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This is the kickoff for a course to introduce faculty and interested staff at Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, to Electronic Village Online, a series of professional development sessions put on by ...

This is the kickoff for a course to introduce faculty and interested staff at Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, to Electronic Village Online, a series of professional development sessions put on by teachers and sponsored annually by TESOL CALL-IS since 2000. The course covers essential skills and tools needed for participation in EVO.

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    • YOU can participate in Electronic Village Online, free Professional Development Sessions Sponsored by TESOL CALL-IS January 11 - February 21, 2010 Presentation by Vance Stevens at Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi AUP (Dept.) January 10, 2010
    • Essential URLs for this presentation
      • Notes for the presentation http://tinyurl.com/21centuryskills4pdo
      • This slide show uploaded to http://slideshare.net/vances
      • Sessions are FREE to anyone
      • You DON’T have to be a TESOL member to participate
    • What is EVO?
      • Free professional development sessions FOR teachers
      • Created and mounted BY volunteer teachers
      • Sponsored by TESOL (and CALL-IS)
      • Focus on
        • ESOL
        • Language teaching
        • Educational technology in general (e.g. digital images, video)
        • Other pedagogical issues (e.g. accessibility)
    • Philosophy of EVO
      • From Stephen Downes, WiAOC 2007 http://www.slideshare.net/Downes/personal-learning-the-web-20-way
        • To teach is to
          • Model
          • Demonstrate
        • To Learn is to
          • Practice
          • Reflect
    • Why is EVO so good?
      • Dedicated training and preparation of moderators
        • October - Call for Moderator participation
        • October-November - Moderator training sessions
        • early December
          • Sessions must have viable syllabus and outcomes, adhere to minimal standards
          • Peer reviewed and only then accepted
      • Experience and scaffolding
        • 10 years: each year since 2000
        • Inculcate 21 st century teaching methodologies
    • Timeline for participants
      • January 4-10, 2010 Registration for sessions listed at: http://evosessions.pbworks.com/Call_for_Participation2010
      • January 10, 2010 at noon GMT (4pm UAE) Live webcast kickoff at http://webheadsinaction.org/live
      • January 11 – February 21, 2010 EVO sessions
        • Can be as intensive as you wish
        • Limit yourself to one or two sessions
      • March 24-27, 2010 TESOL Conference in Boston
    • What do you do in EVO sessions?
      • Almost all start with an email list, usually Yahoo Groups – http://yahoogroups.com
      • Many have Nings – http://ning.com
      • Most use wikis ; e.g. http://pbworks.com or http://docs.google.com
      • Many use microblogging ; e.g. http://twitter.com
      • Many socially bookmark URLs using http://delicious.com or http://diigo.com
      • Most encourage reflective blogs ; e.g. http://blogger.com
    • Friendly to newcomers
      • EVO moderators have all learned from one another
      • Some sessions cater to newcomers; especially Becoming a Webhead http://evosessions.pbworks.com/baw2010
      • Support continually available
        • Community-based learning
        • Both live and synchronous help
        • Attitude of sharing, scaffolding, enjoyment in, enthusiasm for learning
    • Won’t you try it out? Hope to see you there, Vance Stevens http://adVancEducation.blogspot.com