The CALL Interest Section of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL) offers language teachers world-wide the opportunity to participate in the Electronic Village Online (EVO), a professional development project and virtual extension of the TESOL 2014 Convention in Portland, USA. The intended audience for this project includes both TESOL convention-goers and those who can participate only virtually. Interest Sections, Affiliates, E-groups, and other member groups of TESOL in particular are invited to sponsor sessions related to the convention or of general interest to teachers of ESL/EFL.
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 four-day convention and will allow a fuller development of ideas than is otherwise possible in convention sessions.
Sessions may be on any topic in ESL/EFL (not necessarily about technology) and are free and open to all interested parties.
Session leaders (moderators) need not have previous experience in online teaching. Co-moderation with several people is strongly recommended. Moderators, at least one of whom must be a TESOL member, will receive hands-on training in online discussion management and the use of live virtual chat and audio rooms during our moderators' training session October 21 - November 12, 2013.
Deadline for proposals: September 22, 2013
For full details go to http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/66615668/Call%20for%20Proposals%202014