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EVO Previous Sessions


Call for Proposals  

Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2020  


Final deadline for proposals: September 13, 2019

No new proposals accepted after extended deadline





The Electronic Village Online 



For five weeks in January-February, participants and ESOL experts engage in collaborative, online discussions or hands-on virtual workshops of professional and scholarly benefit. These five-week sessions allow a fuller development of ideas than is possible in convention sessions.


Co-moderation with several other people is strongly recommended. Session leaders (moderators) need not have previous experience in online teaching. Hands-on training in online discussion management and the use of live virtual chat and audio rooms will take place during our moderators' training session October 13 - November 10, 2019


EVO sessions are sponsored by a TESOL Interest Section or affiliate, an IATEFL Special Interest Group, or other groups or affiliates. Sponsors provide no financial support. If you do not have a sponsor, the Coordination Team can help you find one or more.


For further information, please read: What is EVO and the Mission of EVO.




Also, there's this EVO20 Smore: https://www.smore.com/sbzya-evo20-call-for-proposals


Becoming an EVO moderator


Individuals may propose a session, but we strongly recommend a team of several moderators for each session. At least one moderator should be a TESOL or IATEFL member or member of an affiliate association. Sessions may be on any topic in ESL/EFL (not necessarily about technology) and are free and open to all interested parties. We especially encourage proposals for hands-on workshop sessions involving materials development (whether online or on land) or the exploration of web-based tools or software.The session may follow up on topics from a previous convention or invite pre-discussion of issues or topics in an upcoming convention.


To view descriptions of earlier sessions, including last year's,
please see 
EVO Previous Sessions



How to submit an EVO proposal


This a two step process. The first step is to apply at the Google form

The second step is to make a proposal on the EVO2020Proposals wiki


Step 1 - Prove you're human (and an educator)


  1. Fill out and submit this Google Form (to be sure we are not accepting spammers)
  2. You won't receive an acknowledgement, but once we see your application and know your intentions, we'll expect your application to join the evo2020proposals wiki. You'll receive an acknowledgement then when your application is accepted.


Step 2 - Join the evo2020proposals wiki and start your proposal 


  1. Request permission to edit the proposals wiki so you can add your proposal THERE by visiting this page and requesting to join the EVO2020 Proposals wiki

  2. Please do add a message when you request permission, so we'll know who you are, then allow 24 hours.

  3. While you are waiting, take the time to view proposal that were accepted at EVO Previous Sessions 

  4. When your request is approved, return to EVO2020 Proposals wiki and follow the instructions there.



If you need help in writing your proposal, or are not familiar with PBworks wikis,

please contact any of the EVO Team (addresses below) for assistance. 


Full Name


Nellie Deutsch

nellie.muller.deutsch at gmail.com

Martha Ramirez

contacto at martharamirez.com.co

Mbarek Akaddar

akaddar13 at hotmail.com

Natasa Bozic Grojic

lunas994 at gmail.com

Harshita Kapoor

sw.kapoor at gmail.com

Ayat Tawel

ayatawel at gmail.com

Rose Bard

rosebard at gmail.com

Larisa Olesova

lolesova at gmail.com

Christine Bauer-Ramazani

cbauer-ramazani at smcvt.edu

Carolina Rodriguez Buitrago

crbuitrago at gmail.com

Juliana Diaz 

julianadiaga at gmail.com

Vance Stevens

vancestev at gmail.com

Sheryl McCoy 

n2teaching2 at gmail.com 

Sibel Taskin Simsek

sibelsimsek at sabanciuniv.edu 

Jane Chien

ychien at gmail.com


N.B.: Moderating an EVO session is challenging and time-consuming. We strongly urge you to have at least one co-moderator, if not a team of moderators.


Feel free to forward this Call for Proposals to other e-lists, and thank you for helping us spread the word!

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Call for Participation for #EVO20 Sessions


To be issued on November 25th



EVO information and Updates







The Electronic Village Online Hashtag is:  #evosessions   



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EVO is NOT part of TESOL's Online Certificate Programs and Leadership Training.

 For information about this Certificate program, please visit TESOL's Website at https://www.tesol.org/attend-and-learn/certificate-leadership-programs

 EVO is a Project of TESOL's CALL Interest Section



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