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: the 4th Digital Day in Education, the winners of the Canadian Financial Literacy Challenge, the new Canadian Network of Playful Schools, an indigenous escape game, a series of podcasts about sexuality in the digital age, and more!
Please note that the use of animated GIFs in this short news feed is for entertainment purposes only!
4th Digital Education Day
Mark your calendars! The fourth edition of Digital Education Day will take place on November 4, 2022. This event is primarily aimed at educators, educational advisors and school administrators from public and private networks, as well as those of indigenous organizations in education.
Winners of the Canadian Financial Literacy Challenge
The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education and its partner CIBC have announced the winners of the My Money, My Future Canadian Financial Literacy Challenge. They are high school students, ages 14 to 18, challenged to create new tools and resources to help young Canadians improve their financial literacy and capabilities.
The first place winners are Laïla Lescot, Sarah Leshob and Elena Feddog of Montreal, Quebec. They share a $10,000 scholarship.
Hear them talk about their project.
Check out their graduation project: a magazine about financial literacy.
Second place goes to Dayna Xiao of Kanata, Ontario. She will receive a $5,000 scholarship. Danika Nell from Boissevain (Manitoba) received the 3rd prize and will receive $2,500.
The winning designs and those of the regional nominees are featured on the website mymoneymyfuturechallenge.ca. Some resources are available in French on this site defimonargentmonavenir.ca. For teachers, parents and youth, it also helps to learn about money matters, acquire financial skills and be better able to build a bright financial future.
Launch of the call for papers for the 5th Symposium
The 5th symposium on knowledge transfer in education will take place on April 19, 2023 at the Université Laval and online. The theme that will be discussed is adaptation. A call for papers has just been launched for practitioners and researchers who want to share their experiences or knowledge with regard to this topic.
The theme of adaptation is treated from three angles: Adaptation in times of pandemic: what do we want to preserve?, Adaptation at the heart of health and well-being, Adaptation in the age of information and data.
Discover the call for papers. The call is open until the fall, but places are limited.
The New Canadian Network of Playful Schools (RCÉL)
Funded by a grant from the LEGO Foundation and led by educational researchers from the University of Ottawa, the RCÉL is a newly established network of French and Anglophone public schools across Canada that promote play-based learning for middle-aged students, i.e. elementary cycles 2 and 3 and secondary cycle 1 in Quebec, and classes 4 to 8 in the other Canadian provinces.
The new network is currently recruiting schools to strengthen its ranks. The deadline to submit your request is July 8, 2022. Full details can be found on the site: https://playjouer.ca/fr/.
Agrifood comes to school
The educational project L’agroalimentaire s’invite à l’école (AAIE) will be deployed in nine additional schools. The AAIE program aims to make children aware of the realities of the agricultural world. In this way they become aware of the importance of eating better, while they become acquainted with the products from Quebec and the importance of consuming locally.
Read the press release.
- An indigenous escape game to raise awareness of Sixties Scoop: A virtual escape game created by a team from Alberta featuring a survivor of the Sixties Scoop to educate players about the realities of this chapter in Canadian history.
- École Garneau vibrates with robots: in recent years all the pupils of the Garneau Elementary School have been doing robotics.
Finally, enjoy the summer!
If you want even more, you can (re)watch last week’s #Édubrèves.