A Project of TESOL's CALL Interest Section
January 10 - February 13, 2011
The Electronic Village Online Sessions
For five weeks in January-February, participants and ESOL experts can engage in collaborative, online discussion 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 land-based convention a nd will allow a fuller development of ideas than is otherwise possible.
are free and open to anyone
the globe. Bring your colleagues!
----> We strongly recommend that you sign up for no more than two sessions.
Teresa Almeida d'Eça,
Jose Antônio Da Silva
Action is a long-standing community of practice of language
teachers worldwide, coordinated by Vance Stevens. In the Becoming a
Webhead workshop, which is an introduction to Webheads in
we explore Web communication
tools and share the best ways of
in our teaching practices, engage with students in
classes, collaborate in projects, andparticipate
and presenters. This collaboration takes place online, as we are all
geographically apart. Would
you like to join us?
TESOL Drama E-Group
SPLIS (Speech, Pronunication,
Listening Interest Section)
looking at process drama in the 2010 workshop. This year, we will
approach process drama from the more practical perspective of process
drama activities and conventions, and then move to the discussion of
how these may be utilized within different contexts.
The workshop will thoroughly examine the techniques and strategies used in forming a process drama, explaining what they are and how they may be implemented, in what contexts they might be used, and through what roles the emerging drama might best be expressed. We will call upon workshop participants to contribute examples of techniques and strategies that they have found successful and the contexts to which they were applied.
Finally, we will solicit examples of lesson plans that illustrate the use of the strategies in an ongoing fashion and how they were, or could be, utilized to fashion a complete process drama.
adding stories to your in-class and online activities raise student
interest? How can you help learners develop 21st century multiliteracy
skills through active learning enhanced by those stories?
In this five-week online workshop offered through the Electronic Village Online, participants will be introduced to various online tools and will learn how to effectively incorporate these resources into their teaching practices. They will explore how images, music, slideshows and web tools can be used in educational settings for storytelling. By the end of the workshop, participants will have the chance to develop a digital storytelling plan to promote students' creativity, engagement and learning through the incorporation of digital production into their lesson plans.
for Lifelong Learning Competencies
years there has been a new array of learning management systems
(LMS). Tools such as blogs, wikis, podcasts and social bookmarking have
created a significant shift in the educational experience. Personal
Learning Environments (PLEs) enable learners to have greater control
over their own learning experience. This session will take a look at
the current situation by clarifying the concepts of personal learning
environments and networks (PLNs). Participants will learn by
doing, creating their own Personal Learning Environment and adding
tools relevant to their individual needs as the 5-week session evolves.
Hands-on workshops and discussions
Materials Writers IS
|This session will introduce instructors to simple tools and techniques used by their educational-technology-savvy peers to produce professional, functional and recyclable resources for teaching vocabulary. Each of these exercises has been used extensively in classes across the globe. Participants will be given the opportunity to share their experience with these tools. This collaboration takes place online. Would you like to join us?|
Collaborative Learning Environments
|Multiliterate individuals are aware of the pitfalls inherent in technology while striving for empowerment through effective strategies for first discerning and then taking advantage of those aspects of changing technologies most appropriate to their situations. These strategies include managing, processing, and interpreting a constant influx of information, filtering what is useful, and then enhancing the learning environment with the most appropriate applications. This course seeks to heighten awareness of these considerations, and to enable participants to explore ways of dealing with them in professional and interpersonal development as well as work with students.|
Language Learning and Community Building in Second Life
Dr. Kalyan Chattopadhyay
Dennis Newson [Osnacnatab Nesterov]
Heike Philp [Gwen Gwasi]
Mary Pinto [Mary Roussell]
Nahir Aparicio M [Nahiram Vaniva]
VILLAGE is the name of
Learning and Community Building in Second Life
and is a 5
week workshop on how to use virtual worlds for language teaching and
learning. (VILLAGE is an acronym for Virtual Language Learning and
Our activities will take place in the virtual world of Second Life, which is free to join.
Teachers for Social Responsibility IS (SR IS)
of sessions on mentoring skills such as coaching,
counseling, consulting, and peer dialoguing is intended for
teachers of English as an Additional Language (in countries of native
English speakers and in non English speaking environments)
interested in mentoring new or struggling ESOL teachers.
discussion, case studies, and role play we will share our ideas and
hone our skills. Guest experts will guide discussion as we identify and
share our own mentoring strengths and possibilities. Towards the end of
the series, we will begin work on creating an ongoing TESOL
mentor-support community, encouraging others to join us in
important aspect of all teachers' lives.
|This EVO 2011 workshop aims at providing basic proficiency related to the production and publishing of digital media files (podcasts) and its implementation in the language classroom to enhance communication in speaking and listening skills.|
|This session intends to foster a reflection process on the integration of virtual and physical classrooms through the use of different technological tools and strategies that will give participants some ideas on how to deal with such integration.|