Sunday, October 23, 2022

Call for Presenters: TESIConnect

The Technology in Education Special Interest Council is planning an Educational Technology conference, TESIConnect, for our membership throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. The focus of the conference is Technology in Education with the goal of building educator capacity to foster student creation through digital technology. This conference will take place in two parts, in-person and virtual. 

We will connect our members in person on April 28-29th, 2023, at Emera Innovation Exchange Conference Centre, in St. John's. We will hold a keynote address and social during the evening of Friday, April 28th. Throughout the day on Saturday, April 29th, we will hold concurrent breakout sessions. In an effort to be more equitable and increase accessibility to professional learning opportunities, we will be offering a virtual opportunity on Saturday, May 6th.  

At this time, we are putting out a call for presenters to teachers, district/department personnel, community partners, etc. If you have a session idea that you would like to be considered for this conference, please complete the form below. Your application will be reviewed by our executive and communication will be made in December to let you know if your session has been chosen. If your session is chosen, your registration fees for the conference will be waived.

Submission Deadline: Thursday, November 24th

To pitch a session idea, fill out the following form:

Sunday, October 2, 2022

TESIC Twitter Chat

On Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM NST we will be having our first Twitter Chat of the year. The Twitter Chat will be available in English and French. We hope you can join us as we discuss Technology in Education and learn from each other. Do you have ideas for future Twitter Chat topics? Let us know!

What questions will we be answering?

  1. What is your favorite educational technology to use in the classroom and why?
  2. What's one educational technology learning goal you have this year?
  3. How do you share the great things happening in your classroom?
  4. What Ed Tech topics or PL would you be interested in exploring with TESIC this year?
  5. Give a shout-out to an account (or multiple) that helps you learn more about educational technology!

How do I participate in a Twitter chat?

  • Include #TesicNL in all answers or replies
  • Create a "quote tweet" to reply to each answer
  • Reference the number of the question you are answering i.e. A1:, A2:, A3:
  • Click on the hashtag #TesicNL to see and reply to other responses

PL Funding 2022-23

Ed Tech Professional Learning Funding

Throughout the year, we will be accepting applications for funding for out-of-province or virtual professional learning in Technology in Education and Integration.This funding is able to cover travel and registration, to a maximum of $500. It does not include meals, accommodations or substitute time. Applications will be reviewed monthly between September 15 and June 15, 2022.

➡️ Click here to apply for funding.

This application is also available to be completed in French.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

PL Funding Opportunity (ISTELive22)

TESIC Presents : An amazing Ed Tech professional learning opportunity! We’re sending a select number of our members to virtually attend ISTELive 2022 (Lite Virtual Pass), June 26-29!

Join educators from around the world to experience this exceptional PL opportunity. Not keen on joining all sessions live? Not to worry! Registered attendees will have access to all recorded sessions up to 6 months after the conference. 

What does this conference entail? 

  • Hundreds of presentations, featuring powerful voices from education and beyond, sharing inspiring stories about how innovations can change lives and improve learning for students.

  • A custom-built, dynamic platform that makes it easy to ask questions, share ideas and make connections.

  • Hundreds of sessions and learning experiences archived for you to return to again and again for six months.

Feedback from TESIC members who attended ISTELive21:
"Attending ISTELive2021 was an invigorating learning experience. It was a wonderful opportunity to connect with like-minded educators from around the world."

"It was amazing! There was such an array of topics to choose from that it was hard to decide each day!"

"Overall it was a great experience! I met new people, competed in daily challenges as a team, and learned about many new programs and resources."

If you are interested in attending, please complete the following form no later than Friday, May 27th @ 4:00 pm:

Successful applicants will be contacted by the TESIC executive Monday, June 6th.

Sunday, April 3, 2022

TESIC Virtual Trivia Night!


Test your tech knowledge at TESIC's first ever trivia night on May 5! Teams are invited to register with a maximum of six members. The team captain on each team is asked to please fill out  this registration form. Donations will be gratefully collected for the KIds Eat Smart Foundation!

Funding Available for Virtual / Out-of-Province Professional Learning

 TESIC will be offering funding for out-of-province or virtual professional learning in the area of Technology Education & Integration on a rolling basis throughout the school year. This funding, of up to $500, can be used towards travel and/or registration fees. You can apply for funding by completing this application form.

Friday, January 7, 2022

TESIC Presents: A Virtual PL Series

TESIC is back again to offer our membership a Virtual PL Series! Over the next couple weeks we'll be offering a variety of sessions on various sites, apps and extensions that you can use both virtually and face-to-face. Sign up for one, or sign up for all! Whatever fits your schedule.

We will be limiting this session to 100 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will e-mail participants with the Google Meet link prior to the start of the session. To register, fill out the form(s) below. These sessions will be recorded.

Virtual PL Sessions:

Google Classroom: Assigning, Grading & Feedback

This virtual session will provide educators the opportunity to learn more about the Classwork and Grades pages in Google Classroom. We will discuss how to assign work, create rubrics and provide meaningful feedback. We will provide tips and tricks for using these features effectively during in-person and online learning!

Facilitators: Stacey Hopkins & Megan Roome

Date: Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 7:00 PM NST

Registration Link:

Introduction to Google Forms

This virtual session will provide educators the opportunity to learn about the basic of Google Forms: creating questions (insert images, videos), sharing Forms, viewing the results and classroom applications.

Facilitator: Christine Elliott

Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 3:30 PM NST

Registration Link:

Google Read & Write with an Intro to Equatio (En/Fr)

This virtual session will provide educators the opportunity to learn all about the features of Read&Write and how to use it in Google Docs, Slides and the Google Chrome browser to help with research. We will provide tips and tricks for using Read&Write for a variety of purposes in the classroom! We will also be sharing an intro to Equatio - an online chrome extension.  Using this students (and teachers) can type, handwrite or dictate any mathematical expression.  Helps make math digital. It is a good equation editor for Google Docs, forms, slides, drawing etc.


Cette session virtuel vise à offrir aux enseignants la possibilité d’apprendre comment utiliser les fonctions de Read&Write dans Google Docs, Slides et aussi pour les recherches dans Google Chrome. Nous allons offrir des trucs et astuces pour l’utilisation de Read&Write autant par les enseignants que par les élèves en classe. Nous allons aussi faire un intro à Equatio – une extension Chrome. En utilisant Equatio, les élèves (et les enseignants) peuvent taper, écrire ou dicter n’importe quelle expression mathématiques. Equatio aide à transformer les maths en format digital. L’extension peut être utilisé pour éditer des équations dans Google Doc, Forms, Slides, Drawing, etc.

Facilitators: Andrée Morin, Megan Heath & Christine Elliott

Date: Monday, January 17th, 2022 3:30 PM NST

Registration Link:

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

TESIC Presents: Google Classroom & Google Meet Virtual Q&A

TESIC would like to offer our membership an opportunity to brush up on your Google Meet and Google Classroom knowledge by providing a period for questions and answers regarding online learning. Come with some questions in mind or listen to the questions of others.

Join your hosts Megan Roome (@Mme_Roome) and Stacey Hopkins (@mme_hopkins) via Google Meet on Thursday, January 6th at 7:00pm NST. 

Nous allons aussi avoir une animatrice française, Andrée Morin (@m0rina), pour répondre aux question en français.

If you're interested, please fill out the following Form. The first 100 people to register will receive the Meet link by email.

TESIConnect Conference: In-Person Details

Our TESIConnect conference website is now live! Come learn with us at Emera Innovation Exchange (Signal Hill, St. John's) as we explore...