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Every Action Counts

Bell Let’s Talk Day is Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | version française

Now more than ever, every action counts. On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk, social media video view and use of our Facebook frame or Snapchat filter.

What is Bell Let’s Talk?

Bell Let’s Talk is a multi-year charitable program dedicated to the promotion and support of mental health across Canada. Since 2010, Bell has committed more than $100 million to support a wide range of mental health organizations, large and small, from coast to coast focusing on anti-stigma, care and access, workplace mental health and research.

Toolkit

Want to join in to help create positive change, but don’t know how? It’s all about having the right tools to join the conversation and help create positive change. The Bell Let’s Talk Toolkit consists of simple everyday tools that can be used to take action to support mental health, including a conversation guide, workplace activities and social media images.

To help you spread the word about mental health, we’ve created a toolkit that includes a conversation guide and helpful templates for use in schools, communities, and workplaces.

Resources

Not sure where to go to find help or who to turn to? Consulting with your healthcare provider or another trusted professional is always a great start. You can also refer to our list of organizations with helpful resources.

If you are looking for online and other resources available to support and help manage your mental health through the COVID-19 situation, there are resources:

Stay up-to-date: Year after year, Bell Let’s Talk gets the nation buzzing and taking action to help create positive change for mental health. Stay up-to-date on everything Bell Let’s Talk with the latest articles, media releases and videos.

A LEARNING EXCHANGE / CDC VIMONT partner event


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We are The Learning Exchange and we are here to help students succeed! We invite you to discover the TLE experience! You can see the latest events and activities with our TLE event calendar and follow us on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.

All TLE services are free, offered in English, and are open to the Laval community as well as adult ed students of CDC Vimont and the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. TLE prides itself on offering a diverse range of services, resources, events and activities. We are proud to be a working partner with CDC Vimont Adult Education. See our detailed report from the last Annual General Meeting Oct. 19, 2021: TLE Annual Report of Activities 2020 2021 and this year’s Detailed Action Plan to see what we do!

WE ARE THE LEARNING EXCHANGE *also known as TLE

Darlene Brown TLE Executive Director
Enza Ciampanelli TLE Community Manager
TLE office and resource centre: room 215
Tel. 450-688-2933 ext. 3126 | email: tleliteracy@yahoo.ca

About TLE
The Learning Exchange (TLE), is a not-for-profit literacy organization providing free, one-on-one or group tutoring to adults in need. TLE is committed to lifelong learning and the promotion of literacy awareness. As a leader in the literacy community, TLE promotes dignity, autonomy, and privacy in the delivery of its services.

TLE is funded by the Ministère de l’éducation et de l’enseignement supérieur through the Programme d’action communautaire sur le terrain d’éducation (PACTE).

TLE partners with local, provincial and national organizations. TLE advocates for and represents literacy issues through representative and participatory events, including consultations, forums, roundtables and focus groups.

Vision

We envision a Quebec where everyone has the literacy skills they need to live a fully engaged life.

Mission

The Learning Exchange is a volunteer not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering the community through improved literacy.

Mandate

~ Adult Literacy and Tutoring: One-on-one and small group instruction to adults (16+) in need
~ Volunteer/Tutor Training
~ Public Awareness and Sensitization
~ Volunteer/Student Recruitment
~ Community Resource and Learning Centre
~ Volunteer/Student Outreach and Retention
~ Prevention and Intervention

FREE TUTORING SERVICES

~ All tutoring services are free and only offered in English to learners 16+ years old
~ Resources, free accounts (e.g. Math Helps Solutions) and support are offered to students for tutor sessions
~ Tutoring services are offered with trained TLE volunteers online via Zoom
~ Tutoring can be offered in most subject areas (e.g. math, sec. English, English conversation practice, etc.).
~ If a student has a specific need, we can also try to recruit a new volunteer to train (e.g. science tutor)

HOW STUDENTS CAN APPLY FOR A TUTOR

~ Students can apply for a tutor with the Find a Tutor form
~ Enza will contact the student to discuss tutoring needs, availability, class materials, etc.
~ An introductory meeting is held on Zoom for the first session with the student, tutor and Enza
~ All students and tutors must follow the Digital Code of Conduct and Making the Match guidelines

RESOURCES AND SUPPORT OFFERED

Students, teachers and professionals can use and borrow TLE resources and equipment such as laptops, podcast microphones, books, class resources, games, etc.

