2017 MTS PD Day: "Intersectionality"

Friday, October 20, 2017, 9:00AM-3:30pm                                                                                                                     Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute (720 Alverstone Street, Winnipeg, MB)

The TEAL Manitoba SAGE conference is the largest annual professional learning event in Manitoba for educators of students learning English as an additional language-specialist teachers, support teachers,and others interested in EAL learning in the educational setting.

This year, we are very excited to have all experts from EAL educators to community services workers with us on the topic of Intersectionality. Participants in this year's conference will be presented with: A panel discussion with five panelists who will be discussing and answering questions about religious diversity, becoming culturally competent as an individual and as an institution, inclusive special education, introduction to sexuality with a cultural approach, and mental health and trauma.

This discussions will be followed by six sessions in the afternoon where participant get to dive deeper in to the intersectionality of working with Refugee and newcomer students.

Please see the event poster for more details! Registration will open soon on Eventbrite.


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!