CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR FOUR TESOL 2008 ELECTRONIC VILLAGE SPECIAL EVENTS
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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
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'
***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
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
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.
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:
-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
-Web 2.0 activities, using social networking or SecondLife
Please submit your proposal(s) for the EV Fair online at
_____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
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
Please submit your proposal(s) for the EV Hardware Fair online at
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.
-Working with audio and/or video
-Creating Internet teaching and learning resources
-Developing online collaborative environments
-Teaching with an interactive whiteboard
Please submit your proposal(s) for the EV Mini-workshops online at
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
* Software given away free to promote a commercial interest
Please submit your proposal(s) for the Developers' Showcase online at
More information is available on the TESOL CALL-IS Website:
Submitted on behalf of TESOL's CALL Interest Section