Online Training and Information Access

Great digital resources vetted by teachers and resource consultants:

~ TLE Learning Resources: ESL, Math, English, etc.
~ Essential Skills Quebec Resources: The 9 Skills related to jobs, job search, etc.

Free training & learning resources can be accessed on Ruzuku by enrolling with an email:

~ Infographics for Learning: Resources to help with reading, writing, literary elements and study skills.
~ How to Podcast: Use this information and video series to make a podcast.
~ Secondary Courses: Cycle One: Course information for students in Cycle One
~ Secondary Courses: Cycle Two: Course information for students in Cycle Two

PROJECTS

Annually, TLE submits project proposals that benefit CDC Vimont students and families, as well as the Laval community. Here is a recent project aimed at student perseverance:

~ The Power of Podcast report

BOOK & RESOURCE GIVEAWAYS

Yearly, TLE gives thousands of free books to CDC students and the Laval community. We also provide resources, online activities and children’s books to students who are parents. Contact Enza in room 215 if you know a student or family who could benefit from this free service.

Ask us about resources such as:

~ Free books
~ Health passports
~ Remembrance Day materials
~ Money Matters
~ Upskills: Softskills for jobs
~ Literacy Quebec Help Line
~ Health information booklets
~ Parenting booklets
~ Family magazines
~ Ready for kindergarten materials information
~ Writing Kits
~ How to Raise a Reader info. cards


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Printable booklet:

North Carolina Focus lessons: Lessons, short stories, and questions on story elements and literary devices, with answers at the end of the pdf.

North Carolina: Focus Lessons Booklet | PDF

Focus Lessons Booklet Reading Strategies Contents:

The Focus Lessons have the following (check answers at end of the booklet):

Introduction to Reading Strategies and Literary Elements

Literary Elements Focus Lessons

Lesson 1: Elements of Fiction

Lesson 2: Point of View I

Lesson 3: Point of View II

Lesson 4: Dialogue

Lesson 5: Flashback

Lesson 6: Foreshadowing

Lesson 7: Irony

Lesson 8: Style

Lesson 9: Tone

Lesson 10: Hyperbole

Lesson 11: Archetype

Lesson12: Allusion

Lesson 13: Symbolism

Lesson14: Figurative Language

Lesson 15: Imagery and Motif

Lesson16: Mood

Lesson 17: Sound Devices

Lesson 18: Personification

Reading Comprehension Exercises 1–5

Focus Lessons Answer Key

Exercises Answer Key

Exercises Answer Sheet


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On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month Canadians from sea to sea to sea are invited to take “A Pittance of Time” to reflect on what it means to be Canadian: to take a moment in quiet reverence no matter where they are and experience deep emotional heartfelt gratitude for their individuality, community, culture, safety, peace and all of the freedoms that we enjoy in Canadian life.

The song “A Pittance of Time” was inspired and composed by Terry Kelly in 1999 as a result of an incident in a drug store – when a man chose not to join other customers who were taking two minutes of silence in honour of our veterans. As Terry’s surrogate parents at the (residential) Halifax School for the Blind, were retired military women and men, Terry was determined to commit future energies towards creating a greater awareness of the sacrifices made to provide freedom and a more comfortable life for each of us!

 

~ Terry Kelly
https://youtu.be/2kX_3y3u5Uo

 


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ENGLISH

Classroom materials

Resources, lesson plans, and activities for the classroom.

FRANÇAIS

Ressources d’apprentissage

Des ressources, des plans de leçons et des activités pour les élèves.


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This year’s theme, Our actions, a + in their success highlights the diversity of actors and tangible gestures which can have a positive impact on a youth’s determination, perseverance and school success throughout his or her life.  Recognizing the power each and every one of us possess to make a difference in the effort to promote school perseverance and educational success, the campaign aims to celebrate all of the different actions, people, organizations, activities and projects that are a + in youth’s successes.

Hooked on School Days 2019

Looking for a way to incorporate this year’s Hooked on School Days into your curriculum? Check these available resources! Try these activity ideas.

A+ School Perseverance Sticky Notes | Wall Mural

Use sticky notes or ask The Learning Exchange for some A+ postcards.

