Conference Center & Hotel Booking

Location: Sheraton Laval (click for map)

2440 Autoroute des Laurentides
Laval, Québec, H7T 1X5
Phone: (450) 687-2440

If you intend to stay at the Sheraton Laval Hotel you must book your own accommodations directly with the hotel by calling 450-687-2440 or 1-800-667-2440. When booking, refer to the LCEEQ Conference in order to benefit from the preferential room rate.

For online booking click here.

The room charge is $131 (plus applicable taxes) per room, per night for single or double occupancy.

The booking deadline is January 17, 2014.

Floor plan

General conference info

Dates: February 10 & 11, 2014
Location: Sheraton Laval (click for map)

The 2014 LCEEQ Annual Conference brings together both newcomers and leading practitioners on how social media is influencing, affecting, and changing teaching and learning. It will examine social media innovations in education and how these tools can be used to empower students and enhance student success.

Please visit this site often as we will use it to post new and updated information about the annual conference. It's also where you will come to register!

Download the conference program: PDF Format

See you in February 2014!

Keynote Speakers

This year's keynote speakers:

Dr. Mizuko Ito

Cultural Anthropologist and Professor in Residence, University of California

Dr. Mizuko Ito is a cultural anthropologist of technology use, examining new media practices among youth in the US, and focusing on gaming, digital media production, and Internet use.

Click for a more details about Dr. Mizuko Ito

Dr. Alec Couros

Associate Professor, University of Regina, Canada

Dr. Alec Couros, is an Associate Professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina.

Click for more details about Dr. Alec Couros

Conference Schedule

Day 1 - February 10th, 2014

  • 8:00am - Registration/Coffee - (Laval 3)
  • 9:00am - Plenary 1 - (Laval 1 & 2)
    — Words of Welcome
    — Keynote Address by Dr. Mizuko Ito
  • 10:00am - Health Break - (Lobby)
  • 10:30am - Workshops - Block A
  • 12:30pm - Luncheon - (Laval 2 & 3)
  • 2:00pm - Workshops - Block B
  • 4:00pm - Adjournement

Day 2 - February 11th, 2014

  • 8:00am - Coffee - (Lobby)
  • 9:00am - Plenary 2 - (Laval 1 & 2)
    — Keynote Address by Dr. Alec Couros
  • 10:00am - Health Break - (Lobby)
  • 10:30am - Workshops - Block C
  • 12:30pm - Luncheon - (Laval 2 & 3)
  • 13:30pm - Student Voice – How Does Social Media Help You Learn?

Workshop handouts

In addition to the handouts, apps and links, download our (PDF) guide to Getting the most out of the conference.

Workshop handouts will be posted here, prior to each workshop. Until then, any workshops with application/account requirements will be listed here. Please check back before (or during) each workshops, to download available material.

Plenary 1 handout with Dr. Mizuko Ito - PDF

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Workshops in Block A

A1 - Social Media 101 - Basic Basic Online Tools for Teachers, Students and Administrators

Apps & Links: Twitter, Remind101, TodaysMeet, Google Docs

A2 - Building a Personal Learning Network – Lifelong Learning at Your Fingertips

Apps & Links: Twitter, Symbaloo

Post workshop link:

A3 - Does Wikipedia Have THE Answer? - Secondary

Apps & Links: Wikipedia

A4 - Flipping Professional Development with Social Media - Adult/Voc.-Administrators

Apps & Links: Twitter, Pinterest

A5 - Flipping the Classroom to Enhance Opportunities for Collaborative and Experiential …

Apps & Links: N/A

A6 - Gamification: It's not all fun and games!

Apps & Links: N/A

A7 - Harnessing the Power of Social Media: Moving Forward with Digital Citizenship

Apps & Links: N/A

A8 - La robotique en univers social, vraiment?

Workshop Handout: Handout PDF Package

A9 - Repurposing the Past: Collaborative Connections through ...

Apps & Links: N/A

A10 - Social Media: Why Bother? - All Levels

Apps & Links: N/A

A11 - Using Tablets and Social Media to Promote Learning, Engagement and Success

Apps & Links: Twitter, Class Messenger, Edmodo, Google Drive, and more!

A12 - What does it mean to be a connected learner?

Apps & Links: TodaysMeet - LCEEQ Connect

Post workshop reports: Learning the Ropes, Safe Space and Shared Interests


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Workshops in Block B

B1 - Social Media 101 - Basic Basic Online Tools for Teachers, Students and Administrators

Apps & Links: Twitter, Remind101, TodaysMeet, Google Docs

B2 - Blogging and Tweeting in the Classroom

Apps & Links: Twitter

B3 - Critical Thinking and the Web: Search Strategies in a Google Infused World

Apps & Links: EduSlam

B4 - Critical Thinking for the 21st Century: The Liberation of Knowledge

Apps & Links: N/A

Workshop Handhout:

B5 - Emerging Adults: Expectations and Reality

Apps & Links: Socrative, Evernote, Piazza, (Create account), Book Creator

Post workshop link:

B6 - ePortfolio for Career Paths Exploration

Apps & Links: N/A

Handout in PDF: Download

B7 - BILINGUAL Growing your Professional Learning.../Développez votre réseau d’apprentissage professionn...

