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Upcoming Webinars

Nov 24 Apps for English Language Teaching and Learning
Jan 19 Taking Aim for Meaningful Research Results
Jan 22 Google Forms and Assessments
Feb 22 Multi-Sensory Learning in an Online Context 
Feb 25 Elevate Your Game Through Communities of Practice
Mar 22  From Task-Based to Action-Oriented Listening
Mar 26 Lifting Poetry Off the Page
Apr 26 Working with Adult ELL Students with Undiagnosed Learning Disabilities 

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Apps for English Language Teaching and Learning 
Designing Visually Successful Materials for Learners
 

 

 

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When: Thursday, November 24, 8:00 – 9:00 pm (EST)

Presenter: Grazzia Maria Mendoza

Webinar Description
 

What apps could be used to ensure learner engagement? Which apps suit which teaching strategy? How do we promote collaboration in the classroom? Join us to learn more about the effective use of apps.

Our presenter will provide an overview of some relevant apps to promote learner engagement and collaboration. She will describe the apps, how to set them up, and examples of activities to use in the classroom. She will provide alternatives of use for in-person and virtual classroom settings. She will also describe how each app can suit particular techniques or strategies in the language classroom.

This webinar will address:

  • learner engagement,
  • use of apps,
  • alternatives for in-person and virtual settings, and
  • collaboration and the tracking progress.


Webinar Type: Technology

Categories: Blended Teaching/Learning, Classroom Management, Technology

Teaching Sectors: All sectors

Participant Level: All levels 

About the Presenter
 

Grazzia María Mendoza Chirinos (she/her), Education Specialist at USAID Honduras, manages and designs education projects to support the Ministry of Education in ensuring access, quality of education and safe learning spaces. She has been a language educator for 28 years, is a consultant and teacher trainer. She holds a M.Ed. in international education and a M.A. in TESOL. She has held a variety of positions in K-12 as well as Higher Education and trained teachers in different parts of the world for over a decade. She is a US State Department Alumna recognized for project development for teachers’ professional growth projects and recognized by TESOL International Association for scholarship and service through the Virginia French Allen Award. Research interest includes CALL, CBLT, and Methodological Improvements for Professional Development. She is the founder and former President HELTA TESOL in Honduras, former President of Latin America and Caribbean TESOL. She was a member of the TESOL International Association Board of Directors from 2019-2022 and served as Chair of the Finance Committee from 2021-2022.


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Taking Aim for Meaningful Research Results

  

Research

 

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When: Thursday, January 19, 8:00 – 9:00 pm EST
 
Presenter: Dr. Gordon Moulden
 
Webinar Description
 
Do I need to have an advanced knowledge of statistics to carry out my own research? How can I plan and carrying out a sound research study in my classroom? What are the criteria I need to meet to make sure results of my study have credibility? For answers to these questions and more, join us for this webinar.
 
Our presenter will focus, first, on the means by which classroom research can foster teachers' professional development. Next, he will outline the steps for carrying out sound classroom research and getting results that have credibility. He will conclude by emphasizing that the result will be worth the planning involved. It can be done, and can be done well!
 
In this webinar, you will learn: 
 
the purposes and benefits of teacher research,
the approach and design options available to them, and
the steps for planning and doing research that has high credibility. 
 
Webinar Type: Research
 
Categories: Classroom Research
 
Teaching Sectors: All teaching sectors, and TESOL program grad/undergrad students
 
Participant Level: No previous knowledge required
 
About the Presenter
 
Gordon Moulden (he/him) has a Master's and Doctorate in TESOL and over 20 years' experience teaching English in Canada and Japan. He is currently teaching courses in Research Methods, as well as Assessment and Leadership in the MA TESOL Program at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, where he has been for the past 11 years. His most recent research study was on the impact of campus-access restrictions on teaching and learning English during the COVID pandemic. His professional passion is to encourage and foster teachers' professional development, particularly through research.
 
 

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Google Forms and Assessments  

Lessons

 

 

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When: Sunday, January 22, 7:00 – 8:00 pm (EST)

** Please note rescheduled date and time **
 
Presenter: Shabana Shahzad
 
Webinar Description
 
Do you wonder how to best use Google Forms to assess your students? Or how to incorporate self-assessment while assessing online? Are you concerned about how you can ensure validity using Google Forms? If so, join us for this webinar, to find answers to those questions.
 
Our presenter will share her knowledge of how to use Google forms to assess all skills. In addition, you will be shown how to time Google forms to ensure validity. 
 
