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:

  • 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.

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Stay tuned for more exciting professional development opportunities!


* Please note that the events and presenters below are not directly affiliated with TEAL Manitoba. Please direct all questions and inquiries to the contact information listed in event posters.

Manitoba ASCD March Workshop with Dr. Jan Stewart

Addressing the Needs of Refugee Students: Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools and Supportive Classrooms

Date: Thursday March 7, 2019 4:30-7:30

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights - MTS Classrooms

Registration: Click Here to Register

Cost: $88/person before February 1st, 2019. $99/person after February 1st, 2019

Deadline for Registration: Friday, March 1st, 2019


Over 65.6 million people are displaced from their homes because of conflict, persecution, and human rights violations—more than half of these are children (UNHCR, 2017). The experiences of refugees are often punctuated with trauma, violence, loss, and personal stress which can have an impact on the settlement trajectory and the overall sense of well-being and belonging that newcomers in Canada experience. This presentation draws on findings from a three-year research program that examined best practices for supporting refugee student integration in schools and communities. A model for creating trauma-sensitive schools and recommendations for providing culturally responsive pedagogies and inclusive strategies to meet the needs of vulnerable youth will be shared.

Manitoba Education and Training: EAL Summer Institute:

Getting Started With Students Learning EAL

Dates: Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

Location: Room 217A, 1181 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

Registration: Information to follow.

Description: This two-day interactive and informative summer institute on Getting Started with Students Learning EAL will look at the big ideas associated with EAL programming. Topics will include:

  • Manitoba EAL Framework

  • Welcoming and Assessing new students

  • First days in the school and the classroom

  • Planning for EAL learners

  • Providing for students with interrupted learning

  • Ongoing assessment (content, language, report cards)

  • Cultural sensitivity and culturally responsive teaching

  • Student well being and psycho-social needs


  • There is no registration fee for this workshop.

  • Transportation and accommodation are on your own.

  • Parking is $3.75 for the day and the meter takes credit card.

  • Coffee will be set up for 8:30 for you to network and meet other educators.

  • Lunch will be on your own.

  • Please bring a device capable of going online. Notes and handouts will be available digitally only. Wi-Fi will be available.

If you need further information about our meeting, please contact Jayesh Maniar at jayesh.maniar@gov.mb.ca or view the event poster.

University of British Columbia: M.Ed in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

The University of British Columbia is now offering a new, fully online, part-time Master of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).  This program is offered through the Department of Language and Literacy Education, in the Faculty of Education, at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.  

The MEd in TESL begins September 2018 and the application deadline is March 15, 2018. This cohort program is designed to develop highly skilled and specialized professionals in the field of TESL, and the part-time schedule is catered to fit the needs of working teachers of K-12 and adult education.

Students in this program will gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the following areas:

  • Key principles of applied linguistics for teachers

  • Second and foreign language acquisition, teaching methods, and writing

  • English proficiency assessment

  • Language, discourse, and identity

  • Multilingual literacy and multimodality

For more information, please visit the program website, or view the online brochure.