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Upcoming BC TEAL Webinars

Webinar | Thursday November 23 | 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Ideas to Printed Page: Getting Started in Publishing

Many teachers have ideal skill sets for creating teaching and learning materials and frequently put them to good use in their own classrooms. However, what are the next steps to move into professional publishing for a broader audience? More than ever before, there are a range of options from self-publishing, creating small-scale materials sold on sites that cater to teachers one PDF at a time, to working with a university press or an established publisher. In this shamelessly autobiographical talk, Dr. Ken Beatty discusses projects with publishers in Asia, Australia, England and North America. He outlines a range of options, the necessary skills, and the steps that potential authors and materials developers might take, as well as the common pitfalls to avoid.

Date: Thursday November 23, 2017
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Online Access: Tutela – To access login for this event, please RSVP by November 21, 2017.
Cost: Free

Dr. Ken Beatty
Dr. Ken Beatty, Anaheim University TESOL Professor, has worked in secondary schools and universities in Asia, the Middle East, and North and South America, lecturing on language teaching and computer-assisted language learning from the primary through university levels and is author of 130 textbooks. He has given 300+ teacher-training sessions and 100+ conference presentations in 33 countries. His most recent books are Learning English for Academic Purposes for Pearson Canada.


Online Presentation Basics: 10 Steps to Conquering Your Fear

As educators, we are used to presenting in person in our classrooms, and perhaps at conferences and other PD events. However, when we are asked to deliver a webinar or teach an online course for the first time, many of us feel uncertain and even petrified… Stop sweating bullets! Come to this session and get armed with useful techniques to help you conquer your next online presentation.

To build your level of comfort, Natalia will return in the new year (date to be determined). At that time, participants can try out a short presentation and get feedback using the Tutela platform.

Date: Thursday December 7, 2017
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Online Access: Tutela – To access login for this event, please RSVP by December 5, 2017.
Cost: Free

Natalia Aleko
Natalia taught EFL and ESP in Latvia, where she graduated with Master’s Degree from Daugavpils University. From 2013-2015 through English Online Inc., Natalia organized REALIZE! – the first National Online Forum for ESL/EAL practitioners in Canada. She now oversees the delivery of online settlement services to newcomers to Manitoba through Live & Learn project (