Become a Presenter

  • Are you interested in being a presenter at TESL Ontario?
  • Do you have expertise to share with others?
  • Are you eager to add another skill to your resumé?

If so, the TESL Ontario professional development teams would like to hear from you!

There are several ways to share your knowledge and expertise with the TESL Community.


TESL Ontario Webinars

Our team will guide you through the process: providing you with training, support, equipment, and guided practice runs until you feel you’re ready!  

What we do:

TESL Ontario offers quality professional development opportunities for language teachers, researchers, teacher trainers, and training professionals in Ontario.  We invite presenters to share their experience, knowledge, innovative ideas, practices, and research by submitting a proposal to the TESL Ontario webinar team. TESL Ontario webinar proposals go through a review process. Proposals which focus on product promotion are not permitted. All webinars must have clear learning outcomes for TESL Ontario webinar participants.

What’s in it for me?

You will:

  • receive a certificate for 5 hours of professional development for a 1-hour webinar
  • receive training and experience in presenting a webinar
  • be able to share your knowledge and expertise with the language training community
  • grow your personal learning network and add to your skills

How does the program work?

The team will be there to help you every step of the way! … drafting your description, deciding on slides, pacing your presentation … you’ll have the support you need. You’ll also receive survey feedback to help you reflect on the experience.

You’ll be paired with a moderator, who will work closely with you until you feel comfortable with the webinar platform. 

What does the moderator do for me?

The Moderator will: 

  • work with you through the whole process; provide detailed presenter training, including practice runs on the webinar platform
  • provide support during your live webinar: handling technical issues, managing participant questions, and offering any other necessary assistance
  • arrange for the loan of webinar equipment, if needed, including a headset/mic and webcam (although not essential)
  • provide survey feedback to help you reflect on and learn from the experience

Ok, I want to get started. What next?

  • Review the Info sheet on drafting a webinar description and biography.
  • Submit your webinar proposal using our online submission form.
  • Your submission will be reviewed, if accepted, you will be contacted by a member of our team to schedule a date for your webinar.
  • A member of our team will review your description, make any suggested edits, and email a draft to you, for your review and final approval.
  • Your webinar information will be posted on Tutela and the TESL Ontario website and will be marketed to the TESL Ontario membership.
  • You will be paired with a moderator 
  • Following your webinar, you will receive survey feedback to help you reflect on and learn from the experience.

Questions about the process? Contact the webinar team at webinarpresentations@teslontario.org.

It's easier than you may think!

The day of the webinar, with your moderator’s help you will

  • set up your presentation
  • conduct your presentation
  • answer participants’ questions, during or at the end of the webinar

After the webinar, you’ll

  • receive a certificate for 5 hours of professional development
  • get valuable feedback from the survey
  • add another skill to your resume and social media profiles

Let us help you learn a new skill, while you share your knowledge and expertise with your peers.

Our volunteers will be right by your side, every step of the way.

Get started today! For more information, email the TESL Ontario webinar team.


TESL Exchange Videos

Are you ready to be the next YouTube sensation, at least amongst your fellow language training professionals? We’re looking for members like YOU to share your expertise on a topic of your choosing. The aim of TESL Exchange is to provide a bank of short videos (5 – 15 mins) for our members. Here are some suggested topics:

  • Your favourite teaching gems of tried-and-true lesson ideas,
  • Technology that has enhanced student engagement for you,
  • Technology that helps you work more efficiently,
  • Any time-saving tips, which are always appreciated.

We encourage you to consider working with the Exchange team to create a video. The team would work alongside you, providing training, support, and encouragement.
 

By definition, an exchange is ‘an act of giving one thing and receiving another’.

What are we asking you to give?

  • Your time, knowledge, and effort, to work with the Exchange team to produce a video, focusing on one key idea or concept of your choice.

What do we expect that you’ll receive?

  • An Exchange team moderator, providing training and support throughout the preparation and recording process.
  • An Exchange team moderator to facilitate the recording session.
  • Available equipment for loan - headset/mic/webcam - if required.
  • An opportunity to review the edited video before its uploaded to the TESL Ontario YouTube channel. Video editing will be done by an Exchange team member.
  • The opportunity to gain experience and training using webinar recording technology, without the stress of a live audience.
  • Recognition for your efforts by promotion of the video on social media and in member emails.
  • A new experience and skill set to add to your resumé.
  • A PD certificate for 3 hours.


Are you interested? If so, submit your proposal now.

TESL Ontario continuously accepts proposals for TESL Exchange videos. Proposals are reviewed by the Exchange team. If approved, arrangements are then made for the development of the TESL Exchange video.


TESL Dialogue Sessions

Are you passionate about a specific language teaching subject? Do you find yourself talking about this subject to anyone who will listen?

Why not submit a proposal to be an subject matter expert for a TESL Dialogue session?

TESL Dialogue are guided virtual discussions on a pre-determined topic that are facilitated by a subject-matter expert. The session will be limited to a maximum of 60 registrants, to enable engaging discussion among attendees.

The moderator will ask attendees a series of pre-determined questions, developed with the help of the subject-matter expert. Subject matter expert will respond to each question first, and then open the discussion.

What we do:

TESL Ontario offers quality professional development opportunities for language teachers, researchers, teacher trainers, and training professionals in Ontario.  We invite subject matter experts to share their experience, knowledge, innovative ideas, and practices, by submitting a proposal to the TESL Dialogue team. TESL Dialogue proposals go through a review process by the TESL Dialogue team. You can expect a response within 7 days. 

What’s in it for me?

You will:

  • receive a certificate for 5 hours of professional development for a 1-hour TESL Dialogue session
  • receive experience in faciliating a online group discussion
  • be able to share your knowledge and expertise with the language training community
  • grow your personal learning network and add to your skills

How does the program work?

The TESL Dialogue team will be there to support with the session planning  including drafting the session description, creating discussion slides, and mangaging audience engagement. You’ll also receive survey feedback to help you reflect on the experience.

You’ll be paired with an experienced moderator, who will work closely with faciliating the session.
 

Submit your Proposal


TESL Ontario Affiliate Chapter Events

Are you passionate about a topic? Want to share your knowledge with your local TESL community? Submit a presentation proposal for an Affiliate Chapter event.

All proposals will be forwarded to the appropriate Affilaite Chapter, and reviewed by their event planning committees.
 

Submit your Proposal