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The archived YouTube and chat transcript recordings of #learning2gether episode 370 where Vance and Bobbi Stevens, Domagoj and Marijana Smolčec, Dakota Redstone, Maha Abdelmoneim, and Mircea Patrascu presented on EVO Minecraft MOOC #evomc17 at #SLMOOC17 was posted at about a month ago. Sorry for the delay in letting you know, but summer vacation intervened. I'm back in UAE now and looking forward to Moodle MOOT Virtual Conference starting tomorrow, Aug 4-6.

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While Learning2gether is on hiatus this summer, consider this ...

The TESOL CALL-IS EVO coordination team are pleased to invite proposals for another round of the Electronic Village Online (EVO). We would love to have inspiring educators present an online session in EVO 2018.

Since 2001, the Electronic Village Online (EVO) has functioned as a virtual extension of the Electronic Village (EV), a project of TESOL’s CALL Interest Section, and provided free online professional development sessions for language teachers worldwide.

Please help us develop timely topics and recruit moderators by distributing our Call for Proposals to your list? The link is at

Proposals may be on any topic relevant to the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. Proposals are due by September 24, 2017.

A training session will be held for all moderators and co-moderators from October 22 to November 19, 2017. During this time moderating teams will create the online spaces for their session and finalize their syllabus with the assistance of the EVO Coordination Team. The actual five-week EVO sessions for this season will take place between January 14 and February 18, 2018.

Please help us recruit potential moderators by responding to the call yourself, or distributing this Call for Proposals to your e-list.

Potential moderators will find instructions on how to create a page for their proposal at

To see what types of sessions were offered in the past, please go to

And for last year’s sessions

Important dates:

Due date for proposals: September 24, 2017
Moderators' Training: Oct. 22 - Nov. 19, 2017
EVO sessions: January 14 - February 18, 2018.

Click here if you’d like to read more about EVO.:


On behalf of the entire EVO Coordination Team

Vance Stevens, and
Mbarek Akaddar & Nellie Deutsch (lead coordinators)

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Ever the innovative educator, +David Winet has been using Screencastify to give students feedback on their writing dynamically in video. He reports that students "liked having the dynamic correction with webcam that Screencastify made possible."

He plans to demonstrate and discuss his technique in Google Hangout on Air starting Sunday JUNE 11, 1400 UTC, as #Learning2gether Episode 369, to be live streamed on Vance's YouTube channel,

For further information on the event, such as a countdown to the time where you are, see Find there also a text chat where you can ask questions or troubleshoot any problems in real-time while the event is taking place, or link directly at

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For its episode 368 #learning2gether will be monitoring, and participating in, the 9th VRT WebCon #vrtwebcon Fri May 5 1230 UTC thru Sun May 7 1600 UTC hosted as always by +Heike Philp.

Learning2gether and #webheadsinaction feature prominently; e.g. on Friday 1400 UTC +Nik Peachey gives a keynote on Digital tools for autonomous teacher development, and at 1700 UTC, +David Dodgson, +Jeff Kuhn, and Vance Stevens present from in-world on the EVO Minecraft MOOC server, while screen sharing on Adobe Connect. Then at 1400 UTC Saturday +Nicky Hockly, Amany AlKhayat, +Ayat Tawel and +Hanaa Khamis check in from a NileTESOL LTSIG Symposium.

See the full VRTWebcon schedule at Presentations take place in and there is more information on Learning2gether events, including times where you are, at

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It's that time of year again, April 22 is #earthday2017, but that's a Saturday, so Sheila Adams at Rye Jr. High School in Rye, New Hampshire is celebrating #earthcast2017 on Friday when the kids can stream from school. She has sent out an invitation to everyone to join her and her students for their tenth annual Earth Day webcast Friday, April 21 at Stop by any time between noon and 1700 UTC (8 to 1300 in NH) and interact with them at their live chat space on the Earthbridges site, or leave a message in their Flipgrid, (or better yet, BOTH). Find more background and current information on this event, including times where you are, on the #learning2gether schedule at

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This week, from now through Friday April 7 Learning2gether turns its attention to plenaries and interviews being streamed live from the #IATEFL2017 conference in Glasgow. There is a plenary every day this week at 8 am UTC, and more besides, and organizers say recordings will be posted for the benefit of asynchronous followers. Check the schedule at for exact details.

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I haven't been posting so much about #learning2gether lately, but since the last time I posted we've wrapped up Electronic Village Online #evosessions and EVO Minecraft MOOC #evomc17 with episodes 362, 363, and 364.

Meanwhile I'm in Seattle at the #TESOL17 Conference helping #CALL-IS to stream Electronic Village and Tech Showcase events from there. We plan to stream 6 sessions a day starting at 1500 UTC on Wed March 22, and same time on Thu March 23 and Fri March 24, wrapping up around midnight UTC each day. Exact times, including links to times where you are, and session descriptions, are posted at

These are free and open webcasts. You don't need to be a TESOL member, or member of anything to attend. So if you wish you were in Seattle, no probem, Seattle can come to you. Just follow links from the wiki link above to the YouTube/Live stream links, all impeccably organized by CALL-IS webcast coordinator +Abraham Reshad

For more information see the link above, and find follow up information as the events unroll as always at

And you can also catch up on archived recordings of Learning2gether episodes at

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Friday February 3, at 1700 UTC, Vance Stevens and Jeff Kuhn,
Co-moderators of EVO Minecraft MOOC, present EVO Minecraft MOOC: Third time around overview, #learning2gether episode 360

#EVOMC17 is now in its third iteration of seeking to introduce teachers to Big G Gamification by experiencing the concept through interaction with teaching peers in the “little g” game of #Minecraft. The presentation explains how the community has sustained itself for three years as a space where experienced players and noobs alike can contribute to each other’s appreciation of Minecraft as a “toy” for enabling learning over a wide range of concepts.

This presentation will focus on the evolution of the #EVOsessions Minecraft MOOC community from 2015 through the present, how it has indeed become a community, who it has attracted from other networks, and the interesting move from starting in creative and then morphing to survival (2015 and 2016, to the running of two parallel worlds as we do today (2017).

In WizIQ, here


Stream, to be announced, see for more information

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Sorry we planned this too late to give advanced notice but you can view the YouTube recording of the #learning2gether episode 359 #evosessions Electronic Village Online #evomc17 server party streamed from #Minecraft Jan 26, with tours conducted by David Dodgson, David Plumel, Dakota Redstone, and Rose Bard talking and playing EVO Minecraft MOOC, direct link at

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Today, Sat Jan 21, at 1500 UTC #Learning2gether episode 358 will attempt a special treat, streaming from Minecraft using Discord for voice.

This is planned as an EVO Minecraft MOOC Server Party and Tour. If you're a member of #evomc17 and whitelisted on our server, you can join us in-world. But anyone can watch us on YouTube, at, and you can interact with us in our text chat space at

Tour guides who have indicated they'd be there include Rose Bard, Linda Gielen, Maha Abdelmoneim, Jane Chien, and Vance Stevens. All are welcome to participate however they can, and assuming all works well, a recording should be available at the YouTube link.

For more information visit or
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