CFP: TESOL 2007 Electronic Village Special Events
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR THREE TESOL 2007 ELECTRONIC VILLAGE SPECIAL
TESOL 2007: "Spanning the Globe: Tides of Change"
March 21-24, 2007
Seattle, Washington, USA
EV FAIRS, EV MINI-WORKSHOPS, and DEVELOPERS' SHOWCASE
***DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: January 31, 2007***
You are invited to submit a proposal for participation in one or more
of these TESOL 2007 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 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
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:
One presenter at a time demonstrates her/his program. Seating is
provided for the audience.
Coordinator: Paula Emmert Email: emmert4@...
WHAT IS IT? This year's EV Fairs combines two previous events: the
Internet Fairs and Applications Fairs. In the new 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 illustrations
Please submit your proposal(s) for the EV Fair online at
Coordinator: Sophie Ioannou-Georgiou Email: yiansoph@...
WHAT IS IT? The EV Mini-workshops are intended to be limited seating
events for hands-on workshops where participants gain experience in
adaptation of standard software for CALL purposes. Participants have
the opportunity to create a product or gain depth in use of software.
-Working with audio and/or video
-Setting up a Moodle
-Using Hot Potatoes to create online quizzes
-Improving PowerPoint skills
Please submit your proposal(s) for the EV Mini-workshops online at
Coordinator: Sookhee Kim Plotkin Email: sookhee.plotkin@...
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
* Software given away free to promote a commercial interest
Please submit your proposal(s) for the Developers' Showcase online at
http://www.langconcepts.net/ev2007.html or contact Sookhee Kim Plotkin
More information is available on the TESOL CALL-IS Website: