2017 BC TEAL Lower Mainland Regional Conference

November 18, 2017

Block Timeframe Room Event
Lower Mainland Regional Conference 8.30-11.00 4th Floor Hallway Registration

NOTE: This schedule is subject to revisions.

Arrive early for on-site registration and to pick up registration packages.

8.30-4.00 4th Floor Student Lounge Exhibitor/Publisher Displays

Visit the publishers and exhibitors to learn about new publications, resources, and programs.

9.15-10.00 TBD Session A Workshops

Are Teachers “Healers?”: Combating PTSD in the Language Classroom – Olivia Kanna

Unscripted: Releasing the potential of authentic listening in ELT – Nathan Hall

Different: Can You Walk in My Shoes? – Sofya Bagryantseva

BC’s EAL Field: Contributions and Trends – Brenda Lohrenz and Chris Brown

10.00-10.30 Coffee Break

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

10.30-10.45 Opening Address & Video Launch

BC TEAL Video Series – Recognizing the Diversity of the EAL Sector in BC

10.45-11.45 Keynote

Language and social media: Opportunities for the EAL classroom – Dr. Maite Taboada

11.45-13.00 Lunch

Lunch is included in your registration.

13.00-13.45 Session B Workshops

PBLA online-one step at a time. – Jason Green

Rethinking Classroom Practice Strategies: Applying the QACR Communication Flow – Ken Watt

Teachable Pronunciation Moments – Tanya Ploquin

Colossal Failures, Amazing Successes: Mobile Devices in the ESL Classroom – Cindi Jones

14.00-14.45 Session C Workshops

Fostering Inclusion: Building empathy and connection amongst diverse learners – Taslim Damji, Sara Yuen, and Andrea Solnes

7x7x7 Paraphrasing Method – Janice GT Penner

Graphic Organizers: Creative Classroom Ideas – Laura Hadwin

Being an effective practicum sponsor teacher – Nathan Hall and Laura Blumenthall

14.45-15.15 Coffee Break

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

15.15-16.00 Session D Workshops

The Education of Immigrant Students in Canada: Intercultural Challenges – Dr. Naghmeh Babaee

Using Online Tools to Improve ESL Students’ Written Communication – Deogratias Nizonkiza

Teaching beginners: Tactics and survival tips – Michael Shuster

Using the UNs Global Goals in the ESL Classroom – Cindi Jones

16.00-16.15 Publishers Draw and EAL Week ‘Tablet Giveaway’

Make sure to hand in your tickets for a chance to win a prize! All winners must be present to win.


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