Archived Webinars

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  4. You can either scroll through the events listings, or enter key words into the search bar to locate videos
  5. All webinar resources and videos are attached to each event listing

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Videos currently available:

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Webinar Title Presenter(s) Original Air Date
Using Socrative for Formative Assessments in the Classroom Afrouz Mobayen, OCELT 29-Sep-19
Did You Get It?" Activities and Assessments for Bottom-Up Listening Mary Ritter 22-Sep-19
Reduce Writing Anxiety: Creative-Critical Thinking for Literacy Christine Boyko-Head 28-Aug-19
Using Google Sites for Scaffolding Writing Ruth Emode 22-Aug-19
Bridging the Cultural Gap Munjeera Jefford 31-Jul-19
Enhance Your Materials With H5P John Allan 17-Jul-19
Creating Assessments - Productive Vs. Receptive Skills ** Anna Bartosik 17-Jul-19
The Importance of Lesson Planning ** Jen Artan 14-Jul-19
Using Digital Backchannels in the English Learning Classroom ** Jen Artan 09-Jul-19
Improving Pronunciation Using Icebreakers, Warmups, and Short Activities Mary Ritter 27-Jun-19
When ESL Meets Escape Rooms Marlaina Riggio 20-Jun-19
Learning Tech Innovation in the Adult Settlement Language Training Sector Rob McBride 30-May-19
Timely Talk About Tobacco Annie Levitan & Joanne Mercer 15-May-19
What’s New in the Best Practices Directory in 2019 ** Julianne Burgess 30-Apr-19
Dealing With Multi-Level ESL/EFL Classes (Video not available) Maria Glass 24-Apr-19
Task-Based Language Teaching: Theory to Practice ** Leonardo Gomez & Michael Landry 31-Mar-19
Anywhere, Anytime, Anyway Learning: Blend-Sync ESL Classes Dmitri Priven & Donald Moen 24-Mar-19
Techy Writing Tasks for PBLA Thura Aljubury 17-Mar-19
Migration, Trauma, and Mental Illness: Implications for Language Learning Allyson Eamer 24-Feb-19
Teaching English with Blockchain Technology Andrew Wagner 19-Feb-19
Leadership: Does the Literature Match Up With the Classroom Experience? Sarah Langridge 27-Jan-19
Creating Digital Scavenger Hunts Nancy Van Dorp 20-Jan-19
Why Teachers Should Care About Self-Care Patrice Palmer 11-Dec-18
Project Based Learning 2018 - Approaches and Tools ** Jennifer Artan 20-Nov-18
Promoting Health in and Beyond the Classroom Annie Levitan & Aliya Desai 20-Nov-18
Planning the Use of Small Mobile Devices in your Adult Language Classroom ** Jennifer Artan 19-Nov-18
Communication Competency at Work: More Than Just Language Tuula Lindholm 18-Nov-18
Implementing PBLA: Did We Achieve What Was Intended? Yuliya Desyatova 24-Oct-18
Audio-Recorded Feedback for Second Language Writing Chadia Mansour 21-Oct-18
Padlet: More Practice & Fewer Headaches Aga Wolczuk & Maria Pop 12-Sept-18
Using Visuals to Support Language Learning Meredith McGregor 22-Aug-18
Technology Enhanced Personalized Learning for Adult Language Classrooms ** Jen Artan & Nancy VanDorp 16-Aug-18
Répertoire ontarien des pratiques exemplaires en matière de formation linguistique (FSL) Simona Sunara 16-Aug-18
Pedagogy, Frameworks & Technology: Learning in the Digital Age - Part 3 Sylvia Buchanan 25-Jul-18
Academic Skills Development through Content-Based Learning in an EAP Program Tetyana Vdovina & Kiki Ernikoglou 18-Jul-18
Pedagogy, Frameworks, & Technology - Learning in the Digital Age - Part 2 Sylvia Buchanan 20-Jun-18
The Forgotten Skill - Building Vocabulary for Spoken Production Kerstin Okubo 17-Jun-18