Ask students to think about:  School perseverance is
Have the students write their ideas and thoughts on sticky notes to create a wall mural (add notes to the designated area in the school).

A+ Photo

After creating sticky notes for the wall, you can also take pictures of students with their papers. The photo can be published on social media, or even added to the school wall mural. #HookedonSchoolDaysVimont

My qualities, my +’s

Enlarge and print the large plus sign made up of small +’s. Have students write things like the qualities they are most proud of or the challenges they have overcome inside the small +’s.

This year, I will make a gesture.

Have students publish a post to social media in support of school perseverance and Hooked on School Days, mentioning goals, a gesture or action they will make this year. #HookedonSchoolDaysVimont

Student Certificates

Give perseverance certificates to your students to recognize their efforts. The Learning Exchange has

All the +’s around me

Enlarge and print the large plus sign made up of small +’s. Have students write the names of the people who make them feel good at school and help them learn, along with a quality of that person in 1, 2, 3, or 5 plus signs. Display them all together on the school wall mural.

Downloadable materials :

promotional-tools-and-materials-2019

Thanks for being my +

Have students write a letter or make a note their parents, family member, instructor, teacher, or tutor for a gesture that made them feel good.

The quality I like about you

Every student is given a “+”. Have them write the name of a friend on it, along with a quality they appreciate about that person. The +’s can then added to the school wall mural of the class’s qualities.

Tree of Perseverance

This is an opportunity to help your students understand that there’s no shame in admitting they have trouble at school. The important thing is to learn and, with the support of your friends and family, to overcome challenges.

Draw a large tree on the board with three branches but no leaves. Introduce it as the tree of perseverance. Explain that the leaves grow when they, the students, make an effort to succeed, with the help of their friends and family.

Have the students identify the challenges they face at school. These challenges may involve learning, but they may also be on the social or family level. Have each student draw 15 leaves (or use those to be cut out provided in this file).

See complete activity instructions

Symbolism of the Hooked on School Days ribbon

TLE and CDC Vimont have pins, ribbons, postcards, posters and certificates available. Ask Darlene or Karen!

The green and white ribbon symbolizes a value, a commitment to staying in school. Green stands for youth and hope. It represents young people, who need to be recognized and acknowledged in order to stay in school. White, a blend of all colours, represents the community which contributes to the development of its young people. The intertwining of the two ribbons illustrates the ties that unite young people and the community. The loop, open‐ended, holds the promise of a better future.

Wearing the Hooked on School ribbon shows your commitment to support young people in their efforts and in their educational success.


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This year’s campaign aims to illustrate the power of many small actions adding up to a real difference in a young person’s success. Actions within anyone’s reach. Actions that can be taken throughout a youth’s schooling.

Hooked on School Days 2018

Looking for a way to incorporate this year’s Hooked on School Days into your curriculum? Check these available resources!

A+ School Wall Mural

A+ postcards are available to create a school wall mural.

Ask students to think about a gesture or a person who has been a “+” in their perseverance and/or motivation at school this year or in past years. Have the students write the gesture or name on the papers distributed (or make your own using the Downloadable Resources, to find many small, printable plus signs. ).

A+ Photo

After creating a + for the wall, you can also take pictures of students with the “+”. The photo can be sent as a thank-you to the person whose gesture is being recognized, published on social media, or even added to the school wall mural.

My qualities, my +’s

Enlarge and print the large plus sign made up of small +’s. Have students write things like the qualities they are most proud of or the challenges they have overcome inside the small +’s.

This year, I will make a gesture.

Have students publish a post to social media in support of school perseverance and Hooked on School Days, mentioning goals, a gesture or action they will make this year.

Student Certificates

Give perseverance certificates to your students to recognize their efforts.  

All the +’s around me

Enlarge and print the large plus sign made up of small +’s. Have students write the names of the people who make them feel good at school and help them learn, along with a quality of that person in 1, 2, 3, or 5 plus signs. Display them all together on the school wall mural.

Downloadable materials :

MS Word file with 16 plus signs, (one per page) (810.7 KB)

For fewer photocopies: MS Word file with 5 plus signs on a single page (93.8 KB)

Thanks for being my +

Have students write a letter or make a note their parents, family member, instructor, teacher, or tutor for a gesture that made them feel good.

