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Unfortunately, Dr. Jeffrey D. Wilhelm will be unable to join us this year.  We are happy to announce David Booth as our keynote speaker for the Wine and Cheese on Thursday night:

An Evening with David Booth:

BCTELA Booth David Booth is Professor Emeritus in education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto where he is Scholar in Residence in the Curriculum, Teaching and Language Department.

For over forty years, he has been involved in teaching children and teachers, as a classroom teacher, language arts consultant, professor, speaker and author. His students have included teachers and administrators enrolled in the preservice, master’s and doctoral programs in education.

David has authored many teacher reference books and textbooks in all areas of language development: reading, writing, speaking and listening, and has worked on several guidelines for the Ontario Ministry of Education.

A popular speaker internationally, David has addressed educators in every province of Canada, throughout most American states, and in England, Germany, the Near East, New Zealand and Australia. He has participated in many international conferences, speaking and presenting workshops in all areas of language learning. He has won several awards in Canada and the United States for his teaching, for his contributions to language and literacy, and for his books for young people.

We would like to thank Scholastic Canada for sponsoring this event.

Join us for the perfect start to the conference proper: Wine (or beverage of your choice), cheese, and David Booth.

Thursday evening is a great time to relax with colleagues ot start making new connections.

*Please note, there will be a cash bar at this event.

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