OMLTA Spring Conference 2019


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Friday, March 29th - Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport & Conference Centre
655 Dixon Road
Toronto, Ontario
M9W 1J3

Final program now available!

Click below to see the exciting new format for 2019, featuring special workshops for new second language teachers, two keynote speakers, and over 70 sensational workshops.

Conference at a Glance Spring 2019 – Latest Update – March 22, 2019 

Online registrations are now closed. Registrations without meals will be accepted onsite.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to network with other second language colleagues across Ontario.

Enjoy your choice of over 70 workshops and see all of your favourite vendors.

2019 OMLTA Spring Conference Fee Schedule – FINAL

2019 Delegates Welcome Letter 






Friday Keynote Address: Dr. Jean Clinton

Dr. Jean Clinton is a Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster, division of Child Psychiatry. She is on staff at McMaster Children’s Hospital with cross appointments in Pediatrics and Family Medicine, and an Associate in the Department of Child Psychiatry, University of Toronto and Sick Children’s Hospital. She is also a senior scientist at the INCH (INfant Child Health) Lab at McMaster University. In addition, she is a Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy, as well as a Zero to Three Academy Fellow since 2013. She has been a consultant to children and youth mental health programs, child welfare, and primary care for over 30 years. Dr. Clinton was appointed as an education advisor to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Education 2014 – 2018. Dr. Clinton is renowned nationally and internationally as an advocate for children’s issues. Her special interest lies in brain development, and the crucial role relationships and connectedness play therein. Jean champions the development of a national, comprehensive child well-being strategy including a system of early learning and care for all young children and their families. She is equally committed to ensuring that children’s and youths’ needs and voices are heard and respected.


Saturday Keynote Address: Léo-James Lévesque

Léo-James Lévesque compte plus de 30 années d’expérience dans le domaine de l’enseignement de la langue française. Il est professeur adjoint et directeur de la School of Education de St. Thomas University, à Fredericton, au Nouveau-Brunswick. Reconnu pour son expertise en littératie, Léo-James a participé́ à la conception et à l’élaboration de nombreuses ressources pédagogiques pour les enseignantes et les enseignants au Canada. De plus, il est l’auteur de plusieurs livres de littérature jeunesse. En 2008, Léo-James a reçu le prix d’excellence André-Obadia de l’Association canadienne des professeurs d’immersion pour sa contribution exceptionnelle à la promotion de l’apprentissage du français au Canada. Léo-James est également lauréat de la Bourse Hilroy de la Fédération des enseignantes et enseignants francophones du Canada pour souligner son innovation pédagogique.


Saturday Guest Presenter: Garfield Gini-Newman

As an associate professor at OISE/University of Toronto and a senior national consultant with The Critical Thinking Consortium, Garfield has worked with thousands of teachers across grades and subjects, helping them to frame learning around engaging and provocative activities and authentic assessments. Garfield has spoken across Canada and internationally on critical thinking, brain compatible classrooms, curriculum design, effective assessment practice and nurturing 21st century skills in a digital world. In addition to working at the University of Toronto and delivering workshops, Garfield has taught in the faculties of education at York University and the University of British Columbia. Garfield has also authored several articles, chapters in books and seven textbooks and has taught in the faculties of education at York University and the University of British Columbia. His most recent book, co-authored with Roland Case, is Creating Thinking Classrooms.


Announcing our Friday 5 à 7 entertainment – CAFÉ DU MONDE avec Joanna Moon et Scott Kemp










Presenters & Exhibitors


The OMLTA/AOPLV call for proposals for workshops is now closed for the 2019 Spring Conference on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Delta by Marriott Airport Toronto Airport Hotel in Toronto! This is our usual location; come and see the new look of our host venue!

Under the bilingual theme “To well-being and beyond / Le bien-être partout et pour tous”, our 2019 conference aims to provide support to our members on purposeful frameworks and innovative pedagogies related to the achievement, inclusion and well-being of all students in the second language classroom.  It promises to be one of our biggest events yet! Workshops on all levels of programming for French as a Second Language (Core, Extended, Immersion) and International Languages are welcome and encouraged. You will not want to miss it!

The deadline for workshop submissions is Friday, December 21, 2018

Be a part of OMLTA 2019.

2019 OMLTA_AOPLV Spring Conference – Presenter Remuneration




NEW Sponsorship Opportunity – 2019 Spring Conference OMLTA – Sponsorship Opportunities


The OMLTA/AOPLV is now accepting proposals for exhibitors/vendors for the 2019 Spring Conference on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Delta by Marriott Airport Toronto Airport Hotel in Toronto!

Please refer to attached letter, rules and regulations, application form, and exhibitor workshop selection criteria.

2019 Exhibitor Welcome Letter

2019 Exhibitor Letter

2019 Exhibitor Workshop Selection Criteria

2019 Exhibitors Rules and Regulations – Revised

2019 Exhibitor Booth Application

FREEMAN – Electrical Order Form

STRONCO – Exhibit Kit Order Form

Exhibitor/vendor applications close in January 25 2019.

Be a part of OMLTA 2019!



Delta Hotels Toronto Airport & Conference Centre offering your special group rate.  Book by March 10, 2019: Book your group rate for OMLTA SPRING CONFERENCE


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