CPSN virtual launch highlights

**Article originally published in French.**

At the CPSN launch on October 26, 2022, more than 30 education professionals from across the country came together virtually for the very first time. CPSN’s research assistants Alison Cattani-Nardelli and Charlyne Lavoie prepared a presentation to give an overview of their impressions after meeting with all the French-language schools to integrate them into the network. In this presentation, the recurring themes of hope and optimism for the future of the network were underlined, as well as the collective voice of the desire to integrate more play into schools in order to restore meaning to student learning and make teaching more enjoyable. The research assistants also created a word cloud (see below) to show what play-based learning means for the schools in the network.

The presentation (7:33 minutes) can be viewed in its entirety here :

If you’d like to find out more about our team’s experiences with schools so far, please take a moment to read Alison’s article !

Alison Cattani-Nardelli is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, where she studied French literature and entrepreneurship before completing a master’s degree. arts in Education. As part of her thesis, she had the opportunity to study alternative pedagogies and their effects in disadvantaged social contexts. For two years, she contributed to research projects on the DIY movement (Maker) and digital equity in Ontario, led by Megan Cotnam-Kappel and Michelle Schira Hagerman, and participated in the writing of a guide on distance learning for students with special needs for the Ontario Ministry of Education .