LCEEQ Newsletter

April 19, 2023

The LCEEQ Newsletter - Issue 097 - The Webinars Edition

In this issue:

Mental Wellness in the Education Community is Vital for ALL

A webinar on May 31

Understanding the Moderation Process

A webinar on May 1

Project Proposals in the Home Stretch

Funding deadlines coming up

Monthly Winners

All it takes is logging in

Upcoming dates...

PDIG Application Deadline
April 25, 2023

LCEEQ Annual Seminar
April 27 - 28, 2023

May 1, 2023

See the calendar!

The LCEEQ Newsletter - Issue 097 - The Webinars Edition

Mental Wellness in the Education Community is Vital for ALL


If there is one thing we have learned over the past several years is that self-care must be taken seriously, and it’s okay to learn and talk about our own mental health in an open manner. It is equally important that we have the opportunity for those near and dear to us to understand our daily stresses. Together we can learn strategies that can make life better for us all.

LCEEQ has invited Dr. Gretchen Moran Marsh, an accomplished clinical psychologist, to help us better understand the influences that impact on our mental health, and to suggest concrete strategies to maintain positive mental health. She has strongly suggested that interested individuals attend her webinar alongside family, friends and colleagues to learn side by side with people near and dear.

The webinar will be held on May 31, 2023 in the evening. Details and registration information can be found here.

Understanding the Moderation Process


Many educators have questions about the Moderation Process - moderating students’ class marks in courses with a Secondary IV and Secondary V Uniform (MEQ) Examination. LCEEQ will offer a one-hour webinar which will include a review of the process and a question-and-answer period. Jeff Harvey, member of both the Mathematics, Science and Technology Committee (MaST) and the Committee for Assessment, Reporting and Evaluation (CARE) will animate the presentation. The information applies to multiple domains and so will benefit a wide range of educators. High School Teachers, Consultants, Guidance Councillors and Administrators are encouraged to attend the webinar Monday May 1 at 3:45 PM via Zoom. Click here for more details and how to register.

Project Proposals in the Home Stretch


LCEEQ continues to fund local projects. School teams have been submitting both PDIG and John Killingbeck project proposals. Remember that there are two types of Killingbeck projects – the new addition encourages you to bring an expert into your school to help you address a particular situation with an emphasis on supporting the leadership team.

The deadline for proposals is quickly approaching – April 25th. Final Reports for groups with current PDIGS (2022-2023) are due on April 30th.

Read the LCEEQ Funding Guidelines

March Winner


Christine Blinn is currently teaching Grade 6 at Butler Elementary School in Bedford, a part of the Eastern Townships School Board. Each year she loops with her students from 5 to 6. She loves the fact that she gets to spend two years with the same group. Christine also teaches Secondary 1 Math since Butler School still has a Grade 7. She proudly states, “I've been teaching at Butler Elementary for 24 years. I taught Phys. Ed for many years and eventually transitioned into classroom teaching and have been in Cycle 3/ Secondary 1 for the last 17-18 years. My classroom motto is ‘Go with the Flow’ ”.

Outside of school she loves gardening (landscape and vegetables), and amateur photography. She got into curling six years ago because her two daughters curl at the provincial level, so most of her free time is spent in curling clubs and at bonspiels all across Quebec. As retirement age creeps closer she hopes to spend more time travelling and less time correcting, (although sometimes I do bring correcting with me on trips... but never do it).