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PANEL DISCUSSION: EVO's global training camp

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PANEL DISCUSSION: EVO's global training camp

Time: April 22, 2010 from 1pm to 2:30pm
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Organized By: Heike Philp
Latest Activity: Apr 26, 2010

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Thursday, 22 April 2010 - 1pm GMT (2pm London Time)
Hawaii 3am, Los Angeles 6am, New York 9am, London 2pm, Paris 3pm, Dubai 5pm, New Delhi 6:30pm, Beijing 9pm, Tokyo 10pm, Sydney 11pm
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Every year for 6 weeks starting mid January, the Internet buzzes with activities. Many hundreds of language teachers engage and train at the free-of-charge online training camp called EVO - Electronic Village Online.

What is absolutely amazing and truly mindblowing is that this workshop is organized and conducted by more than 60 moderators completely free of charge, is superbly organized and the training is of extremely high quality - and it is completely focused on language learning with technology.

Moderator Marisa Constantinides, CELT, Greece Panelists Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, Prof. emeritus Vance Stevens, Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi
Evelyn Izquierdo, Universidad Central de Venezuela

About Elizabeth Hanson-Smith
Professor emeritus at CSU, Sacramento, where she ran the graduate TESOL Program, Dr. Elizabeth Hanson-Smith is lead designer of the Oxford Picture Dictionary Interactive and pedagogical consultant for Live Action English Interactive. She wrote Constructing the Paragraph, a tutorial for composition, offered free online. On the Coordination Team of the Electronic Village Online, she is a past chair of TESOL CALL IS. Author of many articles on CALL pedagogy, her books include Learning Languages through Technology (co-edited with Sarah Rilling, 2007), and CALL Environments, 2nd ed. (co-edited with Joy Egbert, 2007), both available from TESOL Publications. Her website, Computers for Education, and blog offer many free resources for teachers. She has belonged to Webheads in Action since 2002.

About Vance Stevens
Vance Stevens teaches computing at Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi. After 20 years as lecturer in English language, doubling as CALL specialist and coordinator, he worked 2 years in ESL software development in California, then returned to the Middle East as educational technology consultant and CALL coordinator for a language institute in Abu Dhabi. There he founded the online community Webheads,, resulting in involvement in many community-based online professional development endeavors which have formed the basis of his professional development life this past decade. There's more about Vance at, and he blogs at

About Evelyn Izquierdo
Evelyn Izquierdo is an ESP/ EAP at the the School of Education of Universidad Central de Venezuela and holds a master degree in EFL, and I has been interested in online activities after becoming a Webhead in February 2005. As a co-founder of Avealmec (the Venezuelan CALL Association), teacher trainer and scholarship winner she attended WorldCALL 2008 to represent Venezuela in Japan. Evelyn is also a member of the Distance Education Committee of the School of Education – UCV, the ICT representative of the Modern Languages Department, co-moderator of Venelt and ELTnet (both virtual communities for English teachers in Venezuela), and has been invited by VenTesol’s 2009-2010 Executive Board to be a Communications Coordinator.

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Comment by bdieu on April 26, 2010 at 3:30am
Lovely, Victor. I'm glad the video inspired you to write.
Comment by Nina Lyulkun on April 23, 2010 at 2:02pm
Thank you very much, dear Barbara and Victor, for the wonderful links. It's a fantastic info for my colleagues who are still not involved into using new technologies in the classroom.

VRT is unbelievable!
Comment by Victor Hugo Rojas B. on April 23, 2010 at 4:39am
Hi Barbara,
Here you are the article I wrote after I saw the video you mentioned in your comment.
Thanks again for sharing.
Comment by bdieu on April 23, 2010 at 12:44am
A good video snippet for those who still have doubts about using technology in the classroom
Comment by Victor Hugo Rojas B. on April 22, 2010 at 4:48pm
Hi outstanding panelist,
Firstly, congratulations for your participation, and thank you very much for sharing with. The panel discussion was really fruitful for me.
I've been passively engaged in EVO three months ago. I take my hat off to them. So, I think I'll become a webhead, soon.

Best wishes.
Comment by Susan Hillyard on April 22, 2010 at 2:45am
Hi all,
I don't know if I can contribute much but I thought there was a dearth of EVO Drama faces around so I'm going to attend. See you tomorrow.
Susan H ( Argentina)

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