Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Oct 20

A Low (to No) - Tech Approach to Corpus Analysis

Oct 27

Who Owns English? Ending Native-Speakerism

Nov 20

Career Bootcamp: Networking 2.0 – LinkedIn

Nov 21

Using Toastmasters™ Techniques to Improve Verbal Fluency

Jan 30

H5P Power Tools


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A Low (to No) -Tech Approach to Corpus Analysis

When: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmA Low (to No) -Tech Approach to Corpus Analysis
Presenter: Julia Williams, OCELT

Webinar Description:

How can I integrate corpus analysis activities into my intermediate/advanced writing classes? Do my students and I need to use a lot of new tech to achieve the benefits of corpus analysis? How can my students harness the benefits of corpus analysis without having to spend a lot of time learning new tech?

In this presentation, I introduce an easy, innovative approach to harnessing the benefits of corpus analysis using technology familiar technology. Students build a corpus in Word and use the search function to identify grammatical, lexico-grammatical, collocational, and even organizational patterns. This encourages students to rely less on teacher expertise and develop greater learner autonomy.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • the benefits of using corpus analysis activities in your intermediate- to advanced-level writing classes,
  • how to use familiar technology to harness the benefits of corpus analysis for your students,
  • how to build a corpus in Word,
  • how to use the search function in Word to identify linguistic feature, and
  • how one class of advanced students benefitted from using this approach to corpus analysis.

Webinar Type: Technology.

Categories: Secondary, College/University (EAP), Continuing Education/ Adult ESL (non-credit), Adult ESL Credit, ELT, Self-employed (Tutors etc.), TESL Trainers, Program Administrators.

Participant Level: Beginner Level.

About the Presenter:

Julia Williams is the Director of English Language Studies at Renison University College, at the University of Waterloo. She has taught EAP and ESL for over 25 years at secondary schools, colleges, and universities. She is the author of Learning English for Academic Purposes (2005), and more recently LEAP 3: Reading and Writing (2018), and LEAP 4: Reading and Writing (2019), all published by Pearson. Currently teaching courses in EAP and second language acquisition, Julia attempts to translate SLA theory into effective pedagogy and teaching materials that are easy to implement.

Website:https://uwaterloo.ca/culture-and-language-studies/people-profiles/julia-...

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Who owns English? Ending Native-Speakerism

When: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmWho owns English? Ending Native-Speakerism
Presenter: Kathryn Brillinger, OCELT, Nasreen Sultana, Laura Stoutenburg, OCELT

Webinar Description:

Who owns English? Is there a "best" English for the ESL classroom in a multi-lingual world? How can our diverse classrooms help address native speakerism?

In a world of global English, where nonnative English speakers outnumber native speakers by a ratio of three to one, learners preparing for real world communication will benefit from diverse teaching faculty and resources that represent multiple pronunciations, grammars, and lexicons.

This webinar will explore:

  • biases against varieties of English(es),
  • ways to alleviate the prejudice of "native speakerism, and
  • strategies to support ourselves and colleagues in positioning second language teaching in Ontario at the forefront of inclusive global English language teaching.

Webinar Type: Teaching Best Practices.

Categories: Listening, Speaking (fluency), Pronunciation, Employment/Self Employment, Social Justice.

Participant Level: All Levels.

About the Presenter:

Laura Stoutenburg is an accredited ESL teacher (OCELT) and approved teacher trainer who currently works with the Conestoga LINC program.

Nasreen Sultana has taught ESL for over a decade at the post-secondary level and is a teaching and learning consultant at Conestoga College. Her PhD in Education focussed on testing and classroom instruction.

Kathryn Brillinger is an accredited ESL teacher (OCELT) and approved teacher trainer with experience teaching in credit and non-credit programs including LINC.

Website:https://uwaterloo.ca/culture-and-language-studies/people-profiles/julia-...

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Career Bootcamp: Networking 2.0 – LinkedIn

When: Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 amCareer Bootcamp: Networking 2.0 – LinkedIn
Presenter:

Webinar Description:

Did you know:

  • 7 out of 10 open job positions are filled with candidates in the hiring managers' network?
  • 1 in 4 LinkedIn users is in a senior position that directly impacts hiring decisions?
  • 85% of hiring managers and recruiters utilize LinkedIn to find and vet prospective employees?

The shift to fully virtual environments has placed even more importance on fully leveraging LinkedIn as one's primary tool for increasing your network, broadcasting professional aspirations to a diverse base, and receiving updates about career opportunities. Yet, for many, LinkedIn remains a huge mystery.

By the end of today's webinar, you will walk away confidently knowing:

  • Why it is imperative to invest your time and energy into building your LinkedIn profile as a foundational piece to your career path and evolution,
  • What should be included in your profile to increase your visibility to potential hiring managers and recruiters, and
  • How you can leverage endorsements and recommendations as relevant social proof about the value you CAN and WILL bring to an organization.

