November 2022 Newsletter – Keyword: PD

Indigenous Adult Education Network News

Welcome Message – keyword: PD

Professional Development (PD) is the backbone of teacher learning and the best thing about it is that it can happen in many different ways.

I will always maintain that the best PD happens when we visit each others classrooms. You don’t always need to travel far, attend a workshop, or view a webinar. You can walk down the hallway and experience it in a very real way.

But sometimes you want a good webinar or workshop to help keep your PD balanced. So maybe the BEST kind of PD is a balance between different ways of learning – much like we know that is effective practice in the classroom, as well!

So this month’s newsletter is dedicated to PD. Whether it be via a workshop, to learn new ideas or skills; a community of practice, where teachers can touch base with others who teach in other centres or communities; or a more personalized project with the support of others – there is a lot on offer.

(but don’t forget – there’s a lot to learn just down the hall, too 😉 )

Nia:wen, Welàlin, Tshinaskumitin, Migwetc, Merci, Thank you

If you have something to share in the newsletter – please reach out to Tracy or share it at a monthly network meeting so we can make sure to include it in an upcoming issue.

Upcoming and Ongoing PD

Équipe-Choc & RÉCIT

Read through the following document for a variety of opportunities to collaborate and learn together with the Équipe-Choc and RÉCIT for First Nations and Inuit.


Since 2019, the TRÉAQ has been working in partnership with the Cree School Board, the Huron-Wendat training and workforce development centre, the Kativik School Board and the First Nations Adult Education School Council for the adaptation and translation of material related to:

  • Socio-vocational integration 
  • Sanctioning  
  • Management tools  

Consult the resources here.

Recently, we posted a new Q&A document in our Members’ Area which provides essential information about the SVI program.  

In order to promote your practices, the TRÉAQ is actively looking for two centres that would like to share an innovative project or a particular achievement with the network. This sharing can take different forms: article, virtual exchange, video clip.

To submit a project, write to  

The TRÉAQ’s training offer is generous this year. The winter-spring program will be released shortly. Be on the lookout for the next TRÉAQ Express.  

The Organizational team of the TRÉAQ is here to meet your needs. We offer personalized coaching and training for managers and their teams.  Submit a support request now.   

If you are not registered to our Member Area, please fill in the form here  

Après-cours for Individualized & Multi-Level/Subject Teaching

On November 2, Shanna Loach from the Eastern Townships School Board, facilitated a meeting of teachers of Individualized and Multi-level or Subject groupings. She shared a variety of strategies and tools she uses to manage the learning in this kind of classroom environment – whether it be in person or online.

The webinar was recorded Рyou can watch below or visit the Apr̬s-cours site to see the different topics she addressed and access the documents she shared during the webinar.

Supporting Adult Learners with Special Needs in Adult General Education

December 5 from 4 Р5 Рthere will be an Apr̬s-cours webinar on the subject of Supporting Adult Learners with Special Needs.

Avi Spector, RÉCIT consultant for Accessibility and Inclusive Technologies will be highlighting a recent publication, Guide for Ensuring Consistent and Effective Support for Adult Learners with Special Needs.

Read more about the guide and how it was developed here.

Register for the webinar here (if you forget to register, you can still attend by clicking on the red button at the Après-cours site at the time of the webinar.)

Quebec Social Integration Network

The Quebec Social Integration Network is a group of teachers and consultants who support each other in their work within Social Integration (SI or SVI) programs.

Quebec Social Integration Network Website

Any teacher or consultant who works within Social Integration programs is invited to participate in the network. They had their first meeting on October 17 in which they talked about:

Let Tracy know if you are interested in learning more and she’ll make sure you are added to the SI network mailing list.

Please share this with anyone at your centre who works in SI who may be interested in getting involved or just accessing the multiple resources on their website!

**Note – this is an English School Boards initiative and so the work and resources created will be in English for the most part. Anyone is invited to participate, as long as you are comfortable communicating in English and you work in Social Integration!

Monthly Gift!

Poster Series

This is part of a growing series of small posters to honour teachers & learning. Here is a folder of the images with and without the FNAESC logo. Feel free to use them and add your own logo if you like. The images used are all from, unless otherwise noted, and are in the public domain.

This month’s poster accompanies the article mentioned in the welcome message titled, Best PD Ever?

"(Teachers) rarely have an opportunity to watch other teachers teach, the single best kind of training." From Sara Mosle in Building Better Teachers, The Atlantic.

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Nia:wen, Welàlin, Tshinaskumitin, Migwetc, Merci, Thank you

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