EVO Is One Of The Best Opportunities For Free Online ESL Teacher Professional Development

EVO Is One Of The Best Opportunities For Free Online ESL Teacher Professional Development

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The Electronic Village Online is an annual event that’s on The Best Places For ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers To Get Online Professional Development list, and it’s that time again.

Here’s their announcement:

EVO sessions Jan. 9 – Feb. 12, 2023 

Registration: Jan. 1 – 8, 2023

We are proud to issue the Call for Participation for the Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2023, Jan. 9 – Feb. 12, 2023. This year EVO23 is dedicated to the loving memory of Vance Stevens. As a project of TESOL’s Computer-Assisted Language Learning Interest Section (CALL-IS), EVO has been offering free, open online professional development sessions and workshops to teachers of English around the globe for 20 years.

For five weeks in January and February, TESOL experts and participants from around the world converge electronically to teach, learn, and collaborate online. 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.

Sessions are free and open to anyone around the globe. It is not necessary to be a TESOL or IATEFL member nor to attend the TESOL Convention in order to participate. All you need is access to the Internet. The sessions carry no academic credit, and participants may choose the level of involvement that works for them.

This year, we are pleased to offer 17 five-week sessions with the EVO23 Kick-off event on January 8, 2022 at 2 PM UTC (Check your timezone). Register in advance for this meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkc–tqDIqHdB2xCHEUZvo2hF3gGE48Kxx.   

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information  about joining the meeting.

Please inform your colleagues about this unparalleled professional development opportunity! For descriptions and abstracts of all sessions, visit the Call for Participation at http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/151160994/Call_for_Participation-EVO2023-In-Loving-Memory-of-Vance-Stevens.  


SESSIONS for EVO 2023 — Share this Call for Participation! 

  1. Delivering Best Practices for Distance and Blended Courses

  2. Developing Learning Habits

  3. EVO_Minecraft_MOOC_2023

  4. Flipped Learning in Language Teaching 2023 

  5. Grammar_for_TESOL

  6. Immersive Learning Experiences in the Metaverse 

  7. Language Assessment Literacy for Practitioners 

  8. Language Teacher Agency in the Classrooms 

  9. Learner Engagement through Virtual Apps

  10. Mentoring Teacher-Research 

  11. Mindfulness Awareness Practice 

  12. Moodle for Teachers – Learn to Teach Online  

  13. Teaching EFL to Young Learners 

  14. Technology for Spoken English

  15. Tools for Student Collaboration

  16. Translanguaging Pedagogies in TESOL

  17. Video Based Mobile Learning 

To register for a session between January 1 and 8, 2023, please fill in the EVO 2023 Registration and Updates Form so that you can receive reminders to register for an EVO23 Session/Course from January 1 – 8, 2023 and get updates (We will not use/share your data other than for the purpose of the reminders). EVO sessions can be time-consuming, so we encourage you to sign up for no more than two sessions!  

Mark your calendars now for EVO sessions January 9 – February 12 and get ready for an unforgettable experience!

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