During this webinar, participants will learn how to:
 
create assessments using Google Forms, 
grade and give action oriented feedback, and
save a Google form as a PDF, to upload to a student's binder.
 
Webinar Type: Technology
 
Categories: PBLA, Assessment, Online Teaching/Learning
 
Teaching Sectors: LINC
 
Participant Level: Moderate level
 
About the Presenter
 
Shabana Shahzad (she/her) has been a LINC instructor at the Centre for Newcomers, in Calgary, Alberta, since 2010. She is also a PBLA Lead and curriculum developer there. She loves incorporating technology in her day-to-day teaching. She had been using Google Forms in teaching for many years, but when the pandemic pushed her to teach online, Google Forms came to the rescue. She found that she loved using them to teach and assess her students.
 


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Multi-Sensory Learning in an Online Context, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Webinar Series

Lessons

 

 

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When: Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 – 8:00 pm EST
 
Presenter: Jessica Leslie
 
Webinar Description
 
“There once was a man whose concern was with movement and how adults learn. If we take his base plan and move it online, Our students will improve in return!”
 
In this webinar, we will review multisensory learning, Universal Design for Learning, and go over ways to integrate multisensory activities into your online classes. There will be activities for all levels and all four skills. Time allowing, we will harvest the collective knowledge of the group to come up with even more ideas!
 
This webinar will review:
 
why multisensory learning is important,
how to integrate it into an online context,
activities for all four skill areas, and
activities for beginner through to advanced levels.
 
Webinar Type: Teaching Best Practices
 
Categories: Blended Teaching/Learning; Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; Online Teaching/Learning
 
Teaching Sectors: Adult ESL (credit), College/University (EAP), Continuing Education/Adult ESL (non-credit), LINC
 
Participant Level: No previous knowledge required
 
About the Presenter
 
Jessica Leslie (she/her) has been teaching in and around the EAL world for the past 20 years. She has had the privilege of teaching in Central Asia and on both of Canada's stunning coasts. She has a Masters of Education in Curriculum Development for Students with Diverse Needs and Exceptionalities. Jessica is the Accessibility Support Program instructor at Immigration Services Association of Nova Scotia, also known as ISANS.
 


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Elevate Your Game Through Communities of Practice

 

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When: Saturday, February 25, 10:30 am – 11:30 am EST

** Please note early start time **
 
Presenter: Hind Elyas
 
Webinar Description
 
What is a community of practice? Are you part of any community of practice?
 
In this webinar, the presenter will give an overview of communities of practice, explaining what they are, how they benefit professionals, and why one should get involved.
 
The key points to be covered and the expected learning outcomes are:
you will leave with a better understanding of communities of practice,
you will learn how you can empower educators, both inside and outside the classroom, through communities of practice, and
you will learn about the different levels of participation within communities of practice and discuss your own level of participation.
 
 
Webinar Type: Career Development
 
Categories: Networking, Organization
 
Teaching Sectors: All sectors
 
Participant Level: Moderate level
 
About the Presenter
 
Hind is an English instructor at the Leading National Academy in Saudi Arabia. She is the Chair of the TESOL International Professional Development Professional Council, the IATEFL Global Issue, Issues Month Coordinator, and a member of the TESOL International Womentorship in ELT committee. She is also serving as a TESOL International New Member Guide. Hind is a British Council ELTon Awards judge, and served as a National Geographic Advisor in 2020. Her most recent achievements were being selected as a TESOL International 2021 Leadership Mentoring Program Award recipient, and a TESOL International Convention Ambassador. 


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Lifting Poetry Off the Page, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Webinar Series

 

Lifting Poetry Off the Page

 

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When: Sunday, March 26, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
 
Presenter: Annie Altamirano
 
Webinar Description
 
Does poetry have a place in the English language classroom? How can it be used to teach more than language? How can we enable students to engage confidently with poetry while becoming aware of social issues?
 
Poetry can be a vehicle for messages of social justice, bringing our attention towards injustices, and helping us cope with them. Our presenter will present three poems and show how to enable students to engage confidently with contemporary poetry and help them build empathy and understanding. 
 
The poems are Originally by Carol Ann Duffy, Neighbours by Benjamin Zephaniah, and The day war came by Nicola Davies.
 
The key points to be covered are:
a brief explanation of what the main themes of the poems are, and
a description of activities to accompany the poems, suitable for different ages and levels of English (ESL and EFL). 
 
