Each year, the LCEEQ (Leadership Committee for English Education in Quebec) holds an annual conference. The year, the conference, whose theme is the thinking classroom, will take place on February 12 & 13, 2018 at the Sheraton Laval Hotel and Convention Centre.

Regardless of age, students learn to think in thoughtful classrooms rich in opportunities to experience pertinent and meaningful issues, and to be able to examine relevant topics from different perspectives. Effective classrooms support students in acquiring and refining skills, developing informed opinions and being able to communicate new learning to others.

Effective thinking skills need to be taught. Creating safe learning environments which promote enquiry, risk taking and learning from occasional failure are challenges for every teacher. A critical skill for both teacher and learner is being able to ask questions that promote deeper thinking. But good questions themselves are not enough as these must be accompanied by effective feedback, ongoing assessment, and timely instruction.

N.B. If you are interested in attending this conference, please inform Olga Mardas by December 4, 2017 at mardaso@vaniercollege.qc.ca.  Please note that space is limited and priority will be given to delegates involved in projects related to this year’s theme.  All requests will be reviewed in early December to ensure fair representation from the Vanier Community.  If your request is authorized, you will receive an email notification to proceed with the registration.

 For further details about the conference, see their website.

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