2018 Interior Regional Conference at Okanagan College

2018 Interior Regional Conference at Okanagan College

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Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Please join us for the 2018 Interior Regional Conference at Okanagan College on Saturday, October 27th. The theme of the conference is “Cultural Dimensions in English Language Learning and Teaching”. Dr. Kyra Garson of Thompson Rivers University is the plenary speaker for this event.

Conference registration is now open. Please scroll down to access conference registration. Please note that conference registrations will close on Thursday, October 25th. On-site registration will be available; payment by cash, debit and credit will be accepted (tap and magnetic stripe cards only).

Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals is now closed for the 2018 Interior Regional Conference. The deadline for proposal submission was Thursday, September 20, 2018.

Thank you to our sponsors: REFRESHMENTS – International Education Department at Okanagan College & International Programs and Services, University of British Columbia Okanagan; OTHER –  Thompson Rivers University ESL Department


Consult the full  Conference Program here.

Registrations & Publisher Displays Open | 8:30 |

Opening Addresses | 9:15-9:45 |

Traditional prayer and Opening

Plenary Speaker | 9:45—10:45 |

Developing Intercultural Capacity: What are Students Learning in Class?
Dr. Kyra Garson, Thompson Rivers University

Session ‘A’ Workshops—11:15-12:00

CLB-aligned Lessons for Engaging Newcomers in Democracy
Claire Pinkett, ISSofBC

Optimizing EduLINC for Portfolio-Based Language Assessment
Paul Carter, New Language Solutions – LearnIT2Teach/EduLINC

Engaging Students in Intercultural Discussions in the Classroom
Tanya Cowie, VCC; Taslim Damji

BCTEAL Advocacy Committee’s Draft Respectful Interactions Guidelines
Jennifer M Walsh Marr, UBC Vantage College

Poster Presentations—12:15-1:00

Fostering Knowledge with Open Access: The BC TEAL Journal
Scott Douglas

Say it Effectively—Assertive Communication Model Poster Event
Michael Brian Wicks

Finding the Code— Tips for Developing Teacher-Student Rapport
Michael Brian Wicks

Career Trajectories of TESOL Graduates
Vera Ziwei Wu

Using Edpuzzle for Speaking Assessment Feedback
Tanya Cowie

Teacher Trainees Demonstrating Developing Intercultural Competence
Julie Schiller-Birch (TESL students)

New Insights from Observations of Feedback in EAP Classrooms
Rena Kinouchi and Scott Douglas

Session ‘B’ Workshops—1:15-2:00

Newcomer Women’s Health Resource—New Strategies for Women Learning English for Better Health
Diana Jeffries, Pacific Immigrant Resources Society

Navigating Ethics in EAL Online
Beth Konomoto, Camosun College

Dare to be More Culturally Aware
Julie Schiller-Birch, Okanagan College

Round Tables
Claire Pinkett, ISSofBC; Tanya Cowie, VCC: Taslim Damji

Session ‘C’ Workshops—2:30-3:15

Hopeful Practices for Instructors to Address Complexity and Diversity
Andrea Solnes, Independent; Diana Jeffries, PIRS

Career Trajectories of TESOL Graduates
Vera Ziwei Wu

EAP Instructor’s Response to Truth & Reconciliation Calls to Action
Jennifer M Walsh Marr, UBC Vantage College

Lesson Activities and Idea Share Session
Vivian Albrecht, Okanagan College; Karen Weibe, UBCO

BC TEAL Member
Discounted BC TEAL Member
Additional Information
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