The BC TEAL Committee hopes to see as many UBC Faculty of Forestry members (staff, faculty and students) at the UBC Forestry-hosted conference happening May 4 – 6, 2023.
Thursday, May 4 has been planned for Forestry Faculty to help get better results from their students who are not native speakers of English:
- Writing in Place with Lindsay Cuff will give you an opportunity to experience using the land around us to inform teaching writing skills.
- Decolonizing Grading Practices: A Pathway to Equitable Assessment with NeilLeveridge is a session for instructors teaching in content areas who have EAL students in their classes. Or, anyone who is interested learning more about how to assess student learning with less bias.
- Engaging Science: Scaffolding novice writers’ interpersonal positioning with Alys Avalos-Rivera and Jodie Martin will give those teaching in the sciences a model to help their EAL students write better essays for science courses.
- Writing Accessible Instructions with Amber Shaw will give you the tools to write instructions that don’t unintentionally exclude learners.
- Ecosystems of meaning: Deconstructing authentic texts to see the forest for the trees with Jennifer Walsh Marr There are no two ways about it; reading and writing academic texts is hard. Guiding students through relevant tasks is only half the battle; the other half is sourcing authentic texts and determining what makes them work.
- On Friday and Saturday, please go to Schedule, click tracks next to the search bar. Look for sessions in the Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) streams.
Forestry Faculty can register at this link: https://site.pheedloop.com/event/connecting/register#start
Please choose Host – Forestry Faculty and then tickets you wish. You can choose from:
- Thursday and Friday
- Thursday, Friday and Saturday
- Drag Show
Forestry students should register as Attendees at the same link and choose the Discounted tickets.