LCEEQ Newsletter

September 2017

The LCEEQ Newsletter - Issue 030 - The "is it already mid-September?" Edition

In this issue:

Welcome Back

A New Year Brings New Challenges

PDIG Round 2

PDIGs Nearing the End of Round Two...

2018 Conference Workshop Proposals

LCEEQ Conference 2018 – The Thinking Classroom

Our Summer 2017 Winner

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Upcoming dates...

DEEN Meeting
September 14-15, 2017

DEEN Languages Network
September 15, 2017

PROCEDE Meeting
September 21, 2017

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The LCEEQ Newsletter - Issue 030 - The "is it already mid-September?" Edition

A New Year Brings New Challenges

Intro Video Link

The evenings are cooler, the leaves are beginning to change, Friday traffic is as busy as any other day of the week, and summer vacation is just a memory. School is back in session!

LCEEQ hopes that you had a memorable holiday, a chance to do a few of the things that you love to do but just don’t have the time to enjoy during the school year. We encourage you to implement some of those new ideas and strategies you had a chance to reflect on during the more leisurely holiday period. Try them out in your workplace to create the best learning and teaching opportunities possible.

LCEEQ is beginning a new two-year cycle and welcomes a new President, Geoffrey Hipps, Director of Pedagogical Services at the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. He will be ably assisted by the Vice-President, Mark Sutherland, Director of Instructional Services, Adult and Vocational Education, Central Quebec School Board. LCEEQ represents all levels of education in the English sector. Click here to see who represents your interests.

One valuable service is the LCEEQ Calendar. When planning events check to see if there are any conflicts with the dates you are considering. We would be delighted to include important dates for your organization. There is a link where you can provide the necessary information to be listed. Check the Calendar regularly to get a pulse of what is happening in the English Educational Community.

PDIG Round 2

LCEEQ-Annual Seminar

Last Spring the PDIG project sparked a great deal of interest with one hundred sixty-eight proposals submitted, totalling more than one million dollars. The initial budget was four hundred thousand dollars. All ninety-two proposals that were deemed to meet the criteria by the evaluating teams received funding totaling $487 401.45. Applicants whose submission was evaluated as not meeting the criteria were informed that they would be eligible for a Round Two, if additional funds were secured.

In late July, the community at large was informed that a second round of applications would be entertained as an additional two hundred thousand dollars was provided by the Ministry. Given that the timeline was short, those who had not been successful in the Spring received a direct mailing informing them that they could access their original proposals. In this way, the necessary changes could be made in order to better meet the criteria.

You can read the memo that was widely distributed in late July and visit thePDIG application site for more detailed information.

The deadline for Round Two Submissions is September 15, 2017. Applicants will be informed of the decision of the evaluators by October 6, 2017 so that successful proposals can be implemented in a timely manner so as to meet the May 1, 2018 reporting deadline.

LCEEQ Conference 2018 – The Thinking Classroom

LCEEQ-Annual Seminar

Plans are well underway for LCEEQ’s major Professional Activity of the year – the Annual Conference held each February where hundreds of educators from across the province gather to learn together. We have secured keynote speakers including Dr. Barrie Bennett, Dr. Garfield Gini-Newman and Jessica Ross from Project Zero at Harvard University. The Conference Website, including registration information, will be available in the weeks ahead.

One important ingredient is the workshop sessions offered by local educators at all levels from Pre-School through University. There are amazing things happening in our classrooms to support critical thinking. These ideas need to be celebrated and shared with colleagues across the province. This is the perfect opportunity to do so.

You are encouraged to visit the Call for Proposals page to listen to the invitation from some of our featured speakers and to submit a presentation proposal. The deadline for submissions is the end of September.

In the meantime, mark your calendars for February 12-13, 2018 at the Sheraton Laval Hotel. Each Board/Association has a quota, so if you are interested in attending make certain that the person responsible at your organization is aware of your interest as available spaces fill quickly.

Our Summer21 Winner

Monthly Winner

Steve Weary is in his fifth year as Principal at Sunnyside Elementary School in Stanstead, where this year part of his job includes being a resource teacher.  He is interested in opportunities for professional development, especially for Math and literacy teaching.  He is an active member of AAESQ, one of the LCEEQ affiliates, including participation on the Educational Leadership Committee.  On weekends and holidays, he loves to get outside for a bike ride, hike or ski in the beautiful Eastern Townships.

Steve received a one-hundred-dollar gift certificate from Bureau en Gros. What did he do to win this prize? He simply logged into his LCEEQ account to get the latest information. You could be a winner by doing the same! If you don’t have an account yet then visit LCEEQ.ca and sign up today.

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