Community Learning Centers
"ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL"
The Advisory Board on English Education recently presented a brief to the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports.
In this report, there are very positive comments made on the CLC initiative.
Here is an excerpt:
« AU-DELÀ DU MODÈLE UNIQUE »
La Commission de l'éducation en langue anglaise présentait récemment un avis à la ministre de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport.
Cet avis contient des commentaires encourageants sur les Centres scolaires et communautaires.
En voici un extrait :
Community Learning Centres (CLCs)
This initiative of the English-language education sector began in 2006 in five English-language schools. In 2012-2013, there were 37 CLCs in urban, suburban and rural schools across Québec, coordinated from the LEARN office in Laval and supported by entente funding and local school boards.
The CLCs aim to transform existing schools into community schools in the hope that they can become “hubs” for English-language education and community development in the surrounding English-speaking community. Based on the worldwide community school reform movement, a CLC partners with community groups or agencies to accomplish a jointly-agreed mission and offers a wide variety of programs and services including youth development, life long learning, community engagement, and family support. A CLC views itself as a learning community where students, teachers and the community take an active, reflective and collegial approach to teaching and learning in a symbiotic relationship. Finally, it provides ongoing opportunities for students, school staff and community members to contribute to and benefit from a range of services, both inside and outside the school by having various agencies pool resources and share the responsibility of service delivery.
The CLCs are equipped with video-conference facilities and engage students and teachers in community-based learning. A facilitator acts as a coordinator to carry out links, projects and initiatives between the school and the community.
One noticeable feature of the CLCs is their great variety: they offer services and programs to meet the needs of their particular communities.31 The following vignettes describe the CLCs in two contrasting locations.
St Paul’s River CLC in the Littoral School Board began in 2007. Its first three years were evaluated with the following results: - Overall satisfaction from parents and students for tutoring session, that had a large proportion of students participating consistently; overall satisfaction with youth centre that offered Mad Scientist Club, youth local action group, cooking classes, library, daycare for 4- to 12-year olds, music and drama, etc. . .80% student attendance in sports and recreation events; correlation between participation in sports and recreation, music and theatre, and improved school performance; dramatic decreases in student drinking, drug use, smoking, sexual activity, and vandalism; community programs in exercise, gardening, seniors sharing skills with students; video-conference sessions with other agencies.
“The overall discoveries from this report show that the CLC has improved the life of its residents. The community also expressed a greater sense of pride and felt that they were making accomshplishment and could see a difference in the community.”32
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Centres scolaires et communautaires
Une des particularités de ce genre de centre est sa grande polyvalence : les services et les programmes de chaque centre reflètent les besoins particuliers de sa communauté Les encadrés suivants présentent deux centres aux contextes bien différents.
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Learning opportunities will be offered through our CLCs during 2014. Many workshops/education sessions could be of interest to parents, community members, parents, etc. If any of these interest you, you can contact your local Community Learning Center:
Harrington CLC (418-795-3241); Mecatina CLC (418-773-2430); St. Paul’s CLC (418-379-2365), Netagamiou CLC (418‑787‑2107)
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CLC Presents...A new blog about projects in the CLC network
August 30, 2013
The Commission Scolaire du Littoral Community Learning Centres (CSL CLCs) engage students and the community in many school and community projects each year. The notion of learning from the local community while providing a service to the community (Community Based Service Learning) is a perfect fit for Quebec Community Learning Centres (CLC) that supports increased student engagement by giving students the chance to apply what they learn in the classroom by addressing local community issues and helps strengthen community vitality. Read stories highlighting examples of projects from the CSL CLCs. (Please note that the articles are only available in English).
Read more @http://clcpresents.blogspot.ca
Focus from the CLC Link : Netagamiou - Creating a Community Story
March 27, 2012
Netagamiou students create books about their community. It is a multidisciplinary community-based learning project. The students go out into the community to do their research during, for example Social Studies, then work on the content during Language Arts classes, doing drawings during Art class and if applicable translating it during French class.
Harrington School CLC Launch
March 7, 2012
|The official launch of the Harrington School Community Learning Center took place in the school gym on December 1, 2011. More >>|
McGill University, in partnership with the Coasters Association and its Networking Table, will be offering four bursaries
March 09, 2012
| These are offered to students studying in Health and Social Service Programs on or off the Lower North Shore. |
The purpose of the Bursary Program is to address the need for bilingual professionals in health and social services in selected Quebec regions by encouraging students to pursue studies in health and social service disciplines, in government recognized educational institutions outside their region, and return to their region to work and serve their communities.More >>
February 29, 2012 is Pink Shirt Day!
February 29, 2012
Netagamiou CLC challenges you to help fight the wrong in your community! Inform yourself... and sign the online pledge.
Youth Music Club Rocks with Holiday Spirit
January 06, 2012
|On Tuesday December 13th, an estimated 150 people came to the Netagamiou School gym to listen to the Youth Music Club?s first concert.More >>|
Latest issue of Gros Mecatina Times on line
December 19 2011
Now available, the December's issue of Gros Mecatina Times
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