WELCOME TO PROCEDE
The Provincial Organization of Continuing Education Directors, English PROCEDE is a subcommittee of the Association of Directors General of English School Boards. It was established in 1976 to support the development and delivery of English-language adult education and vocational training in Quebec and includes directors, assistant directors and coordinators of adult education and vocational training in Quebec. PROCEDE has representation from Quebec’s nine English-language school boards and from the Cree, Kativik and Littoral school boards.
- Act as a forum and consultative body for Quebec’s nine English-language school boards.
- Provide policy orientation and strategy recommendations to the Minister of Education and our boards.
- Oversee the development and delivery of adult general education and vocational training curricula and programming.
- Coordinate professional development for all personnel.
Dear Teachers, Professionals and Administrators,
Needless to say, these last few days have been challenging and require us to embrace daily changes. This gives us the opportunity to show how resilient we can be in adult education.
The Minister of Education mentioned that teachers are not required to provide work to students during the school and center closure period. As he stated, teachers will work with their students to catch-up when schools and centers re-open. This being said, teachers who wish to offer practical exercises and assignments, can do so, but cannot make them mandatory or use them for evaluation purposes. It would, however, be acceptable to reach out virtually to students who you feel are struggling academically or emotionally.
We are now faced with having to adapt quickly, to prioritize the curriculum and maybe even to change our delivery practices.
There are uncertainties as to when things will be back to normal. Many of our centers already offer online teaching and support and this forced closure may oblige us to rethink the way we will deliver the material to our students for them to succeed.
You will see that our expert professionals will send offers of training in the next few days to help you develop your online teaching expertise. These PD opportunities are completely voluntary on your part to attend, but we feel it could be a practical time to brush up on already acquired skills or learn completely new ones.
During this waiting period, we also encourage you to reach out to your professionals in order to get support in prioritizing your teaching material, creating evaluations or for any projects you may want to plan in the future. Above all, take the time to care for yourself!
See you all soon,
President of PROCEDE
Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Lester B. Pearson