Subject-Specific LEARN Webinars, Live Streams and Tools

On this page, you will find previously-recorded Webinars and Live Streams, as well as resources on how to integrate technology into your subject-area courses. For more ideas and support, contact the LEARN pedagogical services consultant for your subject area or a member of the LEARN RECIT.

Select a specific subject:

Outdoor Education

All of the presentations from Nadie, Sylvie and Kelly can be found in the descriptor under Youtube video.

Outdoor Education for our Youngest Learners

Debbie Myles and Annie Renaud from Forest Hill Junior School (LBPSB), share teaching strategies and discuss the importance of outdoor education.

Winter Wonderland Webinar 2022 with Kelly Fahey and Sylvie Ozell (January 25th, 2022)

This webinar is for all those interested in outdoor learning during the winter months. Our local experts share benefits, materials, activities and much more to get any educator ready for taking their learners outside for real-life learning. All the resources shared are in the Youtube descriptor.

Outdoor Learning in Winter with Pamela Gibson (Feb. 1st, 2022) PDF Presentation Slides

Are you wondering how you can further the outdoor experience for your students beyond science and geography? Perhaps re-envisioning your Arts Programs to include the out of doors can help. Join us for some inspiring ideas and practical ways of connecting Arts curricula with outside. It’s a liberating experience! Presentation PDF…

Our spring book webinar will feature Judy Halpern talking about picture books that will get you outdoors! Judy will highlight new and well-loved spring titles, sharing thoughts and ideas for outdoor learning and connecting to various curricula. Participants will receive a detailed booklist, including some climate fiction story (cli-fi) suggestions. Great for librarians! with Judy Halpern of ILSF Presentation PDF:…

Preschool and Cycle 1 Elementary

“Enriching our Mindset” : The Fundamentals of Preschool with Donna Skea Professor & ECE expert

Theme: Observing children during free-play

Webinar Presentation, notes and resources

“Enriching our Early Childhood Mindset” with Donna Skea:

Theme: Creating playful environments for children

Donna’s Favourite Pre-school/Cycle 1 children books Presentation PDF 

Enriching our Mindset: The fundamentals of Preschool

Early Childhood Educator Donna Skea discusses preschool education.

-Shifting the mindset. -What is developmentally appropriate
practice? -The importance of Play in Pre-K and
Kindergarten. -Being an Intentional educator. -Creating a Community of learners. -Teaching to development and learning.

Presentation Slides  –  Notes & Comments  –  Preschool Program

Engaging K-Cycle 1 Learners Online ft. Tiffany Templeton

The LEARN team and Tiffany Templeton, EMSB Cycle 1 online teacher, shares and demonstrates the tools that help make her classes interactive for her youngest learners.


Graspable Math Webinar

Archived Webinar with Audrey McLaren online on June 3rd, 2020.

Graspable Math is an online tool that enables students to experiment with math and algebra in a whole new way. In this video, Audrey McLaren, an online Math teacher at LEARN explains how she uses this tool with her students.

Here are the practice links used in the webinar:

Graspable Math: Full-length webinar.

Français Langue Seconde

Rendez-vous virtuels en FLS! Comment s’outiller pour enseigner le français, langue seconde en ligne?

LEARN, LBPSB et le RÉCIT de la communauté anglophone vous invitent à un rendez-vous virtuel avec Shawn Lefebvre, enseignant en immersion française à Foothill School Division en Alberta.

Dans le cadre de cette conversation virtuelle, il partagera avec vous ses succès, ses erreurs, mais surtout ses apprentissages qui lui ont permis de développer sa confiance en tant que nouvel enseignant en ligne. Ce rendez-vous virtuel sera également l’occasion pour chaque participant d’échanger leurs expériences et leurs questions.

Art Education

ARTS CONNECTION: Practical Ideas and Planning for Teaching the Arts during Pandemic

Webinar recorded August 24th, 2020

In collaboration with the MAD2 Sub-committee for the Arts, LEARN hosted a workshop about the unique challenges and solutions for Arts teachers during COVID-19.

Social Sciences

Check out LEARN’s Social Sciences Online Learning sections for teachers. Here you will find tips, tricks and tools to help you teach online and in a digital age, with videos and sample activity ideas that illustrated how things might play out during different inquiry phases

LEARN resources and collaborating throughout an online learning process

This is a recording of an informal online presentation by Paul Rombough at the Aqeus conference in 2020.


Its intention was to show examples of various ways to include interactivity and collaboration at each “phase” in an inquiry learning process. These examples are continually being added to on LEARN’s page for these kinds of sessions at…

SECONDARY Resource: Social Sciences in Online Learning 


ELEMENTARY Resource: Social Sciences in Online Learning 


Minecraft Teacher’s Guides and Student Booklets:

  1. Iroquois and Algonquian Societies around 1500
  2. New France 1745

Scratch and Makey Makey Teacher’s Guides and Student Booklets:

  1. Iroquois around 1500
  2. Scratch Historical Figures (for various time periods/societies)
  3. Lower Canada around 1820
  4. New France around 1645 and 1745
Engage Example – Image analysis for WW1 War Experiences

This overview video describes an example of how to Engage your students online. Using an organizer on a live Google Drawing, students collaboratively note down their questions and responses, connect historical events to prior knowledge, share the impressions they have with the class, etc. For more capsules that describe examples of different learning phases in an inquiry process visit Social Sciences – Online Learning in a Digital Age

Explore Example – Using videos and Pictures for Irish and French Migrations

Student examine pictures and videos, as ways to “Explore” the Irish and French Migration experiences and realities of people who moved to and from the Canadas in the 1800s. Students work in a collaborative online environment using Google Slides. For more capsules that describing different learning phases visit Social Sciences – Online Learning in a Digital Age

Investigate Example – Using timelines and maps for First Settlements

This overview video describes an example of the Investigate Phase. Students “Establish Facts” related to various first settlements (Port Royal, Tadoussac, Quebec) and “Situate them in Space and Time” using online collaborative tools like Google Draw/Slides and Cartograf. For more capsules that describing different learning phases visit Social Sciences – Online Learning in a Digital Age

LEARN's ShiftED Podcast Series

This podcast series brings you into real classroom situations as Educators chat informally about life in the classroom.

