LCEEQ
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May 2016

The LCEEQ Newsletter - Issue 018 - The May 2016 Edition

In this issue:

Breaking News: Bill 86 Shelved

The aftermath and what's to come...

Report: Leadership for School Improvement

A look at our Leadership Workshop

Are you working on your Professional Development Plan 2016-17?

Have a look at our directory of free professional development workshops

Our monthly winner

Login to LCEEQ.ca using your account to have a chance to win...

Upcoming dates...

STEMPower Conference
May 18-20, 2016

DEEN Annual Retreat
May 19-20 , 2016

PROCEDE Meeting
May 19, 2016

English Speaking Quebec Community Leaders and the Uses of History- A One Day Symposium – McGill
May 19, 2016

See the calendar!

The LCEEQ Newsletter - Issue 018 - The May 2016 Edition

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Summer Institute

Breaking News: Bill 86 Shelved

Education Minister, Sébastien Proulx, had a very busy twenty four hours late last week. On Thursday he announced that he would not approve the new History of Québec and Canada programme presently being piloted in Secondary III in both English and French schools in the province. Then on Friday at the Annual AAESQ/QESBA Spring Conference in St Sauveur, in a hall filled with Commissioners, School Board Managers, and in-school Administrators from the English Educational Community, he stated that he was scrapping the controversial Bill 86. He intends to present his own governance reform based on the views he heard during the public hearings into Bill 86. There is no surprise that the Minister received a long standing ovation as it appears that he is listening.

LCEEQ has been active in both of these matters consulting on the History programme in 2013 and following up in each of the two consecutive years. In April 2016 a brief on Bill 86 was deposited with the Ministry.

To add icing to the cake, Premier Philippe Couillard in his wrap up speech at the Liberal Party General Council on Sunday praised the English Educational Community saying, “We must say again to our English-speaking fellow Quebecers that the way they did things, the way they conducted their School Boards and their schools is the way to go for all Quebecers …” Considering the graduation rate in the English sector is eighty-five percent, he added that the English School Board were models for everyone in the province.

For details on LCEEQ, our positions and more visit our documents page.

Spotlight
ACES

Leadership For School Improvement

LCEEQ has been offering intensive leadership training sessions for administrators and those aspiring to the position for several years. The six-day training is generally offered three days in April and the balance in August, just before the reopening of schools for the new academic year. Each annual programme is different, incorporating the latest research in the field. Participants who have completed the six-day programme are affectionately known as Graduates and are invited back each subsequent year to take advantage of the presenters that are new to the programme thus giving everyone an opportunity to hone their leadership skills.

For session details and photos, click here.

Are you working on your Professional Development Plan 2016-17?

Spotlight
ACES

The PD Directory contains local resources gleaned from presentations/workshops, that were very positively evaluated by participants attending LCEEQ Annual Conferences since 2012 (except for 2015 which featured John Hattie and his team). From a survey designed to have teachers from across the province identify professional development needs, several themes were identified: methods of student assessment, technology as a pedagogical tool in the classroom, subject area content and methodology, preparing engaging work for students and creating an atmosphere of respect within the classroom. The Directory contains offerings that respond to these areas of need.

Check out the LCEEQ PD Directory.

Our monthly winner

Monthly Winner

Our latest winner, chosen at random for simply logging into the LCEEQ.ca website with her LCEEQ account, is Ruth Ahern, Assistant Director General and Director of Education, and Director of Adult Education and Vocational Training at the Western Quebec School Board. Ruth won a one hundred dollar gift certificate from Chapters which permits her to stock up on some summer reading. Follow Ruth's example by logging into your LCEEQ account on a regular basis and you could be the next winner. Each time you log in improves your chances to win.

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