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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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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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Nick Cherney

Avenue Teacher Showcase: YMCA of Greater Saint John Newcomer Connections

In this demonstration, three teachers from YMCA Newcomer Connections in Saint John, NB, Rhonda Kelley, Erin Stewart, and Marijke Geurts, show how they use the Avenue courseware to support their Canada School and Sector Specific Employment Language Training programs.

The show how they use the Moodle platform to engage their learners in blended learning and PBLA.

Learning Objectives: – see different ways teachers use Moodle/Avenue to support

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Nick Cherney

Features of Google Classroom – A Cross-Platform Comparison of Avenue and Google Classroom

Presented by LearnIT2teach mentor and developer, Jen Artan, this pre-recorded webinar looks at the features of the two learning management systems.

What does Google offer?
How does Avenue compare?
Are there functions that work better for our Adult Newcomer learners?
Customization features, learner analytics, PBLA materials and other features will be outlined and compared.

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Nick Cherney

Image Editing

This webinar by LearnIT2teach mentor and developer, John Allan, guides participants through essential image editing skills.

Using a free, online tool., the skills practiced in this session can be applied to other photo editors.

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Nick Cherney

Training for Language Volunteers in IRCC-funded Programs

TESL Basics for Language Volunteers (TBLV) team members Marijke Geurts and Matthias Sturm delivered this webinar about the TBLV online course, which offers basic TESL training and an orientation for volunteers working with newcomers.

After piloting the course, New Language Solutions now is looking for SPOs who would like to run this online training for their own language volunteers.

The course is about 15 hours in length,

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Nick Cherney

CLB7 8 Participating in Workplace Meetings Tour

In this session, LearnIT2teach mentors and content developers Marjan Bateni and Paul Carter give Avenue teachers a guided tour through the PBLA module for CLB 7/8, Participating in Workplace Meetings.

The session demonstrates: – how to use the new PBLA module with your class – skill-building and skill-using tasks – assessment tasks and rubrics – files for in-class use – ePortfolio artifacts from the module

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Nick Cherney

Jamboard and Avenue.ca

In this interactive webinar, LearnIT2teach mentor Jennifer Artan shows how to create, use, and share Google Jamboard.

Jen demonstrates how this interactive whiteboard is a useful tool for synchronous or asynchronous online classes.

She also examines the different ways that this tool can be used throughout the CLB levels and stages, and she explains how it can be used to create an ePortfolio artifact

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Nick Cherney

Exploring LearnIT2teach Stage 4

An overview of LearnIT2teach Stage 4 is provided in this webinar by LearnIT2teach developer and mentor John Allan.

In Stage 4, teachers master the creation of their own e-activities and the skills needed to upload them to the Tutela.ca digital repository where they can be shared with other professionals across Canada.

Stage 4 participants are encouraged to create their own self-correcting ESL exercises using H5P, Hot Potatoes

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Nick Cherney

Assessing and Collecting Samples for PBLA

In this webinar, LearnIT2teach mentor Marjan Bateni provides tips and step-by-step demonstrations on how to collect artifacts for all four skills and add them to a learner’s portfolio on Avenue.

Marjan also shows how to assess different skills and assign a Benchmark for PBLA purposes.

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Nick Cherney

Introduction to Stage 3 Course Editing

In this webinar, LearnIT2teach mentor Chayan explained the Stage 3 course editing requirements using the resource modules, (i.e., File, Folder, URL, Page and Label).

This webinar will provided suggestions on how these items can enhance a blended or online course.

This session should help participants complete some of the Stage 3 assessment tasks, and it will foster flexibility and creativity in course editing.

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