Pedagogy, Frameworks & Technology: Learning in the Digital Age - Part 1 Sylvia Buchanan 30-May-18
Simplifying Literacy Assessment Tasks Adrienne Horvath Cortes, Alison Wilson & Serena Reis 27-May-18
Google's Blogspot for e-Portfolios and Classroom e-cosystem Joseph Ng 29-Apr-18
Teaching Intercultural Awareness and Communication ** Yecid Ortega 22-Apr-18
Pragmatics in the Adult Language Learning Classroom Jen Artan 31-Mar-18
Language Barrier and its Cognitive Consequences in the Workplace and Education Edalat Shekari 28-Mar-18
Literacy Assessment Results: Understanding The “L” Factor Janet Guppy, Esther Bruins, & Samantha Banks 21-Mar-18
An Inter-Culturally Sensitive Approach to Address ‘The Issue’ of Plagiarism ** Dr. Marlon Valencia 04-Mar-18
Hearing Rhythm, the Key to Speaking English Fluently Jacqueline Johnson 28-Feb-18
Using the Best Practices Directory of Resources ** Judith Bond 25-Feb-18
Exploring Tutela 3.0 - PBLA Resources and Webinars Diane Ramanathan 28-Jan-18
TESL Ontario: Increase Learner Engagement with Kahoot! Nancy Van Dorp 21-Jan-18
Improving Summarizing Skills to Foster Reading Comprehension Linda Hargreaves 17-Dec-17
Slow = Fast: Back-to-the-Well for Learner Success Kelly Morrissey & Dr. John Sivell 10-Dec-17
Endless Engagement for All Four Skills Through Dictation Triptychs Joseph Ng 29-Nov-17
Data-Driven Learning Lite with WordSift John Allan 22-Nov-17
Using Google Drive to Foster Independent Learning Nicole Horsley 5-Nov-17
Small Talk With a Purpose: Utilizing the Ford Method to Get Noticed Katina Deichsel 29-Oct-17
Digital Breakouts using Google Forms & Google Sites ** Jennifer Artan 24-Sep-17
Digital Autobiographical Identity Texts as a Reflective Tool in ESL Dr. James Corcoran 17-Sep-17
Google Forms – Quizzes, Data Collection & More ** Jennifer Artan 27-Aug-17
Teaching Literacy Students in a Multilevel Class Using PBLA Stephanie Leutner 20-Aug-17
Educational Technology - What’s on the Horizon for 2018 Jennifer Artan 26-Jul-17
Power Listening - Pre-Listening Strategies for Success ** Munjeera Phillips-Jefford 19-Jul-17
Perfecting Your Pitch! Captivate Your Next Potential Employer in Thirty Seconds Katina Deichsel 25-Jun-17
Activities to Enhance Vocabulary Learning  ** Cecilia Aponte-de-Hanna 21-Jun-17
Language Learning - Seven Steps to Critical and Creative Thinking Dr. Ken Beatty 24-May-17
Discussing Healthy Living Topics with ESL Learners Jodie Brant, Shannon Carney 17-May-17
Critical Thinking in a Business English Environment Atif Malik 7-May-17
How to Create an Online Shop for Your Digital ESL Courses Ronen Geisler 23-Apr-17
Six Things you Need to Use "Hot Potatoes Facelift" John Allan 29-Mar-17
What You Need to Know about Academic Writing by NS and NNS Lisa Smith 22-Mar-17
Google Slides: G Suite Tools for ESL ** Anna Bartosik 26-Feb-17
Promoting Health Information with Adult English Language Learners Jodie Brant & Shannon Carney 22-Feb-17
Google Docs: G Suite Tools for ESL  ** Jen Artan 29-Jan-17
Teacher to Teacherpreneur: How to Monetize your Professional Skills Patrice Palmer 18-Jan-17
PBLA Series, Part 6: Simplifying Receptive Assessment Tasks Adrienne Horvath Cortes & Alison Wilson & Serena Reis 7-Dec-16
Boost your PD with MOOCs John Allan 23-Nov-16
PBLA Series, Part 5: Simplifying Productive Assessment Tasks Anna Wodtka & Barbara Andrews 16-Nov-16
PBLA Series, Part 4: Strategies for Literacy Teachers Jean Campbell 30-Oct-16
