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YOU can Participate in Electronic Village Online


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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 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

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Essential URLs for this presentation <ul><li>Notes for the presentation </li></ul><ul><li>This slide show uploaded to </li></ul><ul><li>Sessions are FREE to anyone </li></ul><ul><li>You DON’T have to be a TESOL member to participate </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is EVO? <ul><li>Free professional development sessions FOR teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Created and mounted BY volunteer teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsored by TESOL (and CALL-IS) </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ESOL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational technology in general (e.g. digital images, video) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other pedagogical issues (e.g. accessibility) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Philosophy of EVO <ul><li>From Stephen Downes, WiAOC 2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To teach is to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Model </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To Learn is to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reflect </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Why is EVO so good? <ul><li>Dedicated training and preparation of moderators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>October - Call for Moderator participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>October-November - Moderator training sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>early December </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sessions must have viable syllabus and outcomes, adhere to minimal standards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Peer reviewed and only then accepted </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Experience and scaffolding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 years: each year since 2000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inculcate 21 st century teaching methodologies </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Timeline for participants <ul><li>January 4-10, 2010 Registration for sessions listed at: </li></ul><ul><li>January 10, 2010 at noon GMT (4pm UAE) Live webcast kickoff at </li></ul><ul><li>January 11 – February 21, 2010 EVO sessions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be as intensive as you wish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limit yourself to one or two sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>March 24-27, 2010 TESOL Conference in Boston </li></ul>
  7. 7. What do you do in EVO sessions? <ul><li>Almost all start with an email list, usually Yahoo Groups – </li></ul><ul><li>Many have Nings – </li></ul><ul><li>Most use wikis ; e.g. or </li></ul><ul><li>Many use microblogging ; e.g. </li></ul><ul><li>Many socially bookmark URLs using or </li></ul><ul><li>Most encourage reflective blogs ; e.g. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Friendly to newcomers <ul><li>EVO moderators have all learned from one another </li></ul><ul><li>Some sessions cater to newcomers; especially Becoming a Webhead </li></ul><ul><li>Support continually available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community-based learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Both live and synchronous help </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attitude of sharing, scaffolding, enjoyment in, enthusiasm for learning </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Won’t you try it out? Hope to see you there, Vance Stevens