LCEEQ Newsletter

October 19, 2015

The LCEEQ Newsletter - Issue 010 - The Mid-October Issue

In this issue:

Responding to Text - A Research Development Grant

ETSB's Report and 3 PD Videos funded by LCEEQ in partnership with the ETSB

Welcoming the Assistant Deputy Minister

The introduction of Anne-Marie Lepage

Our monthly winner

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October 21st-23rd, 2015

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October 22nd, 2015

LCEEQ Steering Committee Meeting
October 30th, 2015.

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The LCEEQ Newsletter - Issue 010 - The Mid-October Issue

Responding to Text - A Research Development Grant in Action

Research Development Grant

In the summer of 2014, LCEEQ awarded a Resource Development Grant to a team of educators headed by Wendy King of the Eastern Townships School Board. The team included teachers from the ETSB as well as support from the MEESR ELA Evaluations team.

The goals included:

  • understanding exactly what response is
  • moving students away from “formula” writing of responses to more critical thinking and authentic discussions of the meaning they are making of the text and support for their ideas (including structures and features, and connections)
  • finding different ways of “practicing” response other than just the writing of full responses
  • understanding (and having students understand) the new response rubric

To see the project report and the resource videos produced by Wendy King and her team with support from LCEEQ’s Resource Development Grant program, click here.

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LCEEQ welcomes the new assistant deputy minister

Anne-Marie Lepage assumes her responsibilities today as the newly appointed Assistant Deputy Minister for the English-Speaking and Aboriginal Communities and for Cultural Diversity. We wish her well in this important role and look forward to working with her in close harmony serving the needs of these communities.

Click here for the press release (french language).

Our monthly winner

Report Card

Lisa Jacobsen, Pedagogy and Technology Integration Specialist and Technology Teacher at The Study in Montreal is the LCEEQ prize winner for September 2015. Lisa received a one hundred dollar gift certificate from Cadillac Fairview which entitles her to shop at a number of centers in and around Montreal. What did Lisa do to win this prize, you ask? She simply logged into her LCEEQ account to get the latest information. You could be a winner by doing the same!

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