TESL Dialogue Sessions

TESL Dialogue Sessions

A TESL Dialogue session is a guided virtual discussion on a pre-determined topic that is facilitated by a subject-matter expert. There will be a maximum of 60 registrants, to support an engaging discussion among attendees.

A series of pre-determined questions will be posed to the audience, the subject-matter expert will provide their input first and then open the discussion to the audience.

Upcoming TESL Dialogue Sessions

October 24 TESL Dialogue: Online Student Engagement  - SESSION FULL


Access to TESL Dialogue Sessions

  • TESL Dialogue Sessions are open to TESL Ontario members only, as a FREE benefit of membership.
  • TESL Dialogue sessions are hosted on Zoom meeting.
  • TESL Dialogue sessions are limited to 60 registrants. Once the limit is reached, registration will close. Please be considerate of others; before registering, be sure you can attend.
  • PD certificates for 1.5 hours will be emailed within 5 business days of the event.

Please note that these sessions are not hosted within Tutela.ca, and registration is different from webinar registration.

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TESL Dialogue: Online Student Engagement

When: Saturday, October 24, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - SESSION FULLOnline Student Engagement

Subject-Matter Expert: Grazzia María Mendoza Chirinos

Session Description:

Recently, many teachers were forced to transition into online teaching when staying at home became the new normal. With times still uncertain, some instructors continue to teach online while others are back in the classroom, or doing a mix of both. Regardless of the mode of instruction, one difficulty still remains: how does one engage students when teaching online? Join us for a reflective discussion about engaging students online. Whether you want to share efforts that have encouraged participation in students, or highlight the struggles that you have been experiencing, all naratives are welcome. Our facilitator, Grazzia, will help to inform and guide the conversation as we create a community of practice and lean on one another for support. Attendees are invited to turn on their webcams and microphone, or use text, to share their experiences for a truly interactive experience.

About the subject-matter expert: Grazzia María Mendoza Chirinos has two master’s degrees, one in International Education and one in TESOL. She is a US State Department Alumna recognized for project development for teachers’ professional growth projects. She has been in the TESOL field for 27 years. Her research interests include CALL, Competency Based Language Teaching and Methodological Improvements for Professional Development. She is the founder of HELTA TESOL in Honduras, Representative of Honduras in the Latin America Regional TESOL Group and Member of TESOL International Association Board of Directors. At present she is an education specialist for the US Government at USAID Honduras.

Please Note: Session is limited to 60 participants. This is not a presentation, it is a guided discussion and as such will not contain presentation materials such as PowerPoint visuals.

SESSION FULL. Stay tuned for our next TESL Dialogue in November 2020.

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Want to Lead a Discussion?

TESL Ontario continuously accepts proposals for TESL Dialogue subject-matter experts throughout the year. Proposals will be reviewed by the Dialogue team, and if approved the subject-matter expert will be contacted to make arrangements for scheduling the TESL Dialogue session.

Visit our Become a Presenter webpage for more information.