Posted on behalf of John Madden, Past Chair of CALL-IS
Dear fellow Webheads:
The deadline for EV Fairs, the Hardware Fair and Developer's Showcase at
the TESOL 2009 Convention has been extended to Jan. 9, 2009.
Mini-workshop submissions are closed. If you have something to share,
please consider submitting it.
The updated CFP is below.
Thanks for reading!
John P. Madden, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, TESL
Department of English
CALL IS Past Chair -- 2008-2009
St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud, MN
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR FOUR TESOL 2009 ELECTRONIC VILLAGE SPECIAL EVENTS
TESOL 2009: "Uncharted Mountains, Forging New Pathways"
March 26-28, 2009, - Denver, Colorado, USA EV FAIRS, HARDWARE FAIRS,
and DEVELOPERS' SHOWCASE
*DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Extended to Jan. 9, 2009 for EV Fairs,
Hardware Fair, Developer's Showcase. Mini-Workshops submissions are
You are invited to submit a proposal for participation in one or more of
these TESOL 2009 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) projection equipment. Plan to bring a minimum of
100 handouts per Fair/Showcase acceptance slot since these are very
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE EV 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 FAIRS: A 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 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: Roger Drury (roger.drury@...
WHAT ARE EV FAIRS?
In the EV Fairs, teachers or teachers-developers share their use of
computer-based and/or internet-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
* A descriptive writing activity combined with HyperStudio
* Web 2.0 activities, using social networking or SecondLife
Please submit your proposal(s) for the EV Fairs online at
Coordinator: Randall Davis (eslrandall@...
> >) WHAT ARE HARDWARE FAIRS?
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
* portable technologies
* 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.
Please submit your proposal(s) for the Hardware Fairs online at
Coordinator: Andrew Bowman (ielc.lab@...
> >) WHAT IS THE DEVELOPERS' SHOWCASE?
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
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
Please submit your proposal(s) for the Developers' Showcase online at
Program Coordinator, UIELSP Grant
Applied Linguistics Department phone: 802-654-2642
Saint Michael's College fax: 802-654-2595
One Winooski Park
Colchester, VT 05439-0253
web site: academics.smcvt.edu/cbauer-ramazani/
online CALL course:
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