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BC TEAL 2013 Annual Conference

The 45th Annual TEAL Conference: “Brain-Compatible Language Learning” will be held April 26th to 27th at Douglas College in New Westminster.

IMPORTANT NOTES: 

A. For the updated overall schedule, click the SCHEDULE tab above.

B. For a downloadable PDF of the entire program book, click here.

C. For a downloadable PDF of just the presentation schedule, click the LATEST UPDATES tab above.

D. For pre-conference information, such as:

  • Plenary Speakers
  • Schedule at a Glance (now outdated – click on Schedule tab for newest info)
  • Conference Information & Highlights
  • Getting There & Where to Stay
  • 2013 Conference Team
  • TCF Silent Auction & 50/50 Raffle

Click here: BC TEAL 2013 Pre-Conference Information

E. Special Registration Instructions for Employees of Member Institutions:

  • You will need your 15-character Institutional Member Discount Code from your director/coordinator in order to receive the Institutional Member discount.  The code will look something like this:  12345XYZ9ABCDEF, and it must be entered without any spaces.
  • Click here for a list of current Institutional Members.

F. Sponsorship Acknowledgments

BC TEAL is grateful for the generous support of our sponsors. This year we would like to thank the following:

  • Gold Sponsor – Pearson ELT
  • Gold Sponsor – Vancouver Community College
  • Silver Sponsor – Trinity Western University
  • Wine & Cheese Sponsor – Douglas College, LLPA Faculty
  • Plenary Panel Sponsor – University of British Columbia, ELI
  • Refreshments Break Sponsor – Langara College, EPP
  • Refreshments Break Sponsor – Simon Fraser University, ELC & PAS Programs
  • Refreshments Break Sponsor – University of the Fraser Valley, Con’t Studies

Sincerely,
Janice GT Penner and Laura Blumenthal
2013 Conference co-chairs

PRINT SCHEDULE

April 26, 2013

Block Timeframe Room Event
Registration 8.00-16.00 1st Floor, 8th Street Entrance Registration & Hospitality Desk

Pick up your registration package if you pre-registered, or register on-site.

Publishers' & Exhibitors' Displays 8.00-17.15 1812 & 1814 Publishers' & Exhibitors' Displays

Peruse the newest titles, check for discounts, and get to know your local representatives.

Session A Workshops 9.00-9.45 see schedule Session A Workshops

Session A Workshops will be followed by a 15-minute “Brain Break”.

Session B Workshops 10.00-10.45 see schedule Session B Workshops

Session B Workshops will be followed by a 15-minute “Brain Break”.

Coffee Break 1 11.00-11.30 1812 & 1814 Coffee Break / Aerobic Haptics

Publishers welcome participants to browse through their displays.
Members of the haptics team will be leading participants in ESL-related aerobic exercises at each coffee break, across the hallway from the Publishers’ exhibits

Friday Plenary Speaker 11.30-13.00 4th Floor Theatre Plenary Speaker: Janet Zadina

BC TEAL Opening Address (15 minutes)
Plenary Speaker: Janet Zadina – “Using Brain Research to Enhance and Energize Language Instruction: The Multiple Pathways Model”
Followed by a Q&A (15 minutes)

Lunch / Employment Fair 13.00-14.00 1st Floor Cafeteria Pick-up Lunch

Lunch is included in the registration fee.

1717 Employment Fair

Employers will be on hand to interview job seekers.

2nd Floor Concourse Poster Sessions

Poster presenters will be on hand to explain and present their posters.

Invited Speakers 14.00-15.00 2201 Invited Speaker

Norma Sanchez & Christina Seo – Addressing possible mental health concerns of adult ESL students

2203 Invited Speaker

Manuela Costantino – Life in Translation: Price and Rewards of an ESL Education

1614 Invited Speaker

Ken Beatty – The Task Continuum: Enhancing Language Learning Through Critical Thinking – Lecture Hall 1614

Coffee Break 2 15.15-15.45 1812 & 1814 Coffee Break / Aerobic Haptics

Publishers welcome participants to browse through their displays.
Members of the haptics team will be leading participants in ESL-related aerobic exercises at each coffee break, across the hallway from the Publishers’ exhibits

Session C Workshops 15.45-16.30 see schedule Session C Workshops

Session C Workshops will be followed by a 15-minute “Brain Break”.

