TESOL CALL-IS: Call for Proposals for 2018 Conference

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TESOL 2018

March 27-30, 2018

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Electronic Village Special Events:

Call for Proposals

Deadline for Submissions: September 30th, 2017

http://www.call-is.org/ev/

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 five events:

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

Mini-workshops

    http://call-is.org/ev/#workshops

Presentation Time:

  • 90 minutes

Format:

  • After a brief demonstration, presenters guide participants in “hands-on” practice. Space is limited to about 15 participants. Workshop duration is 90 minutes.

Event Summary:

  • Presenters provide experience in adaptation of software and/or hardware for CALL purposes and create products 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

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

Mobile Apps for Education Showcase

    http://call-is.org/ev/#mobile

Presentation Time:

  • 8-12 minutes of presentation plus 5 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 question-and-answer session follows each presentation.

Event Summary:

  • Foursquare? Twitterific? Yelp? Evernote? 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

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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