Online Professional Learning (OPL) Webinars

CASLT supports its members by promoting the advancement of language learning and teaching throughout Canada, creating opportunities for professional development, initiating and disseminating research, and facilitating the exchange of information and ideas among language educators.

Not all teachers have equal access to professional development support. CASLT believes in providing high-quality and accessible professional development opportunities to its members regardless of their location or employer. Every year, we aim to host 6 to 8 online professional learning sessions for our members.


Programming for the 2020–2021 year is now over. Watch the 2020–2021 OPL webinars in the CASLT Learning Centre:

  • Bringing the New CEFR Companion Volume to Life in the Classroom, presented by Danielle Hunter and Enrica Piccardo
  • Bringing Reconciliation into the Second Language Classroom: Honouring Indigeneity While Building Fluency, presented by Nancy Griffith-Zahner
  • Utilizing Technology to Encourage Language Development, presented by Mary Grantham O’Brien


Stay tuned for announcements about 2021–2022 OPL programming!

My Virtual Classroom (MVC) Webinars

With the rapid, large-scale switch to online teaching in March 2020, teachers had to adapt quickly — but it hasn’t always been easy. CASLT created a resource to help teachers better function in a distance learning and teaching environment.

This project included a series of 8 webinars between August 2020 and March 2021. Each one was offered in English and in French.

View the recordings, presentation files, and teacher tools for each of the MVC webinars on our new CASLT Learning Centre.

MVC Webinars 2020–2021

  • Session 1: An Introduction to Remote/Blended Learning, Jim Murphy
  • Session 2: Managing a Distance Learning Classroom, Jim Murphy
  • Session 3: Tools, Materials, and Games for an Interactive Online Classroom, Glenn Cake
  • Session 4: Engaging Learners Online Through the Action-Oriented Approach, Denis Cousineau
  • Session 5: Developing Oral Competency Online, Denis Cousineau
  • Session 6: Targeting Multiliteracies in Building Digital Learning Tasks, Jim Murphy
  • Session 7: Effective Integration of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Stephanie Jackson-Basuyaux
  • Session 8: Roundtable Wrap-Up: Reliable Assessment Practices for Distance Learning, Quinton Stotz, Stephanie Jackson-Basuyaux, Isabelle Côté, and Sarah Fedoration


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