September 2022
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LETTER FROM EVO

Christine Bauer- Ramazani, USA

Dear Friends and Colleagues of the CALL-IS,

Are you ready for an incredible professional growth opportunity that is absolutely free and has been offered absolutely free for over 20 years? Then, make room in your busy schedule for the Electronic Village Online (EVO). EVO is a series of five-week, online sessions that are taking place in 2023 from January 9th to February 12th. During this time, thousands of professionals worldwide converge electronically to teach, learn, and collaborate online. Created in 2000 as a Special Project by the Computer-Assisted Language Learning Interest Section (CALL-IS) of TESOL, EVO continues to be part of the programming of the CALL-IS and Electronic Village events through the annual, free Best of EVO showcase presentations of that year’s sessions. All EVO moderators and trainers are volunteers, and EVO maintains its volunteer and non-commercial nature, prohibiting advertising and commercial sponsorship. For over 20 years, EVO sessions have focused on integrating technology into teaching and learning, and topics have included current and cutting-edge tools and pedagogical applications in the field of TESOL. EVO sessions are like online workshops, as they typically offer weekly live chats (audio/video) to session participants, who then explore the weekly topic in more depth in online discussions and collaborate on projects in a learning management system (LMS). Participants receive badges or a certificate of completion for the work submitted during the session. During the TESOL Convention, EVO session moderators showcase their sessions through live webcasts, offered as part of the programming of the CALL-IS and open to participants worldwide at no charge.

For the upcoming EVO 2023 sessions, EVOis inviting proposals from English teachers to help deliver free online professional development. After proposals have been submitted, the proposal writers will receive professional development as session moderators in online/distance teaching and learning management systems for four weeks, mid-October to mid-November. The timeline and links below offer more details. EVO is looking forward to receiving more proposals to add to its line-up for EVO 2023!


Call for Proposals - Previous sessions - More about EVO

  • Due Date for proposals: 4 September 2022
  • Moderator Professional Development Session: 16 October - 13 November 2022
  • EVO sessions: 9 January - 12 February 2023


Christine Bauer-Ramazani, co-founder of the Electronic Village Online (EVO) and EVO liaison to the CALL-IS of TESOL, is retired from a 45-year teaching and teacher-training career in ESL, Academic English, business, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Curriculum & Syllabus Design in the US and abroad. Having written about and presented on the use of technology in the classroom at national and international conferences, Christine is still active in EVO, preparing another iteration of “Delivering Best Practices in Distance and Blended Courses” for EVO 2023 in January.
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The CALL-IS is inviting you to submit a proposal for the Electronic Village at TESOL 2023. The CFP will be open between September 30 and November 6, 2022.