UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS

Mini-PD April 30, 2019

Resilience and Refuge in Manitoba

Date: Tuesday March 12, 2019

Location: Manitoba Teacher’s Society, 191 Harcourt Street, Winnipeg

Registration: Click Here to Register

Cost: No charge for TEAL Manitoba members, $10 for non-members

Description: This session will offer two experiences along with a light dinner:

  • Forced to Flee Simulation: you will become part of a fictional family that has been forced to flee their homeland. Your group will be given scenarios that you will react to in the hopes of achieving security for your family. How will you maintain your supply of food, money, and health, and secure your family's future? This event is facilitated by the Mennonite Central Committee, Manitoba.

  • Panel discussion: involving newcomer youth who have accessed local settlement service groups such as NEEDS Inc. and Peaceful Village. They will tell their story and discuss some of the struggles and successes while adjusting to school life in Manitoba.

Mini-PD March 12, 2019

Working to Build Literacy with Young English Language Learners

Date: Tuesday March 12, 2019

Location: Manitoba Teacher’s Society, 191 Harcourt Street, Winnipeg

Registration: Click Here to Register

Cost: No charge for TEAL Manitoba members, $10 for non-members

Description: Join us for an engaging and interactive evening talking about building literacy with young English language learners. This session will be facilitated by Allyson Matczuk, PhD, an Early Literacy Consultant and Reading Recovery Trainer for Manitoba Education and Training. Fore information click here to view the printable poster.

Mini-PD January 15, 2019

Peter Andres and Jayesh Maniar hosted a fantastic evening looking at mathematics through an EAL lens. We explored the new draft Provincial LAL Numeracy Courses that will offer newcomer students with refugee backgrounds the opportunity to develop essential knowledge and numeracy skills to transition easily into mainstream mathematics classes. Participants learned how to use manipulatives such as cuisenaire rods, pattern blocks, and two-sided coloured counters to enhance understanding of mathematics concepts.

TEAL Manitoba Student Showcase 2019

TEAL Manitoba is hosting our annual showcase for EAL students. We are soliciting writing or art by students related to the theme of ‘Our Hopes and Dreams’. The deadline for submissions has been extended to March 22nd, 2019. Send submissions to manitoba.teal@gmail.com.

Please find student permission forms here.

Please find the updated Student Showcase poster here.


Mini-PD November 26th, 2018

Please join us on November 26th from 5:00 - 8:00 PM for the very exciting PD “Meeting the Needs of EAL Learners Across Curricular Areas” Current teachers from schools around the city will be there to share ideas for activities for EAL learners in the content areas. Come learn with us about how to adapt for the needs of EAL learners in specific content areas! This Mini-PD will be held at 191 Harcourt Street, and a light dinner will be served.

Register at Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/meeting-the-needs-of-eal-learners-across-curricular-areas-tickets-51402622628

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TEAL MTS PD Day

TEAL’s MTS PD Day will be held on Friday October 19th, 2018 at Dakota Collegiate (661 Dakota Street) from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Register online at www.mbteach.org. Please have your MTS membership a the time of registration. If you need any assistance in registering, please contact Melanie Hobbs at tealmbconference@gmail.com or at (204) 295-9861.

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.