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Thursday, February 27 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Through the Eyes of a Newcomer: Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Classroom

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This session will bring to light the struggles that many refugees face and the considerations to keep in mind when teaching and working with those from another country. Teachers will put themselves in the place of a student moving to Canada, thereby examining their own culturally responsive teaching practices. Practical and helpful ideas will be offered to teachers in order to welcome newcomers to Canada into their classroom with a smile!


Jacqueline Werstiuk

Jacqueline Werstiuk has been employed with Edmonton Catholic Schools for over 25 years. Throughout most of her career, Jacquie taught alternative programs and worked as an ESL Designate and ESL intensive teacher. Jacquie finished her Masters in Education in the area of Teaching English... Read More →
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Joan Woodlock

Joan Woodlock has worked as a teacher for 18 years. She is currently a Secondary ESL Consultant with Edmonton Catholic Schools. Joan spent the majority of her career working with high-needs students in Edmonton’s inner city. Prior to accepting the role of consultant, Joan held the... Read More →