Registration Deadline: Sunday, May 21 at MIDNIGHT
TESL WW Annual General Meeting and PD Event:
The Ever-Changing World of Language
Saturday, May 27, 2023
Come join us on Saturday, May 27th at Conestoga College Doon Campus from 9:00 am until 1:30 pm (4 PD hours - doors open at 8:30).
This year's conference theme is "The Ever-Changing World of Language".
Online registration closed on MAY 21. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions you may have.
10:15-11:15 Workshops (Session 1)
11:30-12:30 Workshops (Session 2)
12:30-1:30 AGM and Lunch
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Peril and Potential of Artificial Intelligence in Education
Artificial intelligence has disrupted discourse around education and technology. With many examples of misuse circulating, we might feel apprehensive about its role in education and the impact it will have on cognition, learning and collaboration. But there are incredibly positive examples of what it can do as well. Come consider where A.I. might offer the potential to reimagine teaching and learning, and what key skills learners will need moving forward into a world where it is part of the everyday learning experience.
Our keynote speaker, Jesslyn Wilkinson is an Educational Technology Consultant with Conestoga College’s Teaching and Learning team. She holds an M.Ed from Ontario Tech U, and a B.Ed from Wilfrid Laurier. She thinks of herself as an educator first, and a technologist by trade. Her conference presentations have ranged topics from Universal Design for the Virtual Learning Environment, to what effective tech-enabled professional learning should look like. Her ongoing research efforts circulate around artificial intelligence and integrations with learning management systems, and in particular how learner analytics may intersect with AI to provide richer information about learner performance. She is a mother to two beautiful kids and two grumpy cats, and will show you pictures of either, if asked.
Participants will then choose two of the following three workshops:
1) Taking tech to the next level: Evaluating the use of technology to enhance learning
Sandra Rosenworth, PMEd, OCELT and Dalia Najera, MEd, OCELT, OCT
2) The HyFlex Classroom: Could this be the modality of the future?
Marielle Fernback, B.A., OCELT, ICTEAL
3) Evolving as an Educator: Publishing your own instructional materials
Kathleen Moran, B.A., M.A., OCELT
Workshop selection will be made on the day of the event. You can find further details about presenters and workshops here.
We will begin the day with light refreshments. Lunch will be provided.
Registration will be $35 for TESL Ontario Members, $25 for TESL/ACE TESOL Students, and $40 for Non-Members. This fee includes lunch and the opportunity to win one of two TESL Ontario Memberships and other door prizes.
Conestoga College Doon Campus is located at 299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener ON, N2G 4M4.
Parking is free. Please follow the posted signs.
There will be free guest WIFI available. Login information will be available at the registration desk.
Map and Directions can be found at this link: MAP
To register, fill out the Registration Form below by May 21 at midnight. Then choose your preferred payment option.
You can now choose from two payment options:
1) Pay online by clicking on the appropriate box below the Registration Form. (Please note that you will have to complete the Registration Form and choose the appropriate payment option below. In addition, press "complete your order" after you submit your payment through PayPal).
2) Pay at the door by cash or cheque the day of the Spring AGM and PD Event. Make sure to fill out the Registration Form below.