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Dear all,

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 http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/118851888/Call_for_Proposals_2018

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
http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/118851888/Call_for_Proposals_2018

To see what types of sessions were offered in the past, please go to
http://evosessions.pbworks.com/EVO-Previous-Sessions.

And for last year’s sessions
http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/113559169/Call_for_Participation_2017

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.:
http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/10708587/What%20is%20EVO

Sincerely,

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, https://www.youtube.com/user/vancestev.

For further information on the event, such as a countdown to the time where you are, see http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether. 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 http://chatwing.com/vancestev

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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 http://www.virtual-round-table.com/page/program-vrtwebcon2017. Presentations take place in http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/vrtwebcon/ and there is more information on Learning2gether events, including times where you are, at http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether.

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#Learning2gether Episode 357 takes place shortly at 1400 UTC on Sunday, January 15

Vance Stevens was invited to give a talk for the EVO Session #TechnoCLIL on the congruence of that session with EVO Minecraft MOOC, #evomc17, which Vance is co-moderating for the 3rd year in a row. After looking at some of the assumptions of CLIL, Content and Language Integrated Learning, Vance shows how three of these, language competence, learning curricular subjects in a foreign language, and combining teaching strategies and technical tools, are supported in Minecraft.

Vance will try and stream this event on YouTube, which will also make a recording, here
https://youtu.be/9dL86MYNjQ4

or you can try and join live at
https://live.wiziq.com/aliveext/LoginToSession.aspx?SessionCode=ms1NDVAmDFVoA1R5ShJDNQ%3D%3D

More information at
http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether

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Electronic Village Online, #EVOsessions , kicks off again for 2017 tomorrow Jan 7 at 1400 UTC, with Vance streaming the online kickoff webinar as #Learning2gether episode 356 in Bb Collaborate, http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/

Registration for all EVO sessions is now open at http://evosessions.pbworks.com,
and the sessions themselves start Sunday Jan 8. All are welcome to register in these free sessions, and to join to kickoff event online Jan 7

Or if you prefer, watch the event live streamed on YouTube here:
https://youtu.be/73SOXlMymwE
and chat with participants in real time at http://chatwing.com/vancestev

You can find more information as well as embeds of the stream and chatwing text chat spaces at http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether

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Sorry for the late notice but today, Sun Dec 4 at 1400 UTC David Winet joins #Learning2gether episode 354 to explain and discuss with us his latest publication in the On the Internet column of #TESL-EJ on using Mobile Instant Messaging in the ESL Writing Class
http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume20/ej79/ej79int/

Where: Hangout on Air (direct link URL to be posted in the usual places)
YouTube/Live watch page:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UVgRdJDyDk

Stream and recording: https://youtu.be/4UVgRdJDyDk

Meet for live text chat and coordinate any last minute change of venue at http://chatwing.com/vancestev

And for more information and embeds of the YouTube and Chatwing web spaces, please visit http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether

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The final EVO2017 moderators' training wrap-up, Learning2gether Episode 351 is at 1400 UTC in Bb Collaborate,
http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/. All are welcome to join us in the live event space, and for those who can't make it there or just want to tune in, it will be streamed on https://youtu.be/8mKXRtwTbCw with text chat where you can interact with the live partipants at http://chatwing.com/vancestev

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Greetings all,

The idea of extending the deadline on this CfP has been mooted, but at present the Nov 15 deadline remains. This is an excellent opportunity to share your expertise at the next TESOL Conference in Seattle this coming March, especially if you missed the much earlier deadline for mainstream proposals. There's still time to respond to this one:

The TESOL CALL-IS is pleased to present the Call for Proposals for the Electronic Village and Technology Showcase at TESOL 2017. Please re-post and re-share the following Call for Proposals to all interested parties:


TESOL 2017

March 21-24, 2017

Seattle, Washington, USA


Electronic Village Special Events:

Call for Proposals

Deadline for Submissions: November 15, 2016


http://www.call-is.org/ev/


You are invited to submit a proposal for participation in the CALL Interest Section's Electronic Village (EV) Special Events. More than one proposal from the same individual may be accepted based upon space availability.


Proposals are being accepted in one of the 7 following events:

1. EV Technology Fairs http://call-is.org/ev/#fairs

Presentation Time: 50 minutes total
Format: Presenters demonstrate their technology applications in two consecutive 25-minute sessions on one computer station in a presentation format similar to a poster session. After 25 minutes, the session is repeated. Participants attend sessions of their choosing and drop in and out of demonstrations. Demonstrations are informal and preclude highly structured presentations.
Event Summary: In the Technology Fairs, teachers or teacher-developers share their use of technology-based and/or Internet-based resources. These resources can be software; Web sites; Mobile devices or other hardware. Demonstrations may highlight student projects, activities, or curriculum created for students or educators.
Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 100-word abstract

2. Mini-workshops http://call-is.org/ev/#workshops

Presentation Time: 90 minutes
Format: After a brief demonstration, presenters guide participants in "hands-on" practice. Space is limited to 20 participants. Workshop duration is 90 minutes.
Event Summary: Presenters provide experience in adaptation of software and/or hardware for CALL purposes and create products for teaching and learning in a meaningful context relevant for each individual participant. Facilitators provide subject mater expertise and guidance.
Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 100-word abstract

