Call For Proposals: Electronic Village and Technology Showcase at TESOL 2019

Dear myTESOL Community,

The TESOL CALL-IS is pleased to present the Call for Proposals for the Electronic Village and Technology Showcase at TESOL 2019.  Please re-post and re-share the following Call for Proposals to all interested parties:

TESOL 2019
March 13-15, 2019
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Electronic Village Special Events:
Call for Proposals
Deadline for Submissions: October 17, 2018

 

You are invited to submit a proposal for participation in the CALL Interest Section’s Electronic Village (EV) Special Events. More than one proposal from the same individual may be accepted based upon space availability.

 

Proposals are being accepted in the following six events:

 

  1. EV Technology Fairs     http://call-is.org/ev/#fairs
  • Presentation Time: 50 minutes total
  • Format: Presenters demonstrate their technology applications in two consecutive 25-minute sessions on one computer station in a presentation format similar to a poster session. After 25 minutes, the session is repeated. Participants attend sessions of their choosing and drop in and out of demonstrations. Demonstrations are informal and preclude highly structured presentations.
  • Event Summary: In the Technology Fairs, teachers or teacher-developers share their use of technology-based and/or internet-based resources. These resources can be software, websites, mobile devices or other hardware. Demonstrations may highlight student projects, activities, or curriculum created for students or educators.
  • Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 100-word abstract

 

  1. Mini-workshops http://call-is.org/ev/#workshops
  • Presentation Time: 90 minutes
  • Format: After a brief explanation/demonstration, presenters guide participants in “hands-on” practice. Space is limited to 15-20 participants. Workshop duration is 90 minutes.
  • Event Summary: Presenters provide experience and guidance in the adaptation of software and hardware, or technology application for CALL purposes to create a product for teaching and learning in a meaningful context relevant for each individual participant. Facilitators provide subject matter expertise and guidance.
  • Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 150-word abstract

 

  1. Developers’ Showcase     http://call-is.org/ev/#showcase
  • Presentation Time: 8-12 minutes of presentation plus 5 minutes of question-and-answer time
  • Format: Presenters have 8 to 12 minutes to demonstrate and/or operate their software and explain its features and applications. A question-and-answer session follows each presentation.
  • Event Summary: The Developers’ Showcase features a variety of unique computer programs and websites specifically designed for English language learning and addresses a variety of skills and strategies ranging from speaking and listening practice to lesson planning and administrative matters.  This event only accepts non-commercial proposals that present original work by the presenter. Unique features, functions, and content are required. Uses of existing software will not be accepted. All submissions must be original work by the presenter and be fully functioning.
  • Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 200-word abstract

 

  1. Mobile Apps for Education Showcase     http://call-is.org/ev/#mobile
  • Presentation Time: 8-10 minutes of presentation plus 2 minutes of question-and-answer time
  • Format: In a “lecture” format, presenters will have approximately ten minutes to demonstrate their “off the rack” application and explain its uses for ESOL classrooms. A brief question-and-answer session follows each presentation.
  • Event Summary: Kahoot? Socrative? ClassDojo? CoSpaces? Mobile apps turn any handheld device into a language learning tool. Which ones are good for the classroom and how can we use them most effectively? Educational uses of these programs will be demonstrated in the Technology Showcase room.
  • Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 100-word abstract

 

  1. Hot Topics     http://call-is.org/ev/#hot_topics
  • Presentation Time: 10-20 minutes presentation time plus 10 minutes at very end for questions
  • Format: Presenters will have 10-20 minutes to share their research (time is dependent on how many presenters are assigned to a panel). Panels will include 3-5 presenters. A short question and answer session will follow after all presenters on a panel have shared their research.
  • Event Summary: Hot Topic panels cover topics that are current in the field of CALL. Panelists will share research around a common theme with discussion time left at the end of the panel.
  • Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 200-word abstract

 

  1. On the Cutting Edge: Graduate Student Research Panels     http://call-is.org/ev/#graduate
  • Presentation Time: 15-20 minutes presentation time plus time at very end for questions
  • Format: Presenters will have 15-20 minutes to share their research. Presenters will be grouped into threes to form a panel. A short question and answer session will follow after all presenters on a panel have shared their research.
  • Event Summary: Graduate Student Research Panels provide graduate students with the opportunity to showcase their research.  Participants will be grouped into similar themes for the panels.
  • Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 200-word abstract
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Members of this group might be interested in the 2018 Annual Conference of the Online Language Learning Research Network (OLLReN) which will be held this Thursday, October 4th.  The conference is free. There is no need to register in advance. You can watch just one of the presentations or stay all day.

The conference includes a talk by past TESOL Presidents Denise Murray and MaryAnn Christison as well as presentations by many others from a wide variety of international contexts.

You can find the schedule and more information here: LibGuides: OLLReN Annual Online Conference: 2018 Annual Conference  Scroll down the page to find complete information about the sessions.

Note that times of presentations are given in UK (universal) time. Be sure to convert to your own time zone to avoid disappointment!

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Joe McVeigh
Adjunct Professor of TESOL
Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, Vermont, U.S.A.
Independent Consultant
Middlebury, Vermont, USA
www.joemcveigh.org
@JoeMcVeigh

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