Teaching to Make a Difference
The Chain of Life Programs
(Learning and Evaluation Situations)
Both Chain of Life programs include a learning and evaluation situation (LES) in line with the Quebec government programs.
In doing the LES, students learn the correct information about organ and tissue donation and explore true stories. They are then encouraged to form their own enlightened, personal opinion on this important current issue and share it with their parents, thus becoming ambassadors of family discussions about organ and tissue donation. As well, students are made aware of just how invaluable it is to have a healthy body.
The LES for ESL/EESL was created by a team of seasoned pedagogues and then field-tested. The scientific information was validated by Transplant Quebec.
As for the ELA program, it is currently being written and is scheduled to be field tested in Spring 2021, conditions permitting. This LES is based on that from the ESL/EESL program and both share the same values.
Training sessions will be given to present and explain the LES.
Why Teach Chain of Life?
The Chain of Life program through the eyes of some of those who lived it, including a teacher and a few students. Their explanations and opinions speak for themselves.
(English as a Second Language/Enriched English as a Second Language)
This Chain of Life program mobilizes and develops all three competencies in English as a second language in a dynamic learning and evaluation situation about organ and tissue donation.
All the required material is available in a kit. The material includes a complete pedagogical kit, ready to use, offered free of charge to teachers during the training session.
The guide is complete and in colour. It includes information about organ and tissue donation to instrument teachers, as well as a glossary of specialized terms.
There are evaluation cues, suggestions for differentiation and additional activities. The guide is well organized and user friendly.
What One Teacher Has to Say
A vibrant testimonial by a Chain of Life teacher
The ELA Program
(English Language Arts)
This Chain of Life program is designed for the anglophone sector. The material is akin to that produced for the ESL/EESL program in the francophone sector.
(Please note that this program is currently being produced and should be field-tested in schools in 2021, conditions permitting.)