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Adult Ed Day

NEW! Adult Ed Day

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 8:30 am-5:30 pm
Metro Toronto Convention Center, Ontario Canada

An interactive one-day program for teachers and administrators of adult education programs


TESOL International Association invites adult education instructors and administrators as well as volunteers working in adult education programs to attend Adult Ed Day in Toronto, Ontario Canada, prior to the start of TESOL’s International Convention.

This brand-new, one of a kind event is designed exclusively for adult educators and features 20 workshops on a variety of topics such as innovative teaching practices, administration and programming, funding, language standards and assessment, and ways to remove barriers to language teaching and learning.

Adult Ed Day provides a wealth of professional development and networking opportunities, concurrent sessions throughout the day, and a late-morning keynote by Dr. Jim Cummins followed by lunch. The day concludes with a panel discussion on immigration policies and their implications for TESOL.

Keynote Speaker

Jim Cummins, OISE/University of Toronto

Universal Design in Teaching English Learners: Articulating Evidence-Based New Basics

Universal Design involves designing products and spaces so that they can be used by the widest range of people possible. The presentation applies this principle to teaching ELLs by describing evidence-based instructional principles that are applicable to a wide range of learners (e.g., adults, K–12, refugees, exceptional students).

Afternoon Panel

Canada’s Rapidly Changing Immigration Policies: Implications for TESOL

Panelists: Naomi Alboim and Yves Saint-Germain

Canadian immigration policies and programs continue to evolve very rapidly. These changes impact on all aspects of immigration to Canada and have implications for service providers and the services they provide, including Teachers of English as a Second Language both in Canada and abroad.


A. Program Administration

B. Innovations in Practice

C. Standards in Adult Education

D. Assessment of Learning

E. Removing Barriers to Success

View detailed schedule here


  By 30 November 2014 By 20 January 2015  By 20 February 2015 After 20 Feb. or On-Site
Adult Ed Day Only - Member  US$215  US$215  US$270  US$295 
Adult Ed Day Only - Nonmember US$245 US$245 US$300  US$325 
Adult Ed Day Only - Group Member* US$180  US$180  n/a  n/a
Adult Ed Day Only - Group Nonmember* US$205  US$205  n/a  n/a 
Full Convention + Adult Ed Day - Member US$520  n/a   n/a n/a 
Full Convention + Adult Ed Day - Nonmember US$765  n/a   n/a  n/a
*Groups must have 5 or more registrations and registrations must be sent in together

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