Session 1: Get Linkedin With Jessica Webster
Finally “get” Linkedin. Get the answers to the big questions about the number one career management tool. Who is using Linkedin? What is it? Where is it? When is a person ready to use it? Why bother? How do I use it in my job search and classroom? Get tips on how to use this invaluable tool in your professional development, job search, career and class!
Jessica Webster connects with client, students and professionals in both language and employment services and helps them communicate and put their best selves forward. With more than 10 years of experience coaching professionals around the globe, Jessica has worked with everyone from executives to community service providers and English language teachers. Jessica has taught in private ELT, LINC and virtual classrooms. A founding member of TESL Ontario’s Social Content Committee, Jessica is thrilled to be part of the TESL Toronto affiliate chapter. She has previously worked as a Marketing & Outreach Specialist for Employment Ontario and currently works as a Distance Instructor for LINC Home Study National.
Session 2: Developing CLB-aligned, Task-based Formative Assessments with Ryan Drew
As instructors, we observe and mentally assess our learners on a daily basis. This valuable information needs to be captured and harnessed to benefit our learners and our planning. This presentation will walk you through the steps you need to make to create formative assessment tools that will capture that assessment information. These tools rely on the foundation of the CLB – that of learner-centered, authentic, task-based activities. The different types of tools you can employ, create or adapt will be explored.
Ryan Drew (BA Hon, TESL Cert, ESP) has been a Program Manager – Language Services at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. for the past 7 years. She has 10 years teaching experience – 8 years in the ELSA program teaching Literacy to Level 5. Ryan recently completed her Essential Skills Practitioner training, and has been added to the Registry of CLB Experts with the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks. Ryan is currently working on her MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL at the University of Leicester.