Western Canada Language Training Learning Event

February 21, 2018 - February 22, 2018

Funded by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada

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Conference Agenda

Day 1

Morning:

  • Opening Remarks
  • Directions Forward in IRCC-funded Language Programs (Yves Saint-Germain; John Biles)
  • PBLA in Your Program May Not Look Like PBLA in Mine (Lisa Herrera)‚Äč
  • Designing Classroom Tasks for Classes with Mixed Levels of Students (Dr. Marilyn Abbott)
  • Trauma & Learning – Supporting students who carry chronic trauma (Carl Heaman-Warne)
  • Practical PBLA: An online resource for LINC teachers (Alison Vickerman and Fiza Abedin)
  • Digital Literacy for Employability (Rozita Amini, Linda Manimtim and Alicia Sloan)
  • Building Effective Teams (Patti Hergott)
  • How a Continuum of Care Model Can Impact Trauma, Disabilities, and Learning Issues in the Adult ESL Classroom (Al Kircher, Michael Basta, Jennifer Douglas, and Carla Woods)
  • Meeting the Needs of LGBTQ+ Newcomers in Your Classrooms (Jennifer Stadtmiller)
  • PBLA Digital Tracking Tools and the Complete Level Move Process (Brenda Sherring and Jennie Elliott)

Afternoon:

  • Workshop A: PBLA: Building multilevel assessment into your classroom (Stage 2) (Sarah Schmuck, Tara Holmes, and Kathy Chu)
  • Workshop B: Create with confidence! Materials for literacy learners (Jean Campbell, Claressa Kehler, and Lindsay Matheson)
  • Understanding the LINC Student Life Cycle: Exploring the student experience, the data we collect, and opportunities to identify outcomes (Part A) (Micheal Krywy and Erika Goble)
  • Best Practices for Small Centre Language Programs: A Discussion (Steve Reynolds, Rhoda Keck, Janet Klassen, and Giselle Limaya Brito)
  • Teaching Grammar with PBLA (Ricardo Arisnabarreta)
  • Maximizing the CLB Support Kit: New and long-term teachers workshop (Anne Senior)
  • Social Determinants of Health and Mental Health of Immigrants in Canada (Dr. Bukola Salami, RN, PhD and Dr. Jordana Salma, RN, PhD)
  • Key Findings from the Settlement Evaluation (David Kurfurst)
  • Understanding the LINC Student Life Cycle: Exploring the student experience, the data we collect, and opportunities to identify outcomes (Part B) (Erika Goble and Micheal Krywy)
  • Indigenous Awareness Session-Building relationships and making connections (Amy Abe, Nadia Khan, and Barbara Penner)
  • LGBTQizing the Curriculum (Stacy Norrbom)
  • Task-Based Planning: Starting with the end in mind (Grant Sorensen, Shannon Lu, and Renee Clark)
  • Teaching Workplace Communication Skills (Carol Derby)
  • Show and Share Session (Literacy)
  • Ambassador training - Stakeholder relations (Jonathan Robb)
  • Workplace Essentials: Integrating Employment Training in English Language Learning (Herly U. Cervera and Jenny Krabbe)
  • Closing Day 1
Day 2

Morning:

  • Updates to National Language Operations (Sophie Daviau-Dempsey)
  • Building the Foundation for Multilevel (Rebecca Hiebert)
  • Resource Development Literacy - Images play a vital role (Rose Elliot, Elsie Johnson, and Krystal Selbee)
  • Implementing the TRC into the LINC classroom (Patricia Hardy & Aiman Syed)
  • How a Continuum of Care Model Can Impact Trauma, Disabilities, and Learning Issues in the Adult ESL Classroom (Al Kircher, Michael Basta, Jennifer Douglas, and Carla Woods)
  • Walking through PBLA One Step at a Time for Low Literacy Classes (Maria MacMinn Varvos, Marcela Alfonso, Nabila Ghaffar, Golshid Pourviseh, and Naomi Robins)
  • Meeting the Needs of LGBTQ+ Newcomers in Your Classrooms (Jennifer Stadtmiller)
  • First and Second Language Acquisition and Learning: American Sign Language (ASL) and English (Heather Gibson)
  • Input and discussion on Essential Skills in employment-focused classes (Anne Senior)
  • Behind the Scenes: Developing Multi-Level Assessments for CLB 3-4 (Laila Aronas)
  • Innovating with Learning Technology: LearnIT2teach & the EduLINC courseware (Rob McBride)
  • Teaching Grammar with PBLA ( Ricardo Arisnabarreta)
  • Learner Needs and Program Mandates: Implications for preservice education and in-service training (Shannon Storey)
  • Understanding and Creating CLB-Aligned Assessment Tools for PBLA (Lisa Herrera and Claire Pinkett)
  • CLB-based Skills Courses: The OCSB Experience with ESP (Marianne Kayed)
  • History of the Treaties: Project based learning in a CLB 6 classroom (Tamara Stoesz)
  • Multi-level – Minimal Fuss (Heather Lamont)

Afternoon:

  • Understanding and Creating CLB-Aligned Assessment Tools for PBLA (Lisa Herrera and Claire Pinkett)
  • Implementing the TRC into the LINC classroom (Patricia Hardy & Aiman Syed)
  • TS-created Health Materials for Stage 1 (Vivian Schultz)
  • Solution-focused Panel Discussion (Jacqueline Scott, Ping Ping Lee, Ewa Dufrat, Rosemary McMahon, Correne Refsahl-Jensen, and JaneCrowell-Bour)
  • Making and Adapting Materials for ESL Literacy Learners Shelley McConnell and Emily Albertson)
  • Anything but Routine Routine (Patricia Culleton-Koebel)
  • PBLA: CLB Calibration Writing (CLB 2, 3 and 4) (Tara Holmes, Sarah Schmuck, and Kathy Chu)
  • Grammar and the PBLA (Leila Ranta)
  • Trauma & Learning – Supporting students who carry chronic trauma (Carl Heaman-Warne)
  • Never Underestimate the Power of a Good Module Plan! (Maryna Siek and Amannda Pike)
  • Teaching Multilevel Classes (Linda Manimtim and Debbie Severinsen)
  • Perspectives on Priorities and Plans for Language Training in Alberta (Yves Saint-Germain, Christine Land, Patti Hergott, and Lindsay Manz)
  • Closing Day 2
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