In lieu of the traditional fall conference format, TESL Toronto is proud to present the first of our new fall/winter professional development series on Friday, September 23rd.

 Special event with Shelly TerrellDownload this poster for your workplace

Presentation slides & videos from the event

Photos from the event

 Shelly Terrell’s 30 Goals Challenge

The 30 Goals Challenge is inspiring educators worldwide to rethink how they approach each day in the classroom.

Appearing on her blog two years ago as a motivational call to action, Shelly’s Challenge has since been taken up by teachers the world over as a way to help themselves – and each other – become better educators.

Participants are completing 30 short-term, manageable teaching goals, such as Plant a Seed of Belief, Share Your Story, Give Students Reign, Have a Bit of Fun, Change Your Environment, Passion: Pass It On, and much more.

Find out how you can participate in this journey by joining this presentation. Discover the goals and how they impact your instructional methods. See real examples of teachers, students, parents, and administrators worldwide integrating the goals in their classrooms. For more info, please visit The 30 Goals Challenge Website.

More on Shelly Terrell
Shelly Sanchez Terrell is an education consultant, thought-provoker, and international speaker. She is also the VP of Educator Outreach for Parentella and Social Media Community Manager for The Consultants-E. She is also the co-organizer and co-creator of the award nominated educational projects, #Edchat, #ELTChat, The Reform Symposium E-Conference and the Virtual Round Table conference. The New York Times learning blog has included her on its list of the top 78 educators to follow on Twitter and recently she has been listed as one of the Top 20 most influential tweeters in eLearning, training and HR. In 2012, find her book,The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators published by Eye on Education. Participate with over 6000 educators worldwide in the online completion of these goals.

Please click here to read more about, watch interviews with and view presentations by Shelly Terrell!

Event schedule

4:30 PM – Pre-event Social (Light snacks and beverages available)
Doors open at the William Doo Auditorium.  Attendees are encouraged to join TESL Toronto Executive Board and fellow TESL Toronto members for a pre-event hour of socialising, browsing the excellent books available through English Central and having a light snack and beverage.

5:30 PM – TESL Toronto Announcements & Keynote
We will make announcements regarding upcoming TESL Toronto events and introduce our special guest speaker, Shelly Terrell.  Shelly will give a keynote address entitled, “The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators”.

7:00PM – Q&A
Take this time to ask questions about the 30 Goals Challenge, ways to get involved or Shelly herself!

Online registration for this event will open here on September 1, 2011.  Tickets are $10 for TESL Toronto members and $15 for non-members if you register and pay online.  You can also register and pay at the door at the cost of $15.00 cash.  We have a limited capacity so register soon!

The event will be held in the William Doo Auditorium at 45 Willcocks Street (across from Wilson Hall, New College, where our Spring conference was held in May).  There is very easy Spadina street car access as well as paid street and lot parking.


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