2016 BC TEAL Interior Regional Conference

September 30, 2016

Block Timeframe Room Event
Registration 12.30-1.30 Campus Activity Centre (CAC) Registration

NOTE: This schedule is subject to revisions.

On-site registration and to pick up registration packages.

For the most part, the conference will take place in the Campus Activity Centre (CAC). The nearest public parking lot is Parking Lot N.

Extended Workshops 13.00-16.00 Campus Activity Centre & Arts and Education Building Friday Workshops

These workshops are optional and are being provided at an additional cost of $30. Please click the LATEST UPDATES tab to view detailed descriptions and location of the workshops available. Choose only one when registering.

Welcome Event 16.00-18.00 TBD Welcome Event

Join us for refreshments and appetizers, and catch up with colleagues. Music by Crossbow.

October 1, 2016

Block Timeframe Room Event
Registration 8.30-11.00 CAC - Mountain Room, Third Floor Registration & Coffee

NOTE: This schedule is subject to revisions.

For on-site registration and to pick up registration packages. Enjoy a cup of coffee to start the day. Mountain Room, Third Floor
For the most part, the conference will take place in the Campus Activities Centre (CAC). The nearest public parking lot is Parking Lot N.

Exhibitors' Display 8.30-17.00 CAC - Mountain Room, Third Floor Exhibitors' Displays

Visit the publishers and exhibitors to learn about new publications, resources, and programs. Mountain Room, Third Floor

Session A Workshops 9.00-10.00 Campus Activity Centre (CAC) Session A Workshops

English is Served! Catering to Lower-Level Students’ Academic English Needs: Ken Beatty

Chin, Cheeks, Lips, and Vowels: Tanya Ploquin

Piloting a Business-Focused Writing Course: Lessons Learned: Jason Brown

Networking and Coffee Break 10.00-10.30 CAC - Mountain Room, Third Floor Networking and Coffee Break

Enjoy a snack, visit exhibitors’ displays, and catch up with colleagues.

Session B Workshops 10.30-11.30 Campus Activity Centre (CAC) Session B Workshops

From Black and White to Technicolour: Inspiring Teacher Development: Cindi Jones

Learning through Community: Dian Henderson and Alex Church

Innovating to Help EAL Students Succeed in Work Search: Heather Williams

Session C Workshops 11.30-12.30 Campus Activity Centre & Arts and Education Building Session C Workshops

Feedback on Feedback: Students’ Preferences for Writing Response: Jim Hu and Linda Westberg

Not Another Presentation! How to Spice Things Up: Kelly Warnock and Ronda Olds

English Grammar: Behind the Screen: William Moore

Promoting Active Online Learning in Lower Level Classes: Qing Monica Zhang* (20-minute session)

Lunch and Poster Session 12.30-13.30 CAC - Mountain Room, Third Floor Lunch and Poster Sessions

Lunch is included in your registration. Please note dietary restrictions in your registration form.

**We ask that everyone be on time for lunch as the Conference Plenary begins in this room at 13:30.

Keynote Speaker 13.30-14.30 CAC - Mountain Room, Third Floor Dr. Ken Beatty

Clay Tablets to Computer Tablets: Embracing Change in the Language Classroom

Session D Workshops 14.30-15.30 Campus Activity Centre & Arts and Education Building Session D Workshops

Educational Technology Tools Case Study: Teacher Training in China: Kelly Warnock and James Gjaltema

TOEFL with The Ramones, Harvard Business, and Huffington Post: Ken Watt

Pecha Kucha: Painless Powerpoint Presentations: Pamela den Ouden

From Surviving to Thriving: Teaching with Syrian Refugee Students: Lian Clark and Karen Densky

Networking and Coffee Break 15.30-16.00 CAC - Mountain Room, Third Floor Networking and Coffee Break

Enjoy a snack, visit exhibitors’ displays, and catch up with colleagues.

Session E Workshops 16.00-17.00 Campus Activity Centre & Arts and Education Building Session E Workshops

ESL Employees’ Voices on Writing Accuracy for the Workplace: Jim Hu and Lachlan Gonzales

‘Say it Effectively’ Assertive Communication Clinic: Michael Brian Wicks

Collocations: Loose Links in LINC Learners’ Cover Letters: Terri Everest

Understanding the Language Learning Process of an Inspired Polyglot: Mark Rosvold* (20-minute session)

Conflict and Struggle: Chinese Students’ Experiences with English: Yaying Zhang* (20-minute session)

Publishers' Raffle 16.50-17.10 CAC - Mountain Room, Third Floor Publishers' Raffle

Hand in your name tag for a chance to win!

Pub Dinner & Dance 18.30-23.00 CAC - The Den, 2nd Floor Pub Dinner & Dance

Wrap up the conference with dinner (choice of 6 pub-style meals), a drink, and dancing with the music of The Jeremy Kneeshaw Trio. This event is optional and is being provided at an additional cost of $40 (includes dinner, 1 drink, dance).


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