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Published September 25, 2017

Using readability analysis to make students stronger writers

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Communication is one of 5 common competencies developed throughout CEGEP education. College students turn in written work in most, if not all, of their courses. Thus, to hone their writing skills, they need sustained support across classes. Training students on the concept of readability may help them become more mindful and effective readers and writers.

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Assesments

Published September 19, 2017

Insights and strategies to design formative assessment that “counts”

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb
Angela Mastracci Education consultant and pedagogical instructor

Angela Mastracci is as passionate about formative assessment as she is expert at it. Angela first started pondering its importance when she was a fashion design teacher at Cégep Marie-Victorin. In 2008, she became an education consultant at the same college. Even though she retired from this position in 2017, Angela is still very much active professionally, teaching PERFORMA courses and leading AQPC workshops on the topic. I had a chat with Angela about successfully embedding formative assessment in a course.

Multidisciplinary

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Beyond the tool

Published September 13, 2017

Doing PD Differently: A Conversation with Avi Spector from the RÉCIT Network

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

The fall is upon us and many IT-REPs and REPTICs in the college network are back in the swing of things, supporting individual teachers who are trying new approaches and technologies in their classrooms. Many have also begun preparing for upcoming ped days - thinking about how to provide professional development (PD) opportunities for faculty that will have a positive impact on their respective college. I recently had the opportunity to meet with Avi Spector from Quebec’s RÉCIT network and asked him about his approach to working with teachers. The approach he is currently using can be an inspiration for us all.

Multidisciplinary

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Published September 12, 2017

Creatively using polling tools to avoid taking attendance

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Should attendance be mandatory at college? Should teachers keep track of absent students? Among colleagues, opinions widely vary and reveal the elephant that is not in the room. Can teachers avoid calling roll yet still obtain relevant learning analytics? Creative uses of existing polling apps and platforms illustrate that it is indeed possible.

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Published September 6, 2017

Contributing to the Educational Success by Mastering the Digital Skills of Students and Teachers

Nicole Perreault REPTIC Community Leader, Fédération des cégeps

As part of the Fédération des cégeps’ Colloquium, the College Network in the Digital Age, Nicole Perreault, ITREP Network animator, presented a conference entitled Contributing to the Student Success by Mastering the Digital Skills of Students and Teachers. The slideshow is available in English, as well as notes to accompany the presentation.

Multidisciplinary

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Classe cegep limoilou

Published September 5, 2017

Why and How to Rethink Classroom Design?

Mélissa Philippe Editor, Profweb

Nowadays, thanks to technology, learners are connected to content from beyond any physical space. Learning on line, flipped classrooms and technology-based learning strategies are many relatively new trends. These trends allow learners the liberty to learn at their own rhythm and provide access to interactive media that enhance and diversify teaching strategies. On the other hand digital learning requires we rethink the traditional classroom design.

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