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Episode 5: Professor John Sivell, Brock University in conversation with LearnIT2teach developer, John Allan
January 18, 2012 08:49 AM PST
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In conversation with LearnIT2Teach team member John Allan, Professor John Sivell of Brock University gives general guidance and useful tips on teaching reading using online and other resources. Professor Sivell answers questions regarding selecting and adapting materials and improvising extensions using material sourced online. Wikis and other collaborative tools can play a very useful role in developing reading materials for ESL classes. Specific sources for Canadian materials are reviewed by Professor Sivell. He also answers related questions on respecting copyright law when using sourced materials, and sharing materials that teachers develop themselves. Sivell also reviews the language acquisition theory on making technology the servant of teaching and learning. Length, 14:00.

Episode 4, Carolyn Cohen, The Framework for Post-TESL Accreditation Project
December 21, 2011 07:44 AM PST
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In this eight minute conversation with LearnIT2teach Communications Manager Rob McBride, Carolyn Cohen describes the origins of the framework project and the need for more specialized TESL skills that has emerged. Carolyn also describes the challenges of consulting the Ontario field and reviewing training to shortlist programs that qualify as TESL training rather than service professional development. Carolyn also describes why LearnIT2teach Stage Four training qualifies as post certificate training, while the first three stages fall into the category of PD.

Episode 3, Thanksgiving & Hallowe'en, Fall Festivals in the Hybrid LINC Class
October 06, 2011 02:27 PM PDT
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A three minute introduction to putting LINC courseware and your creativity to work to familiarize your learners with Canada's fall festivals.

Mary Ellen Gillespie developed the e-learning materials in question for LearnIT2teach and discusses them in conversation with Rob. Mary Ellen also discusses how the e-learning materials can support classroom learning.

Episode 2: an audio montage of four LINC teachers summarizing, the Edlinc Diaries, TESL Ontario 2011 Conference presentation
September 28, 2011 04:57 PM PDT

A two minute expose of life on the frontiers of e-learning. Featuring Pamela, Karen, Ellen and Kathleen discussing how they put the courseware to work with their learners.

Episode 1 - Interview with Sharon Rajabi
August 30, 2011 10:08 AM PDT
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Sharon discusses how the role of technology and the newcomers' interest and abilities to use these technologies have changed in settlement language programs in Ontario and at her workplace, the Toronto Catholic District School Board. Sharon is supportive of the learning objects and online resources that are available to settlement language programs through the LearnIT2teach project, yet she also identifies the challenges of getting these resources onto the computer screens of the clients.

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