Concrete Strategies to Build an Intercultural ESL/EAL Practice Geoff Lawrence 19-Oct-16
Supporting Learners with Interrupted Formal Schooling Dr. Ranya Khan 28-Sep-16
PBLA Series, Part 3: Encouraging Reflection in Learners Nancy Carey 25-Sep-16
… and Justice for All: The Social Justice Prism in ESL Yecid Ortega 21-Aug-16
PBLA Series, Part 2: The Language Companion Carolyn Flores 17-Aug-16
PBLA Series, Part 1: The Initial Student Assessment Lisa McFaul 27-Jul-16
Mental Health: Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Teresa Kinney 20-Jul-16
Fostering Intentional Learning Carolyn Samuel 29-Jun-16
Getting Animated: Graphic Novels in the ESL Classroom Elaine deVries & Heather Donnelly 19-Jun-16
The Answer Isn't Important: Critical Thinking in EAP Dr. Ken Beatty 29-May-16
Blorms Alive! An E-Portfolio Suite of Assessment Tools Hala Bastawros 18-May-16
Igniting Learner Potential Through Project-Based Learning Modules Shafaque Mulla 27-Apr-16
A Quick and Dirty Approach to Spelling Judy Thompson 24-Apr-16
Creating Authentic Conversations Dr. Lilia Savova 23-Mar-16
Using OneNote for Building e-Portfolios Jen Artan 20-Mar-16
Developing e-Materials for your Classroom with “Hot Potatoes” Marjan Bateni 28-Feb-16
Understanding the Syrian Refugee Crisis Bayan Khatib 24-Feb-16
Adaptable Vocabulary Teaching Techniques Sophie Wang 24-Jan-16
Draw Me a Picture: Pronunciation Tools for Visual Learners Judy Thompson 20-Jan-16
Integrating Personal Reflection and Storytelling in the Classroom Anna Bartosik & Huong Lu 09-Dec-15
Online ESL Resources: What's worth your time? Rachel Fourny 29-Nov-15
Short but Tweet: Using Twitter in Class with Students (Part 3 of 3) Anna Bartosik 22-Nov-15
Ted Talks/Animations in your Classroom? - Create a Ted Ed Lesson John Allan 28-Oct-15
Professional Development on Twitter: Establishing your PLN (Part 2 of 3) Anna Bartosik 18-Oct-15
Sourcing Copyright Friendly Images John Allan 23-Sep-15
It's not twerking; it's just Tweeting (Part 1 of 3) Anna Bartosik 20-Sep-15
Enhancing Your Skills for Private Tutoring Carolyn Flores 26-Aug-15
Technology for Authentic Purposes Sylvia Buchanan 27-Aug-15
Tips for Teaching Business English Students & Immigrants Ric Phillips 26-Jul-15
An Introduction to Powtoon Jen Artan 22-Jul-15
Put the Power on PowerPoint Games Rita Carrasco 24-Jun-15
Online Material Development Joni Sharkey 21-Jun-15
Smartboard Technology: Explore its Many Uses (Part 2 of 2) Jen Artan 24-May-15
Mental Health in the ESL Classroom Teresa Kinney 20-May-15
Tech Ideas to Help You Interact with Your Students in a New Way Anna Bartosik 26-Apr-15
Apps for Learning English (APP-LE): How Mobile Learning can Enhance teaching and Learning in ESL Dr. Marguerite Koole & Dr. Robert Power 22-Apr-15
Tutela Resource Download Tool – Share Resources with Your Students! Diane Ramanathan 22-Mar-15
Excel Grade Spreadsheets (Part 2 of 2) Marjana Shehaj 22-Feb-15
Mobile Learning Tools Faith Marcel 25-Feb-15
Microsoft Excel - Not just for numbers Joni Sharkey 18-Jan-15
An Introduction to Smartboards (Part 1 of 2) Jen Artan 21-Jan-15
Advanced Infographics Faith Marcel 10-Dec-14
Empower your Teaching with PowerPoint Huong Lu 7-Dec-14
Intro to PowerPoint Faith Marcel 23-Nov-14
Blogging as a Reflective Writing Practice Jen Artan 26-Nov-14
Microsoft Word Newsletters Nancy Van Dorp 26-Oct-14
Teaching to the Needs Svetlana Lupasco 25-Sep-14
Working with Microsoft Word Nancy Van Dorp 14-Sep-14

** Best Practices Webinar Series