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2013 Lower Mainland Regional Conference at Columbia College

The 2013 Lower Mainland Regional Conference will be held November 23rd at the new Columbia College campus on Terminal Avenue.   We are honored to have Dr. William Acton as the Plenary Speaker.  Dr. Acton is Director of the MATESOL at Trinity Western University and we are honored to have him speak as part of our theme “Celebrating Our Profession”.  His interactive presentation focuses on three of the most influential ideas in research in the field today: e-learning, embodiment and cognitive complexity.

Online registration will close Thursday evening but there will be on-site registration available at Columbia College.  The cost is $50 for Regular BC TEAL members, $40 for Discounted BC TEAL members  and $60 for non-members.  Lunch is not included.

Underground Paid Parking is available at Columbia College.

Click here to view the Conference Poster.

Click here to view the Conference Program.

We look forward to welcoming all of you to the new Columbia College campus for this important event!

Susan Peake and Don Bury
PD Committee Co-chairs

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November 23, 2013

Block Timeframe Room Event
Registration 8.00-9.00 TBD Registration

Please visit the registration desk to check in and receive your conference program. You can also register on site.

Workshops A 9.00-10.30 Room 316 Using Technology to Foster a Community of Practice

Andrea Szakos and Theresa K. Howell

Room 346 Implementing and facilitating a technology-based community resource network

Nathan Hall

9.30-10.30 Room 344 Curriculum Innovation in the BC ESL Pathways Project

Jonathan Baylis and Tanis Sawkins

Room 314 Using Authentic Web-based Resources with Higher Levels

Kristina Olujic

Room 348 Consolidating learning through fluency writing

Janice Penner

Coffee Break 10.30-11.00 Room 310 Coffee Break

Enjoy coffee while perusing the publishers’ tables.

Plenary Presentation 11.00-12.15 Room 320 / 330 Plenary Presentation

Dr. William Acton, Trinity Western University
e-Motional methods: cognitively complex, hands-on teaching and learning

Lunch 12.15-13.15 TBD Lunch

Lunch is not provided. Please see the conference book for a list of suggested restaurants or bring your bagged lunch.

Workshops B 13.30-14.30 Room 314 20 Ways to be an Agent of Change in ESOL

Heather McGuire and Fiona Shaw

Room 316 Perspectives on TESOL Professional Development Trajectories

Cynthia Caswell

Room 344 Expanding Schools Internationally: A Libyan Case Study

Dave Henderson

Room 346 Teaching linking in speaking with touch and Taichi

JaeHwa Hong, Olya Kliuyeva and William Acton

Room 348 A Cognitive Meta-theory for TESOL

Lorin Friesen

Coffee Break 14.30-15.00 Room 310 Coffee Break

Enjoy a coffee while perusing the publishers’ tables

Workshops C 15.00-16.00 Room 314 Use of collaborative online writing to promote intercultural awareness in ESL settings

Natalie Balyasnikava

Room 316 Coaching for Reflection in Effective Practicum Mentoring

Laurel Mathew and Dr. Carolyn Kristjansson

Room 344 Field Testing Curriculum in the BC ESL Pathways Project

Jonathan Baylis and Tanis Sawkins

Room 346 Immigrant Students' Social Identity and Language Use Patterns in Public Schools

Naghmeh Babaee

Room 348 Applications of Pragmatics Research to Beginning Oral Skills Teaching

Angelina Van Dyke

Suggested Hotel Options

Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre   711 West Broadway  www.hivancouver.com

Please mention that you are with BC Teal to receive the discounted corporate rate. Email info@hivancouver.com or call directly 604-707-1939.

BC TEAL’s 2013 Regional Corporate Rates vary depending on the room and time of year.  From Oct 1 – Dec 31, 2013 they are $110 Deluxe, $140 Superior, $150 Feature with a queen bed and $120 Deluxe, $150 Superior, $160 Feature with double/king beds.

Empire Landmark Hotel  1400 Robson Street  www.empirelandmarkhotel.com

For October 1st, 2013 – April 30th, 2104, the special winter & spring guestroom rate is $75 per room per night plus 16.5 % taxes, based on single/double occupancy. This rate applies to our Standard Rooms with either 1 Queen/1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds.  Includes one high speed wireless internet access code per room per day.

YWCA Hotel   733 Beatty Street  www.ywcahotel.com

Group bookings are available.  Room rates vary considerably depending on the type of room and the number of people in the group.

438 Terminal Avenue Vancouver, BC Canada V6A 0C1

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