Apps & Links: Twitter

B8 - Investigating Student Misuse of Social Media: The 5 W's and How

Apps & Links: Twitter

Handout in PDF: Download

B9 - Promoting School Community and Media Engagement with Youtube

Apps & Links: iMovie or Final Cut Pro X (Mac App Store ONLY)

B10 - Social Media in the Classroom: The First Steps

Apps & Links: N/A

B11 - Using the iPad to Teach Math Problem Solving Skills

Apps & Links: You may choose to download Explain Everything from the iOS App Store. It is not mandatory as the app is commercial, paid software (not free).

B12 - Social Media: A Classroom Perspective

Apps & Links: N/A

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Workshops in Block C

C1 - Social Media 101 - Basic Basic Online Tools for Teachers, Students and Administrators

Apps & Links: Twitter, Remind101, TodaysMeet, Google Docs

C2 - Edmodo

Apps & Links: Edmodo

C3 - Exploring New Literacies for a World of Networked, Self-Directed Learners and Makers

Apps & Links: N/A

C4 - Fostering Collaboration/Communication among Educators

Apps & Links: Prezi Presentation, Workshop-specific Edmoto link

Workshop Handout: PDF

C5 - Harnessing the Power of the Online Professional Learning Network (PLN)

Apps & Links: N/A

C6 - Introduction to Personal Learning Networks & Connected Learning

Apps & Links: N/A

C7 - It Is Never About The Technology, It's About Student Empowerment

Apps & Links: N/A

C8 - BILINGUAL - Pedagogical Projects that Foster Communication... / Projets pédagogiques entre

Apps & Links: N/A

Workshop Handout: PDF

C9 - Practical Strategies for Effective Educational Technology Implementation ...

Apps & Links: Workshop Link

C10 - Social Sciences Online: Great tools we can use together!

Apps & Links: Google Docs, Hosted Blogs, Prezi

C11 - Twitter: A Powerful Learning Tool Inside and Outside of the Classroom

Workshop Links: Link 1, Link 2

Useful downloads: Twitter, Tweetdeck and Hoot Suite (tablet)

C12 - Virtual Team Teaching and Intercultural Awareness

Workshop Handout: PDF

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Quick Links: Conference Schedule | Keynote Speakers

Evaluate the 2014 Annual Conference!

We encourage delegates to evaluate the conference “as you go.” As such we recommend using this form to load your personalized feedback form. You can come back here to re-load the form before you’ve submitted it.

Your personal evaluation form is dependant on the e-mail address you used to register. We have sent out messages with a direct link to your personalized evaluation form, if you didn’t receive the message or if you’re having trouble accessing the form, come see the Tech Help desk or find a local helper to get you back on track!

Please note: E-mail addresses, despite common error, are always lowercase.

According to our system, that e-mail address is not currently authorized to register. Please fill out the form below if you would like to request authorization to register!

However if you received an authorization message and you believe this message to be in error, please forward your authorization notification message to - we have staff waiting to help you get you registered.

Registration Procedure

  1. To attend the conference you need to contact your board’s coordinator to authorize you. Please use the Register! link above to send us a note for authorization, if you don't know who your coordinator is.
  2. Once authorized to register by your board or institution, you will receive an e-mail with a link back to this site.
  3. Complete the registration form starting on November 8th, 2013. Make sure you fill in all the required fields. When selecting workshops, make sure to select a primary and backup choice from each block (A, B, and C) or select “I will not be attending a workshop..." option for a given block.
  4. The registration is first come, first served, so don’t delay. You must submit your registration form by the registration deadline: Dec. 20, 2013. Once your registration is successfully submitted you will receive an e-mail confirmation.
  5. The registration for the conference is free of charge. Health breaks as well as luncheons on February 10th & 11th are provided. You can view and choose the menu when registering. All other expenses, including other meals, transportation and accommodations are to be arranged between you and your educational institution.
  6. Please note that after January 17, 2014 you won’t be able to access your registration form and change your workshop selections.
  7. It’s important to note that all registrants who do not attend and who have not informed us of cancelation ninety-six hours before the event will be billed at a rate of $75.00/day to cover the cost of materials and food functions.
  8. If you intend to stay at the Sheraton Laval Hotel you must book your accommodations yourself, directly with the hotel. Please visit the hotel information page to book your room, get driving directions and to view the floor plan.

Student Voice Project - Details

Submissions accepted starting December 11, 2013, ending January 31, 2014
Check this site for updates!

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General Overview

We want to hear how you’ve been using social media and social networking to help you or your peers learn, both in school and out.

Share your story with us as a video, text, audio, image – any format you want to use to express yourself – and your voice could be shared with educators all over the province!

The best entry in each category can win an iPad mini!

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So wait, what's my submission about again?

We don't want you to answer a specific question. There is no right and wrong here.

