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New ETEA PD Committee

“Our mandate is to foster professionalism and collegiality at all workplaces. We are working to create a community whose members are involved in designing their own professional development according to their needs.”

       The Mission Statement of ETEA PD Committee

 

The ETEA PD Committee is committed to raising the professionalism and connecting our members to the profession. Over the past 6 years we have strengthened our connection with the larger professional organizations, such as BCTEAL (The Association of BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language) and TESL Canada by becoming an Institutional Member of BCTEAL.

Benefits available to regular BCTEAL members:

  • attending conferences
  • networking with other EAL professionals
  • funding for group research projects
  • access to grants, bursaries, scholarships
  •  job postings on BCTEAL website

More information can be found at

http://www.bcteal.org/membership/

BCTEAL  offers awards, scholarships, and bursaries through TEAL Charitable Foundation (TCF) to support individuals and groups wishing to make a contribution to the profession:

http://www.bcteal.org/tcf/awards-scholarships-bursaries/

In addition, as members of  a Supporting Institution, ETEA members can enjoy further discounts on BCTEAL conferences’ rates and one complimentary 1-year membership.

For more information, check:

http://www.bcteal.org/membership/supporting-institutions/

The ETEA PD Committee members: Marina Sokolova (Chair Local 1), Eric Lescarbeau (Local 1), Tristan Dreyer (Local 1), and Angie Reamer (Local 6) are working on a new program. Michael Wicks, a retired member and former ETEA President, is serving on the Board of BCTEAL, as an Outreach Chair. He is working on further strengthening the ties between ETEA and BCTEAL through improving the policies, liaison and education.

For further updates on this Committee, check this blog, ETEA ESL Connection Newsletter, or ETEA website.

Members wishing to attend a BCTEAL Conference should contact Chair of the ETEA PD Committee, Marina Sokolova, to receive a promotional code for registering at the Conference in one of the following ways:

  • Fill in the Contact Form (at the bottom of About Page) and leave an e-mail address;
  • Reply to a Newsletter  at eteapd.newsletter@gmail.com;
  • Leave a comment next to this post.

 

 

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March 15, 2013 PD Event : Efficient Use of Preparation Time

March 15, 2013   3:15p.m. – 4:45p.m. The Vancouver Public Library, Peter Kaye Room (downstairs in the concourse)

Our new all ETEA Professional Development event is coming!

Dan Reilander from ILSC and Matt from KGIC will present their ideas on how to use the teacher’s precious preparation time more efficiently.

First, Matt will speak about how to create fast and  efficient worksheets.

Next, Dan will present on Integrating Skills in Lesson Planning.

The presentations will focus on getting the teachers to think about how they can use an activity or a worksheet for several discreet skills: reading, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, writing, and speaking.

While the target audience is the teachers teaching Academic Preparation, the techniques could be applied to various programs and levels or even to teaching a multilevel class.

The presentations will be followed by discussions in small groups and the attendees are strongly encouraged to bring and share their own ideas on efficient planning and integrating skills.

Jean, Anita, and Marina are going to facilitate the event.

Marina will also demonstrate the current blog and invite the participants to subscribe and make their comments and contributions on paper or on-line.

Refreshments will be provided.

We are looking forward to seeing you all!

Here is some homework:

Please bring your own idea or materials in which you have successfully integrated several skills for teaching ESL.

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