TESL Toronto invites YOU to collaborate by presenting a 45- or 90-minute technology-themed session.
*Are you someone who is passionate about using tech in language teaching?
*Do you incorporate web resources to facilitate language learning?
*Do you have a useful tool you always use that works well with students?
*Have you found a useful technology-enhanced way of making lesson material?
*Are you someone who connects with others online and builds professional learning networks?
If you answer ‘YES’ to any of these questions, we need YOU to share your ideas, experience, and expertise with other language teachers to support them in embracing technology in their classrooms and professional development! Submit your proposals by filling in the form below. The call for presentations ends November 30th, 2014. Presenters will receive a $100 honorarium for a 90-minute session.
Why are some sessions 90 minutes?
It’s certainly not that you are expected to present information for the entire 90 minutes! As many sessions will be held in computer labs, a good portion of the time can be devoted to participants exploring the tech you talk about together on their computers. If your session, however, is about technology that needs to be installed first or is not accessible on the web, you may opt for a smartboard classroom instead.
What kind of sessions fit?
Maybe you’re wondering if your idea is suitable for this crowd. Curious about the types of previous sessions we have had? Click here to read last year’s program.
Not sure about presenting? How about attending? Though registration won’t open until a bit later, you can show us you’re planning to go! Click the icon, then JOIN under the pretty header and you’ll get info on Facebook.
If you have any unpublished teaching materials that you have created for your classrooms, please consider applying for The Mary Finocchiaro Award for Excellence in Unpublished Pedagogical Materials. You can read more about it here.The deadline for the Mary Finocchiaro Award is November 1. The recipient will be awarded $500 in addition to a free conference registration for the 2015 TESOL Convention. It’s a wonderful opportunity to be recognized for the work that you do to enrich your students’ classroom experience.
THANKS. APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED FOR THE FALL.
Fall bursary applications are now being accepted for the costs of a 1-day pass to TESL Ontario Conference (Oct 16-18). This is part of the TESL Toronto Professional Development Fund. The application deadline is Sunday, September 21 at 9:00PM. Please click here to proceed to the Bursary information page.
Please note: If you are wishing to apply for the TESL Ontario Conference Assistance Program specifically, please contact TESL Ontario directly.
Founded in 1976, TESL Toronto is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization representing educators and specialists in the fields of English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL).
Our Mandate is
• to support professional development for teachers of English as a Second Language in Toronto, and
• to work with other regional affiliates and TESL Ontario to enhance ESL learning environments, and
• to establish and promote standards in ESL education.
- The TESL Toronto Executive is made up of members in good standing of TESL Ontario who volunteer their time and energy. TESL Toronto always encourages applications for new members of our Executive. More...
We represent approximately 1,600 members. Our members are mainly ELT (ESL, EAP, ESP, OSLT) instructors, though anyone with an interest in the field can join. More...
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