Webinar
Jeremy Cole

H5P Writing Tools

This webinar introduces some new H5P activities and provides a step-by-step guide to using these tools and links to working examples. The tools include:

– Documentation tool which is used to create guided writing tasks with an export to Word feature.
Handout: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XbvZ5PqaDcG6lgalVomi5Knd2KI1IYQL/view

– Sort the Paragraphs is a simple visual tool used to set up drag the paragraphs into the correct order activities.
Handout: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yQY05BQE_mBUHwn1pHOhZ4CXTfeeYE_G/view

– Dictation

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Webinar
Nick Cherney

Onboarding New LINC Students to Avenue

This webinar, presented by Svetlana Mitrovic, with support from Vesna Radivojevic, Jasjit Saraw and Maureen Kelbert, introduces the Orientation to Avenue for LINC 3- 5 Students.

This resource was developed by Vancouver of Community College to orient new-to-LINC students to the Avenue courseware.

During this session, the presenter introduced the Orientation to Avenue for New LINC 3 – 5 Students and demonstrated some lessons.

A model of onboarding

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Webinar
Nick Cherney

Introducing eSkills

This presentation provides an overview of the National LINC Online Curriculum (NLOC) project activities and timelines, it explains the purpose of the courseware, and it includes a demonstration of an e-unit. It shows specific activities at CLB 4 and how users navigate this learner-centered, task-based, accessible courseware.

The NLOC project, developed for the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Program, will introduce innovative and unprecedented

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Webinar
Nick Cherney

Introduction to Extensive Reading on Avenue (Part 2)

In this second of a two-part webinar series on Extensive Reading (ER), John Allan and Sepideh Alavi, NLS mentors and content developers, explore the ER movement as an approach to language learning that encourages students to read at a comfortable level that inspires reading for pleasure, reinforces and strengthens the learner’s language foundation, and should build/boost L2 confidence as they progress through LINC levels.

The presenters

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Webinar
Nick Cherney

H5P Hands-on Webinar

This tutorial by Avenue mentor John Allan explains how to learn more advanced H5P tools.

It demonstrates how to create true/false, multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, drag the word and mark the word questions and publish them into an H5P quiz.

The sessions included step-by-step “How To” guides, which are available

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Webinar
Nick Cherney

Basic Video Editing for Avenue Instructors

This session was delivered presented by LIT2T mentor and developer, John Allan.

Most teachers now have the ability to link or embed videos into their online courses, but there is so much more that instructors can do to provide more appropriate media for their lessons.

All teachers understand that videos should be relevant and concise or students will multitask or daydream through the activity.

If instructors want to

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Webinar
Nick Cherney

Introduction to Extensive Reading on Avenue

In this first of a two-part webinar series on Extensive Reading (ER), John Allan and Sepideh Alavi, NLS mentors and content developers, explore the ER movement as an approach to language learning that encourages students to read at a comfortable level that inspires reading for pleasure, reinforces and strengthens the learner’s language foundation, and should build/boost L2 confidence as they progress through LINC levels.

The presenters

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Webinar
Nick Cherney

Using Avenue in Employment Training (CLB 4-8)

In this webinar Marijke Geurts, LearnIT2teach mentor/developer and TBLV lead, explored how Avenue could be used in an IRCC-funded CLB 4-8 Employment Language Training Program.

Marijke looked at how to use resources such as the Avenue Binder and the available courseware to increase the focus on Working in Canada in the context of LINC themes.

Students benefit by learning English and becoming work ready at the same

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Webinar
Nick Cherney

Audacity, Audio and Avenue

In this webinar, LearnIT2teach mentor and developer Paul Carter showed Avenue teachers how to download, install, and use the free, open source, cross-platform audio editing software from Audacity. This software can be used to both create new audio files and to edit existing audio files. This session demonstrated how to:

– download and install Audacity

– record a new audio file

– edit an existing audio file

– combine

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Webinar
Nick Cherney

Adventures in Moduleland

Does module planning sometimes feel like going down a rabbit hole?

Do you find yourself looking around in wonder at labels like Sociolinguistic and Functional Knowledge?

And how can you incorporate Language Learning Strategies into your skill-building activities? In this webinar recording, Larry Iveson (PBLA consultant and regional coach) explains the different steps in module planning.

Larry is joined by New Language Solutions module developers, Sepideh Alavi and

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Webinar
Nick Cherney

Introducing Avenue Accessibility Features

In this webinar, LearnIT2teach mentor and developer John Allan introduced six ways teachers can improve accessibility in their Avenue.ca courses.

Good accessibility practices provide alternative interaction modes for learners and enhanced course consistency.

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Webinar
Nick Cherney

Building Community and Making Learning Memorable

The rapid move to online learning and teaching last year left many teachers scrambling to find ways to connect with their learners.

This talk, by Dr. Deborah Healey (2019-2020 President of the Board of Directors of TESOL International Association), offers some lessons learned, including ideas that can be used in a face-to-face setting.

Topics include flipping the classroom (giving learners ways to prepare outside of class for

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