LEARN-CLC Newsletter

Sainte Agathe Academy CLC

Girls with purpose

The Girls Club at Ste-Agathe Academy CLC wanted to create a project to raise awareness about the issues affecting them and their communities. They decided they wanted to learn about extraordinary First Nation's Women. Originally, they were going to research their information online, but instead, thanks to a grant from the Girls Action Foundation, they invited two Aboriginal women to school to talk to them about a woman's role in aboriginal society. Their guests brought beads and deer hide and helped the girls create a medicine pouch filled with sacred plants. The pouches symbolize ʻprotection of the selfʼ and the group activity nourished the aspect of caring for each other. Teacher Monique Vacval said “witnessing the girls in action and watching them work with such purpose was girl power at its finest!”

Open Creative Space

More dates for educators

Curious about Makerspaces, ArtHives, Genius Hours and Passion Projects? There is no better way to learn about the maker movement than by living the experience yourself! By popular demand, LEARN will be hosting monthly Open Creative Space Days in 2016-2017. Our first session of the school year will be Friday, September 16th. Spaces are limited... so register today!

Kids Code Jeunesse

Advanced summer courses

Due to their enormous success, LEARN and Kids Code Jeunesse will again be offering two summer sessions of coding courses. We are adding some new offerings for kids who have already completed the Scratch and HTML courses: Intro to Python and Building Games with Scratch. For more information and to register, visit:

LEARN Web Events

Calling all presenters

Our last web event of the school year has come and gone. However, we are already busy planning for September! If you have a topic that you would like to see addressed for a future web event, please let us know. As well, if you are a potential presenter and have something to share with educators, parents or administrators, be sure to fill in the form below:

A “Premier” Experience

VIP's learn online at Grosse Ile

During a recent visit to the Magdalen Islands, Premier Couillard and Education Minister Proulx participated in one of LEARN's online classes. The math class, typical of LEARN's online and blended model, was comprised of students from all over Québec. The visitors were excited to be able to experience the benefits of online learning firsthand. For more, visit:


Making sense of the maker craze

The LEARN bloggers have long enjoyed discussing the maker movement and the role of creativity and passion in student engagement. Curious about Passion Projects? Maybe you want to find out what it's like to be an educator plunged into the role of Maker? Or maybe you need a Maker 101? Check out the following selection of blog posts for inspiration:

Laurier Macdonald CLC

Abuzz with activity

The Laurier Macdonald CLC teamed up with Alvéole, an organization that helps people install and care for urban honeybee colonies, to do just that at their school! Honeybee populations are in decline and if they disappear, so will much of our food supply. Knowing this information prompted Secondary IV students to learn more about honeybees and their importance within our ecosystem. What resulted from their research? They have been giving presentations to fellow students, writing articles for the school newsletter, creating an LMAC Bees Facebook publicity campaign, giving newspaper interviews, and preparing videoconferences for other CLC schools. The hives have been installed on the roof of the student entrance to the school and are visible from the library, this way all classes will safely see what the buzz is about!
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