3. Developers' Showcase http://call-is.org/ev/#showcase

Presentation Time: 8-12 minutes of presentation plus 5 minutes of question-and-answer time
Format: Presenters have 8 to 12 minutes to demonstrate and/or operate their software and explain its features and applications. A question-and-answer session follows each presentation.
Event Summary: The Developers' Showcase features a variety of unique computer programs and websites specifically designed for English language learning and addresses a variety of skills and strategies ranging from speaking and listening practice to lesson planning and administrative matters. This event only accepts proposals that are non-commercial and presents original work by the presenter. Unique features, functions, and content are required. Uses of existing software will not be accepted. All submissions must be original work by the presenter and be fully functioning.
Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 200-word abstract

4. Mobile Apps for Education Showcase http://call-is.org/ev/#mobile

Presentation Time: 8-12 minutes of presentation plus 5 minutes of question-and-answer time
Format: In a "lecture" format, presenters will have approximately ten minutes to demonstrate their "off the rack" application and explain its uses for ESOL classrooms. A question-and-answer session follows each presentation.
Event Summary: Foursquare? Twitterific? Yelp? Evernote? Mobile apps turn any handheld device into a language learning tool. Which ones are good for the classroom and how can we best use them? Educational uses of these programs will be demonstrated in the Technology Showcase room.
Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 100-word abstract

5. Classroom of the Future http://call-is.org/ev/#classroom

Presentation Time: Sessions will be either 20 or 45 minutes long
Format: The format for the Classroom of the Future is varied. Presentations will be either 20 minutes or 45 minutes in length. Presentations should give attendees a glimpse into the future of classroom technology for both traditional and non-traditional settings. The sessions should make every effort to include interactivity, giving attendees opportunities to participate and sample the technology.
Event Summary: The Classroom of the Future is a special TESOL initiative started in 2013. The Classroom will be located in the Exhibition Hall and will include a showcase of the future of classroom design, technology, and pedagogy. The sessions may reflect what might be already happening in classrooms across the globe, but have not gone mainstream yet. However, proposals that focus on what might be happening for ELT teaching 5 or 10 years from now are highly encouraged.
Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 200-word abstract

6. Hot Topics http://call-is.org/ev/#hot_topics

Presentation Time: 10-20 minutes presentation time plus 10 minutes at very end for questions
Format: Presenters will have 10-20 minutes to share their research (time is dependent on how many presenters are assigned to a panel). Panels will include 3-5 presenters. A short question and answer session will follow after all presenters on a panel have shared their research.
Event Summary: Hot Topics panels cover topics that are current in the field of CALL. Panelists will share research around a common theme with discussion time left at the end of the panel.
Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 200-word abstract

7. On the Cutting Edge: Graduate Student Research Panels http://call-is.org/ev/#graduate

Presentation Time: 15-20 minutes presentation time plus time at very end for questions
Format: Presenters will have 15-20 minutes to share their research. Presenters will be grouped into threes to form a panel. A short question and answer session will follow after all presenters on a panel have shared their research.
Event Summary: New this year, these graduate student research panels provide graduate students with the opportunity to showcase their research. Participates will be grouped into similar themes for the panels.
Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 200-word abstract

Stephanie Korslund

2017 Electronic Village Coordinator

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On Sun Oct 9 1400 UTC Susan Hillyard will talk with #learning2gether, episode 346, about the Trials and Tribulations of opening your own On-line Academy

Susan took a course with Nellie Deutsch where she learned to design, build and open her first 6 week online course in her Academy SHELTA. "In this presentation I will discuss how exciting and how difficult it was for me to get my head around the technology and how my first two courses panned out leaving me thrilled and determined to open a new theme as soon as possible."

The result was SHELTA here: https://www.facebook.com/susanshelta/

Where? Bb Collaborate
http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/

Live Stream
This event has a watch page. If you can't get into Bb Collaborate, watch here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq4l6cYpFzs
Or check http://webheadsinaction.org/live for stream and live chat via http://chatwing.com/vancestev

When? 1400 UTC (GMT) - 11 a.m. in Buenos Aires

More information at http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether

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On Monday June 13 at 1700 UTC #Learning2gether 335 will comprise a Globinar on free PD resources that Peggy George has collected in Livebinders

Jürgen Wagner has announced his latest "globinar" as being presented by "two outstanding members of the webheads community" so all concerned have agreed to conduct the event in parallel with this week's Learning2gether Episode 335 (Note that the event is being held on a Monday.)

Dr. Peggy George will be talking about Sources of Free or Low-cost Professional Development on Demand. The hostess will be Rita Zeinstejer. The event is announced for this Monday at 19:00h -20:30h CET (Central European Time)

Access link: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/livebinders/
Full link: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8905964/Breeze/peggy_livebinders.pdf
Info: http://v.gd/livebinders (shortened link)

Register here:
http://lpm.lpm.uni-sb.de/Webinar/index2.php

For more information, see http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether
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