If you’re a teacher reading this, or you’re just really excited about education, there’s a very cool thing that happens each year online.
The Electronic Village Online (EVO) is a forum that provides free professional development to anybody who wants to show up. The emphasis will be on second language teaching, but I’m sure there are others who could benefit…
I’m looking seriously at taking the MineCraft session. It has a $28 fee to buy the software. If I do this, I’ll learn how to create learning environments with specific learning targets.
Links are below.
> The Call for Participation for the Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2016 is now public! A project of TESOL’s Computer-Assisted Language Learning Interest Section (CALL-IS), the EVO has been offering free, open online professional development workshops to teachers of English around the globe since 2001.
>> This year, there are fourteen five-week sessions to choose from, including flipped learning, teaching pronunciation, using Moodle, creating electronic textbooks, supporting DREAMers, understanding copyright, and more. Most of the activity is asynchronous, so you can participate when it is convenient for you. For a complete listing and abstracts, visit the Call for
>> Participation at http://evosessions.pbworks.com.
>> All EVO sessions are free (you usually need only a computer with Internet access and a desire to learn) and open to all, whether or not you are a TESOL member. They carry no academic credit, and participants may choose the level of involvement that works for them.
>> Registration for the sessions will take place from January 3 to January 10, 2016. Sessions begin with a kick-off webcast on January 10 at 14.00 GMT and continue until February 14. To register for a session, follow the instructions on that session’s page (Session pages are linked to the CfP.). EVO sessions can be time-consuming, so for your own good, we encourage you to sign up for no more than two sessions!
>> Nina Liakos
>> On behalf of the EVO2016 Coordination Team