Tutela December 2020 Newsletter

Here are the December updates from your Tutela team

Hi, Lisa! Here are the December updates from your Tutela team: 

Events & Webinars

Tutela Webinars

Extensive Reading is the Key for Better Language Development  
When: Wednesday, Dec 2 | 7:00 PM EST
Presented by: Gonul Turkdogan

An Effective Framework for Teaching Adult EAL Literacy 
When: Friday, Dec 4 | 7:00 PM EST
Presented by: Linda Peteherych

LINC Works - Employment Modules & Certificates/Tickets for CLB 3 & 5 
When: Monday, Dec 7 | 3:00 PM EST
Presented by: Kim Chaba-Armstrong, Debbie Severinsen & Tyla Olsen

Exploring the use of the Milestones Test as a LINC Exit Credential  
When: Monday, Dec 7 | 5:00 PM EST
Presented by: Krista Walsh-Murray & Rana Ashkar

Interested in Avenue.ca? Attend this webinar!

Avenue.ca: A New Web Portal and LMS for LINC Programs  
When: Tuesday, Dec 8 | 5:00 PM EST
Presented by: Jim Edgar

TESL Ontario Public Webinars

If you are not a TESL Ontario member, you can pay to register and join a live session ($25).

Teaching Literacy to English Language Learners
When: Sunday, Dec 6 | 7:00 PM EST 
Presented by: Alexis Manuel & Emily Castle-Dunn

Memory Maps - a Task-Based Language Learning Activity
When: Sunday, Dec 13 | 7:00 PM EST
Presented by: Leanna Turner, OCELT

Group Webinars

Ach─ôv LCTS (formerly The Centre for Education & Training, TCET) is hosting a group webinar on Thursday, Dec 10 at 1:30 PM EST on Helping LINC Teachers Understand the Indicators of Abuse in Women and How to Respond.

More Events & Webinars 

Events & Webinars Outside Tutela

Please click on the event for details on how to register and any associated costs.

Cultural Intelligence in the ESL/LINC Environment
When: Thursday, Dec 3 | 5:00 PM EST
Presented by: Maria Dumitrescu, MD Millar Publishing

More Events & Webinars

Looking for guidance on delivering online assessments? Check out this CCLB webinar recording: How to Ensure Validity in Distance Learning.



Join the LINC Works team for their webinar on Dec 7th to explore the following collections that integrate Essential Skills and PBLA for the increased successful inclusion of literacy learners in the workforce. 

LINC Works CLB 3 Collections:

Part 1
Part 2
Supporting Materials Part 1
Supporting Materials Part 2

LINC Works CLB 5 Collections:
Part 1
Part 2
Supporting Materials Part 1
Supporting Materials Part 2


Have an idea for a new collection? Click here to send us your suggestion. It's quick and easy! 

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Check out some of Tutela's new resources:

Participating in Meetings, Taking and Giving Feedback CLB 5

Reading Lesson (Get your Flu Shot) CLB 1

CLEO's Legal Rights Kits 2020

Jaywalking Lesson CLB 5/6

LINC 1 Assessment: Writing a Grocery List

Featured Resources

This month, we're sharing the list of favourite resources put together based on feedback from the instructors at NorQuest College.

The H5P collection is a top pick for instructors at all levels and includes a wide range of well-designed activities that all embed seamlessly into our LMS. Thanks to TCDSB for your generosity in sharing these materials!

CLB 3 students enjoyed this goal-setting resource and found it easy to use.

This essay module plan was recommended for higher levels, with clear examples for 5-paragraph essays.

The Multilevel Receptive Assessment Tools collection from Red River College is popular given its guidance on how to create templates for writing questions for the receptive skills.

Links to external resources are also appreciated, such as these How-to Smart Tips videos with vocabulary and comprehension checks.

And, of course, we recommend our NorQuest-developed LINC Works collections for CLB 3 and CLB 5!

Moving LINC Online - Read the Results!

Click here for the survey results on how the transition to online learning, due to the COVID pandemic, impacted students and instructors. Conducted by Norquest College in partnership with Red River College and Douglas College. 


Do you have a list of "go to" resources? Send us your list by email so we can feature them in the newsletter.

More Resources

Thanks to last month's contributors!

We'd like to thank the following individuals for the resources they have shared on Tutela this past month that are now available to all of our members. 

Alka Sood, Jonathan John, Kristina Brousalis, Rebecca Scheiris, Robert Musselman, Saiema Naik, Seetha Jayaraman, Shazma Tahir and Tara Penner. 

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December 3, 2020 | Communications Chair

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