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US “Imaginécole” an educational platform for 6.6 million French-speaking students in Africa

03:15  05 march  2021
03:15  05 march  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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📝Du 28 janvier au 1er février 2019 s'est déroulé le séminaire "Concevoir une trame de module sur la didactique de l'enseignement bilingue." pour le Centre de formation des Inspecteurs de l’ Éducation (CFIE) marocain. Ce séminaire a été mis en place par le CIEP (page officielle) à la demande de M. Arnaud Unesco Dakar a annoncé hier le lancement de la plateforme éducative # ImaginEcole , qui permet aux élèves des 10 pays francophones de l’Afrique de l’Ouest d'accéder à plus de 600 objets d’apprentissage (vidéos éducatives, conseils pédagogiques, fiches d’exercices), et aux enseignants

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Le ministre français de l'Éducation Jean-Michel Blanquer, le 7 avril 2020 à Paris. © AP - Alain Jocard The French Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer, April 7, 2020 in Paris.

To strengthen education systems in the face of the Covid pandemic, the education ministers of 10 West and Central African countries (Benin, Togo, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, Niger, Burkina Faso , Guinea, Cameroon and Chad) gathered this Thursday to launch Imaginécole, a new collaborative online learning platform. A system piloted in particular by France.

Imaginécole was launched at the end of last year in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. The scheme aims to provide 6.6 million pupils aged 6 to 18 and their teachers with quality educational resources.

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This Thursday, during a virtual meeting with the French-speaking Ministers of Education, the French Minister of Education Jean Michel Blanquer presented this new online learning tool:

“Since the beginning of the health crisis , that is to say for a year, we have had several conferences between francophone ministers at the beginning of the crisis and even now. One of the major challenges was to develop distance education and that is how the idea of ​​having a common program that we quickly called Imaginécole was born. We set this objective together and we developed with the help of Unesco this French-speaking tool, adaptable to each country, which allows each country concerned to develop resources. So each country can also add its own resources, organize them as it sees fit and thus have a modern tool to reach students as soon as there is connectivity in all corners of the territory. Imaginécole is a program that allows distance learning when schools are closed, but which can also be useful when schools are open because it is an educational resource for both teachers and teachers. students. And it is also a tool for the production of resources, for the dissemination of resources. »

The Imaginécole system is endowed with nearly one million euros.

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