TESL Toronto invites YOU to collaborate by presenting a 90-minute technology-themed session.
Are you someone who is passionate about using technology in language teaching? Have you been trying out techie things in your classroom? 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.
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.
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.
Update: Thank you to all attendees and panelists for inspiring us with acts of teacher and learner civic engagement!
Come celebrate each other and the community we create!
ESL classes are ideal environments for encouraging newcomers/immigrants to be civically engaged. ESL teachers are trusted. Our classes already model engagement. They create a sense of community, often reaching multiple ethnic populations simultaneously. And, we nurture confidence.
At this year’s AGM special event, “Community Matters“, we will celebrate the community building that we do through our classes, hear about the work other ESL teachers do, and share materials and tools to help continue that work ourselves. Learn about InformedVoteTO, which aims to bring about clear election messaging for ESL students.
After hearing about our plans for the upcoming TESL Toronto season, be inspired by storytelling about everyday activism and civic engagement by a panel of dynamic community builders while sipping on a free drink and nibbling on snacks!
The evening’s schedule
5:30 - Networking, nibbles and drinks
6:00 – Intro to Informed Vote TO for ESL students & teachers
6:15 – AGM & TESL TO Year Past & Future
6:45- Community engagement panel
7:45 – Closing networking
When: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
PD hours: 2.5 hours accredited
How much: $10.00 FOR TESL TORONTO MEMBERS ONLY
Where: Centre for Social Innovation, 720 Bathurst St
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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