What we'd like to hear is how you've used social media to help your peers learn both in school and out.

Some hints: tell us why social media made the difference, tell us why it's important, tell us how you made a difference, tell us your story. Don't answer these questions exclusively. We're looking for engaging submissions, not a list of answers.

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Who can enter?

We want to hear from students across the province. Whether you're in elementary school, high school, adult-vocational, CEGEP and University, we're listening!

You can submit an entry as single student, group, team, gaggle, collection, community, etc. We do require students under 18 get permission from their parents (and we'll be contacting them upon receipt of a submission), so, you know, give your folks a heads up please. We also need students to be studying in Québec. While we will happily accept submissions in any language, remember that your intended audience are educators in the English sector of the Québec Educational Community.

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Criteria for submissions/entries

We're going to keep this simple. You can submit an entry in any form.

Your entry/submission should cover the following criteria on which it will be judged:

  • Your goal and intent should be clear, even if things didn't turn out the way you intended
  • A clear focus on Social Media and Collaboration for the purpose of learning
  • The ability for your approach to be used and applied by others
  • Content matters way more than style. Don't feel like we'll judge your poorly if you're not happy with your video/writing/etc.

The list of acceptable formats includes but is not limited to:

  • Video (music, documentary, speech, etc.)
  • Audio (radio-style, podcast, interview, poetry, spoken word, etc.)
  • Drawing & Painting (any medium, any format)
  • Writing (any style, any lengeth)
  • Photography (any style)
  • Website/Blog (any format, location, site as long as a login to view is NOT required)

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Rules for the Student Voice Project

We're also going to keep these as simple as possible.

  • By submitting an entry you and your team (and parents) accept these rules.
  • The rules can change. In the off chance we do need to adjust something, we will let existing entrants know before it occurs.
  • Submission does not guarantee selection.
  • The prize value, a 16GB Retina iPad Mini per category, will be delivered in the form of Apple Store Gift Cards for entries with more than one team member.
  • LCEEQ retains the right to make any and all decisions on the validity of each entry. It doesn't seem fair but that's the way it has to be. The decisions are final.
  • The final results are exclusively at the discretion of LCEEQ and we can't guarantee a winner in each category if there are no submissions of acceptable value.

We hope, despite having to have some rules, you're as excited to get started as we are. Now get cracking.

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Student Voice - Social Media Project

The Student Voice project's aim is to encourage you (Students!) to share your experience using Social Media for learning, both inside school and out, with educators across the province.

Students! Share your projects in any form: writing, audio, video, games; any medium which allows you to tell your story on how you used Social Media to make a difference.

For complete project details & and requirements, click here.

Vote for your favourite submission!

How to vote:

Voting is simple. You may vote using Twitter by including the hashtags for a given entry in your tweet! You may only vote once per category (Elementary, Secondary, Adult/Vocational). Voting hashtags will be announced at the time of the vote!

Voting will occur durring the luncheon on February 11th, 2014 at the conference. A prize drawing will also occur for a voter, in attendance at the luncheon, picked at random. The voter must be in the room to claim the prize.

At the conference, come see the TechHELP crew if you want help voting for your favourite submissions!


Elementary Finalists

Allion Elementary Nightly News

Allion Elementary - Lester B. Pearson School Board

Twitter voting hashtag: #lceeq2014 #studentvoice #elem1

Click to see this entry!

Staying Connected

Sherwood Forest Elementary - Lester B. Pearson School Board

Twitter voting hashtag: #lceeq2014 #studentvoice #elem2

Click to see this entry!

Sparkes of Hope

Dorset Elementary - Lester B. Pearson School Board

Twitter voting hashtags: #lceeq2014 #studentvoice #elem3

Click to see this entry!

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Secondary Finalists

Social Media - In Class and Out

Dr. Wilbert Keon School - Western Quebec School Board

Twitter voting hashtag: #lceeq2014 #studentvoice #sec1

Click to see this entry!

A day in life (monologue)

Dr. Wilbert Keon School - Western Quebec School Board

Twitter voting hashtag: #lceeq2014 #studentvoice #sec2

Click to see this entry!

Queen of Angels Academy

Queen of Angels Academy - Québec Association of Independent Schools

Twitter voting hashtags: #lceeq2014 #studentvoice #sec3

Click to see this entry!

Active and Interactive / A New Social Media Experience

Macdonald High School - Lester B. Pearson School Board

Twitter voting hashtags: #lceeq2014 #studentvoice #sec4

Click to see this entry!

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Social networking has changed the world!

CDC Vimont - Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board

Twitter voting hashtag: #lceeq2014 #studentvoice #av1

Click to see this entry!

Social Media in our School

Galileo Adult Education Centre - English Montréal School Board

Twitter voting hashtag: #lceeq2014 #studentvoice #av2

Click to see this entry!

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Workshop Live Listing

Here you'll find a live workshop listing of the workshop available during the conference.

Click on a workshop title to see a detailed description of the workshop.

Workshops will be indicated as full when they've reached capacity, so register early!

You can also download the conference program in its entirety: PDF Format