Last week, on October 18-19, TIES had a major impact at the ATESL Conference!
Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language (ATESL) is a local organization that supports English language programs and teachers. 2019 marks ATESL’s 40th Anniversary, so this year’s conference was a special celebration! We were so excited to be a part of it.
More than 25 TIES staff and teachers attended the event at the Westin Hotel. 14 of our participants gave presentations, spanning a variety of topics, including digital literacy, emotional wellness, and PBLA.
Workshops hosted by TIES staff at ATESL 2019:
- An Open Source Digital Literacy Curriculum for Low Literacy Newcomers, presented by Olivia Chen, Jayne Crawford, Christine Do, and Alicia Romero
- Don’t Phorget about Phonics! presented by Donna Clarke
- Can-Do Lists: Student vs Teacher Perceptions of Language Ability, presented by Peter Connell and Daniel Ling
- Colour-Coding as a Teaching Tool in the ESL Literacy Classroom, presented by Nataliya Lykhosherstova
- PBLA Lead Roles and Responsibilities – A Discussion, presented by Donna Clarke, Laura Cutler, Daniel Ling, and Alice Zhao
- Supporting Newcomers’ Psychosocial and Emotional Wellness, presented by Noha El Tanahi and John Wang