Electronic Village Online 2017

It is a pleasure to announce the Call for Participation for the Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2017. A project of TESOL’s Computer-Assisted Language Learning Interest Section (CALL-IS), the EVO has been offering free, open online professional development sessions and workshops to teachers of English around the globe since 2001.

This year, we are pleased to offer 16 five-week sessions on a variety of topics, including using QR Codes in ESL/EFL classes, experiential learning for teacher trainers, using technology for Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), teaching English to young learners, using Minecraft to teach English, conducting classroom-based research, and more.  For a complete listing and abstracts, visit the Call for Participation at tinyurl.com/EVO2017CfP. To enroll in a session, follow the instructions on the session page.

Please note that registration for the sessions will take place from January 1 – January 8, 2017. The sessions begin on January 8 and continue until February 12. To register for a session, follow the instructions on that session’s page (Session pages are linked to the titles in the CfP.). EVO sessions can be time-consuming, so we encourage you to sign up for no more than two sessions!

As always, EVO sessions are free (you usually need only a computer with Internet access and a desire to learn) and open to all, whether or not you are a TESOL member. They carry no academic credit, and participants may choose the level of involvement that works for them.

Mark your calendars now for EVO registration, January 1 – 8. And get ready for an unforgettable experience!

Please share this invitation with your colleagues and e-lists, and thank you for helping us to spread the word!

Christine Bauer-Ramazani

On behalf of the EVO Coordination Team

CFP: Electronic Village 2017

The TESOL CALL-IS is pleased to present the Call for Proposals for the Electronic Village and Technology Showcase at TESOL 2017.


TESOL 2017

March 21-24, 2017

Seattle, Washington, USA

Electronic Village Special Events:


Call for Proposals

Deadline for Submissions: Now Closed

To check the status of your proposal visit: http://call-is.org/ev/status.php



You are invited to submit a proposal for participation in the CALL Interest Section’s Electronic Village (EV) Special Events. More than one proposal from the same individual may be accepted based upon space availability.

Proposals are being accepted in one of the 7 following events:

1. EV Technology Fairs     http://call-is.org/ev/#fairs

  • Presentation Time: 50 minutes total
  • Format: Presenters demonstrate their technology applications in two consecutive 25-minute sessions on one computer station in a presentation format similar to a poster session. After 25 minutes, the session is repeated. Participants attend sessions of their choosing and drop in and out of demonstrations. Demonstrations are informal and preclude highly structured presentations.
  • Event Summary: In the Technology Fairs, teachers or teacher-developers share their use of technology-based and/or Internet-based resources. These resources can be software; Web sites; Mobile devices  or other hardware. Demonstrations may highlight student projects, activities, or curriculum created for students or educators.
  • Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 100-word abstract

2. Mini-workshops     http://call-is.org/ev/#workshops

  • Presentation Time: 90 minutes
  • Format: After a brief demonstration, presenters guide participants in “hands-on” practice. Space is limited to 20 participants. Workshop duration is 90 minutes.
  • Event Summary: Presenters provide experience in adaptation of software and/or hardware for CALL purposes and create products for teaching and learning in a meaningful context relevant for each individual participant. Facilitators provide subject mater expertise and guidance.
  • Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 100-word abstract

3. Developers’ Showcase     http://call-is.org/ev/#showcase

  • Presentation Time: 8-12 minutes of presentation plus 5 minutes of question-and-answer time
  • Format: Presenters have 8 to 12 minutes to demonstrate and/or operate their software and explain its features and applications. A question-and-answer session follows each presentation.
  • Event Summary: The Developers’ Showcase features a variety of unique computer programs and websites specifically designed for English language learning and addresses a variety of skills and strategies ranging from speaking and listening practice to lesson planning and administrative matters.  This event only accepts proposals that are non-commercial and presents original work by the presenter. Unique features, functions, and content are required. Uses of existing software will not be accepted. All submissions must be original work by the presenter and be fully functioning.
  • Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 200-word abstract

4. Mobile Apps for Education Showcase     http://call-is.org/ev/#mobile

  • Presentation Time: 8-12 minutes of presentation plus 5 minutes of question-and-answer time
  • Format: In a “lecture” format, presenters will have approximately ten minutes to demonstrate their “off the rack” application and explain its uses for ESOL classrooms. A question-and-answer session follows each presentation.
  • Event Summary: Foursquare? Twitterific? Yelp? Evernote? Mobile apps turn any handheld device into a language learning tool. Which ones are good for the classroom and how can we best use them? Educational uses of these programs will be demonstrated in the Technology Showcase room.
  • Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 100-word abstract

5. Classroom of the Future     http://call-is.org/ev/#classroom

  • Presentation Time: Sessions will be either 20 or 45 minutes long
  • Format: The format for the Classroom of the Future is varied. Presentations will be either 20 minutes or 45 minutes in length. Presentations should give attendees a glimpse into the future of classroom technology for both traditional and non-traditional settings. The sessions should make every effort to include interactivity, giving attendees opportunities to participate and sample the technology.
  • Event Summary: The Classroom of the Future is a special TESOL initiative started in 2013. The Classroom will be located in the Exhibition Hall and will include a showcase of the future of classroom design, technology, and pedagogy. The sessions may reflect what might be already happening in classrooms across the globe, but have not gone mainstream yet. However, proposals that focus on what might be happening for ELT teaching 5 or 10 years from now are highly encouraged.
  • Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 200-word abstract

6. Hot Topics     http://call-is.org/ev/#hot_topics

  • Presentation Time: 10-20 minutes presentation time plus 10 minutes at very end for questions
  • Format: Presenters will have 10-20 minutes to share their research (time is dependent on how many presenters are assigned to a panel). Panels will include 3-5 presenters. A short question and answer session will follow after all presenters on a panel have shared their research.
  • Event Summary: Hot Topics panels cover topics that are current in the field of CALL. Panelists will share research around a common theme with discussion time left at the end of the panel.
  • Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 200-word abstract

7. On the Cutting Edge: Graduate Student Research Panels     http://call-is.org/ev/#graduate

  • Presentation Time: 15-20 minutes presentation time plus time at very end for questions
  • Format: Presenters will have 15-20 minutes to share their research. Presenters will be grouped into threes to form a panel. A short question and answer session will follow after all presenters on a panel have shared their research.
  • Event Summary: New this year, these graduate student research panels provide graduate students with the opportunity to showcase their research.  Participates will be grouped into similar themes for the panels.
  • Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 200-word abstract

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 http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/108561361/Call_for_Proposals_2017.

Proposals are due by September 4, 2016. 


To see what types of sessions were offered in the past, please go to http://evosessions.pbworks.com/EVO-Previous-Sessions. 

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.