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CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR FOUR TESOL 2008 ELECTRONIC VILLAGE SPECIAL EVENTS

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  • Christine Bauer-Ramazani
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      Apologies if you receive this multiple times!

      Consider sharing your experience with others in the TESOL CALL IS
      Electronic Village. Below is a description of events in the EV. You
      can also find the information at this link: <http://www.call-
      is.org/moodle/> Deadline for submissions: January 4, 2008 If you
      submit by December 7, 2007, you will get an early decision by January
      1st.
      _______________________________________

      CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR FOUR TESOL 2008 ELECTRONIC VILLAGE SPECIAL
      EVENTS TESOL 2008:
      April 2-5, 2008
      New York Hilton & Sheraton New York
      New York, New York, USA
      EV FAIRS, EV MINI-WORKSHOPS, Ask the CALL Experts and DEVELOPERS'
      SHOWCASE

      ***DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: January 4, 2008*** If you submit by
      December 7, 2007, you will get an early decision by January 1st.

      You are invited to submit a proposal for participation in one or more
      of these TESOL 2008 CALL Interest Section Special Events. You are
      welcome to submit proposals to more than one event, and it is
      possible to have more than one proposal accepted (depending on space
      availability and quality of the submission). Windows and Macintosh
      equipment will be available at no charge, along with CD ROM Drives,
      Internet connections, and (for the Showcase, EV Hardware Fair and EV
      Mini-Workshops) projection equipment. Plan to bring a minimum of 100
      handouts per Fair/Showcase acceptance slot since these are very
      popular events!

      WHAT HAPPENS AT THE FAIRS:
      Presenters have approximately 20-30 minutes to demonstrate their
      material on 1-2 computer(s) without projection equipment in a
      presentation format similar to a "poster session." Participants walk
      around the EV, dropping in and out of demonstrations, thus precluding
      highly structured presentations. A demonstration may be repeated a
      second time (an additional 20 to 30 minutes), if interest warrants
      and space allows.

      WHAT HAPPENS AT THE HARDWARE FAIR:
      The Hardware Fair is a variant of the regular fairs, where presenters
      will demonstrate their material for 20-30 minute intervals, so people
      can go around the room and see the event multiple times. The
      variation is that presentations will be on devices which may or may
      not include computers, but may also interact with them in some way
      (see description below for suggested items).

      WHAT HAPPENS AT THE MINI-WORKSHOPS:
      One presenter introduces a topic to a small group of workshop
      participants. The workshop is "hands-on" in a computer lab setting.
      Each workshop - with instruction and "hands-on" practice - lasts 90
      minutes.

      WHAT HAPPENS AT THE SHOWCASE:
      A selected group of presenters will demonstrate their software or
      application for 8 to 12 minutes each. A brief question and answer
      session follows each presentation.

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      _____EV FAIRS_____
      Coordinator: Paula Emmert Email: emmert4@...
      WHAT IS IT? This year's EV Fairs combines internet applications and
      on computer applications. In the EV Fairs, teachers or teachers-
      developers share their use of computer-based resources. These
      resources can be software (PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Excel, Focus
      on Grammar, Word Attack, Skype, etc.) or websites (presenter-made or
      public like CNN.com, Yahoo! Groups, an online concordancer, etc.).
      Demonstrations may highlight student projects, activities or
      curriculum created for students or educators. Examples:
      -Email projects
      -Lesson plan archives for teachers
      -Vocabulary worksheets using an online thesaurus
      -Skimming/scanning activities using a local newspaper webpage
      -Research/writing exercises for investigating Internet hoaxes
      -Vocabulary flashcards using iFlash on an iPod
      -A descriptive writing activity combined with HyperStudio
      illustrations
      -Web 2.0 activities, using social networking or SecondLife
      PROPOSALS
      Please submit your proposal(s) for the EV Fair online at
      http://www.langconcepts.net/ev2008.html

      _____EV Hardware Fair_____
      Coordinator: Greg Kessler Email: kessler@...
      Do you have an innovative, effective or otherwise interesting
      instructional activity that utilizes hardware other than a
      conventional computer? Do your students use hardware in an
      interesting way? If so, why not share it with others in the EV
      Hardware Fair. Presenters will be located at stations around the
      Electronic Village demonstrating use of specific kinds of hardware
      like:
      -handheld devices
      -cameras
      -portable technologies
      -smartboards
      -clickers
      -ELMOs
      -MP3 players
      -cell phones
      It is suggested that you bring your own small hardware (as in hand
      held device, camera or cell phone) or ask the company (like Smart) to
      send you a loaner for the larger equipment (like interactive
      whiteboards) to demonstrate at the workshop (they are usually good
      about this). Some responsibility for hardware by the presenter will
      be needed.

      PROPOSALS
      Please submit your proposal(s) for the EV Hardware Fair online at
      http://www.langconcepts.net/ev2008.html

      _____EV MINI-WORKSOHPS_____
      Coordinator: Laurie Moody Email: LMoody@...

      WHAT ARE MINI-WORKSHOPS? The EV Mini-workshops are limited-seating
      ticketed events that provide hands-on experience. Participants gain
      experience in adaptation of software and/or hardware for CALL
      purposes and create products for teaching and learning.

      Examples:
      -Movie Making
      -Working with audio and/or video
      -Creating Internet teaching and learning resources
      -Developing online collaborative environments
      -Teaching with an interactive whiteboard
      PROPOSALS
      Please submit your proposal(s) for the EV Mini-workshops online at
      http://www.langconcepts.net/ev2008.html

      _____DEVELOPERS' SHOWCASE_____
      Coordinator: Andrew Bowman Email: ielc.lab@...
      WHAT IS IT? The Developers' Showcase is one of several ways in which
      the CALL-IS disseminates information about computers and computer-
      assisted instruction to the ESL/EFL professional community. The
      Showcase provides an opportunity for the designers of ESL/EFL
      software to display their work, and for potential users, software
      developers, and marketers to examine and react to it. We especially
      welcome projects produced by teachers for their own students or
      projects produced under development grants.

      This Showcase includes materials in the following two categories:
      1. disk-based software, including floppy-disk, hard disk, and CD-ROMs.
      2. web-based software, including both programs that can be accessed
      directly from the web and those that can be downloaded.

      The Showcase is not a commercial venue. Only work that is not yet on
      the market will be considered.
      The following types of software are not acceptable for the Showcase:
      * Software that is already contracted with a publisher
      * Software that has been offered for sale independently, or which the
      presenter plans to sell independently, including by subscription or
      as shareware
      * Software given away free to promote a commercial interest

      PROPOSALS
      Please submit your proposal(s) for the Developers' Showcase online at
      http://www.langconcepts.net/ev2008.html

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      More information is available on the TESOL CALL-IS Website:
      http://www.call-is.org/moodle/

      Submitted on behalf of TESOL's CALL Interest Section
      Christine Bauer-Ramazani
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