Upcoming Webinars

January 18

Teacher to Teacherpreneur: How to Monetize your Professional Skills

January 29

Google Docs: G Suite Tools for ESL

February 22

Promoting Health Information with Adult English Language Learners

February 26

Google Slides: G Suite Tools for ESL

 

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Teacher to Teacherpreneur: How to Monetize your Professional Skills

teacherprenuer

When: January 18, 2017 - 7 pm - 8 pm

Presenter: Patrice Palmer

Webinar Description:
Are you looking to engage in more creative work, try new things and make additional income from your transferrable skills? Do you have an idea for an educational resource or product but don't know how to get started? If so, join us for this informative webinar that explores how to become a teacherpreneur.

In this webinar, Patrice Palmer will share how she successfully transitioned from teacher to teacherpreneur. Topics covered will include:

  • assessing your transferrable skills
  • identifying what you love about teaching
  • formulating your niche
  • professionalize your online presence
  • discussing the top 5 ways that teachers earn additional income online

Be inspired to get started and set your teacherpreneur goals into action for 2017.

Presenter's bio: Patrice Palmer, M.Ed., M.A. TESL has 20 years' experience as an ESL Teacher, TESL Trainer, and Curriculum Writer in Canada including 7 years in Hong Kong. Patrice has taught students from 8 to 80 years in a variety of programs such as ESP, EAP, Business English, and language programs for new immigrants in Canada. Patrice now works as a teacherpreneur doing the things that she loves such as writing courses, blogging, sharing teaching materials, instructional coaching for new teachers and travelling at any time of the year to conduct short-term training around the world.

Twitter: @teacherpreneur2
LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/patricepalmer1
Website: www.teacherpreneur.ca
Blog: www.teacherpreneur.ca/blog

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Google Docs: G Suite Tools for ESL

Best Practices Webinar Series

GAFE

When: January 29, 2017 - 7 pm - 8 pm

Presenter: Jen Artan

Webinar Description:
Wondering about all of the hype about G Suite for Education (Formerly known as Google Apps for Education - GAFE)? Want to know what it’s all about? Trying to decide if this is a classroom tool worth your time? Join us for this interactive webinar to learn more.

Online technology tools for learning continue to develop and grow. Enabling learners to communicate with each other using platforms that they are likely to encounter in higher education or in the workplace gives learners opportunities to develop essential skills.

G Suite for Education includes a suite of applications, or tools, that have relevance for the learners in and out of the classroom.

In this webinar, the presenter will:

  • examine Google Docs and how this app can be integrated into the classroom
  • discuss the differences between Google Docs and Microsoft Word
  • highlight multi-user collaborative nature of Google Docs, including how users can access and edit a document at the same time
  • outline and demonstrate other features of Google Docs
  • include a hands-on interactive group activity

The presenter welcomes questions prior to the webinar: jenniferellenartan@gmail.com

Presenter's bio: Jen Artan has been with the Webinar Project from its inception in 2014. She was part of a team of designers who developed the webinar series, including production protocol, training material, and selection of webinar moderators. She is a TESL Ontario certified and accredited member, as well as a CELTA certified language instructor, with international and domestic ESL experience.

Jen is presently working for Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) in Stage II Specialized Language Training (Workplace) courses, as well with the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) as a materials developer for Quartz. She is actively involved with TESL Ontario affiliate, TESL London, as Communications Chair, and with TESL Ontario as the Webinar Consultant in the Social Content Committee.

Twitter: @JenArtan

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The Best Practices webinar series is funded by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI) and will be supporting a directory of best practices documents that are currently under development.

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Promoting Health Information with Adult English Language Learners

Health

When: February 22, 2017 - 7 pm - 8 pm

Presenter: Shannon Carney and Jodie Brant

Webinar Description:
Are you looking for new content for teaching health to your learners? Learn more about free teaching tools available to integrate key health messages with your adult language learners. Join us for this webinar.

Our two presenters, Jodie Brant and Shannon Carney, are public health nurses at Toronto Public Health. Jodie and Shannon will review Toronto Public Health's new approach to working with ESL instructors. They will:

  • provide an overview of TPH services, as well as the services available from local public health units,
  • explain how integrating chronic disease and injury prevention health messages into ESL classrooms can help improve health outcomes for newcomers to Canada,
  • review the free ESL health resources available,
  • share testimonials from ESL instructors who have integrated the resources into their work, and,
  • provide a link to access these resources.

Presenter's bios: 

Jodie Brant is a public health nurse for Toronto Public Health. She has a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing and has worked for Toronto Public Health's Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention program for 11 years. Prior to this, Jodie worked on a general medicine floor at Mount Sinai hospital and as a home visiting nurse in Etobicoke.

Shannon Carney is a health promotion specialist for the City of Toronto. She has a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing and a Master's Degree in Arts. She has worked for Toronto Public Health for more than 8 years in chronic disease prevention. Prior to this, Shannon worked for more than three years at Duke University Medical Centre as a staff and charge nurse in general medicine.

Toronto Public Health website: http://www.toronto.ca/health

Follow Toronto Public Health on social media:

Twitter: @TOPublicHeath
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/torontopublichealth

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Google Slides: G Suite Tools for ESL

Best Practices Webinar Series

GAFE

When: February 26, 2017 - 7 pm - 8 pm

Presenter: Anna Bartosik

Webinar Description:
On January 30 we introduced the Best Practices webinars with G Suite for Education (formerly known as Google Apps for Education - GAFE). This webinar will now focus on the use of Google Slides, including a comparison with its counterpart, Microsoft PowerPoint. Join us to expand your range of tools to share in the ESL classroom.

Online technology tools for learning continue to develop and grow.  Enabling learners to communicate with each other using platforms that they are likely to encounter in higher education or in the workplace gives learners opportunities to develop essential skills.

G Suite for Education includes a collection of applications, or tools, that have relevance for the learners in and out of the classroom.

In this webinar, the presenter will:

  • examine Google Slides and how this app can be integrated into the classroom
  • discuss the differences and advantages of Google Slides over PowerPoint
  • highlight the multi-user collaborative nature of Google Slides, including how users can access and edit slide decks at the same time
  • outline and demonstrate the other features of Google Slides
  • include a hands-on interactive group activity

Presenter's bio: Anna Bartosik has 20 years of combined experience as a LINC Instructor and ESL teacher; Anna currently teaches in the EAP program at Sheridan College. She co-produces, moderates, and sometimes delivers webinars for TESL Ontario. Her volunteer work includes Communications Chair for the Peel Halton Etobicoke TESL affiliate; she occasionally tweets as a member of the TESL Ontario Social Content Committee.

Anna’s interest in collaborative classroom learning has led to her exploration of etools and educational technology. Please join her in her enthusiasm for eliminating paper and encouraging active participation in what used to be “lab activities”.

Twitter: @ambartosik
LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/annabartosik
Blog: https://annabartosik.wordpress.com/author/ambartosik/

Funded by:

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The Best Practices webinar series is funded by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI) and will be supporting a directory of best practices documents that are currently under development.

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