ShiftED Podcast 1: A Conversation with SWLSB Pedagogical Consultants

LEARN reached out to a couple of pedagogical consultants, Tim Foreman and Ron Turchyniak whose dossiers are to get teachers and staff at Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board (SWLSB) comfortable with integrating educational technologies into their classrooms. All this changed in March. Their jobs became all the more crucial as teachers shifted from classroom to online teaching amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. It is safe to say that Tim and Ron’s time was essential in getting educators online, and comfortable with using tech tools that would facilitate this shift in practice. Countless professional development sessions later, LEARN caught up with these two rock stars to chat about this transformational shift and how they we faring in this new “normal.”

ShiftED Podcast 2: A Conversation with Teacher Jeremy Wouda (High School)

A Conversation with Jeremy Wouda, teacher at Philemon Wright HS, WQSB. This discussion includes the transition from Face-to-face, to online teaching.

ShiftED Podcast 3: A Conversation with Teacher Russell Dennis (Cycle 3 elementary)

LEARN caught up with Russell Dennis, a Cycle 3 Elementary teacher at Dr. Wilbert Keon School, in Chapeau, part of the Western Quebec School Board. He shared his experiences teaching his small school, which houses both elementary and secondary students in northern Quebec, and how it has fared during the pandemic. We discussed the challenges of online teaching, how to engage students virtually and what the future holds for education come August 31st, 2020. Great chat!

ShiftED Podcast 4: A conversation with Tom Rhymes, Assistant Director General of LBPSB

Adapting to our new “normal.” Tom’s wonderful reflections are both inspiring and reassuring, that our future educational system is chalked full of creativity and humanity, as Tom eloquently puts it, this “is educations finest moment.”

ShiftED Podcast 5: A Conversation with Zak Likely

A conversation with Eastern Shores School Board’s Math and Science consultant Zak Likely to discuss how our most eastern English school board is coping with the ever-changing reality of a Covid-19 world. Evolving educational practices and engaging online learners.

ShiftED Podcast 6: Vanguard School

Conversation with Stephanie and Alexi, team-teaching in cycle 1 elementary. Differentiation and diversity for learners with learning disabilities.

ShiftED Podcast 7: Transitioning your elementary class online.

Today I interviewed Jennifer Oner of Westmount Park Elementary school of the English Montreal School Board. We discussed transitioning from F2F teaching to Online.

Listen to Jennifer’s responses to the following questions. What are some challenges? What does ‘a day in the life’ look like in your virtual classroom? How do you pace your lessons? What kind of support are you getting from the School Board? What physical tools do you have in the set-up for your class? What is your online set-up? What kind of digital management system are you using to communicate with young learners and their parents? What advice do you have for teachers who are just starting to take their class online?

ShiftED Podcast 8: Transitioning grade 4/5 online

In this episode we talk with a grade 4/5 teacher from Lester B. Pearson School Board from Edgewater Elementary, Daphne Amster. We caught up on her transition from F2F to online…

ShiftED Podcast 9: A Conversation with Principal Chris Morgan Butler Elementary ETSB

Today I had a great conversation with Chris Morgan the principal of Butler Elementary of the Eastern Townships School Board. We talked about how principals have been dealing with health and safety issues surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as Butler’s reopening experience.

ShiftED Podcast 10: Math Education During the Pandemic with Aliya Somani and Shana Rowen of EMSB

How has teaching Math changed since the pandemic? What are some challenges? How have consultants managed to stay connected to the classroom? Collaboration and Communication across School Boards has improved.

ShiftED Podcast 11: Pre-Service Education – In conversation with Dr. Smith Gilman of McGill University

Catch-up with Dr. Sheryl Smith-Gilman of McGill University’s education department to touch base on how our future educators were dealing with their pre-service schooling during a pandemic.

ShiftED Podcast 12: In conversation with Brian Silverman and Artemis Papert on Programming in schools

LEARN had the privilege of talking with Brian Silverman and Artemis Papert recently, about programming in our Quebec schools. Being the first episode of this school year, so I wanted to have a casual conversation about how education is shifting more and more towards computation and programming/coding.

ShiftED Podcast#13 : Quebec’s preschool journey with Katherine Divolis

ShiftED had a rich conversation with Katherine Divolis about the newly revised Preschool Cycle Program that launched in the last school year and is currently being implemented across the province.


ShiftED podcasts #14 Research behind Early Childhood Development with Eva de Gosztonyi and Catherine Korah

LEARN had the great opportunity to talk with Eva de Gosztonyi & Catherine Korah from the Center of Excellence for behaviour Management about how our youngest learners crucial brain development. This childhood development is paramount in their growth into fully realized adults. We discussed the ideal conditions for such growth to occur, as well as key neurological milestones along this journey and the importance of free-play in early childhood. A must listen for parents and teachers interested in knowing how our children’s brains develop. I wanted to also thank Eva for her service to our Anglo community on the eve of her retirement, she will be missed, but has left an extraordinary legacy that Catherine will continue though the Centre of Excellence.

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