June 12 #CdnELTChat Summary: Indigenous Education in #ELT

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On June 12th, we were very fortunate to have Sharon Jarvis (@romans1v17 ) join #CdnELTchat as a special guest moderator to discuss Indigenous Education in #ELT.  Thank-you so much to Sharon and the many participants who chatted about the following questions and more:

Q1: Why is awareness of Canada’s Indigenous peoples important for those learning to speak English in Canada? 

Q2: What does it mean to add an Indigenous perspective to our classes? 

Q3. June is Indigenous book month. What books by Indigenous authors have you read? What books by Indigenous authors have you used with your students? 

Q4: What are some resources that we can use as teachers to educate ourselves in our own path to reconciliation? 

Q5: How can Indigenous issues and perspectives be taught by non-indigenous people who don’t have the lived experience of indigenous people? 

Q6: How can we introduce, honour, and follow the recommendations of the TRC in our language classes? #CdnELTchat

Q7: What is one action you will take as a result of your participation in this chat?

To read all the tweets on this topic, follow the complete discussion HERE.  

We have also collated the invaluable resources that were shared during the chat in a Google Doc below. This is meant to be an OER (Open Educational Resource), so please click HERE to contribute.

New to #CdnELTchat?

If you have never participated in #CdnELTchat before, go to www.lincchat.ca for more information. #CdnELTchat is self-directed PD, so you determine the level of your involvement. #CdnELTchats usually occur every other Tuesday, with occasional exceptions. Feel free to use the #CdnELTchat hashtag between chats to share thoughts and links with others. If you have any have comments about #CdnELTchat, please send @StanzaSL or @EALStories#CdnELTchat is on hiatus for the summer. What topics would you like to see discussed next year, September to June? Add your ideas HERE. Have a wonderful summer!

 

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Jennifer is passionate about learning how technology can empower her students. After experiencing how technology enabled her to stay connected as an educator, a parent and an active citizen, she is motivated to find the same opportunities for her students.  

Twitter: @jennifermchow

BC TEAL Webinars – Applying an Indigenous Approach to Language and Intercultural Learning

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Two wonderful co-presenters: Taslim Damji and Mish Elle

Michelle Paquette-Smith was born and raised on the West Coast. She lives, works and is raising her children on the unceeded and traditional territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam Nations. Michelle is Cree and French from her father’s family and of mixed English/ Irish and Scottish ancestry from her mother’s family. Currently, Michelle works and volunteers on Vancouver’s Downtown East Side supporting other women and mothers. She is enrolled at Langara College and is a student of the Aboriginal Studies department

Thanks to Aaron Nelson-Moody for being a part of this project.

Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RLHTRNY

Applying an Indigenous Approach to Language and Intercultural Learning BC TEAL Webinar Series

May 15 #CdnELTChat Summary: Learning Language Through Reading Fiction

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Nathan Hall (@nathanghall) tweeted that when he and Svetlana Lupasco (@StanzaSL) started #LINCchat in 2015, their goal was “to help connect and support LINC instructors from across Canada.” They did that and more. Over the years, #LINCchat has connected English Language instructors across Canada and beyond, so it was time to be more inclusive. 

On May 15th, #LINCchat became #CdnELTchat so that we could include everyone in the #CdnELT landscape. Thank-you to all those who participated in our first #CdnELTChat  about “Language learning through Reading Fiction”: @seburnt, @robshpprd, @AliceSKim, @Fain75, and @capontedehannaModerators, @EALStories and @jennifermchow kept the conversation moving.

Please find a summary of this chat below. To read it, hover over the Twitter bird under the questions in the image below. The interactive image was made with Canva and ThingLink, using images from Open Clipart.

To read all the tweets on this topic, follow the complete discussion HERE.  

New to #CdnELTchat?

If you have never participated in #CdnELTchat before, go to www.lincchat.ca for more information. #CdnELTchat is self-directed PD, so you determine the level of your involvement. #CdnELTchats usually occur every other Tuesday, with occasional exceptions. If you have any ideas for topics or have comments about #CdnELTchat, please send @StanzaSL or @EALstories a tweet. Feel free to use the #CdnELTchat hashtag between chats to share thoughts and links with others.

 

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Jennifer is passionate about learning how technology can empower her students. After experiencing how technology enabled her to stay connected as an educator, a parent and an active citizen, she is motivated to find the same opportunities for her students.  

Twitter: @jennifermchow

May 5 #LINCchat Summary: Why we all need a #PLN in #ELT

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On May 5, the members of the #LINCchat team gathered at @UBCVantage  on the beautiful @UBC Point Grey ‏campus, located on the traditional , ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. Jennifer Chow (@jennifermchow), Augusta Avram (@LINCInstructor), and Bonnie Nicholas (@EALStories) were there in person, while Svetlana Lupasco (@StanzaSL) skyped in from Toronto – you can see her on the laptop screen!

This chat on a special day and time was held as part of the #edtechjam at the @bcteal #BCTEAL18 conference. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to chat in person, participated in the online chat, lurked, replied, retweeted, liked, and followed up on the conversation. We had participants from several provinces in Canada, as well as the U.S. and even overseas, proving the power of Twitter to connect.

