ARC EAP Tyson Seburn  

#toscon12 session

On May 5, I finally had the opportunity to lead a full session about Academic Reading Circles face to face to teachers, at the TESL Toronto Spring 2012 Conference (#toscon12) and it was exciting to start the ball rolling.I’m sure if you’re reading this you’re aware of my involvement with EAP and one particular project: the design of ARC, which develops on a practical level in my program at (New College) University of Toronto.

Its puzzle pieces (how the roles best fit skill aims, technology choices to use in conjunction, etc.) evolve as I talk about them with more and more teachers (my colleagues -> my blog posts -> VRT -> TOscon12 -> ?). It’s exciting.  If you were at this session, you can view the slides below.

Session slides

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I’d recommend reading other ARC-related posts for more elaboration on some key aspects mentioned on the slides.  You can find them in the Resources section of the menu bar.
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6 thoughts on “#toscon12 session

  1. funkyhighness

    It was great! How can I view the slides here?

    1. seburnt

      Can’t you see the embedded slideshare in the post below the text?

  2. Leo

    What a great idea. I’ve given a demo workshop on “traditional” Reading circles (developed by my boss actually). Interesting to see how you adapted them for EAP. Hope you enjoyed the rest of the conference too.

    1. seburnt

      Thanks, Leo. Yes, it was a great conference, though since I was putting out constant fires, I didn’t get to really enjoy the experience fully. Such is the life of a conference organiser.

  3. Carolyn

    I think slide #10 is my fav! Ha ha!

    1. seburnt

      Haha! I spent quite a bit of time looking for pictures that taken out of context would be funny. This one appealed to me most.

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