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Call for Participation  


Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2021 


January 11 - February 14, 2021




Subscribe to EVO21 YouTube Playlist 



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.





Recording of EVO21 Kickoff 








----> 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

CEFR VS Assessment: How can new revisions help?

CEFR has settled rules for determining students' language levels. Yet what is the relation between it and assessment? What are the new clarifications/descriptors added through the recently published CEFR revisions? Can these really promote teachers' assessment of their students' classwork and their lesson plans as well? Is there a place for technology also? Let's look it up!!


Maha Hassan 

Aya El Wakil 

Classroom-based research for Professional Development



This hands-on EVO project aims at empowering teachers to conduct teacher research to solve real site-based problems in their classrooms. 

Being guided by our team of experienced moderators, participants will have the possibility of implementing their research projects in their classrooms as well as of sharing them in the EVO online community. 



Asli Lidice Gokturk Saglam

Mariana Serra

Rubén Mazzei

Pınar Ayber

Erkan Arkın 

Aysegul Sallı 

Sandip Kumbhefal Abd

MPilar Martinez

Sidney Martin Mota

Ana María Otero

Jimmy Ronald Riojas

Silvia Severino

Esther Vazquez



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.




Effective Presentation Skills



As we have gone very much online, webinars and presentations, whether individual or collaborative, have become commonplace in all professional fields. If you feel you could improve the way you communicate and present your ideas, you cannot miss this session where you will learn how to make effective presentations.

Patricia Andrada
Mushtakhusen S.M.
Dr. Nellie Deutsch

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



This five-week online workshop is designed for both those new to flipped learning and those who are already flipping their classes. The goal of flipped learning is to reach every student every day in a meaningful way. In flipped learning, the group learning space is revitalized and turned into a fertile environment for students to engage actively and creatively with learning. Thus, participants in the session will gain further insight into the concepts and processes of flipped learning in order to transform their pedagogical practice and will also learn about tools to enhance direct instruction and individual learning. Of course, whenever possible, the workshop employs a flipped approach!

Rodriguez Buitrago, Carolina

Ramírez, Martha

Díaz, Juliana

Salazar, Diana K

Garibotto, Gabriela

Kenteris, Mike

Sens, Aloisia

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

Immersive Storytelling in Virtual Worlds

Storytelling is a wonderful means of getting our students excited. Recreating such a story in a virtual world would provide a great setting for roleplay and fanfiction.


Yet, how difficult is it to recreate scenes of Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter or King Arthur and his Round Table in OpenSim? What about character creation? Changing avatar outfit, clothes and accessories? When creating the scene, what building skills are required and when it comes to storytelling, what skills are required to come up with a captivating story? These main three challenges will be addressed in this EVO session and we hope to recreate a story in OpenSim.


Dr. Randall Sadler 

Heike Philp

Dennis Newson

Alicja Bomirska

Helena Galani

Dr. Doris Molero 

Helen Myers
Amany Alkhayat

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



Moodle for Teachers EVO21 (M4TEVO21) session will take place on the latest Moodle 3.10 (latest version). Participants will learn how to teach online using resources, activities, and blocks available in a Moodle course as students and practice in the role of a teacher and manager of a course. They will learn to engage in team peer learning, to create video tutorials using Screencast-o-Matic, Vimeo, and ZOOM (screen recording) to document learning and to use in a flipped classroom, and to manage their own Moodle courses. In weeks 2 - 5, participants will work collaboratively to create a team policy and syllabus using Google docs and to develop their own Moodle courses. 


Weekly digital badges and a final certificate will be available for participants who complete the tasks.  

Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Harshita Kapoor

Ewa Kozłowska

 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. Michael Chyuan

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

Shaping New Ways of Teaching English for Tourism in Uzbekistan


Uzbekistan's International Tourism brands would be discussed based on authentic texts Training Principles a re continuing to research on ESP &  BizEnglish issues ;best practices, analysis of pluses & minuses of our previous session  Encouraging previous Participants for Moderators,Teaching & Moderating ESP for Faculty & Students, cooperation with International Tourism companies, as a part of Uzbekistan’s Educational Ecosystem UzbEnglish means:Teaching Students’ majors at 20 Branches in capital & far regions of famous foreign Universities in English; International online conferences moderated by Government officials, companies’ CEOs, Universities’ administration as English Speakers Halima as the Agent for changes in Routine ESP Teaching in Uzbekistan will share her novel point of view as Intelligent Tourism at Great Silk Route as the part of Experiential Tourism widely gaining cohorts of travellers worldwide.   

Halima Ozimova 

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



CLIL – Content and Language Integrated Learning - is a "dual focus" methodology, fostering the development of language competences and the delivery of subject content at the same time. It refers to the learning of a curricular subject in a foreign language, with great advantages in terms of students' learning outcomes and cognitive processes. CLIL is spreading more and more, as an integrated part of school curricula in many countries. In order to implement this innovative approach, the role of teacher training is essential. This EVO session is aimed at spreading CLIL methodology, combining teaching strategies and technical tools and eliciting reflections and discussions among teachers from all over the world. It is important to share good practices from the different countries and learn from other colleagues through synchronous and asynchronous web meetings.  

Daniela Cuccurullo

Dr. Letizia Cinganotto 



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


Tools for Student Collaboration



Learning is fun when it is social. In this session, participants will learn how to engage students in collaborative team-based learning in and out of the classroom using their computers and/or smart phones. The focus will be on Google drive (Text, Spreadsheet, Forms, Slides, Jamboards)), curation tools (Miro, Padlet, Wakelet), VoiceThread, Nearpod, Quizlet, Kahoot, Voki, Flipgrid, Vimeo, Screencast-o-matic, Canva and other tools that enhance student collaboration. 

Dr. Nellie Deutsch



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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EVO is NOT part of the TESOL Certificate: Developing an Online Teaching Program. 

 For information about this Certificate program, please contact TESOL at 

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