2011 Electronic Village Online (EVO) A Project of TESOL's CALL Interest Section January 10 - February 13, 2011 http://evosessions.pbworks.com/Call_for_Participation2011 Past EVO's 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 wiki wiki wiki wiki wiki archives archives archives archives archives 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. Sessions are free and open to anyone around the globe. Bring your colleagues! Click on the name of a session below to view the complete session description. Join a session by following the link to the online platform at the bottom of each description. ----> We strongly recommend that you sign up for no more than two sessions. Sessions Moderators Brief Description Becoming a Webhead 2011 Sponsor: CALL-IS Dafne González Teresa Almeida d'Eça, Jose Antônio Da Silva Mbarek Akaddar Helen Davies Fernanda Rodrígues Sharon Betts Larissa Olesova Dennis Oliver Webheads in 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 Action, we explore Web communication tools and share the best ways of using them in our teaching practices, engage with students in virtual classes, collaborate in projects, andparticipate in conferences as audience and presenters. This collaboration takes place online, as we are all geographically apart. Would you like to join us? Re-playing Process Drama Sponsors: TESOL Drama E-Group SPLIS (Speech, Pronunication, Listening Interest Section) Gary Carkin Shin-Mei Kao Susan Hillyard Fernanda Molla Nigel Caplan Holly Dilatush George Plautz Leslie Sapp TESOL-Drama began 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. Digital Storytelling Sponsor: CALL-IS Carla Arena Cheryl Oakes Dennis Oliver Erika Cruvinel Daniela Munca Kathy Epps Nina Lyulkun Saša Sirk How can 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. PLEs and PLNs for Lifelong Learning Competencies Sponsor: TESOL ITALY Susan Burg Daniela Cuccurullo Letizia Cinganotto Sandra Rogers Sandy Wagner In recent 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. Creating Vocabulary Activities Hands-on workshops and discussions Sponsor: Materials Writers IS John Allan Stephen Roney 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? Multiliteracies for Social Networking and Collaborative Learning Environments Sponsor: CALL IS Vance Stevens Dennis Oliver Jennifer Verschoor Nelba Quintana 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. VILLAGE Language Learning and Community Building in Second Life Sponsor: CALL IS Dr. Kalyan Chattopadhyay [Kalyan Horatio] Dennis Newson [Osnacnatab Nesterov] Heike Philp [Gwen Gwasi] Mary Pinto [Mary Roussell] Nahir Aparicio M [Nahiram Vaniva] VILLAGE is the name of the EVO Session Language 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 Group Experience). Our activities will take place in the virtual world of Second Life, which is free to join. Mentoring TESOL Sponsoring: Teachers for Social Responsibility IS (SR IS) Valerie Jakar Shafali Ray Marina Gonzalez Eleanor Adika This series of sessions on mentoring skills such as coaching, counseling, consulting, and peer dialoguing is intended for those 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. Through 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 this important aspect of all teachers' lives. Podcasts for the EFL/ESL Classroom Sponsor: CALL IS Evelyn Izquierdo Miguel Mendoza José Rodríguez 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. Reflection and Practice: Virtual Education Sponsor: CALL IS Malcolm Peñaranda Marcela Jaramillo 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.