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Keynote Address: Online Education - The Experience of the Quebec Board of Black Educators

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12:30 PM, Thursday 4 Nov 2021 (50 minutes)
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KeynoteEducation and Black English-speaking communities in QuebecOnline/distance learningCovid 19

Alix Adrien, President, Quebec Board of Black Educators

Online Education - The Experience of the Quebec Board of Black Educators

In 2020, at the onset of the pandemic and during the lockdown, summer programs were limited to outdoor activities. The QBBE promptly transitioned its established onsite Da Costa Hall summer school program to an online platform.  At the beginning of the subsequent school year, the distance learning initiative was extended to include educational academic support for elementary, high school and CEGEP students. This presentation will provide the theoretical framework which supported this initiative, will reflect on the conditions created by the mobilization of black community organizations in response to the technological divide which inspired this project, and will relate the challenges, both logistic and educational, that emerged from it. This keynote address will share the findings of our experience in respect to the needs assessments that were used to customize our programming and offer possible research opportunities in the field of distance learning as it applies to a younger demographic.


Moderator: Qaadira De Coteau, Assistant Centre Director, PACC Adult Education Centre


English to French simultaneous translation will be provided during this session.


Speaker's bio:

Alix Adrien is a career educator and an in-school administrator.  He was recognized with a distinguished service award from the Association of Administrators of English Schools of Québec. He is the president of the Québec Board of Black Educators (QBBE); an organization he joined in 1985.  He is committed to the advancement of Black youth through education, thereby contributing to the vitality of a diverse and inclusive Québec society.


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