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Canopé Community coaching and assets to assist new academics

Marie-Caroline Missire, photo © Guillaume Héraud

Can you imagine Réseau Canopé?

Rezo Canope is the operator of the Ministry of National Education, whose tasks have changed significantly over the past decades. Historically, it has been about publishing educational resources for teachers. Our institution has naturally been greatly affected by the massive emergence of transmedia and the digital revolution.

15 days before my conclusion in March 2020, I was named CEO to lead the major transformation of Réseau Canopé into an operator of continuing education for teachers and, in particular, teaching them about and through digital technologies. Current events have allowed us to realize these new challenges very quickly with the launch of Canotech, 1time a free online resource platform that is very popular with teachers.

Another feature, as our name suggests, is the network. Réseau Canopé consists of the head office and offices in all departments: Ateliers Canopé. These are local places for teachers to come to learn and also have access to a certain amount of educational resources, advice and support to carry out their projects or develop their professional skills.

The Réseau Canopé website has an offer specially designed for new teachers this fall. What is its purpose?

We wanted to be fully committed to our mission of supporting and teaching throughout the life of teachers. We have proposed to the Ministry and DGESCO to support the academic units accepting these new teachers with an offer of training, resources and online support: Web space dedicated to new teachers – Canopé network ( reseau-canope.fr )

We have developed this proposal in order to respond very quickly to a rather specific problem this fall, namely teacher recruitment tensions and a significant influx of new teachers and contractors in some academies.

Therefore, it seemed interesting to us to offer, in support of the training they will receive in the academies, a practical proposal with tips on getting started and short webinars of one or two hours with colleagues where they can ask all their questions to the moderator. on a specific topic. For example, an online training seminar for organizing a school meeting.

We also have a section on class management, class climate issues, goodwill, authority… And in the third part of our proposal, we are interested in what we call academic heterogeneity in the jargon of national education. The goal is to learn how to respond to student diversity if, for example, you have a student with a disability in your class, if you have students with difficulties, etc. The issue of inclusion is an educational priority.

This offer is available online nationally and subject to teacher availability; performed in our Workshops on site with full-time training.

Can you provide some examples of resources that can be found there?

For example, we have a section called “7 tips for a good start to the school year”. In the future of online learning, we will also have Teacher’s Binding, a learning offering to quickly take control of a classroom, integrate into a new institution’s team, or become familiar with its workspace. You can also find milestones for success in your first few hours of college and high school.

More than 9,000 teachers have already visited this learning space; 17 webinars are open, with great interest, to:

  1. organization of pre-school meetings with parents for successful co-education
  2. laying the foundation for a good start in learning
  3. first steps in cycle 1
  4. first steps in the profession

Will there be a return to school offer for all teachers?

Contribute to the success of all and fight school failure remains both a ministerial priority for the 2022 academic year and a core theme for Réseau Canopé. You can also find webinars, class reports, testimonials, podcasts on this topic on our various platforms: CanoTech, online learning site, M@gistère, self-learning platform, Extra class, podcast site and online.

A series of books are also designed to help you live well in school: classroom leadership, learning relationships, student dropout needs, conveying secular values, etc. Combining innovative hands-on experience and recent theoretical reflections, Canopé’s book series is titled ” The Good Life at School” responds to the current problems of the educational community.

Finally, I would like to insist on highlighting the values ​​of the Republic, because the transmission of Republican values ​​is one of the foundations of education. Together with Dgesco, we have developed a dedicated space in which we provide clues, tools, and learning suggestions to share and bring Republican principles to the classroom. Specifically, we are supporting teachers with a special offer of webinars and special resources that will continue until Secularism Day commemorating the assassination of Samuel Paty.

Next November, December and January, we will propose an evolution of our training offering to address the challenges of ecological transition.

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