Call for Participation

Electronic Village Online

Jan-Feb 2006

the professional association


1. Participants REGISTER for the Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2006 Sessions during the 2-week period:
Monday, January 1 -
Sunday January 15, 2006
2. EVO 2005 SESSIONS run for 6 weeks:
Sunday, January 16 - Sunday, February 26, 2006

3. TESOL Convention 2006, Tampa Bay, FL, runs Wednesday, March 15 - Saturday, March 18, 2006. There will be meetings with and demonstrations by EVO session leaders and participants. An Internet Fair session will be held at the CALL IS Electronic Village, TBA.

Several events in the convention's Electronic Village will be synchronously Webcast by WorldBridges (Skype: worldbridges)


In your mailer, be sure to remove the spaces in the address.

For queries about specific EVO sessions, please contact the moderator of the session  directly.

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Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, Computers for Education/Command Performance Language Institute, Sacramento, CA, USA

Dafne González, Universidad Simón Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela
<dygonza @ yahoo.com>

Chris Jones, Arizona Western College,
Yuma, AZ, USA

<edtec2002 @ yahoo.com>

Aiden Yeh, Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  <aidenyeh @ yahoo.com>

Buthaina al-Othman, Kuwait University,
Kuwait City

   <buthaina_3 @ yahoo.com>

Maryanne Burgos, Maryland, USA
   <maryanneburgos @ yahoo.com>

Susan Marandi, Al-Zahra University,
Teheran, Iran

   <susanmarandi @ yahoo.com>

Nicolas Gromik, Tohoku University,
Sendai, Japan

<gromik_tohoku @ yahoo.com.au>
Vance Stevens, Petroleum Institute,
Abu-Dhabi, UAE

<vstevens @ emirates.net.ae>

Christine Bauer-Ramazani, St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT, USA
    <cbauer-ramazani @ smcvt.edu>

To find out more about TESOL's Online Teaching Certificate Program (the foundation course begins January 16), go to TESOL and click on >PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT and then >ONLINE EDUCATION, or e-mail edprograms@tesol.org.

(EVO is not a part of the OTCP.)

The CALL Interest Section of the international TESOL professional association offers the opportunity to participate in the Electronic Village Online (EVO), a professional development project and virtual extension of the TESOL 2006 Convention in Tampa Bay, FL. The intended audience for this project includes both TESOL 2006 participants and those who can participate only virtually.

You do not need to be a TESOL member to participate in sessions of the Electronic Village Online.

Copyright © EVO Coordination Team
E Hanson-Smith & A Yeh

Some graphics copyright free from  buttongenerator.com

The Electronic Village Online Sessions

For six weeks, participants can engage with ESOL experts in collaborative, online discussion sessions or hands-on virtual workshops of professional and scholarly benefit. These sessions will bring together participants for a longer period of time than is permitted by the four-day land-based TESOL convention and will allow a fuller development of ideas and themes of the convention or of professional interest in general. The sessions are free and open to all interested parties. You do not need to be a TESOL member to participate.

Sessions are organized by TESOL's CALL Interest Section and run wholly by volunteers who have donated their time to serve the profession.

----> Sign up at any session site directly after January 1st.
 Registration closes January 15.

Sessions run from January 16 to February 26.

We strongly recommend that you sign up for no more than two  sessions.

The Electronic Village Online 2006

Click below to link to session descriptions. For inquiries about specific sessions, please contact the moderator(s) directly.

Becoming a Webhead - The third hands-on workshop introducing participants to the use of Web tools in their daily praxis.
Teresa Almeida d'Eça, Portugal
Dafne González, Venezuela

Collaborative Blogging in ESL/EFL - Encourages participants to explore possible uses, and to create their own blogs as a collaborative project for the peer exchange of ideas and knowledge.
Anna Koorey, Australia
Susanne Nyrop, Denmark
Jane Petring, Québec, Canada

Creating WebQuests - Introduces WebQuests, helps participants create them, and discusses how best to integrate WebQuests into ESOL curriculum.
Paula Emmert, USA

Drama in Second Language Acquisition - Discussion of theories that support the use of drama in SLA and drama activities supported by these theories.
Gary Carkin, USA
Judy Trupin, USA
Nigel Caplan, USA
Marc Sheffner, Japan

Just in Time Teaching - Looks at ways to learn what students know and how they feel about material BEFORE you teach it.
Tim Murphy, Japan
Jennifer Edwards, USA/Japan
Jeff Mehring, USA/Japan

Oral Skills and Technology - An exploration of online tools and software for teaching listening, speaking, and pronunciation for both beginners and experienced participants.
Christine Parkhurst, USA
Nora Dawkins, USA

Podcasting for ELT - Hands-on workshop in how to podcast, what tools to use, and applications in ESOL. Although the workshop is suitable for total beginners (no prior knowledge of podcasting is expected), educators with experience are also encouraged to join us in discussion and debate to help develop the potential of this exciting new medium.
Graham Stanley, Spain
Robert Diem, Japan
Scott Lockman, Japan

TESOL Mentoring - How do teachers serve as mentors? Mentors and aspiring mentors and other TESOLers will explore and share stories, strategies, models, and ideas.
Valerie S. Jakar, Israel
Laura Stoutenburg, Canada

Tips and Tricks for the Successful Online Learning Environment - Presented by teachers from StudyCom English for Internet.
David Winet, USA

Video and Editing for ESOL - Filming, video, and editing, as a fun and exciting approach to communicative lessons.
Nicolas Gromik, Japan
Mike Marzio, France

Web Presence, Pt. 2: Moodle -
Various ways of establishing a 'Web presence.' A Moodle will archive resources and manage learning goals. (Participants should check back at this site frequently for updates and an address to join the Moodle.)
Vance Stevens, UAE
Robert Brannan, USA
Buthaina al-Othman, Kuwait