2017 Island Regional Conference

February 25, 2017

Block Timeframe Room Event
Registration 8.30-11.00 WT 1st floor foyer Registration

NOTE: This schedule is subject to revisions. Check back often to see latest updates.

We encourage you to register in advance, but we will have on-site registration.

Exhibitors' Display 8.30-16.00 2nd Floor Study Area Exhibitors' Display

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

Opening Address 9.15-9.30 WT 234 Opening Address

A welcome to conference participants from BC TEAL and Camosun College.

Plenary Speaker 9.30-10.30 WT 234 Ryuko Kubota

Join Ryuko Kubota for an engaging talk addressing the topic of “Common Beliefs About Language Teaching”.

Networking Break 10.30-11.00 WT 234 Networking Break

Grab a snack and a coffee or tea while catching up with colleagues.

Session A Workshops 11.00-11.45 WT 1st & 2nd floor Session A Workshops

Empowered! Taking an Active Role in Teaching Feedback
FIONA SHAW | 45 min.

Exit Slips: Impactful Classroom Assessment Tools
NANCY AMI | 45 min.

Putting PBLA into Practice
BETH KONOMOTO | 45 min.

Why Do They Cheat? ESL Students & Academic Dishonesty
DAVE HENDERSON | 45 min.

Lunch 11.45-13.00 WT 234 Lunch

Check the program book for suggestions where to grab a bite to eat and some fresh air.

Session B Workshops 13.00-13.45 WT 1st & 2nd floor Session B Workshops

Process to Product: Navigating a Project-Based Learning Approach
CRISTINA PETERSEN | 90 min.

Haptic Phonetics: L1 Phonetics to L2 Pronunciation
WILLIAM ACTON | 90 min.

Hidden Bias and the LINC classroom
TASLIM DAMJI | 90 min.

Employment-purposed Language Training: What Materials Do the Australians Use?
YIRAN ZHANG | 45 min.

Student Peer Review: Teaching, Coaching, Facilitating, and Assessing
GILLIAN SAUNDERS | 45 min.

Session C Workshops 14.00-14.45 WT 2nd floor Session C Workshops

Active Ideas to Form Pairs or Groups in Classes
TOM JENSEN | 45 min.

The Efficacy of Corrective Feedback in Improving Writing Accuracy
TARA SHANKAR SINHA | 45 min.

Networking Break 14.45-15.15 WT 234 Networking Break

Grab a snack and a coffee or tea while catching up with colleagues.

Round Table Discussions 15.15-16.00 WT 1st & 2nd floor Round Table Discussions

Find a topic that interests you, sit down at that table with other conference participants, and engage in an informal, but moderated, discussion.

Dr. Kubota’s Plenary Follow-Up
Moderated by Dr. Ryuko Kubota

Portfolio-Based Language Assessment
Moderated by Chris Friesen & Fiona Shaw

Everything Pronunciation
Moderated by Tanya Ploquin

BC TEAL and You!
Moderated by Eilidh Singh & Shawna Williams

Open Discussion
Moderated by Angie Reamer

Poster Sessions 15.15-16.00 WT 2nd floor Poster Sessions

Growing Intercultural Competence in the Language Classroom (poster/discussion)
Moderated by Taslim Damji


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