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…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

January 1, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Great Free Professional Development For ELL Teachers Is Now Available – The Electronic Village Online

 

Every year about this time, I publish a post advertising the best free professional development for teachers of English Language Learners — The Electronic Village Online:

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 member or attend the TESOL Convention in order to participate. All you need is access to the Internet

The sessions begin next week, so sign-up today!

You might also be interested in The Best Places For ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers To Get Online Professional Development.

January 7, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Free Professional Development For ELL Teachers Is Now Available – The Electronic Village Online

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Every year about this time, I publish a post advertising the best free professional development for teachers of English Language Learners — The Electronic Village Online:

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 member or attend the TESOL Convention in order to participate. All you need is access to the Internet

The sessions begin next week, so sign-up today!

You can also read more about it at a TESOL blog post.

You might also be interested in The Best Places For ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers To Get Online Professional Development.

December 25, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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ESL/EFL Teachers Can Get Great Free Online Prof. Dev. With “The Electronic Village Online”

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Every year, TESOL’s Computer-Assisted Language Learning Interest Section puts on the extraordinary Electronic Village Online where ESL/EFL teachers can get great free online professional development.

Registration is from January 5th to January 11th.

Here’s the introduction:

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…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 attend the TESOL Convention in order to participate. All you need is access to the Internet. Choose a session from this year’s offerings, listed below. And please inform your colleagues about this unparalleled professional development opportunity!

Nina Liakos
On behalf of the EVO Coordination Team

You might also be interested in The Best Places For ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers To Get Online Professional Development.

December 14, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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EVO Is One Of The Best Opportunities For Free Online ESL Teacher Professional Development

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The Electronic Village Online is an annual event that’s on The Best Places For ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers To Get Online Professional Development list, and it’s that time again.

Here’s the announcement:

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 attend the TESOL Convention in order to participate. All you need is access to the Internet. Choose a session from this year’s offerings, listed below. And please inform your colleagues about this unparalleled professional development opportunity!

Nina Liakos
On behalf of the EVO Coordination Team

Visit the Call for Participation in TESOL’s Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2014 for the details…

June 3, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Places For ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers To Get Online Professional Development

NOTE: Be sure to look in the comments for more great suggestions!

There are quite a few very good ways for ESL/EFL/ELL teachers to get online professional development.

I’ve already shared some of those ways in previous “The Best…” lists, including:

The Best Ways ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers Can Develop Personal Learning Networks

The Best Online Videos Showing ESL/EFL Teachers In The Classroom

Here are four other resources that are worth considering and, if you know of others, please let me know:

The School of TEFL
is from David Deubelbeiss, the genius behind EFL Classroom 2.0. Here is how he describes it:

“The School of TEFL teachers site is a community designed to support new and ongoing teacher professional development for those teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language. I and former colleagues have taught many of our courses here and offer the matching resources for all teachers. As well, find many workshop and lecture associated materials from my own deep training history. A quick registration is required so we can keep away the spammers. Also, I’ll be launching my TESOL certificate course soon and this community will serve as a Q and A and resource base (and right now, there is a free Basic certificate course available at the School of TEFL site – closed when 100 teachers are enrolled). In closing, this site is another effort on the part of myself to help teachers find materials and information for free, to pursue their own PD in this new age of open learning. “


The Electronic Village Online
is the annual online professional development series done in conjunction with the TESOL Convention.

The International Teacher Development Institute is a new project that I have written about previously and looks pretty impressive.

The American TESOL Institute has free Friday Webinars.

English Agenda is a site from the British Council which offers a wealth of language-teaching research and online professional development.

Embracing opportunities in easy-access professional teacher development is by Adam Simpson.

EFL Talks has lots of useful videos for ELL teachers.

Again, please share other places I’ve missed.

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January 2, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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You Can Register Today For Some Great (& Free) Online ESL/EFL Training!

Today through January 8th you can register for any of several excellent online ESL/EFL workshops.

The annual TESOL Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2012, A Project of TESOL’s CALL Interest Section, starts this month. It has some amazing weekly trainings that start next week.

Learn all about them, and register, here.

July 4, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Calling All ELL Teachers! Now Is The Time To Propose Leading An EVO Prof. Development Session

Every year I publish a post encouraging people to participate in the Electronic Village Online, one of the best online professional development resources available to teachers of English Language Learners.

Martha Ramirez just let me know that they are soliciting proposals from ELL teacher who want to propose and lead one of these sessions.

The is a great opportunities for teachers to share the wealth of their experience with others!

I’m just going to reprint most of her email:

We are excited to invite proposals for another round of the Electronic Village Online (EVO). We would love to have inspiring educators present an online session in EVO 2018.

Since 2001, the Electronic Village Online (EVO) has functioned as a virtual extension of the Electronic Village (EV), a Special Interest group of TESOL’s CALL Interest Section, and provided free online professional development sessions for language teachers world-wide.

Proposals may be on any topic relevant to the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. Proposals are due by September 24, 2017. A training session will be held for all moderators and co-moderators from October 22 to November 19, 2017. During this time moderating teams will create the online spaces for their session and finalize their syllabus with the assistance of the EVO Coordination Team. The actual five-week EVO sessions for this season will take place between January 14 and February 18, 2018.

To see what types of sessions were offered in the past, please go here.

Potential moderators will find instructions on how to create a page for their proposal here.

Please note this suggestion from EVO:

Individuals may propose a session, but we strongly recommend a team of several moderators for each session.

January 1, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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December’s Best Posts From This Blog

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I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see older Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month (more recent lists can be found here).

You can also see my all-time favorites here.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

“Nine education predictions for 2015″

“The Most Popular Classroom Q & A Posts In 2014″

ESL/EFL Teachers Can Get Great Free Online Prof. Dev. With “The Electronic Village Online”

The Wash. Post Publishes My Annual “Best and worst education news” Of The Year

BAM! Radio Redesigns Site – Listen To All Thirty-Three Of My Shows!

‘Care Is The Catalyst For Learning’

Second Great Video Of Football Star’s Love Of Reading

Quote Of The Day: “constructivist methods are intensely valuable”

“‘There’s Nothing More Innovative Than Care’”

Study: Conscientiousness + Curiosity = Academic Success

Best Christmas Video Of The Year — From Improv Everywhere

New Sesame Street Video On Self-Control: “Imagine It’s Something Else”

Video: My English Language Learners Did A “One-Sentence Project”

Video: New TEDx Talk By Carol Dweck

A Step Towards Star Trek’s “Universal Translator”

“Supporting Student Engagement By ‘Building Community’”

“Student Engagement Is ‘The Act Of Being Invested In Learning’”

Obama Administration Insists On Evidence Before Supporting A Program – Unless It’s Their Own Ed Policy

Getting The Least Motivated Students More Motivated By Working With The Most Motivated

“Should students discover their own math lessons?”

“Student Engagement ‘Involves Joyous Effort’”

The Difference Between Failures and Mistakes

Wash Post: “single most important factor in helping children learn is the quality of their teachers” – WRONG!

“Ways Of Knowing” Final Projects By My IB Theory of Knowledge Students

“The Best Ways To Engage Students In Learning”

“Hstry” Looks Like A Nice Tool For Making Timelines Online

Extrinsic Motivation In My Classroom

“The ‘Secret Sauce’ Of Formative Assessment”

Quote Of The Day: The Benefits Of Collaboration

“Grit” Runs Amok In The New York Times

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