EVO2021 (Free Teaching Workshops) Jan 11-Feb 14 Registration Now Open

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Call for Participation  


Call for Participation  


Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2021 


January 11 – February 14, 2021








About EVO


For five weeks in January and February, TESOL experts and participants from around the world engage in collaborative online discussions or hands-on virtual workshops of professional and scholarly benefit. These sessions bring together participants for a longer period of time than is permitted by land-based professional development conventions and allow a fuller development of ideas than is otherwise possible.


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.


We invite you to choose a session from this year’s offerings listed below. Please inform your colleagues about this unparalleled professional development opportunity!


Click on the link for the session you want to attend, scroll down to the bottom of the page and find the joining instructions for each session there.  




EVO Communities




The Electronic Village Online Hashtag is:  #evosessions    

Click on the title of a session below to view the complete session description. You will find instructions on how to join the session on that page.





Kickoff January 10


The sessions begin on January 11, but are held asynchronously; that is, you can log in, begin reading, and join the discussion of the materials. However, most sessions have some synchronous activities where you gather for a live meeting on your topic of study. See your session’s syllabus of weekly activities for details.


EVO21 Kickoff! January 10, 2021 at 2 PM UTC (9:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada).


Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItfu6gqzMoG9xWVH-w1JTo9FsvscdihdOz   


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

Please check your timezone here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=EVO21+Kickoff&iso=20210110T09&p1=250&ah=1&am=30 and join our meeting


Recording of Kickoff for EVO21






—-> Due to the time involved, we very strongly recommend that you sign up for no more than two sessions.


Click on the title of the session to find out more and learn how to join


Session description

Session Moderators

 Digital Imagery and Designs



In the era of digital Imagery, it is absolutely necessary for everyone to get involved in the creation of digital images and process and also to understand the basics fundamentals this includes  image retouching etc. Participant will learn how  to process the Images such as changing colour, size and enhancement and also  to extract some useful information from it. 

Peter Omal  

Rahalkar, Dr Anupama

Mushtakhusen S.M.



EVO Minecraft MOOC 2021


This session invites interested teachers to join us in playing Minecraft. Through meaningful play, we will learn all we can about playing Minecraft alone and together. We will learn and understand through play how Minecraft can be used effectively in language learning. We’ll learn by doing and from one another. 


Stevens, Vance & family

Abdelmoneim, Maha

Bard, Rose & family

Briggs, Laura

Carroll, Don

Chien, Jane & family

Harrison, Kim 

Kuhn, Jeff

Patrascu, Mircea

Schwartz, Aaron

Smolčec, Marijana & family

Grammar for TESOL 



Grammar for TESOL aims to provide some general theoretical and practical knowledge of grammar as well as some suggested tasks for beginner and experienced TESOL teachers to apply their understanding of that knowledge as they prepare for more interactive grammar lessons.

Naglaa Salem

Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Masahito Watanabe

Intercultural Competence 2021 



Intercultural competence is required today more than ever to avoid conflict and misunderstanding. Due to COVID-19 lockdown, we have gone ever more online and our interactions have become even more globalized. As each culture has its own values, practices, and ways of communicating, this session will help you understand them better and therefore help you achieve your goals.


Mushtakhusen S.M. Patricia Andrada Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Scientific Literacy and CLIL Scientific literacy and CLIL session aims to provide novice CLIL practitioners a focus on implementing CLIL principles in bilingual science classes. As many countries throughout the world have been implementing CLIL to promote competitiveness of the citizens, bilingual science may be one of the most challenging subject to be taught in English to EFL learners as science terminology and concepts may be more difficult to process in second or foreign language. This session aims to provide primary school teachers a platform to discuss how to promote scientific literacy with emphasis on how to provide support for English language learners. The sessions will be practice oriented as opposed to a focus on theories of CLIL. Videos of CLIL Science lessons will be analyzed in terms of language support and content learning. 

Dr. Jane Chien

Dr. Chin-Fen Chen

Dr. Jenny Chen

Michelle Jose

Self-Care for Educators with Mindfulness 




The human touch is critical to our wellbeing. In times of social distancing, online virtual meetings may seem to provide an alternative to face-to-face communication, but there are many challenges that can be facilitated by self-care. Participants of self-care for educators with mindfulness awareness practice will develop and strengthen a growth mindset to help face life and work related challenges with a caring attitude to the people they love and care for and their students. Participants will learn about the brain, self-care, and how to develop a mindfulness awareness practice. 

Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Poonam Vohra

Synchronous Online Flipped Learning Approach


The Synchronous Online Flipped Learning Approach (SOFLA) is a distance learning model that includes structured, interactive, multimodal activities, both asynchronous and synchronous. Participants will learn how to implement the eight-step learning cycle and will receive resources to guide them in using SOFLA. 

Buitrago, Carolina R.

Marshall, Helaine (LAINE) W. 

Philp, Heike

Rubin, Heather



Teaching EFL to Young Learners sessions is a hands-on session for teachers of English to Young Learners and Teens from around the world. The session will focus on activities that engage young learners. Teachers will use Flipgrid and PoodLL for student speaking, story reading, board games, limited resource classroom activities, curation tools such as Padlet, Walkelet, and Miro for collaborative work and reflections, and Screencast-o-martic for video tutorials to demonstrate learning.   

Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Judy Wong

Nives Torresi 

Sheryl McCoy


Technology for Spoken English


Many English language teachers and their students are unable to speak English fluently and accurately. Technology can facilitate the process by providing practice. This EVO21 session provides various tools to practice and improve spoken English with fluency and accuracy.

Sudarshana  L Shirude Suchita R Mahorkar 

Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Ajita Ganjale


Wellness: A Happy and Healthy You


In the pandemic and post pandemic times, the world will face many  economic, social and emotional  challenges. The realization of being in control of their life can empower people to ensure their wellness by taking charge of their thoughts, emotions and ways in which to deal with stressful situations. 

Dr. Anupama Rahalkar Peter Omal

Dr. Ahmed Fal MERKAZI

S. Tigmanshi

Dr. Nellie Deutsch





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