A successful, educational integration of technology is much more than just using tools in your classroom. It’s asking yourself different questions, such as how will the technology engage students? How will it help support learning or push students to a deeper understanding? Your path to techology integration will look different from someone else’s and it doesn’t matter what your comfort level or level of expertise is. By setting goals and seeking support, you can successfully integrate technology in your classroom.
In the following sections, we have grouped the different resources available to you. The two main sections include Québec’s Digital Action Plan and information about RÉCIT consultants who are available to support you through professional development opportunites and connect you with other educators.
Action Plan on Digital Technology & Digital Competency Framework
In light of the Digital Action Plan ("Plan Numérique") recently implemented by the Quebec Ministry of Education, we have developed a resource to help you navigate these new technologies.
To see our documentation, please follow this link - Go to site
Digital Competency Framework: The aim of this framework is to develop digital competency, which is defined as a set of skills necessary to the confident, critical and creative use of digital technologies to achieve objectives with regard to learning - Go to site
Provincial RÉCIT and LEARN-RÉCIT Services
In Québec, there are both French and English RÉCIT services. Each school board has their own local RÉCIT consultant and each subject area has a team of National RÉCIT consultants. The Anglophone community also has a team of LEARN-RÉCIT consultants that contribute and support professional developement in line with Québec's Digital Action Plan.
Mandate Provincial RÉCIT and LEARN-RÉCIT consultants are available board-wide to:
1. Contribute to the development and sharing of national expertise in the use of technology and digital resources for supporting teaching and learning;
2. Support the development and sharing of this expertise with the local RÉCIT resource team, teachers and professionals who accompany teachers, through:
- the production, distribution, and promotion of resources that support teaching and learning through technology and digital resources (these resources are dedicated to the English community); - online and in-person workshops or training; - communities of practice and/or sharing.
Here is the team of Provincial and LEARN-RÉCIT consultants:
On Dec 12, 2017, 112 teachers, consultants, & school administrators from across Quebec came to the active learning classrooms at McGill University's Education buildingto talk about the connections between classroom space design and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Go to site This was across-sector day of learning with participants from elementary schools, high schools, adult education centres, vocational centres, and supportive organizations in the English and French sectors.
Congratulations to the organizing committee and facilitators: Andrea Prupas (EMSB), Avi Spector (RSB), Adam Finkelstein (McGill), and Tracy Rosen (CSSMI).
HONORE MERCIER PODCASTS: Students at Honoré Mercier Elementary School in St. Leonard were pretty busy during the first half of the school year, recording nine tri-lingual (English, French & Italian) podcasts about St. Léonard's most famous landmarks.
Celebrating an important achievement
From Café Milano - Montréal to the Caverne de St. Léonard, plaques will soon be placed in front of these famous locations with #QRCodes, which visitors can scan with their smart phone to listen.
Pedagogical organizations such as the RÉCIT and LEARN have greatly helped, in particular with setting up the BaladoWeb site that hosts all the podcasts. Go to site
In addition to the dedicated teachers (Elisa Infusini, Karina Lajeunesse and Antonietta Morena) a team of resource people also contributed to the success of the project: Sonia Marotta (principal), Kish Gué (local RÉCIT consultant), Dimitri Ilias (Panorama), Thomas Stenzel (LEARN) and Sandra Laine (RÉCIT).
(Sonia Marotta, Alan November and Kish Gué at the launch)
The project was launched at the Leonardo Da Vinci Center in Montréal where educational world leader Alan November was kind enough to offer a few words.
During the 2018-2019 school year, innovative projects within English school boards were funded through the Mesure 15081, “Digital Technology Innovation Projects”. We are pleased to present an overview of these projects and hope they will inspire you to try some in your community.
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