CFP: Electronic Village Online 2017

We are excited to invite proposals for another round of the Electronic Village Online, and we’d love to have inspiring educators present an online session in EVO 2017. 

Since 2001, the Electronic Village Online (EVO) has provided free online professional development sessions for language teachers world-wide. This voluntary, open community of teachers, founded by TESOL’s CALL-Interest Section, is looking for inspiring educators who would like to moderate an online session in 2017. With EVO, everyone learns, both those who lead and/or moderate a session and those who participate.

The direct link to our formal Call for Proposals is here. Proposals may be on any topic relevant to the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. There will be a training session for all moderators and co-moderators from October 16 to November 13, 2016, during which 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 8 and February 12, 2017.

Potential moderators will find instructions on how to create a page for their proposal at

Proposals are due by September 4, 2016. 


To see what types of sessions were offered in the past, please go to 

Please note:

Proposals are due by September 4, 2016.

Moderators’ Training will take place Oct. 16 – Nov. 13, 2016.

EVO sessions will be held January 8 – February 12, 2017.

Click if you’d like to read more about EVO.

Electronic Village at TESOL 2016


Join us at the Electronic Village April 6-8 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Electronic Village Special Events:

Electronic Village & Technology Showcase Events and Schedule, 2016

Download a PDF copy of our schedule here

The TESOL CALL-IS is pleased to provide webcast coverage of the following sessions from the Technology Showcase at this year’s TESOL 50th Annual Convention in Baltimore:

  • CALL-IS Academic Session- Project-Based Learning: Pedagogical Possibilities for Online, Mobile, and Blended Learning
  • CALL-IS and MWIS Intersection- Creating, Adapting, and Using Content for Mobile Apps
  • ITA-IS with MWIS and CALL-IS- Strategies for Developing and Delivering Training Materials for ITAs
  • ESPIS with VDMIS and CALL-IS- One size fits one: Incorporating technology into ESP courses
  • CALL-IS with SRIS and Environmental Forum- Innovating Language Learning through Technology for Environmental Responsibility
  • TESOL 50th Anniversary Special Event: Leadership Panel: History of the EV Retrospective: Over three decades of Professional Development
  • Hot Topics in Call
    • Going Massive – Online Course Development in MOOCs
    • Flipping the Classroom: CALL in K-12
    • Online Assessment: How Important & Effective Is It?
    • Google and Beyond – Free Online Tools for Teachers and Learners
    • Meaningful Play: Gaming and Language Learning
  • Electronic Village Online (EVO) Best of 2015
  • Mobile Apps for Education Showcase
  • Developer’s Showcase
  • TESOL CALL-IS Open Meeting
  • The CALL-IS is also webcasting several selected EV Fair Classics sessions from the Electronic Village.

For more information, or to access the webcasts, visit

You’re invited to join us!

Call for Volunteers at the 2016 Electronic Village

The Computer-Assisted Language Learning Interest Section (CALL-IS)




CALL for Volunteers
TESOL 2016 Electronic Village
April 5-8, 2016
Baltimore, Maryland, USA


Join us in the Electronic Village as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of TESOL!

The Computer-Assisted Language Learning Intersection (CALL-IS) is asking for volunteers for the Electronic Village (EV) at the 2016 TESOL convention in Baltimore.

Each year, conference attendees provide assistance to EV Event Coordinators and Managers for special events that are ongoing throughout the conference. Volunteering also provides an opportunity to network with tech-savvy CALL-IS members, meet and greet visitors to the EV, and assist event participants with computers and software programs. This is an enjoyable and wonderful experience!

We ask that you volunteer for a two-hour time period (or more). We promise a fun and collegial experience and look forward to having you with us in the Electronic Village.

Volunteers are Greeters, Consultants, or part of the Webcast team.

  • Greeters sit at the front table and welcome attendees.
  • Consultants “roam” the EV and assist participants with computers and software or answer technology- related questions.
  • Webcast team members assist with webcasting selected events

More details will be sent prior to the conference, and we will have a Volunteer Orientation on Wednesday morning at 7:30 (not required but a good overview of what happens in the EV).

To express our appreciation: Volunteers who are registered with a full membership and work 4 hours or more will receive a $50 refund on their registration fee post-convention. (no refunds on partial or student registrations…sorry)

EV Volunteer Hours:

Wednesday, April 6 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 7 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, April 8 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

To volunteer and become part of the “tech volunteer team”, please complete the information on the online form at

For more information or questions, please contact Luke Coffelt,

 Your participation as an EV Volunteer is greatly appreciated!