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Introducing Diversity and Inclusion in the ESL classroom: Having Brave Conversations

Jan 31, 2020

ATESL Edmonton Local Meeting
Friday, January 31st, 2020

Sacred Heart School - Meeting Room
9624 108 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 1A4

Agenda:

  • 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Snacks, beverages, and reconnect with other ESL practitioners
  • 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Introducing Diversity and Inclusion in the ESL classroom: Having Brave Conversations by Alexandra Marshall

Happy New Year ATESL members and non members! It is the beginning of the term for many of us and we would like to provide you with a professional development opportunity. Please join us Friday January 31st, 2019 for a presentation on diversity and inclusion in the ESL classroom. The presentation will take a look at some newly created resources which introduce concepts of diversity and inclusion to the ESL classroom as well as how to implement them and address student concerns if they arise.

Alexandra Marshall has been teaching EAL for over 14 years to a variety of students in a wide range of contexts. Though her focus has been primarily on adult learners, she has taught all ages, from preschool to senior citizens. She has taught a wide range of levels from literacy to IELTS preparation and has taught in Canada, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Alex holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta and is passionate about working with newcomers to Canada. She previously worked on the Rural Routes project as the Northern Regional Advisor, is an experienced CLB assessor and currently works at NorQuest College and the University of Alberta. She looks forward to facilitating professional development of other EAL professionals and contributing to the betterment of EAL instruction in Alberta.

Hope to see you there!

Maryna Siek and Daniel Green

Edmonton Local Co-Chairs

Snacks and beverages will be provided so please RSVP so we know you can make it. If you do not plan on attending, consider replying to our RSVP to give input on PD sessions for the upcoming year. https://forms.gle/PVsQsnnqaymzMkEKA

ATESL Chapter: Edmonton