Tutela: April 2020 Newsletter

News, webinars and resources for teachers from Tutela.

Here are the April updates from your Tutela team: 
Events & Webinars

Tutela  Webinars

Teacher Self-care in Times of Change, Stress, and Uncertainty 
When: Friday, Apr 3 | 2:00 PM EDT
Presented by: Patrice Palmer

Learning at a distance: Addressing questions and concerns 
When: Wednesday, Apr 8 | 1:00 PM EDT
Presented by: Rita Zuba Prokopetz
* Please post your questions about teaching online in this Tutela forum.

Discovering the "Easiest PBLA Weekly Workflow for Online Teaching" 
When: Monday, Apr 13 | 1:00 PM EDT
Presented by: Cristina Pinheiro

Group Webinars

LCTS Ontario will be hosting a group webinar on Monday, April 6 on Digital Literacy.

TESL Ontario will be hosting a group webinar on Thursday, April 23 on Best Practices.

TESL Ontario Public Webinars

If you are not a TESL Ontario member, you can pay to register and join a live session ($25).

Teacher Self-Care in Times of Change, Stress, and Uncertainty
When: Sunday, Apr 5 | 7:00 PM EDT
Presented by: Patrice Palmer

Virtual Teamwork - How Professionals Can Work as a Team Remotely
When: Thursday, Apr 16 | 8:00 PM EDT
Presented by: Tamsin Cobb

Mentoring Student Teachers - Fostering Instructional Development
When: Wednesday, Apr 29 | 7:00 PM EDT
Presented by: Sharmaine Itwaru

More Events & Webinars 

Special Thanks!

We would like to acknowledge the ATESL Advocacy Committee for stepping up and running daily webinars for all Tutela members to support the transition to online teaching. This amazing group of Albertan volunteers is delivering excellent sessions for those who are unfamiliar with online teaching or for those who wish to brush up on their skills. You can also check out their public ATESL Advocacy group on Tutela.

Want to watch past webinars?

To access recordings of past Tutela webinars, click on "Events & Webinars" and select "Past Events". Then search a keyword from the title.


Need to hold an online meeting? Create a public or private group on Tutela and give your team access to many of the online tools available.

From the Help Resources page on Tutela, you can view these videos: "How to Access and Use Groups" and "How to Manage Your Group".

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Updated Collections!

New Collection Added: 

COVID-19 Resources
This collection includes classroom resources for students and also PD resources to help teachers transition to online teaching, including recent webinar recordings.
Check out the new resources added to these collections:

Digital Literacy Tools
3 new resources added.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
2 new resources added.

Have an idea for a new collection? Click here to send us your suggestion. It's quick and easy! 
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New Resources

Check out some of Tutela's new resources:

Diversity & Inclusion Materials for the EAL Classroom CLB 3-6

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe CLB 4.2 Writing Assessment

Famous Nova Scotians CLB 5 H5P Resource

Greeting Cards Module for 1L

Quick Guide: Synchronous Video Tools

Featured Resources

This month we're highlighting the top viewed Tutela webinars from 2019.

Why Teaching 2nd language Listening is so Difficult and What to do About it

Reintroducing Fun in Learning English (Under PBLA)

Reading in the Real World 

Teaching Intercultural Awareness and Communication

Bridging the Cultural Gap

Do you have a list of "go to" resources? Send us your list by email so we can feature them in the newsletter.

More Resources

Thanks to last month's contributors!

We'd like to thank the following individuals for the resources they have shared on Tutela this past month that are now available to all of our members. 

Elena Maggio, Erin Waugh, Lori Kennedy, Mifrah Abid, Monica Zhang, Neeraj Sharma and the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB-CNCLC).

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Talking of activity on Facebook, Canadian English Language Instructors Network is a new support group for LINC and Stage 1 & 2 teachers to share resources and ideas for online teaching.

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April 10, 2020 | Communications Chair

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