April 2021
There is a lot going on in the Anglophone community this month! In this newsletter: AQIFGA, Moodle FGA space for AGE, and a Digital Tote for ACE.

Recent activities


AQIFGA turns 15!

The 15th annual AQIFGA conference will be held on April 29, 30, and 31, 2021. Anglophone, Francophone, First Nations, and Inuit stakeholders from across the province will join together to explore a vast array of issues and subjects pertaining to adult education in Québec.

Although the majority of the workshops and activities are in French, there are English language and bilingual ones too! 

Along with Marie-Ève Ste-Croix (provincial service RÉCIT FGA), we would like to invite you to “Les changements constructifs in our practice en 2020”. Come join in the discussion about the positive changes in teaching practices since March of 2020. This workshop is fully bilingual.

We are also exploring new tools developed by RÉCIT FAD in a workshop called “Rendre Moodle attrayant, c’est possible!” Guillaume Poulin (RÉCIT FGA regional service for Estrie) and Tobby Bédard (RÉCIT FGA regional service for Chaudière-Appalaches) will be transforming a classic Moodle class into a fully interactive and clickable interface, while Marc Gariépy mans the MS Teams chat. This workshop is in French.

Micheline Ammar (Équipe-choc Pedagogical) will also be giving two workshops at the AQIFGA Conference on Friday, April 31, 2021. 

You can always find her online:


Anglophone Community on Moodle FGA

The RÉCIT AGE Team has created a page for the Anglophone community on Moodle FGA. It’s a place where we can share resources and ideas or ask questions, from wherever we are! You can use your existing school board account to sign up. Watch the two short tutorials below for more information on how to join.

Moodle tutorials

Check it out!

ACE Online Summit ‘21

ACE Online Summit Digital Tote

If you missed the ACE Online Summit or want to review the content of a particular session, all recordings and resources have been compiled on the RÉCIT AGE website. 

Here is the direct link to our Digital Tote.

Les Après-cours FGA

EPC APC: Zoom Fatigue

The third Anglophone community Après-cours featured Jewel Perlin, Ph.D, who led a workshop entitled “How to Combat Screen Fatigue”. Dr. Perlin is a Montréal psychologist dividing her time among clinical practice at Concordia University, training and supervision, facilitating workshops, as well as regularly appearing on local television as a psychological expert. 

We happily welcomed well over 60 participants to listen to Dr. Perlin’s advice and tips. You can watch the recording on the Après-cours website

Upcoming APC
The next Anglophone community Après-cours on workplace ergonomics will be on April 22, 2021 from 12 PM to 1 PM and focus on ergonomics. 

You can sign up here: Après-cours workshop sign up

PodGA: The Engagement Podcast

We contributed to the second PodGA podcast with a segment in English on student engagement through video conferencing etiquette. Skip to 40:09 to hear Avi and Marc talk about strategies to help keep students on task. 

The podcast is available on the Après-cours website, on Spotify, and on Apple Podcasts.

Project RISE update

Two of the RÉCIT Project RISE teams are working on choice boards. A choice board allows adult learners to pick from a variety of assignments and activities while completing course objectives. It was a priority for both teams to design choice boards with accessibility in mind from the start.

An accessible resource is designed to be equitable for all learners. Like a wheelchair ramp, accommodations for accessibility are available to all learners, whether the accommodations are needed or not. Here are some examples of accessible elements from the RÉCIT Project RISE choice boards:

  • There are a combination of symbols and distinct colours representing the different tasks to help colorblind adult learners. 

  • The choice boards employ a responsive design. They work equally well on phones, tablets, and computers. 

  • The text size is always 14 or larger and in a sans-serif font. This helps dyslexic and vision impaired adult learners.

  • The boards are clutter-free and minimalist as possible. 

  • Incorporates “ALT tags” for screen readers, so each image is visually described, if needed.

When you make accessibility a priority, the results are beneficial for everyone! Stay tuned to this newsletter for more news about our upcoming RÉCIT Project RISE choice boards for Social Integration and CCBE Literacy.


Visit the RECIT-VT website for updates and information. Vocational teachers, consultants, and administrators can also book an appointment with James or Daniel for any PD needs or training requests.

James Burn:   @jamesburnedu
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