Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual General Meeting on May 27th between 9-1:30 PM. Our meeeting included coffee, lunch, a keynote address, and a choice of PD workshops at the Conestoga College Doon campus in Kitchener. The theme of the event was The Ever-Changing World of Language.
Our Keynote Speaker was Jesslyn Wilkinson (B.A., B.Ed., OCT) who is an Educational Technology Consultant at Conestoga College. Jesslyn shared insights on navigating the challenges and opportunities of teaching and learning language in the age of Chat GPT and other rapidly evolving realities.
After the keynote, participants chose two of the following three workshops:
Taking tech to the next level: Evaluating the use of technology to enhance learning
Sandra Rosenworth, PMEd, OCELT, TESL Trainer and Dalia Najera, MEd, OCELT, OCT
The HyFlex Classroom: Could this be the modality of the future?
Marielle Fernback, B.A., OCELT, ICTEAL
Evolving as an Educator
Kathleen Moran, B.A., M.A., OCELT
Morning refreshments and a delicious lunch was provided by Chartwells.
After lunch has been served, we held our Annual General Meeting including updates on our affiliate activities, a call for volunteers, and a prize draw.
We are excited to announce that we had an ESL Book Swap at this year's event. Members were invited to bring any books or other teaching resources they no longer need and place them on the book swap table.
Virtual 2021 AGM
Thank you to everyone who attended our virtual Annual General Meeting on Thursday, October 21 from 7:00 to 8:30PM.
This free, virtual event featured a keynote address by Dalia Najera entitled, "The Future of Language Learning: A Blended Learning Approach." The presentation was followed by your annual updates from the TESL WW Executive Committee and a prize draw.
Virtual 2020 AGM
Thank you to everyone who attended our virtual Annual General Meeting on Thursday, October 22 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
This free event featured a keynote address by our guest, Michael Wong, entitled "Stress, Isolation, and Wellness Practices on the Brain and Behaviour." Michael Wong holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and is currently a Teaching and Learning Consultant at Conestoga College.
The presentation was followed by annual updates from the TESL WW Executive Committee, and a prize draw.
The AGM provided participants with credit for two PD hours.
Live Webinars - June 2020 PD Events
Thank you to everyone who participated in our live, interactive webinars in the month of June, 2020 related to the theme of Fostering Wellness and Connection. Big thanks to our wonderful presenters Elizabeth Akinyemi and Maryam Elshafei.
Thursday June 11, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Understanding Newcomers' Mental Health Presented by Elizabeth Akinyemi, Carizon Family and Community Services
Saturday June 20, 10:00 am to 11:00 am: We Need to Talk! Presented by Maryam Elshafei, Conestoga College
November 6th Mini-PD Event at Del's Enoteca
Thank you to everyone who braved the weather and joined us at Del's Enoteca for food and conversation. We had some great discussions. This event provided attendees with two Professional Development hours.
2019 Spring AGM and PD Event: Narrating the Self
Oct 24th Mini-PD Event at Del Dente's
2018 Spring AGM and PD Event: Conflict in the Classroom
Thank you to everyone who presented and attended our Spring AGM and PD event on Saturday, May 26th. Enjoy the pictures below taken from the event and check out the linked presentation from the TESL Ontario workshop.
Mini-PD at Del Dente's: Nov 16th
Thank you to everyone who attended the mini-PD event on Nov 16th from 6-8pm at Del Dente's restaurant in Kitchener. The format of the evening was informal small table discussions on ESL topics with the option of buying dinner and/or drinks from a select dinner menu. This event provided attendees with 2 Professional Development hours and was enjoyed by all.
TESL WW SPRING AGM & PD EVENT 2017: THINKING CRITCALLY
Thanks to everyone who presented and attended our Spring AGM and PD Event on Saturday, May, 13.
Click here to read Beth Beardall's reflection on some of the strategies discussed during Tyson Seburn's keynote address.
TESL WW SPRING AGM & PD EVENT 2016: TRANSITIONING
TESL WW March Mini-PD Event - Recap
The mini-Professional Development event held at Del's Enoteca Pizzeria in Kitchener on March 3, 2016 was a great success.
21 TESL-WW members gathered for food and sociability from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tables were divided up into five colour-coded conversation groups, and every 25-30 minutes we changed our discussion groups. Different topics included teaching techniques to understanding PBLA to the future of TESL, with many interesting thoughts shared between ESL teachers of all varieties.
Thank you to everyone who attended for making this event such a success. Please send us your feedback and preferences so we can continue to meet the interests and needs of our affiliate members.
TESL WW SPRING AGM & PD EVENT 2015: LISTENING AND SPEAKING VOLUMES
On Saturday, May 25, 2015, TESL WW hosted a successful AGM and PD event at Renison University College. Participants learned and shared strategies for teaching listening and speaking in the ESL/EFL classroom. Thanks to everyone who presented and attended the event!
A successful PD morning was held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 @ Conestoga College in Kitchener. Attendees learned how to easily access the online PD learning opportunities, and watched a selected video. This was followed by presentations, discussion and activities. Scroll down to see the photos. To see our PowerPoint slideshow on how to access your own online sessions, download the file below.