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Leadership Updates
LETTER FROM THE PAST CHAIR
Christine Bauer-Ramazani, Applied Linguistics Department, St. Michael’s College

Dear CALLIS Newsletter Readers and Interest Section Members,

As immediate past chair of the CALLIS and events coordinator of the Electronic Village (EV) at the 2011 TESOL Convention in New Orleans, I would like to invite you to review and participate in the excellent line-up of programming we will be offering in the Electronic Village, all free of charge and included in your TESOL registration. Sessions will be held in both the Electronic Village and the adjacent Technology Showcase room. The EV room will host the always-popular EV Fairs, expanded to nine slots including an afternoon session, thanks to the large number of proposals submitted. In addition, you will be able to sign up for five Mini-Workshops, drop in for advice on CALL-related questions during our Ask Us sessions, see presentations at the Hardware and Mobile Technology Fair, and attend favorite sessions of past EV Fairs during theEV Fair Classics. We are again offering a special session, CALL for Newcomers, this year separated into two events—an introduction to CALL, followed by hands-on application in the EV. The Webmasters’ Workshop rounds out our programming in the EV.

The Technology Showcase room will host several of the main sessions offered by the TESOL interest sections, including the Academic Session of the CALLIS as well as InterSection sessions of the CALLISwith Elementary Education, Higher Education, and Materials Writers. These sessions will be webcast from the TESOL convention, so please watch for further announcements. In recognition of the increasing popularity of mobile technology we have established a new showcase event, Mobile Apps for Education, in addition to the Developers’ Showcase. Also new this year will be two sessions with presentations on the TESOL Resource Center.

Please join us for the CALLIS Open Business Meeting in the Technology Showcase on Thursday, March 16, at our new time, 6:15-7:15 p.m., or participate in it via webcast. We will be electing new Steering Committee members for the CALLIS and invite newcomers to get involved in the CALLIS as EV planning team members. Please check out the At a Glance: Electronic Village & Technology Showcase Events and Schedule, 2011 at http://call-is.org/EV-Tech2011_descriptions.pdf.

Christine, cbauer-ramazani@smcvt.edu

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