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Québec Reading Connection Workshops 2017-2018

Hello Quebec school librarians, As you may know, there are a group of people tirelessly working at the MEES on the Québec Reading Connection to help "to further the development of language learning, cultural awareness and the love of reading in children and young people." In the interests of achieving that [...]

New Video: “How We Do The Things We Do with Pam Harland”

Back at the QSLiN Library Symposium in March 2017, we had Pam Harland (https://twitter.com/pamlibrarian &  http://www.pamlibrarian.com/) as our keynote speaker. She gave a great inspiring presentation entitled "Keep it Simple". With so many great ideas, it was decided to make her presentation into a few short videos that will allow [...]

Why #LibrariesMatter 2017

As part of an ongoing desire to share with the world how school libraries can contribute to educational teams and what they can do to help students succeed, we started asking different people in education, (including administrators, consultants, and of course school librarians and library technicians) about why school libraries [...]

New Video: “Why We Do the Things We Do with Pam Harland”

Back at the QSLiN Library Symposium in March 2017, we had Pam Harland (https://twitter.com/pamlibrarian &  http://www.pamlibrarian.com/) as our keynote speaker. She gave a great inspiring presentation entitled "Keep it Simple". With so many great ideas, it was decided to make her presentation into a few short videos that will allow [...]

New Video: Libraries and Democracy; Teachers and Librarians Working Together to Open Minds

Last year when we met with PCHS teacher Alex Leiva to learn about the Comic Book Club and Option class. He also shared with us his thoughts about the importance of libraries in schools, as well as their very democratizing role in the lives in students and how that was all [...]

LGTBQ and Gender Identity

The following blog post from Literacy and NCTE is a super intro to the PBS Media free resource: LGTBQ + Identity Toolkit for Educators. Link to the blog post: http://blogs.ncte.org/index.php/2017/06/lgbtq-identity-toolkit-educators/ If you can get your hands on the June 2017 edition of Education Canada, take a few minutes to read [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Blog Posts|Tags: , |0 Comments

New Video: Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School Comic Book Club & Option Class

Last year, we visited Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School (in the Lester B. Pearson School Board) and learned about how their after school comic book club grew and eventually lead to the creation of a Comic Book Option class for students. It started out simple, but with collaboration between the school's [...]

Règles budgétaires pour l’année scolaire 2017-2018: now available

The "Règles budgétaires pour l’année scolaire 2017-2018" are now available on the MEES website. To make things more convenient for you, here is the direct link to the PDF. http://www.education.gouv.qc.ca/fileadmin/site_web/documents/PSG/ress_financieres/rb/RB_Fonctionnement_Commissions-scolaires_17-18.pdf As a reminder, the mesures that directly affect school libraries are: REGROUPEMENT DE MESURES 15100 — SOUTIEN A LA BIBLIOTHEQUE [...]

By | June 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts, QSLiN Updates, Quebec Ministry of Education|Tags: , , |0 Comments

QSLiN Library Hangout: Making Space for Learning at Beechwood Elementary

In April 2017, we visited Beechwood Elementary (Lester B. Pearson School Board) and met with Principal Nicholas Hayter and Library Technician Deborah Harrington. In this second video, Deborah shares with us what has happened so far in the school’s library transformation from a traditional school library into a Learning Commons. Visiting the [...]