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K - 12 Dream Day

K-12 Dream Day

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

An interactive education program for primary and secondary mainstream and ESL teachers and administrators


TESOL invites all mainstream teachers and administrators to join a group of distinguished international and local ESL experts for a day of interactive training at TESOL’s K–12 Dream Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

K-12 Dream Day is designed to equip attendees with new strategies and resources for working with English language learners (ELLs).

Sessions for 2015 focus on teaching and assessment, ELL engagement, social justice, intervention, technology, leadership, and much more. Participants will enjoy a late-morning keynote by Dr. Jim Cummins followed by lunch, and the day will conclude with a panel discussion on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and ELLs.

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 will apply this principle to teaching English learners by describing evidence-based instructional principles that are applicable to a wide range of learners (e.g., adults, K-12, refugees, exceptional students).

STEM Panel

STEM and ELLs: Consider the Possibilities

Panelists: Anita Vazquez Batisti, Nancy Cloud, Charlease Kelly-Jackson, Kristin Lems, Paula Markus, W. Jason Stegemoller

A panel of experts shares their initiatives designed to extend STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education to ELLs. These projects focus on classroom-oriented teacher development emphasizing academic language proficiency and content learning for ELLs.

Panelists will share key findings and offer resources to others wishing to engage in STEM education for ELLs.


A. Ensuring Equity and Enriching Opportunities to Learn

B. Meaningful Assessment

C. 21st Century Excellence

D. Responsive Teaching

E. Rethinking Student Engagement

View detailed schedule here


  By 30 November 2014 By 20 January 2015  By 20 February 2015 After 20 Feb. or On-Site
K12DD Only - Member  US$215  US$215  US$270  US$295 
K12DD Only - Nonmember US$245 US$245 US$300  US$325 
K12DD Only - Group Member* US$180  US$180  n/a  n/a
K12DD Only - Group Nonmember* US$205  US$205  n/a  n/a 
Full Convention + K12DD - Member US$520  n/a   n/a n/a 
Full Convention + K12DD - Nonmember US$765  n/a   n/a  n/a
*Groups must have 5 or more registrations and registrations must be sent in together

Register here

K-12 Dream Day Strategic Partner