February 2022
Dear Colleagues,

As time is slowly sliding toward spring, we want to acknowledge how thrilled we are with what has developed and progressed over the last six months. We are so grateful for the continued learning and inspiration that comes from our collaboration! All this hard work and dedication is wonderful; you are without a doubt extraordinary nurturers. The question is, are you as good to yourself as you are to others?

The concept of self-worth is simple and it is beneficial in virtually all areas of your life, especially in your relationship with learners and the energy you invest in that relationship. We invite you to take a few minutes to read a poem that we chose to share with you this month.

“Accept yourself as a work in progress, then continue
to build yourself into the person you’re dreaming to be;
the person you have all the potential to be.
accept your flaws, accept your truths. accept your past.
and make light of them. no one can tear you down if
you make peace with who you are and where you’ve
been. if you are going to focus on the negative at all,
focus on turning them into positives. focus on growing.
sometimes, often times, our minds are the scariest
place to sit. it’ll trick you into comparing yourself
to others and it’ll trick you into believing you aren’t
good enough. but you are. you have always been
and you always will be. you’re much more powerful
when you believe in yourself. if you don’t love
all of you, who will?
give yourself time to blossom.”

-Reyna Biddy
Now take a few minutes everyday to remind yourself of your worth and value. All our best,

Julie & Micheline


Culturally-Responsive Pedagogy

February 23, 2022
Please join us for our next EPC Après-cours on Culturally-Responsive Pedagogy. With the guidance of Lisa Taylor from Bishop’s University, we’ll learn about engaging our students as complex social beings and community members. We will work with critical pedagogical tools that bring the curriculum alive and prioritize relevance and empowerment in our students’ learning.

February is Black History Month in the USA and Canada

February 2022
Black History Month got its start in 1926 when Dr. Carter G. Woodson, an African American, promoted Negro History Week in February. The time was selected because it included the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln which had been notable dates for the black community since the start of the twentieth century.

United Nations

Zero Discrimination Day

March 1, 2022
Zero Discrimination Day is celebrated globally every year. It marks the importance of living life with dignity regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, skin colour, height, weight, etc. The symbol of Zero Discrimination Day is a "butterfly".

United Nations

International Women's Day

March 8, 2022
International Women's Day is celebrated every year on March 8th. A total of 27 countries (this year's theme is Break the Bias) have adopted International Women's Day as a national holiday, and it is widely observed in several others.

National Mathematics Workshops - Part Two

March 31, 2022
In this workshop, we will present some learning activities that can help students consolidate reading strategies. Everyone is welcome!


L’Équipe-choc Pedagogical

AGE Resources Website Updates!!!

We invite you to visit our website; the Languages and Social Sciences resource sections have been reworked and updated. You will find:
  • A Francisation folder was added.
  • Additions and changes were made to the Computer Science, ELA, ELI, FLS, Social Sciences and History folders (links to all the Programs of Study and DEDs available, Padlet for teacher contribution, etc.).
  • A folder for PSR/SVI/CST will be up shortly.
  • Several additional resources (learning activities, materials, pretests, etc.) are also available.
Please do not hesitate to make suggestions, or send us anything that you would like to share for the benefit of the English Community. Write to us »

Many thanks to all the partners who shared content, participated in workshops and gave us feedback so that we can continue to improve our services to the English network.

Together, we’re stronger!



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Teaching Strategies  

10 Evidence-based Teaching Strategies for 2021

by Shaun Killian (MEd, MLead)

It is found by research that some teaching strategies are more effective than others. Here is a collection of teaching strategies that Shaun Killian has put together for you to add to diversify your tool box.

What is Self-Worth and How Do We Increase it?

by Courtney E. Ackerman

There are so many words to describe how we feel about ourselves, how we think about ourselves, and how we act toward ourselves. It’s understandable if they all start to blend together for you; however, they are indeed different concepts with unique meanings, findings, and purposes.


Call to all

Students’ Perceptions Considering Their Actual Life

Caroline Levasseur, AGE teacher, and Alain Drolet, Ph.D., want to launch a survey on AGE students to know more about their current perceptions considering their life. They wish to enlarge their sampling throughout the province thus reaching other socio-economic regions. They are presently looking  for teachers or professionals who would be interested in working with them by handing out the Microsoft Form link to AGE students when it will be ready and giving clarifications on the purpose and process to them.
For more information, please contact Caroline Levasseur »


Services éducatifs complémentaires FGA-FP

Emotional Regulation

February blues can’t be avoided! Emotional modelling provides awareness to learners dysregulation. Let’s keep the conversation going by keeping an extra eye on the pulse of our students’ emotional state. Karine Martin offers you some tips and tricks.

RÉCIT AGE, Recommends


Giovanna’s antidote to winter blues is collaboration. Read how she drew this conclusion. In this article we explore some benefits to online collaboration, and we revisit some tools and strategies that are designed with collaboration at the core.


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-sanctions published since 2019 concerning the Adult General Education and Semi-Skilled careers has been compiled for you as a reference. Consult your Centre sanction representative for more details.

BIM - Math and Science

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

DBE Mathematics - BIM List

For more details on the math exams contact Clementina Santoianni

514 252-3700, poste 5078

DBE Science and Technology - BIM List

For more details on the science exams contact Barbara Choquette
514 251-3700, poste 3888 or

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

For more details on 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.

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