Webinar Type: Career Development.

Categories: Technology, Employment/Self Employment, Networking.

Teaching Sectors: Elementary, Secondary, College/University (EAP), LINC, Continuing Education/ Adult ESL (non-credit), OSLT, Adult ESL Credit, ELT, Self-employed (Tutors etc.), TESL Trainers, Program Administrators..

Participant Level: Moderate level.

About the Presenter:

For the past 23 years, Katina has dedicated her life to working in a variety of roles in education, from EAP Professor, to OSLT instructional designer, to Training & Development Manager. Recently, after deciding to career pivot, Katina applied all her lessons learned as a Career Coach to successfully apply, interview, and secure a full-time position as a Training Manager in under 30 days. After effectively "putting her money where her mouth is," Katina is eagerly sharing her career tips and tricks in a bootcamp series that will equip you with the tools and strategies needed to enter the next phase of your career journey!

LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/katinadeichsel/

Website:https://sites.google.com/view/katinadeichselconsulting/about-me

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Using Toastmasters™ Techniques to Improve Verbal Fluency

When: Sunday, November 21, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmUsing Toastmasters™ Techniques to Improve Verbal Fluency
Presenter: Jennifer Artan, OCELT

Webinar Description:

Have you ever wondered what Toastmasters is? More importantly, have you ever wondered HOW this long-standing public speaking organization retains its relevancy? What skills can our Newcomers to Canada pick up from joining a local Toastmasters group? Also, what skills can you pick up to help your learners develop speaking skills needed for networking and social engagement?

I will address how to build resilience and inclusion in this post-pandemic era by using the virtual Toastmasters™ meetings as a means of building confidence and verbal fluency, reducing public speaking anxiety, understanding the pragmatics involved in Canadian networking, and providing an opportunity for our newcomers to Canada to practise and develop soft skills with real world applicability.

This webinar will explore:

  • What Toastmasters does and how to find clubs,
  • Soft Skills - why these are essential workplace skills and why our Newcomers need to develop them,
  • Speaking Techniques in a virtual platform - Toastmasters can be in person or online; why online speaking skills are just as important to develop as in-person speaking skills, and
  • Real World Skills - an overview of my Stage 2 LINC learners' experience with their local Toastmasters' chapter Webinar Type.

Webinar Type: Teaching Best Practices.

Categories: Speaking (fluency), Employment / Self Employment, Online Learning / Teaching.

Teaching Sectors: College/University (EAP), LINC, Continuing Education/ Adult ESL (non-credit)..

Participant Level: All Levels.

About the Presenter:

Jen Artan is an experienced Continuing Education Instructor with TVDSB, Instructor with IWC Hamilton, and Mentor/Trainer with LearnIT2Teach (Avenue.ca). A certified Google Educator (Level 2), TESL Ontario Webinar Presenter, TESL London Social Media Chair, and a Masters of Education graduate from the Ontario Technical University. She likes to keep current on educational technology for adult learners.

Twitter:@JenArtan

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H5P Power Tools

When: Sunday, January 30, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmH5P Power Tools
Presenter: John Allan, OCELT

Webinar Description:

How can I make my online learning course more engaging? Is there an economical way to improve my courses without draining my pocket book and my health? How can I create online learning objects that can be used on all technologies?

In this session, participants will experience the five H5P power tools used in the LINC sector. These tools are variations of a fusion of many H5P features. Power tools have the potential to be a summative assessment or full learning modules.

Participants will be provided with full descriptions and demonstrations, how to links, exemplars and how to videos of each of the H5P features:

  • Course Presentation - allows instructors to provide ten H5P interaction elements into a horizontal, slide driven sequence of learning events,
  • Columns - allows teacher developers to include 27 different H5P elements into a vertical-sequence of learning events. Perfect for handheld devices,
  • Question Set - allows developers to include Multiple Choice, True False, Drag and Drop, Fill-in-the-Blanks, Mark the Words and Drag the Words questions in a single quiz,
  • Interactive Video - allows you to create custom learning objects within an online video. It is similar but provides more functions than EdPuzzle or TedEd Lessons, and
  • Interactive Book - displays content in a series of pages that are listed and linked by a vertical menu. All the other H5P power tools can be included within an Interactive Book, making it the most powerful H5P tool.

Webinar Type: Technology

Categories: Technology, Instructional Design, Blended Learning / Teaching, Online Learning/Teaching.

Teaching Sectors: Elementary,Secondary, College/University (EAP), LINC, Continuing Education/ Adult ESL (non-credit), OSLT, Adult ESL Credit, ELT.

Participant Level: Moderate level.

About the Presenter:

John, OCELT, is an instructional developer and online instructor. He works on the Avenue project and for Algonquin College. He has been using H5P for more than six years.

Twitter:@mrpottz

LinkedIn:www.linkedin.com/in/johnharoldallan

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