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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: TESOL 2009 CALL IS Electronic Village sessions, deadline extended to Jan. 9, 2008

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  • Bauer-Ramazani, Christine
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 27, 2008
      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


      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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      TESOL 2009: "Uncharted Mountains, Forging New Pathways"

      March 26-28, 2009, - Denver, Colorado, USA EV FAIRS, HARDWARE FAIRS,

      *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
      popular events!

      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.

      _____EV FAIR_____

      Coordinator: Roger Drury (roger.drury@...

      <mailto:roger.drury@...> <mailto:roger.drury@...

      <mailto:roger.drury@...> >)


      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


      _____HARDWARE FAIR_____

      Coordinator: Randall Davis (eslrandall@...

      <mailto:eslrandall@...> <mailto:eslrandall@...
      <mailto: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

      * 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.

      Please submit your proposal(s) for the Hardware Fairs online at


      _____DEVELOPERS' SHOWCASE_____

      Coordinator: Andrew Bowman (ielc.lab@...

      <mailto:ielc.lab@...> <mailto:ielc.lab@...
      <mailto: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


      Christine Bauer-Ramazani
      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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