doctor of Sociology and Educational Sciences. Available at bookstores in Canada and at Fnac in France.
2- Teaching in a flipped classroom by Marie Soulie, French teacher and trainer in active and digital educational pedagogy, coming soon on Amazon. ca or from 16 June at ESF Human Sciences.
Develop scientific culture and innovation
On May 19, the Quebec Ministry of Economy and Innovation launched the Quebec Strategy for Research and Investment in Innovation (SQRI2) to “accelerate the transition of the idea to the market” and promote the commercialization of innovations from Quebec. One of the axes of the Strategy is aimed at developing talents and scientific culture.
With this theme, the government indicates how important it is to introduce young people to science at an early age. It announces support for organizations promoting science and innovation, as well as the organization of major events in all regions of Quebec. Emphasis will be placed on projects related to scientific information, research in French and the fight against misinformation. Details have yet to be revealed.
The most used emojis on Twitter
What are the most used emojis on Twitter by country? Using data from February 2022, Crossword Solver has created a world map of the most used emojis in the world on Twitter.
- The emoji crying with joy 😂 is the most used emoji in the world, it tops the rankings in 75 countries.
- More generally, the crying emoji 😂 and the red heart emoji ❤️ are the two most tweeted emojis by most countries.
Quebec Youth Recognition Awards
The Reconnaissance jeunesse du Québec awards annually highlight the exemplary actions of committed young people, as well as the remarkable contributions of actors committed to youth. 11 awards in five categories were recently presented. Discover the winners.
Texas Robotics World Championships
Four robotics teams from Massey-Vanier High School in Cowansville competed in the Texas Robotics World Championships. Three of them have not only made their divisional playoffs, but are in the Canadian top 10 and the world top 60. They are told “well done!”.
The Vex World Championships took place May 2-8 in Dallas. Four of the six Quebec teams that earned their bye in the provincial finals actually came from Massey-Vanier.
Details of the next challenge for the 2023 Championships have already been released. Prepare yourselves! The robots that will compete on a playing field will have to be able to score points by throwing small Frisbees into baskets, a bit like disc golf.
A report from the daily newspaper La Voix de l’Est
The LCDF evening 2022, a great success for Le code des filles
More than 75 high school students gathered to meet experienced IT and digital professionals at the LCDF evening on May 19. In the form of a “speed meeting”, inspiring women were given the opportunity to share their journey and answer questions from young people to inform them about the technical labor market and the opportunities offered.
In the evening, a conference ‘Fail stories’ also took place, where some people were invited to come and present a failure that occurred in their lives at an academic or professional level and from which they could proudly recover, giving them a part of their forging character.
The Girls’ Code (LCDF) is an organization founded by girls for young people! Through various educational, informational and personal development actions, Le code des filles aims to challenge, interest and involve the next generation of women so that they actively participate in the digital transformation that is underway.
Thoughts on business models in associations and the benefits of membership
REFAD’s most recent lecture focused on the scope of the Freemium – Premium approach as a business model for the education sector. The two “experts in residence” Olivier Alfieri, doctoral student at the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa and architect of digital training at Elearning Studio, and Daniel Baril, Director General of the Institute for Cooperation for Education for adults (ICEA), received their guests Hubert Lalande of the University of Ottawa and Julie Pigeon of the Edteq association.
According to Mr. Lalande, “Organizations whose business model succeeds in sustaining often exhibit an attitude of co-construction, public-private synergy and complementarity coupled with listening to user needs”.
In addition, for Ms. Pigeon, “The power of networking among members and the power of numbers remain salient points of the associative model at Edteq, according to Julie Pigeon. The spirit of collaboration and exchange fosters strong support for this entrepreneurial community in digital education” .
Read a report of the discussion.
Listen to the discussion.
Spotted on the Facebook account of Valérie Sugg., Psy
Finally, the sprint to the end of the year has really started.
If you want even more, you can (re)watch last week’s #Édubrèves.