This was the final chat using the now-retired #LINCchat hashtag; we are now using #CdnELTchat.  This change was made because we wanted to make sure that people understand that we discuss topics that are relevant and interesting to everyone working in #CdnELT, not just people working in LINC.

As #LINCchat co-founder Nathan Hall (@nathanghall) said, “When @StanzaSL and I started #LINCchat back in September 2015, we had no idea what would happen with it. We just wanted to help connect and support LINC instructors from across Canada. Times change and I believe now is a good time to make the change to #cdnELTchat.”

zAB6NaOy_400x400Bonnie Nicholas (@EALstories) is an enthusiastic participant in the bi-monthly #LINCchat as well as a member of the #LINCchat team along with Svetlana Lupasco (@StanzaSL), Jennifer Chow (@jennifermchow), Augusta Avram (@LINCInstructor), and Nathan Hall (@nathanghall). Bonnie teaches LINC at NorQuest College in Edmonton.

April 17 #LINCchat Summary: Tools and Strategies for Teaching Listening Skills

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The April 17 #LINCchat was all about listening skills and strategies. #LINCchat is not just for #LINC instructors; we discuss topics of interest to everyone teaching and working in English Language Teaching (#ELT). Thanks to @BCTEAL for posting the summaries here on the BC TEAL blog. Svetlana Lupasco (@StanzaSL) for keeping the questions coming during the chat. And thanks to all the participants and people who followed the hashtag and added to the conversation during and after the chat. You can grow your Personal Learning Network (PLN) by following these educators on Twitter.

@ElliottJennieL, @vnino_ESL, @MitziTerzo, @DawnTorvik, @JoyOfESL, @ElleninSaigon, @thespreadingoak, @NancyVanDorp, @cintiabcosta, @HandsOnilm, @jennifermchow, @LINCInstructor, and @SeanBanville.

Remember that there are many ways to participate in a #LINCchat. You are welcome to lurk by following the hashtag if you’re not comfortable participating in an online chat. You can search for the #LINCchat hashtag anytime on Twitter and read all the tweets there. If you’ve never been part of a twitter chat before, you can read all about How to Join a Twitter Chat right here on the BC TEAL blog or by visiting www.lincchat.ca. You also follow the threads of the conversation in the summary below. To read the summary, hover over the Twitter bird under the questions in the image below. Bonnie Nicholas (@EALStories) created this interactive image using Canva and Thinglink.

The #LINCchat team will be at the BC TEAL Conference on May 5! If you’re at the conference, we’ll be talking about Building Communities of Connected Learners and Educators using Twitter during the #edtech jam on Saturday afternoon. We’ll also be holding a special Saturday #LINCchat on building your #PLN during our session. Please join us at 1:30 Pacific, 2:30 Mountain, 3:30 Central, 4:30 Eastern, 5:30 Atlantic.

zAB6NaOy_400x400Bonnie Nicholas (@EALstories) is an enthusiastic participant in the bi-monthly #LINCchat as well as a member of the #LINCchat team along with Svetlana Lupasco (@StanzaSL), Jennifer Chow (@jennifermchow), Augusta Avram (@LINCInstructor), and Nathan Hall (@nathanghall). Bonnie teaches LINC at NorQuest College in Edmonton.

April 3 #LINCchat Summary: Blended Learning

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The #LINCchat topic on April 3 was Blended Learning. We had a lively discussion; thanks to our moderators, Augusta Avram (@LINCInstructor) and Bonnie Nicholas (@EALStories), and all who participated in our April 3 chat, either live or afterwards: @DawnTorvik, @ElliottJennieL, @Judames, @vislief@ram_diane, @ambartosik, @nathanghall, @thespreadingoak, @StanzaSL, and @jennifermchow.

Thanks as well to all those who contributed questions to tonight’s #LINCchat by adding them to our Padlet wall. There were many good questions, so we’ve left them up for further personal reflection: april3.linchat.ca

Please find a summary of this chat below. To read it, hover over the Twitter bird under the questions in the image below. The interactive image was made with Canva and ThingLink, using images from Open Clipart.

New to #LINCchat?

If you have never participated in #LINCchat before, go to www.lincchat.ca for more information. #LINCchat is self-directed PD so you determine the level of your involvement. #LINCchats usually occur every other Tuesday, with occasional exceptions. If you have any ideas for topics or have comments about #LINCchat, please send @StanzaSL or @EALstories a tweet. Feel free to use the #LINCchat hashtag between chats to share thoughts and links with others.

zAB6NaOy_400x400Bonnie Nicholas (@EALstories) is an enthusiastic participant in the bi-monthly #LINCchat as well as a member of the #LINCchat team along with Svetlana Lupasco (@StanzaSL), Jennifer Chow (@jennifermchow), Augusta Avram (@LINCInstructor), and Nathan Hall (@nathanghall). Bonnie teaches LINC at NorQuest College in Edmonton.