November 2022
Dear Readers,

There are more and more efforts being made to achieve as inclusive a society as possible. When we take into account the increasing diversity that makes up our educational reality, we realize that we must navigate rougher waters and avoid storms at all costs. The challenges in creating diverse and inclusive classrooms may be significant, but they are not insurmountable.

Diversity takes on many different forms: ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, ability, age, religious belief, or political conviction. All these factors work together to teach us how to interact with the world. Diversity expresses itself in so many different ways that it can be daunting to approach it in our classroom. How about taking it slowly and intentionally? And  when we don’t have all the answers, let’s keep the focus on learning and growing. Let’s listen to what others around us are saying, and let’s look for feedback and ways to continuously improve. Change doesn’t happen overnight because everyone’s perspective plays a part in it.

All our best!  

Julie & Micheline
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Les Après-cours FGA

ELA Community Après-cours

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 from 16:00 to 17:00

For this Après-cours, Mr. Steven Jansma from BIM will join us to answer questions pertaining to ELI/ELA evaluations. You are invited to come meet him and share in the discussion about evaluation needs, plans and priorities for 2023-2026

Science Community Après-cours

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 16:00 to 17:00

The MEQ responsable des programmes de Sciences, Mrs. Mireille Paris, will attend this Après-cours to introduce herself and meet participants. A collaborative document was created in order to prepare for this session. You can go to Science APC-Nov.29 to leave your question(s). See you then!

Les Après-cours FGA English Community

Cross-curricular Community Après-cours: Supporting Adult Learners with Special Needs

Monday, December 5, 2022 from 16:00 to 17:00

Please join us for a look at the new AGE Support Guide or ASG. It helps to ensure that all AGE stakeholders have a consistent set of guidelines for implementing support plans, accommodations, and assistive technologies. All stakeholders (teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, special education technicians, etc) are welcome to attend. Sign up here!


Ministère de l’Éducation

English Version of Examinations for History of Québec and Canada

The English version of the prototypes for HSG-4101-2 and HSG-4102-2 (Version A) were delivered on October 31st, 2022. You can consult your Sanction representative for more information.

English Version of Examinations for History of Québec and Canada

The English version of HST-4103-2 and HST-4104-2 are ready.You can consult your Sanction representative for more information.

New Mathematics D.E.D Changes

Do not miss the changes in the Mathematics D.E.Ds for MTH-3052, MTH-3053, MTH-5151 and MTH-5152.


New Examination for History of Québec and Canada

The English version of HSG-4101-2 Version B is now available.You can consult your Sanction representative for more information.


L’Équipe-choc Pedagogical

New French Material on Our Website!

Good news! Several new resources created by teachers from ETSB’s New Horizons Centre were added to the Francisation and French Second Language sections of the website. Visit to sample their material and please feel free to send anything you would like to share at

New History Pretests on Our Website!

Good news! Several HSG and HST pretests were added to the History section of the website. Many thanks to Alex Prince for all the hard work! Visit to sample the material and please feel free to send any material that you would like to share at

Les Après-cours English Community

Individualized Teaching in Multi-level Classrooms
Presented by Shanna Loach

If you juggle teaching in an individualized, multi-level and or multi-subject context, this workshop is for you!  This APC took place last November 2nd; it is available for viewing here.

National Mathematics Workshops

NMW: Mathematics Intervention Framework
Presented by Micheline Ammar and Rita Nassif

If you missed the NMW on October 27, 2022, the session recording is available for you to watch.

SUMMARY: The objective of the Mathematics Intervention Framework is to support the development of students’ mathematical skills, particularly those experiencing difficulties or those at risk.. It provides guidelines for school teams to reflect on their practice, clarify their actions, thereby better meeting their students’ needs.


EdCan Network

Welcoming Gender Diversity in Schools and Classrooms

Moving beyond exceptional situations to support trans students every day
by Dr. Lee Airton

How can teachers welcome gender diversity every day? Lee Airton discusses how to establish classrooms where all of the ways that your students “do gender” are welcomed and expected, where no one is called out for their gender expression, and where no one is told by others that they are not who they are.  


by Egale

Every supportive adult can be a vital resource when supporting Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, and Intersex (2SLGBTQI) youth. Taking on the active role of an affirming adult can be vitally important compared to other lukewarm tolerances 2SLGBTQI youth may encounter. Healthy and affirming conditions must be fostered actively, and in doing so, all youth, regardless of identity, will benefit.

UN Women

GenderTerm: UN Women online resources on the use of gender-inclusive language

As the global champion for women and girls, UN Women recognizes the importance of language in fighting gender bias and promotes the use of gender-inclusive language in all contexts and at all times. Gender-inclusive language refers to language that places both women and men at the same level, and which does not convey gender stereotypes.


Équipe-choc Services complémentaires

Intervene to Create Safer Living Environments

by Karine Martin

Gender diversity is a reality that is becoming more and more present in our centres. Despite this fact, teachers and the various stakeholders are often not properly equipped to fully understand and support these students.

Safer Living Environments


Ministère de l’Éducation

Services and Programs of Study (2021-2022)
Administrative Guide (2015 Edition)

Teachers’ Competencies

Reference Framework for Professional Competencies for Teachers.

Thank you, Karine Jacques and Tanya Marcil for this great poster, which was adapted from the Référentiel des compétences professionnelles - Profession enseignante.


A list of all the Info/Sanction published since 2019 regarding the Adult General Education and Semi-Skilled Careers has been compiled for you as a reference. Consult your center Sanction Representative for more details.


A list of all the active BIM exam versions is available for your consultation.

DBE Mathematics - BIM List

For more details on Math exams, contact Clementina Santoianni
514 252-3700 (5078) or

DBE Science and Technology - BIM List

For more details on Science exams, contact Barbara Choquette
514-251-3700 (3888) or

DBE English Language Arts & CCBE English Language of Instruction - BIM - ELI/ELA

For more details on ELI/ELA exams, contact Steven Jansma or

FBD - Français Langue Seconde & FBC - Francisation - BIM - FLS/LAN

For more details on French exams, contact Maria Carrera or

DBE - Social Sciences - SOCIAL SCIENCES

For more details on Social Science exams, visit or

SOFAD - Resources

SOFAD develops learning resources designed in accordance with the Quebec curriculum and adapted to the needs of learners. There are also teaching practices for both in-class and distance learning in Adult General Education.

A final thought to leave you with...
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