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This section contains information on the GOAL and related resources available online and in print, locally and around the province.

References for DDP Program

Here is a document for the DDP Program.

Videoclips on professionals using math in their everyday work. 

These links can be used in a math class to highlight the importance of the three sequences (cultural, technical or scientific math) in Secondary Cycle Two, Year One.

Math in Action: Cake Artistry Video

See how basic cake batter turns into an artistic masterpiece. Frederick County cake designer Amanda Shafer uses measurement, transformation and proportional reasoning to create a decadent four-tiered treat.

Math in Action: Sculpture Video

Meet modern art sculptor Mary Ann Mears and see how she uses everyday math to design and construct models, calculate amounts and costs of materials and place her contemporary creations in cities and gardens.

Math in Action: Architecture Video

Explore the intersection of engineering and art with architect Eric Beck! Observe how he uses geometry and measurement to design buildings and create budgets.

Math in Action: Urban Planning Video

See how the environment we live in affects how we live, learn and play! Urban planner Dr. Alex Chen explains how he uses math and digital technology to determine the location and amenities within neighborhoods and cities.

Math in Action: Landscape Architecture Video

Learn how landscape designer Om Khurjekar uses measurement and symmetry to design and integrate a new terrace into the architecture of Loyola University.

Gilda Gangai

High School Liaison, Vanier College 
Services offered include personalized workshops on the math sequences, program requirements and Sec. IV and V courses offered at the CEGEP, career fairs, student-for-a-day activities, etc. Tel: 514-744-7500, ext. 7613

The Futures Channel

The Futures Channel provides videoclips on careers and trades http://www.thefutureschannel.com/

DVD - Hope Builders

A DVD on the documentary, Hope Builders , by filmmaker Fernand Dansereau is available at the National Film Board (www.nfb.ca/boutique) which illustrates the research-action approach in solving problems related to the environment.
This documentary can be used in a GOAL based activity or project on team-building, addressing environmental issues and making connections to the real world.

Bridge Programs Chart

Here is a chart on the bridge programs leading to a vocational training certification and requiring Secondary 3 (Math, Language of Instruction and English as a Second Language).


Imagings, Bulletin from the Real Game Series is now available online. Here is a copy of the Fall 2010 issue. There are sample students and teacher survey tools, videos, tutorials and other matierals. http://www.lifework.ca/lifework/whatsnew.html

United Kingdom's Employability Skills Commission

The application guide focuses on the four personal skills required of learners to progress in the world of work. These are:
  • Self-management
  • Thinking and problem solving
  • Working together and communicating
  • Understanding the business
The guide is an application of 'The New Overarching Professional Standards for Teachers, Tutors and Trainers in the Lifelong Learning Sector' and provides detail for the standards relating to employability.

Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada has a section on career resources, Canadian employment trends 6a-eng. hhttp://www.statcan.gc.ca/kits-trousses/courses-cours/edu05_000tm

Environmental Careers Organization (ECO)-ECO Canada Video Context

The ECO Canada Student Video Contest has begun.  Secondary Cycle Two students, along with an educator sponsor, create a video highlighting environmental practitioners working on a local environmental issue for a chance to win 2000 $ for a school initiative.  Creativity, community outreach, and current issues are key!  To enter a team from your school, go to www.eco.ca/videocontestUpload your video onto the ECO Canada website by April 1, 2010.

Montreal Hooked on School's mission

Regional organizations on school retention and school success, please consult the Réseau Réussite Montréal website, born from the union of Montreal Hooked on School and the Table des partenaires pour la persévérance scolaire à montreal.  Montreal Hooked on School's mission is to mobilize all partners in Montreal and become a focal point for initiatives that have a positive impact on young people, parents, and other concerned parties, with the objective of increasing student and school success, and reconnecting with school www.reseaureussitemontreal.ca

Montérégie's website

Here is the Montérégie's website on GOAL in the Montérégie region.  You can have access to learning activities and to the bulletins, Orient Express. Please consult the website for the inventory of Goal projects.


Here is the first e-Newsletter of the National Life/Work Centre entitled Imaginings.  You will find information on The Real Game online training sessions for trainings, a new version of Smart Options Plus for Secondary Cycle Two students and a Career Sector survey. http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs037/1102397751459/archive/1102447543958.html

Virtual Community Centre

Launch of the Virtual Community Centre from the Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d'orientation et des psychoéducateurs et des psychoéducatrices du Québec (OCCOPPQ) to share resources on the QEP, on guidance issues related to the choice of math sequence, path and career possibilities.

www.choixavenir.ca - guidance counsellors career advisors and GOAL coordination will be able to access this website with a password. For more information, please consult the OCCOPPQ's website at  www.occoppq.qc.ca or contact by telephone at 514 737-4717.

