UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS
TEAL Manitoba Annual General Meeting
Our annual general meeting will be held on May 17, 2018 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM at 191 Harcourt Street (Manitoba Teachers' Society). During this meeting, board members will be nominated and elected, and committees will report on yearly activities. Attendance is open to all, although only paid members are able to vote on motions. Any members who wish to join the Executive should attend this meeting.
Please see the event poster for more details. You can register on Eventbrite by clicking here.
University of Manitoba: The Faculty of Education: Out There: A Study of LGBTQ Educators Working Overseas
Researchers with The Faculty of Education of the University of Manitoba are recruiting participants for a research study examining the experience of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) educators teaching overseas in Asia, Africa, Middle East, or Central and South America. Educators can be of any professional background (e.g., teaching ESL, teaching in adult and higher education, teaching in a curriculum school overseas). This research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. For more information and/or to see if you are able to participate, please see the research study poster.
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.
Volunteer Matching Program
The Volunteer Matching Program matches newly arrived refugees with Canadians who volunteer to provide friendship in form of emotional and social support to refugees during the time they are adjusting and adapting to life in Canada.
Please see the poster for more details.
EAL 101: A TEAL Manitoba Mini-PD Workshop
On November 13, 2017, we held the first of our PD series on supporting new EAL teachers. Below you can find the resources presented on - click on the links to view them. Information about upcoming events will be posted soon!
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 - "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!