BC TEAL AGM 16.45-17.15 2203 BC TEAL AGM

All BC TEAL Members are welcome and encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting.

Wine & Cheese Reception 17.15-18.45 4th Floor Theatre Foyer & Art Gallery Wine & Cheese Reception

Wind down and share what you’ve learned with your peers. Appies, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Support the TCF by bidding on silent auction items.

April 27, 2013

Block Timeframe Room Event
Registration 8.00-11.00 1st Floor, 8th Street Entrance Registration & Hospitality Desk

Registration will be open until 11:00 for pre-registratants to pick up their registration packages as well as for on-site registration.
The Hospitality Desk will remain open until 14:15.

Publishers' & Exhibitors' Displays 8.00-16.00 1812 & 1814 Publishers' & Exhibitors' Displays

Peruse the newest titles, check for discounts, and get to know your local representatives.

Special Interest Groups Hot Topics Breakfast 8.00-9.00 1st Floor Cafeteria Special Interest Groups Hot Topics Breakfast

Get together in person with members of the online groups on the BC TEAL Community website for a Saturday morning breakfast. Be sure to RSVP when you register.

Session D Workshops 9.00-9.45 see schedule Session D Workshops

Session D Workshops will be followed by a 15-minute “Brain Break”.

Session E Workshops 10.00-10.45 see schedule Session E Workshops

Session E Workshops will be followed by a 15-minute “Brain Break”.

Coffee Break 3 11.00-11.30 1812 & 1814 Coffee Break / Aerobic Haptics

Publishers welcome participants to browse through their displays.
Members of the haptics team will be leading participants in ESL-related aerobic exercises at each coffee break, across the hallway from the Publishers’ exhibits

Saturday Plenary Speaker 11.30-12.45 4th Floor Theatre Plenary Speaker: Garfield Gini-Newman

Plenary Speaker: Garfield Gini-Newman – “Creating Optimal Learning Conditions for Language Learning”
Followed by a Q&A (15 minutes)

Lunch / Employment Fair 12.45-13.45 1st Floor Cafeteria Pick-up Lunch

Lunch is included in your registration.

1717 Employment Fair

Employers will be on hand to interview job seekers.

TCF Awards 13.45-14.15 2201 TEAL Charitable Foundation (TCF) Awards

This awards ceremony pays tribute to this year’s TCF scholarship recipients, including the David C Lam scholarship awarded to two deserving high school students.

Plenary Panel 14.15-15.15 2201 Plenary Panel: "ESL in BC - Strategizing for Change"

Join leaders in the BC TEAL community as they discuss “ESL in BC – Strategizing for Change”.

Panel Members:
* Sarah ter Keurs
* Christina Labarca
* Colleen Rogan
* Dale Hunter
* Bill McMichael

Session F Workshops 15.30-16.15 see schedule Session F Workshops

The Session F Workshops will be followed by a 15-minute “Brain Break”.

Good-byes 16.30-17.00 1st Floor, 8th Street Entrance Good-byes

Don’t forget to turn in your badge for re-use.

See you next year at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Richmond, BC!

Click here to download the CONFERENCE PROGRAM BOOK.

Click here to download the explanation of the presentation schedule codes and how to search the document.

Click here to download just the updated presentation schedule.

The overall Conference Schedule has also been updated.  Click on the Schedule tab to see it.  To print it, click on Print Schedule.

Click here to download the information for presenters.

Please Note:  SIGs Breakfast registration is FULL.


Check out this year’s BC TEAL 2013 conference poster, for the first time with Layar augmented reality built in.  Many thanks to designer Eilidh Singh.

Click here to view: BC TEAL 2013 Annual Conference Poster

New features this year!

Brain Breaks
Do you usually forget what you’ve learned by the Monday after the conference? Scheduled “brain breaks” will give you the chance to reflect on the session you’ve just attended. In your tote bag, you’ll find a So? Now what? booklet to guide your reflection process.

Special Interest Groups Hot Topic Breakfast
The Special Interest Groups, called Groups on the BC TEAL website, will be getting together for breakfast on Saturday morning. This is your chance to meet face to face with the people who share your professional interests. Be sure to RSVP for this on your registration form.

Aerobic Haptics
Tired of sitting? Get some oxygen into your brain! Members of the haptics team will be leading participants in ESL-related aerobic exercises during the coffee breaks.

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