QEP and Statistics Canada bulletin on Learning Resources

This bulletin presents free information and teaching materials available on Statistics Canada's Learning Resources website, which is located at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/learningresources.

In this issue:

1. Feature: Spring (elementary-secondary)
2. Canada at a Glance 2009: free brochure and lessons (intermediate-secondary)
3. It's not too late to give your class an advantage! (elementary-secondary)
4. Social Studies lesson: Ethnic origins and visible minorities (secondary)
5. Food studies: articles from Canadian Agriculture at a Glance (secondary)
6. Envirostats: Transportation in the North (secondary)
7. Education services in your region

Chapeau, les filles!

There is a mobile exposition on Physics and Women with activities for students.
There are also innovative projects with respect to non-traditional careers  www.inforoutefpt.org/ensemble_dossiers_meq/metierstm or www.inforoutefpt.org
For more information, please contact Anne Thibault, coordinator at Concours Chapeau, les filles! et Excelle Science at 418-646-1536, ext. 2320 or at anne.thibault@mels.gouv.qc.ca.

CETECH website

Liste of websites on employment matters, job seeking skills,  statistics, and more
Please consutl the Centre d'études sur l'emploi et les technologies (CETECH) website at:

Career Cruising's latest bulletin!

Here is a copy of Career Cruising's latest bulletin.  
For more information on the career information database, please consult the website at www.careercruising.com.

Comités sectoriels de main-d'oeuvre du bioalimentaire

A new website has been developed for students and teachers from the four sectorial committee on biofoods (Comités sectoriels de main-d'oeuvre du bioalimentaire (production agricole, pêches maritimes, transformation alimentaire et commerce de l'alimentation).
This website is aimed for Secondary Cycle Two students who are enrolled in GOAL activities, Personal Orientation Project and Exploration of Vocational Training programs. To sign up or to explore the activities, please consult the following website: http://www.tabouffe.com.

MELS documentation on GOAL: Making Dreams Come True  www.mels.gouv.qc.ca/dgfj/csc/pdf/Brochure_eng.pdf

Secondary Cycle 2  www.mels.gouv.qc.ca/sections/programmeFormation/secondaire2/index_en.asp

Complementary Educational Services ˆ In Brief  http://www.mels.gouv.qc.ca/DGFJ/csc/pdf/19-7036A.pdf

Articles in Schoolscapes, 2007-2008  http://www.mels.gouv.qc.ca/sections/virage4/index_en.asp?page=ppo2

Articles from Western Quebec School Board  http://www.wqsb.qc.ca/mydestiny/links.html

GOAL at Kativik School Board  http://kativik.net/pp/index.php?module=subjects&func=viewpage&pageid=156

GOAL:  A preliminary assessment, MELS  http://www.mels.gouv.qc.ca/ecolemontrealaise/pdf/sommaireecoleorientantealoeuvreanglais.pdf


This is a new section to the GOAL website.  You will find information on new documents, partnerships and resources related to GOAL.
http://www.mels.gouv.qc.ca/sections/artetculture2/index_en.asp  - Bulletin on the Arts and Culture in Quebec Schools
Diane Shank is a co-ordinator and on the Editorial Board.

In this section, you will find information on the MELS' Budgetary Rules for 2008-2009. 

New books on Career development

Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrom and High Functioning Autism
by Temple Grandin and Kate Duffy

Firestarters : 100 Job Profiles to Inspire Young Women
by Kelly Beatty, Dale Salvaggio Bradshaw
Firestarter is an inspiring book that describes interesting professions and fascinating news careers in an informative and positive format. Firestarterd uses a fun, personal approach to feature five important themes: balancing life and career, being independent, finding enjoyable work, not worrying about what others may think, and getting a degree. It includes definitions of key new terms, sidebars for reflecting on the lessons readers can draw from the profiles, and an index of job titles.

Centre for Energy

One of the mandates of the Centre for Energy is to provide first-class materials to assist teachers in achieving their learning objectives in environmental studies, geography, English language arts, information and communication technology, math, physics, science, social studies.

We know that Canadian teachers require easy access to energy-related information and current events, and they are looking for a reliable resource for research purposes. The Centre for Energy provides that central source of Canadian energy information, and builds upon the education role formerly assumed by the Petroleum Communication Foundation (PCF).

Click Energy for Education, then click on k-12

CyberCap/Intégration socioprofessionnelle et prevention du décrochage scolaire par le multimedia

Chantal Francescutto, agente de liaison
(514) 861-7700 poste 304          Chantal@cybercap.qc.ca
Courses are offered in French, howerever, bilingual students are welcomed to participate.


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