BC Teal: Winter 2021 Newsletter, Conference Announcement, Events, and more

March 10, 2021 | Communications Chair

TEAL News Winter 2021 Issue

The Winter 2021 issue of TEAL News is now available. The theme for this issue is “Doing Well in Times of Change,” and you will find a wide range of articles related to teaching and learning during a pandemic, the experiences of students using English as an additional language, and other important topics related to your ongoing professional development.
In addition, be sure to check out the call for submissions for the next issue of the newsletter. The deadline is April 1, 2021, and you can contact the editor with your article ideas at this email address: [email protected]

BC TEAL Conference 2021
BC TEAL is excited to welcome you to our first ever virtual conference happening on two weekends - April 16-17 & 23-24.
As you may know, last year's conference was a joint event between BC TEAL and The Image Conference. BC TEAL and The Image Conference have reached an agreement not to hold a joint online conference for 2021. This is the best decision for both organizations. The conference will contain an “Image in EAL” stream on April 16th and 17th.
BC TEAL thanks The Image Conference for their help in getting the conference to this point and wishes them well as they continue to build on the tradition of excellence their community is known for.
We look forward to seeing you all online at Image & Inspiration 2021. Visit the conference site and register at - https://pheedloop.com/BCTEAL2021/site/home/
Cindi Jones
President, BC TEAL

Events in March

Welcome to the Private Sector Happy Hour – Thursday March 11, 2021 at 5:00pm PST
Come join us at the Private Sector Happy Hour, with a glass of wine or your beverage of choice, and talk about how we are all doing.
This event is hosted by Laura Haseley, BC TEAL Private Sector representative, Director of Studies at St. Giles Vancouver. The private sector encompasses language schools, career colleges, and other for-profit institutions.

Register Here

Join us at the LINC Lounge, on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 4:00pm PST, for all things LINC!
Welcome to the LINC Lounge, by BC TEAL. A space for professionals working in the LINC and settlement sector to connect with other practitioners in an informal way. Each month will have a different spotlight focusing on the challenges, triumphs, or topical items of interest in the sector.
The LINC Lounge is hosted by Elke Galter, BC TEAL’s LINC Representative and Chair of the Settlement Language Committee, who will guide the discussion.

Register Here

Come find out about the benefits of volunteering. From the personal satisfaction to your CV, there are many reasons why you would want to find a leadership position with BC TEAL.
Taking the first step to get involved is sometimes the hardest part. This webinar will give you the chance to hear about all the benefits and opportunities without making a commitment. After a short presentation, there will be lots of time to ask questions.
The presenter, Jenn Peachey, has volunteered with BC TEAL in many ways over the years. She is retired but still contributes on the board as the Secretary, Chair of the Membership Committee, and acting Chair of the Social Media Committee. Jenn can also tell you about presenting at conferences, being a regional representative, writing blogs, and writing in the TEAL News, all from first-hand experience.
NOTE: calls for nominations for board members will be happening soon, and calls for committee members is on-going.

Register Here

Office Hours with Cindi
Are you looking to connect? Wanting to share a suggestion, resource, or idea?
Join Cindi Jones, BC TEAL President, at her virtual Office Hour on Fridays from 3-4pm PST. For more information visit our website here.

Mailing Address
Please note our new mailing address below:
Box #315
407-552 Clarke Road
Coquitlam, BC
V3J 0A3

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