Quebec launches online homeschooling educational program

Mar 30 2020, 10:42 am

Quebec’s education ministry has launched Open School, an online homeschooling program that is a collection of educational programs aimed at teaching students from preschool to secondary five.

Open School is divided into class subjects and levels and ranges from math to science, arts, languages, and even physical exercise.

Education ministry officials said new tools will be added throughout the site every week and classes are offered in both French and English.

“I am pleased to welcome you to openschool.ca, a school that connects you with your world, your educational institution, your community and a whole universe of possibilities,” Jean-François Roberge, Quebec’s Minister of Education and Higher Education, said. “Here, you will find thousands of resources for learning, creating, having fun and staying active, just like at school.”

Open School’s subjects and activities are designed to allow each student to complete the courses on their own time and support from their friends and families is encouraged.

The platform is not mandatory and doesn’t offer grades that are reflected on official Quebec educational transcripts.

Students can choose their own adventure, subject, or class based on their knowledge and comfortable learning level.

Learning programs include DuoLingo, Aplusmath, Estimation 180, Ted-Ed, Historica Canada, the National Film Board of Canada, the Canadian Space Agency, National Geographic, and more.

As part of provincial efforts to contain COVID-19, all schools in Quebec have been closed until at least May 1.

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