CALL-IS Electronic Village Events (2018)

Call for Proposals

Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2017
You are invited to submit a proposal for participation in one or more of the CALL Interest Section's Electronic Village Special Events. More than one proposal from the same individual may be accepted based upon space availability.

Click on an event for a detailed description and link to a proposal submission form.

Technology Fairs
Mini-Workshops
Developers' Showcase
Mobile Apps for Education Showcase
Graduate Student Presentations

Equipment:
The following technology will be available at no charge:
  • PCs and Macintosh computers (please specify when submitting proposals)
  • Microphones
  • Internet connections
  • Projection equipment for Developers' Showcase, Mini-Workshops, and Mobile Apps for Education

For presentations requiring mobile devices or other hardware, the presenter is responsible for supplying the required equipment. Presenters are welcome to bring their own equipment (e.g. laptops, digital cameras, mobile devices, etc.); however, the Electronic Village cannot guarantee compatibility with our projection equipment or Internet connections. For the Mobile Apps for Education Showcase, presenters will be able to display their mobile device screens to the audience. However, some applications may be reliant on the convention center wi-fi — please be prepared with screenshots in case of difficulties.

Handouts:
It is recommended that presenters of accepted proposals bring 20-30 copies of presentation handouts for Technology Fairs, Developers' Showcase, and Mobile Apps for Education Showcase. For Mini-Workshops, prepare materials for 20 participants maximum. Before your presentation, please consider creating an online version of your handout, uploading a copy to the appropriate area on the CALL-IS website, or adding an online version of your handout to the CALL-IS library in the TESOL CALL-IS Community.
TECHNOLOGY FAIRS

The Technology Fairs are informal demonstrations where teachers or teacher-developers share their use of technology resources. (*Note: No projection equipment is available.)

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.

Here's what happens at Technology Fairs:
In the Technology Fairs, teachers or teacher-developers share their use of technology-based and/or Internet-based resources. These resources can be software (PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Excel, Skype, etc.); Web sites (presenter-made or public such as CNN.com, Yahoo! Groups, online concordancers, wikis, Web 2.0 tools, etc.); Mobile devices (tablets, smart phones, SMS, mobile applications, etc.) or other hardware (digital cameras, MP3 players, clickers, etc.). Demonstrations may highlight student projects, activities, or curriculum created for students or educators.

Examples:
  • Audio/Video projects (podcasting/vodcasting)
  • Lesson plan archives for teachers
  • Activities using authentic resources accessed online
  • Research/Writing exercises
  • Writing activities using wikis/blogs
  • Web 2.0 activities using social networking sites
  • Applications for learning and content management systems such as Moodle and Psych Open Source

Abstract:
Your 100-word abstract should describe the resource, project, or procedure you'll be demonstrating. You should describe the plan for your demonstration as well as indicate that you can complete your plan within the specified time frame.

Summary for the Program Book:
Your 50-word summary should describe the main purpose of the presentation and what you expect attendees to gain by attending.

Coordinator: Claudio Fleury, José Antônio da Silva (
ev-fair@call-is.org)

You may submit your proposal for the Technology Fairs >> here.

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MINI-WORKSHOPS

The mini-workshops offer "hands-on" practice to a small group of participants and focus on the use of a particular software application or internet-based resource. These workshops incorporate tasks and activities for participants to experience and practice the resources in meaningful contexts.

Format:
After a brief demonstration, presenters guide participants in "hands-on" practice. Space is limited to 15 - 20 participants. Workshop duration is 90 minutes.

Here's what happens at Mini-Workshops:
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.

Examples include the following:
  • Social networking
  • Activities using Web 2.0 tools
  • Working with multiple-media (mashups)
  • Activities that promote skills integration
  • Creation of Internet teaching and learning resources
  • Developing online collaborative environments
  • Student-generated activities/projects
  • Mobile devices/apps for language learning

Abstract:
Your 150-word abstract should describe the resource, project/product participants will create, and procedure you'll be demonstrating. Please include a description of the plan for your demonstration as well as indicate that you can complete your plan within the specified time frame.

Summary for the Program Book:
Your 50-word summary should describe the main purpose of the presentation and what you expect attendees to gain by attending.

Coordinator: Sandy Wagner (
ev-mini@call-is.org)

You may submit your proposal for the Mini-Workshops >> here.

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DEVELOPERS' SHOWCASE

The Developers' Showcase is an opportunity for ESOL teachers and curriculum/course designers to demonstrate new and original computer applications and/or Web sites.

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.

Here's what happens at the Developers' Showcase:
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 proposals that are non-commercial and presents original work by the presenter. Unique features, functions, and content are required. Uses of existing software (e.g. social media sites, PowerPoint, Google+, etc.) will not be accepted. All submissions must be original work by the presenter and be fully functioning. The Showcase includes materials in the following formats:
  • Web-based software, including both programs that can be accessed directly from the Web and those that can be downloaded
  • CD-ROM or DVDs
  • Mobile applications

The following types of software are not acceptable for the Showcase:
  • Software that is already contracted with a publisher
  • Software that has been offered for sale independently
  • Software given away free to promote a commercial interest

Abstract:
Your 200-word abstract should describe the resource, project, or procedure you'll be demonstrating. You should describe the plan for your demonstration as well as indicate that you can complete your plan within the specified time frame. All submissions must include a screenshot of your application. Please email the JPG or PNG file to the event coordinator.

Summary for the Program Book:
Your 50-word summary should describe the main purpose of the presentation and what you expect attendees to gain by attending.

Coordinator: Andy Bowman (
ev-ds@call-is.org)

You may submit your proposal for the Developers' Showcase >> here.

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MOBILE APPS FOR EDUCATION SHOWCASE

The Mobile Apps for Education session provides ESOL teachers with the opportunity to demonstrate pedagogical uses for their favorite mobile applications.

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.

Here's what happens at Mobile Apps for Education Showcase:
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 best use them? Educational uses of these programs will be demonstrated in the Technology Showcase room.

Abstract:
Your 100-word abstract should describe the resource, project, or procedure you'll be demonstrating. You should describe the plan for your demonstration as well as indicate that you can complete your plan within the specified time frame.

Summary for the Program Book:
Your 50-word summary should describe the main purpose of the presentation and what you expect attendees to gain by attending.

Coordinators: Audra Anjum and Tom Robb (
ev-mae@call-is.org)

You may submit your proposal for Mobile Apps for Education >> here.

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On the Cutting Edge: Graduate Student Research Panels

The graduate student research panels are a new initiative by the CALL Interest Section to provide a space for graduate students to share their research with others in the field.

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.

Abstract:
Your 200-word abstract should describe your project. You should include supporting details and examples as well as indicate that you can complete your plan within the specified time frame.

Summary for the Program Book:
Your 50-word summary should describe the main purpose of the presentation and what you expect attendees to gain by attending.

Coordinator: Stephanie Korslund (
ev-grad@call-is.org)

You may submit your proposal for On the Cutting Edge: Graduate Student Research >> here.