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IDÉLLO brings digital learning to école secondaire catholique E.J. Lajeunesse

Published on 08 December 2016 by TFO
Toronto, December 8, 2016 — As the grand prize winner of the IDELLO contest, École secondaire catholique E.J. Lajeunesse (ESC EJ Lajeunesse) will be the first high school in Ontario to enjoy the creation and development of a collaborative and digital learning space, worth $10,000 CAD, thanks to Groupe Média TFO. The customized makeover will be unveiled in March 2017. "We're very excited to begin this new type of collaboration with Groupe Média TFO by beginning the design of a new collaborative learning space involving both teachers and learners. We will not only be able to discover and rely on high quality digital resources, but also suggest fun, educational, innovative and different activities that will positively impact our students' engagement." – Thomas Couvillion, Principal, École secondaire catholique E.J. Lajeunesse "For Groupe Média TFO, learning is an opportunity to innovate. In order to expand the Francophone space, digital means must be leveraged. With the IDELLO contest, we are proud to contribute to transforming education by providing ESC EJ Lajeunesse and its students a stimulating learning environment that fulfills the needs of digital era learners." Julie Caron, Chief Digital Learning Officer, Groupe Média TFO As a leader in Canada with regards to French-language educational content production and aggregation, Groupe Média TFO renews the digital learning experience through IDELLO, an interactive and rich universe with over 8,500 fun and educational resources: some 400 apps, guides, over 6,500 videos, 300 video series, 100 thematic kits, 60 games, 840 learning tools... An evolving and dynamic digital environment that IDELLO's contest will foster, by going from the virtual world to reality. ESC EJ Lajeunesse and its teachers will be offered furniture, 5 digital tablets, subscriptions to Bayard Editions, and a premium subscription to the IDELLO platform. ESC EJ Lajeunesse's new learning space, which will be stimulating, interactive and collaborative, will be designed by a collective of Franco-Ontarian artists, in collaboration with students and teaching personnel. This unique, one-of-a-kind initiative will transform ESC EJ Lajeunesse by calling on students' resourcefulness, ingeniousness, and a little bit of their penchant for ecology, all in a digital learning context. The IDELLO contest is the first step in a series of educational initiatives to be deployed across Canada. It was opened to all elementary and high schools in Ontario and Quebec (teachers, students, but parents, too), and, through a draw, selected two winning schools out of 2,500 participants. Follow the transformation of École secondaire catholique E.J. Lajeunesse on Facebook and Twitter. IDELLO-FB-Gagnants-ON-EN-02 (1) About Groupe Média TFO On the leading edge of digital learning, Groupe Média TFO is a premium destination for children and those who want a stimulating experience and access to award-winning educational and innovative content in French. About IDÉLLO A LEARNING UNIVERSE FOR ALL Introduced by Groupe Média TFO, IDÉLLO is an evolving and dynamic digital environment, designed to respond and adapt to various learning styles. Whether you are a teacher, an early-childhood educator, a student or a parent, IDÉLLO can give you the resources and features adapted to your wish to learning differently. IDÉLLO provides access to thousands of rich, current learning resources in French, as well as features and a workspace that foster exchanges between user communities that share common interests. About École secondaire catholique E.J. Lajeunesse École secondaire catholique E.J. Lajeunesse, a French-language school within by the Conseil scolaire catholique Providence, works with a clientele of over 500 students from 7th to 12th grade in the area of Windsor and Essex County. Its solid reputation, high quality teaching, welcoming atmosphere, excellent educational structure, an international program, as well as specialized arts and sports programs are some of École secondaire catholique E.J. Lajeunesse's key characteristics. About the Conseil scolaire catholique Providence Conseil scolaire catholique Providence brings together nearly 10,000 students in its 30 schools: 23 elementary schools, 7 high schools and one continuous education facility serving the communities of Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent, Sarnia-Lambton, London/Middlesex, Oxford-Woodstock, Grey-Bruce and Huron-Perth. Our large French-language Catholic school network allows each student to feel as though he or she is part of a large Francophone school community based on faith, and to enjoy a high quality of education in a caring, respectful and safe learning environment. The Csc Providence is very proud of receiving a top ranking among all 72 school boards in Ontario with a graduation rate of 97%.

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Information and Interview Requests Carole Nkoa Chief of missions - Franco-Ontarian Communities and Public Relations, Groupe Média TFO 416 968 8313 cnkoa@tfo.org Joseph Picard Director of Education, Conseil scolaire catholique Providence 519 948 9227, ext. 238 or 239