The quality I like about you

Every student is given a “+”. Have them write the name of a friend on it, along with a quality they appreciate about that person. The +’s can then added to the school wall mural of the class’s qualities.

Symbolism of the Hooked on School Days ribbon

TLE and CDC Vimont have pins, ribbons, postcards, posters and certificates available. Ask Sylvie or Karen!

The green and white ribbon symbolizes a value, a commitment to staying in school. Green stands for youth and hope. It represents young people, who need to be recognized and acknowledged in order to stay in school. White, a blend of all colours, represents the community which contributes to the development of its young people. The intertwining of the two ribbons illustrates the ties that unite young people and the community. The loop, open‐ended, holds the promise of a better future.

Wearing the Hooked on School ribbon shows your commitment to support young people in their efforts and in their educational success.


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The Essential Skills Quebec website by The Learning Exchange provides links to outside sites and resources related to the 9 Essential Skills. Use these resources to develop everyday skills or to better prepare yourself to work in a variety of positions that require skills such as reading, writing, document use, oral communication and computer literacy.

A BIG THANK YOU goes out to the FreeCodeCamp (FCC) Nonprofit Project team who created the site for TLE:

Michael: FCC Coordinator
Quincy: FCC Teacher
Alex: Volunteer FCC Project Manager
Abdul-Rasheed: FCC Camper | built site
Colin: Volunteer FCC Camper | built site
Tony: TLE GetInvolved volunteer | graphics
Darlene: TLE Executive Director | content links and resource research


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Try the Remind App! It’s a quick and useful communication tool for teachers or tutors who wish to communicate with their classes, individual students, or parents.”/]

Remind Home Page


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What is the Common Core Basic Education Program?

The Common Core Basic Education Program is the result of decisions taken by the Ministère de l’Éducation et Enseignement Supérieur / MEES with respect to the education reform in Québec.

It consists of 13 programs of study in the first phase of adult general education, known as Common Core Basic Education.

These programs of study are made up of courses spanning three levels: Literacy, Presecondary and Secondary Cycle One.’’

All Adult General Education services and programs of study of the 2016-2017 school year have been described in a reference document produced by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur.

An electronic version of this document is available on the website of the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur at www.education.gouv.qc.ca

In Mathematics, the new Adult General Education curriculum will be mandatory as of the next school year meaning that all old codes will be depleted as of June 30th, 2017.

Please, note that all students are now registered in CCBE programs of study.

In Mathematics, please find in the tables below the correspondence between the old codes and the new codes:

ACTUAL  CODES CCBE CODES
MTH P015-1 MTH-B213-4    Arithmetic and Money                                                                     Natural numbers
􀂃Monetary concepts
􀂃Arithmetic operations Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
MTH P017-1          MTH P019-2 MTH-P101-4   Arithmetic and Personal Finances                                              Whole numbers and decimals
􀂃 Ratios and percentages
􀂃 Proportional relations
􀂃 Financial concepts
NONE MTH-P102-3    Sense of Space and Time                                                                 Space
􀂃Time
􀂃Relationship between space and time
􀂃Decimals and ratios
􀂃Proportional relationships
MTH P021-1          MTH-P103-2   Sets and Statistics                                                                                  Sets
􀂃Statistical distributions
􀂃Decimals
􀂃Mixed numbers
MTH P016-1          MTH P018-2 MTH-P104-4   Geometric Representations                                                             Plane figures
􀂃 Measurements
􀂃 Decimals and ratios
􀂃 Proportional relationships
MTH 1005-1             MTH 1006-2               MTH 1007-2 MTH-1101-3   Finance and Arithmetic                                                                  Rational numbers
􀂃 Proportional relations
􀂃 Financial concepts
􀂃 Sets and statistics
MTH 2008-2          MTH-1102-3   Statistics and Probability                                                                    Data collection
􀂃Statistical distributions
􀂃Probability
􀂃Sets
􀂃Arithmetic
MTH P020-1          MTH 2006-2 MTH-2101-3   Algebraic Modelling                                                                                Basic algebra
􀂃Arithmetic
􀂃Perimeter, area, volume
􀂃Proportion
MTH 2007-2          MTH-2102-3 Geometric Representations and Transformations                                                                      

Plans
􀂃Geometry of transformations
􀂃Plane figures
􀂃Solids
􀂃Measurements
􀂃Arithmetic
􀂃Proportional relationship