LCEEQ Newsletter

March 14, 2023

The LCEEQ Newsletter - Issue 096 - The Funding Edition

In this issue:

Project Funding

'23-'24 Applications Now Open

A Writing Workshop

Back After a Covid Interruption

Monthly Winners

All it takes is logging in

Upcoming dates...

March 16, 2023

LCEEQ Regular Meeting
March 23, 2023

LCEEQ Steering Committee
March 24, 2023

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The LCEEQ Newsletter - Issue 096 - The Funding Edition

LCEEQ Project Funding


An important element in the LCEEQ Strategic Plan is the support of Professional Development. This is addressed in a number of ways, including providing funds for local initiatives. Two long-standing projects, the Professional Development and Innovation Grants (PDIG), and the John Killingbeck Teacher/Administrator Scholarship Program, will once again be available to LCEEQ members.

It is important that you and your team read the LCEEQ Project Funding Document 2023-2024 (en français) before attempting to submit a proposal. Note that the John Killingbeck Project has been expanded to support two types of proposals for consideration – read the funding document carefully to see which would best benefit your school needs.

If you have never taken advantage of these special funds you are strongly encouraged to learn more about these offerings by exploring past PDIG reports or John Killingbeck video reports .

A Writing Workshop Is Back After a Covid Interruption


For a number of years LCEEQ offered a very successful Writing Workshop With Linda Rief. The week-long residential project held each August was impossible to schedule during the pandemic. For this year, in lieu of the intensive workshop, Linda Rief will offer a two-part webinar entitled: Increasing Engagement/Igniting Growth in Our Students as Writers. The two two-hour sessions have already received a very positive response. There are a few spots still available. If you are interested in learning more about this free professional development offering, click here.

January & February Winners

Kelly Anderson, our January winner,  is a teacher with the Centre de services scolaire du Littoral.  She began teaching in Mecatina School, in the lovely community of La Tabatiere, on Quebec's Lower North Shore, in 2004.  She met and married her husband after she moved there, and since she was originally from this community, it felt nice to be home.  Kelly  has taught all grade levels and nearly all subjects in her career, but her field and passion is  Secondary English Language Arts. In  August of 2022, she became a Pedagogical Consultant for the CSSL,  responsible for all grade levels, primary and secondary, and all subject areas, with the exception of French, Math, and Science and Technology for the English Sector and she is loving her job immensely!
Kelly adds, “ I love nature and spend a lot of time outdoors, or camping with my husband. In addition, I am also in the process of completing an undergraduate degree in French as a second language, which I am also enjoying quite a bit. I believe learning is a lifetime endeavor, and I am definitely a life-long learner!”


Jennifer Borenstein, our February winner,  teaches at Margaret Manson Elementary School in Kirkland, a part of the Lester B. Pearson School Board. This year she has a Grade 4/5 blended class and a Grade 5 class.  On receiving the news of her win she wrote, “ Wow I’m so excited, thank you so much. I love helping students find their love for learning. Changing the way you deliver your lesson to enhance a child’s opportunity to learn and understand new concepts is one of my favourite things to do.  Learning should be fun, engaging and challenging all at once!  I absolutely LOVE what I do.”

Kelly & Jennifer each received a one-hundred-dollar gift certificate from Indigo/Chapters as the LCEEQ Website prize winner for the month. Winners are chosen at random from those logging into their LCEEQ account.  Follow their example and check into your account regularly and we may see your name as the winner in the coming months.