 
Webinar Type: Teaching Best Practices
 
Categories: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; Social Justice
 
Teaching Sectors: All sectors
 
Participant Level: Moderate level
 
Complementary TESL Dialogue session
 
If you are a TESL Ontario member, we encourage you to also register for the February 11 TESL Dialogue session on this same topic. Annie Altamirano will be our subject-matter expert for what we anticipate is likely to be an engaging discussion.
 
About the Presenter
 
Annie Altamirano (she/her) has over 30 years’ experience as a teacher and teacher trainer and has given teacher-training workshops in Europe. Her main areas of interest and study are assessment for learning, the use of literature and, more specifically poetry to develop awareness of social issues, and integrating different visual media to develop critical thinking and creativity. She has an MA in ELT and Applied Linguistics from the University of London, England. She is currently TESOL-SPAIN’s Vice-President and External Liaison Officer. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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From Task-Based to Action-Oriented Listening

From Task-Based to Action-Oriented Listening

 

 

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When: Wednesday, March 22, 7:00 – 8:00 pm EDT
 
Presenter: Dr. Yuliya Desyatova, OCELT & Cheryl Fretz, OCELT
 
Webinar Description
 
This webinar introduces an open access website with listening and other teaching/learning materials for adult ESL audiences. The audio clips, accompanied by visual support, include short authentic conversations on a variety of settlement-relevant topics. Each audio clip is complemented by a set of online pre-, during-, and post-listening activities for self-study and/or classroom use. 
 
The website presented is developed by ESL teachers for ESL teachers and learners in need of authentic listening materials integrating other skills development opportunities. The resource responds to the issue of listening being “the Cinderella skill in second language learning” (Nunan, 2002), as well as its potential of becoming a vehicle for improving other aspects of the target language.
 
Attendees will learn about:
materials available on the website,
how these audio materials respond to the needs of adult ESL learners both in language learning and in settlement challenges, and
connections between the resources and current research on language learning and teaching. 
 
Webinar Type: Language Training Resources
 
Categories: Blended Teaching/Learning, Lesson Planning/Ideas, Listening, Online Teaching/Learning
 
Teaching Sectors: Adult ESL (credit), Continuing Education/Adult ESL (non-credit), LINC
 
Participant Level: No previous knowledge required 
 
About the Presenters
 
Yuliya (she/her) earned a PhD in Language and Literacies Education from the University of Toronto, after completing a large-scale study of practitioner experiences with PBLA. Originally from Ukraine, Yuliya has been teaching ESL/LINC/TESL at the Canadian Centre for Language and Cultural Studies (CCLCS) for over 15 years. 
 
Cheryl (she/her) has 28 years of experience in the field, as a language teacher, teacher trainer, and program coordinator. She is the TESL Coordinator at CCLCS and is currently pursuing her PhD in Applied Linguistics at York University. Her main research focus is self-directed teacher learning.
 

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Working with Adult ELL Students with Undiagnosed Learning Disabilities, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Webinar Series 

Working with Adult ELL Students with Undiagnosed Learning Disabilities

 

 

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When: Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 – 8:00 pm EDT
 
Presenter: Dr. Cheryll Duquette
 
Webinar Description
 
What are learning disabilities (LDs)? What are characteristics of ELL adult students who may have LDs? What instructional strategies can you use to include them academically and create a sense of social belonging?
 
The focus of this webinar will be on inclusive practices for students who may have undiagnosed learning disabilities (LDs). Topics will include characteristics of LDs and strategies for working with ELL adult students. While strategies to promote academic inclusion and achievement will be emphasized, suggestions for developing a sense of social belonging among students will also be described.
 
From this webinar, participants will:
 
understand the characteristics of LDs and be able to use the list of characteristics to conduct informal observations,
know instructional strategies to improve learning among adult ELL students who may have undiagnosed LDs, and
be familiar with practical suggestions to support social inclusion among ELL students who may have LDs.
 
Webinar Type: Teaching Best Practices
 
Categories: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
 
Teaching Sectors: Adult ESL (credit), College/University (EAP), Continuing Education/Adult ESL (non-credit), LINC
OSLT/ELT, Program administrators, Self-employed, TESL trainers
 
Participant Level: Beginner level
 
About the Presenter
 
Dr. Cheryll Duquette (she/her) is an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa (retired full professor). She has conducted research on inclusion of students with exceptionalities and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. She has expertise in the education of individuals with learning disabilities (LDs) developed through research and her own experience working in schools and at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Duquette has taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels on inclusion, given workshops in various parts of Canada and the Middle East on working with students with exceptionalities, and written books containing practical suggestions for teachers on inclusive practices. 


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