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Vignette

Published February 2, 2017

Teaching Terminology with Tools That Engage Students

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

The foundation of many courses relies on students learning new vocabulary: geography, biology, marketing, tourism, economics, physiotherapy, and the list goes on. For many disciplines, these important words must be mastered before a teacher can dive into the course subject matter. Finding ways to help students learn terminology through context and meaning, while making it fun and interesting, is a challenge. Teaching English for Tourism and other courses in the Bilingual Tourism Program (CEGEPs Limoilou and Champlain-St. Lawrence) has given me the opportunity to try different approaches and test various tools.

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

Vignette3

Published January 31, 2017

The Smartphone in Class: The Potential of Mentimeter

Basile Tchize Teacher, Collège Gérald-Godin

An enthusiast of active pedagogical approaches, I like the possibilities that technologies offer for my pedagogical practices. I will share with you my experience of a pedagogical use of cell phones in class with Mentimeter. This was a very enriching experience for my teaching in chemistry. I also gave a presentation to my colleagues during a pedagogical meeting and to my colleagues of the college network in the form of a workshop given during a thematic day offered by the ACPQ (Association des collèges privés du Québec), June 1st, 2016.

Chemistry

Real Life Stories

Newsactivist

Published January 11, 2017

Empowering Students with Liberal Education and Technology

Gabriel Flacks Teacher, Champlain College - Campus Saint-Lambert

Enabling student empowerment by offering students access to a personalized and inquiry-based education is a hallmark of the liberal education model. When a student is invited to share their academic work with the local and global community, it helps them to devote the requisite energy, passion and creativity to their efforts, which promotes accelerated learning. Technology can be used to support the liberal education model and, further, can provided tools to teach more effectively and enhance curricula. Using Web 2.0 tools has allowed my students to bridge academic and non-academic interests, to connect to global partners and collaborators and to engage with online media in real-time.

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

Banniere

Published December 12, 2016

Following the Evolution of Student Projects with Snapchat

François Longpré Teacher, Collège Lionel-Groulx

I currently teach the course Management Methodologies in the Business Technologies Program. It takes place in the 5th semester and it acts as an integrative activity. Within this course, students put into practice the theoretical notions taught in event organisation, with the objective of raising money for a foundation of their choice. It’s their occasion to demonstrate the competencies they have developed in the areas of planning, organisation, management and control during their studies.

Business Administration

Real Life Stories

Published December 6, 2016

A Virtual Teaching Assistant in the Blended Classroom

Frank Bonkowski Teacher, Cégep de Saint-Laurent

A blended learning approach (sometimes referred to as hybrid teaching) seems to be the best of both worlds, combining online instruction with face-to-face classroom interaction. Many report that the blended classroom–regardless of which model is used–is flexible and convenient, as it offers access to lots of resources. Using online tools can also increase student motivation. A 2012 article in Profweb reported that the hybrid/blended classroom is growing in popularity in Québec. This is not surprising since some recent research has shown that blended classrooms can outperform traditional classrooms. I’ve been teaching academic writing to high-intermediate and advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) students at the Cégep de Saint-Laurent for the past several years. Using the Moodle platform, I’ve been doing hybrid or blended teaching in multi-skill courses at the 102 and 103 levels.

English (Second Language)

Real Life Stories

Kenya ban

Published November 30, 2016

Teaching in Tourism…Live from Kenya and South Africa!

Ariane Arpin-Delorme Teacher, Collège LaSalle

In December 2015, I presented you with a Real Life Story that transported you to Japan. I am doing it again this month of November 2016, only this time I am leading you towards Kenya and South Africa. I have the opportunity to work both as a teacher in the Tourism Techniques at Collège LaSalle and as a consultant and travel agent of customized trips in an agency that I created. Animal safari trips are one of our specialities.

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