First day as RÉCIT consultant for general adult education

February 24, 2012 at 8:19 am
filed under RÉCIT, Tech

Yesterday was (unofficially) my first day as a local RÉCIT consultant for general adult education.

What does this mean? RÉCIT is a French acronym, standing for “seau de personnes-ressources pour le développement des compétences des élèves par l’intégration des technologies.”

(and now in English) What does this mean? “a network of resource people for the development of student competencies through the integration of technologies.” (definitions found here)

(and now, what does that really mean?) My role is as a helping professional, and it is two-fold:


Purposeful is key here. There is no sense integrating technology for the sake of flashing shiny new gadgets around a building. Those of you who have read some of what I have been writing for the past 6 years or so know that, though I use a lot of technology in my own teaching and reflective practice,



One of the reasons I went in before my official first day of work (Monday) was that Avi Spector, the (yes, the. If I understood correctly, the English system has 1 regional RÉCIT consultant, the French system has 17 for the same region…) regional RÉCIT consultant for Adult Education was visiting and I had a wonderful 1/2 hour (ok, maybe it lasted closer to an hour?) scheduled to talk with him. My biggest takeaways from meeting with him were that

I had a lot of fun meeting the people I will be working with for the next 4 months. I spent yesterday at one of the centres, I will visit the other centre on Wednesday. So far everyone I have met seems to love what they do, so that is already a bonus! How lucky am I that I get to work with a group of people who love what they do? Talk about inspiring.

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