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This year’s PROCEDE Conference will be taking place from October 24-26, 2018 at Mont Gabriel Hotel & Spa.

To register for the PROCEDE 2018 Conference, first select your workshops from the list below.

Once you’ve made your selection, complete your registration by clicking here.

The conference registration fee is $345 (Includes all meals- Wednesday dinner to Friday breakfast)

Please register by Monday, October 1st, 2018

Payment must be made by cheque (payable to New Frontiers School Board) and must be received no later than October 8, 2018.

Please mail payment to:
       New Frontiers School Board
       c/o Kirsten Goldthorp
       214 McLeod
       Chateauguay, QC, J6J 2H4

Please note that you are responsible for booking your own room by calling 1-800-668-5253 or visiting www.montgabriel.com
Room cost per night: $119 (Standard room)

Please contact Kirsten Goldthorp if you require any additional information or support.
       450-691-1440 or 1-800-461-1440 (Ext. 251)

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Thursday, October 25


Can We Teach and Assess Empathy?
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Empathy has the capacity to transform individual lives for the better while helping to bring about positive social change in schools. According to the latest neuroscience research, 98% of people have the ability to empathize wired into their brains, so the good news is that almost everyone can learn to be more empathic.
In this workshop we will overview techniques, tools and strategies for fostering and assessing empathy in the classroom. Participants will come away with a better understanding of how success in the classroom depends less on learning materials, and more on what goes on inside and between the people in that learning environment.

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Susan Oliver

Pedagogical Consultant, West Island Career Centre
Susan Oliver has worked in the field of Adult and Vocational Education as a consultant, teacher, curriculum developer, career and life skills trainer, keynote speaker and community educator.  Susan currently works at GRICS as an evaluation consultant and lectures at the University... Read More →

Thursday October 25, 2018 14:45 - 16:15
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Creating and Sharing Lesson POV (Point of View) Videos
Limited Capacity seats available

Technical training programs are experimenting with new technologies to improveknowledge transfer, retention, and empathy, responding to industry demand andnew approaches to engaging students in the classroom. Point of view camera (PoV) is one type of wearable technologies that is affecting teaching and learning in vocational education. It enables teachers to produce video recordings of procedures, to communicate ideas effectively to students and explain the steps required to perform a given task. Video content is ubiquitous,and teachers should explore new tools for producing teaching/learning video material.

In this workshop, we cover the basics including recording equipment, editing tools and sharing our videos to students and faculty.

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James Burn

Consultant, RÉCIT-VT / Riverside School Board
James Burn is a pedagogical consultant with the Riverside School Board and the RÉCIT Provincial Service for Vocational Education. Utilizing his love for teaching and passion for technology, James provides customized workshops and training to integrate technology into classrooms... Read More →

Thursday October 25, 2018 14:45 - 16:15


Health, Wealth and Literacy
Limited Capacity seats available

The Social Progress Index, which measures people’s quality of life across the four continents, lists adult literacy rate as a key factor to the foundation of wellbeing. The International Literacy Association states that “The ability to read, write, and communicate connects people and empowers them to achieve things they never thought possible”.  With the literacy requirements of the Diversified Basic Education increasing dramatically, it is imperative that educational stakeholders collaborate for adult learners’ academic success and overall feeling of empowerment. This workshop will review, compare and contrast the content versus disciplinary literacy requirements for the core DBE programs and offer tools to help adult centres devise their literacy action plans and ensuing professional development sessions.

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Isabelle Bertolotti

Pedagogical Consultant, Lester B. Pearson School Board/PROCEDE
My educational career started with teaching at the elementary, then secondary and finally the adult level. As I acquired experience teaching English Language Arts in the adult sector, collaborating with BIM in helping develop a CCBE end of course evaluation and my participating with... Read More →
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Sonya Fiocco

Lester B. Pearson School Board/PROCEDE
Sonya has worked in adult education for 10 years as a math and science teacher for the LBPSB. She is currently working as a provincial consultant for PROCEDE for the subjects of Math, Science & Technology. She enjoys the challenge of designing professional development opportunities... Read More →

Thursday October 25, 2018 14:45 - 16:15


RAC in the Real World! What It Looks Like!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The RAC process is often confused and misunderstood. This interactive workshop is designed to help explain this process and to emphasize how it can best meet the needs of each individual RAC candidate. 
To do this we will examine: 
  • The philosophy behind the development of RAC
  • Meeting the needs (financial, professional, time constraints, etc.) of the individual
  • How the service is adapted to each department’s realities and each candidate’s educational path.
  • How RAC is directly related to industry demands, thereby impacting a person’s potential to advance in their career objectives
  • RAC: a process that responds to the person!
The workshop will demonstrate how RAC recognizes, validates, and certifies individuals in our society, who would otherwise “fall through the cracks” due to their own particular situation.
Can an administrative process designed to Recognize Acquired Competencies be an empathetic process? Join us to find out!

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John Hodges

Department Head- Carpentry Department, New Frontiers School Board
John has been teaching Construction Carpentry at Chateauguay Valley Career Education Centre for the New Frontiers School Board for the past 11 years after "accidentally" discovering the vocation of teaching his trade. He is a passionate advocate of Vocational Training and certi... Read More →
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Alice Loney

RAC Development Officer, New Frontiers School Board
I guess I am one of those people that did not follow a traditional path. DEP in Accounting (NFSB), DEC in Business Administration (Dawson College), Diploma in Adult & Vocational Education (UBC). Department Head in the carpentry department for 9 years. Eleven years with New Frontiers... Read More →

Thursday October 25, 2018 14:45 - 16:15
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Using Twitter to Build Community
Limited Capacity seats available

Does the blue bird on the logo freak you out more than those in the Hitchcock movie? Maybe you have no idea what to write once on Twitter or you just don’t understand the point of using 280 characters to communicate to a faceless audience?  It’s true – at first glimpse Twitter can seem like a catchall for anything and everything under the sky. However, in this age of #fakenews, it is also a very important agent for social change, for information sharing and for community building. In this workshop we will explore how a Twitter network can be beneficial to you in your workday, how it can be used for morale building and how to collaborate with like-minded people (or even with those whose views are totally different). We will compare what it means to be an active Twitter community member versus a passive one.
Don’t have a Twitter account, but are curious to learn more? No problem! We will quickly go through the basics of setting yourself up on Twitter and how to have your account accurately reflect who you are. Already a Twitter aficionado? Follow @PROCEDE­_QC or @claudiamaydeme on Twitter! This will be a hands-on workshop so bring your devices!

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Claudia Deme

Development Officer, PROCEDE
Claudia Deme is a Twitter fanatic (obviously)! Currently the PROCEDE Development Officer, Claudia began her career in education as an ESL teacher in China, where she worked from 2001-2004. Upon completing her BA in Sociology in 2006, Claudia began working in the office of the Provost... Read More →

Thursday October 25, 2018 14:45 - 16:15

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