University of Manitoba: The Faculty of Education - PBDE in TEAL

The Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba is offering a new PBDE in TEAL. If you would like further information please contact, Dr. Sandie Kouritzin (Sandra.Kouritzin@umanitoba.ca), Dr. Clea Schmidt (Clea.Schmidt@umanitoba.ca), Dr. Yi Li (Yi.Li@umanitoba.ca), or Ms. Heather McIntosh (Heather.McIntosh@umanitoba.ca). You can also sign up for an informational webinar being hosted via “GoToMeeting” on June 20th and 27th at noon.                               

Please RSVP for the webinars to Ms. Jo-Anne Gendreau at (Jo-Anne.Gendreau@umanitoba.ca). Please see the program brochure for more details.



TEAL Manitoba EAL Mini-Workshop: Islam 101

This mini-workshop was held on February 6, 2017, and featured Abdikheir Ahmed, the Director of the Immigration Partnership Winnipeg (IPW) Program at the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg, and previous Executive Director of the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) Inc.

Abdi provided information on the basic tenets of Islam and engaged the audience by drawing on their prior knowledge and helping them make connections to how to accommodate students’ needs in schools.


MTS PD Day 2016 Conference Co-Chairs, Tracey Gluska and Mojgan Aisili (from left)

MTS PD Day 2016 Conference Co-Chairs, Tracey Gluska and Mojgan Aisili (from left)


MTS PD Day - "Helping EAL Students Show What They Know: Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Instruction for Early and Middle Years"

The MTS PD Day on October 28th, 2016 was tremendously successful! Cristina Sanchez-Lopez's presentation on responsive instruction for EAL students in the middle years was engaging, and participants tried out several of the suggested activities with their table groups. Thank you to all of the volunteers, vendors, and teachers who helped make our annual event a success!