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Published textbooks are just the beginning of a teacher’s instructional tools. Often, teachers need additional support for their learners, but don’t have the time to collect, gather, organize, and produce supplemental materials in a cohesive beautiful document. In 5 weeks, teachers will aim to outline, design, and complete 1 chapter of an e-textbook that meets their learners’ needs and can be used yearly with a few edits and updates. Participants will be guided by 15 moderators from 12 different countries who are experienced and well-known in publishing and materials design. The moderators are teachers, award-winning coursebook authors, teacher trainers, app producers, edubloggers, keynote speakers, and authors of published books as well as e-books. Additionally, participants will participate in online collaborative peer feedback and learn how to use free digital tools to edit and improve writing so that they can use these tools effectively with their learners.  




All teachers who want to create a digital textbook and materials that are relevant to their classes. 





 Teacher Development SIG- Facebook.com/TDSIG  

 Materials & Writing SIG-Facebook.com/MaWSIG


TESOL: Computer Assisted Language Learning IS, Materials Writers IS



The action starts on Jan 13, 2014 but you can register for free Jan. 6th-12th! 


To join this group:


From January 6 to 12th, 2014:


  1. Go to: http://ebookevo.pbworks.com
  2. Click on the GooglePlus Community and Listly (located in the sidebar)
  3. Register for both the Google Plus and Listly sites. You will have to wait for a moderator to approve your membership in the Google Plus community.
  4. Create a profile on Google Plus. Find tutorials by clicking Google+ Community Tutorials
  5. Say hi and introduce yourself in the Google Community in this thread only Welcome to the Session! 




Weekly Outline


By the end of this online session, participants will have:


  • created the first chapter and an outline of a creative commons digital textbook 
  • explored various ebook formats and determined which best meets their class needs
  • had hands-on experience using curation tools to create their e-textbooks
  • learned about Creative Commons Licensing and sites to access music and images for their e-textbooks
  • experienced the process of creating and publishing an ebook
  • evaluated various publishing formats including pdfs, ibooks, and epub
  • collected a library of free websites, tools, and resources crafting their e-textbooks
  • engaged in discussions about the best way to design an ebook and what to include
  • participated in various archived webinars with authors and teachers


Week 1  (Jan 13 - 19, 2014)Introductions, Creative Commons and Digital Responsibility


During the first week, you will:


  • become familiar with the group tools and forums

  • introduce yourselves and begin to establish connections with each other

  • learn to create and define a copyright for your creative works

  • describe your teaching situation, learners, and their technology situation

  • meet participants and determine if you would like to work in small groups of similar settings and subject sessions in creating one collaborative e-textbook

  • evaluate the legal use of materials in your ebooks and options

  • attend a live online session with moderators


Week 2  (Jan 20 - 26, 2014) Visual Design, Layout, & Logistics


During the second week, you will: 


  • evaluate the current content in your textbooks

  • evaluate various ebook designs to determine how you want to design your e-textbook

  • decide what you would like to include in your e-textbooks

  • map out the content you have to cover in your curriculum

  • outline your e-textbooks

  • evaluate your peers' outlines and provide feedback

  • discover basic design elements and tips from experienced authors

  • attend a live online session with moderators


Week 3 (Jan 27 - Feb 2, 2014) Mapping it Out: The First Chapter


During this week, you will:


  • map out your first chapter for peer/moderator feedback

  • evaluate your peers' chapter outlines and provide feedback

  • evaluate publishing options

  • learn from authors what publishing frustrations to avoid

  • attend a live session with moderators


Week 4  (Feb 3 - Feb 9, 2014) Assisted Technology and Design that Engages & Supports Students


During this week, you will:


  • complete part of chapter 1 and post for peer feedback

  • evaluate your peers' chapters and provide feedback

  • integrate one activity to engage learners

  • evaluate your peers' activities and provide feedback

  • attend a live session with moderators


Week 5  (Feb 10 -16, 2014) Publishing Our Projects and Final Reflections


During this week, you will:


  • publish the first chapter of your e-textbooks and post for peer feedback

  • comment on and evaluate the published first chapters

  • reflect on your learning during this EVO session

  • attend a live session with moderators

  • complete an online evaluation about your experience taking this session




Hi! This is Shelly Sanchez Terrell. She is a teacher trainer, author, and international speaker. She has trained teachers from over 100 countries online and face-to-face in the various free professional development projects she organizes and co-founded. These include the 30 Goals Challenge for EducatorsEdchatELTChatThe Reform Symposium E-Conference and the Virtual Round Table conference. She is also the host of American TESOL's Free Friday Webinars

Online Portfolio- Bit.ly/ShellTerrell

Twitter- @ShellTerrell

Site- TeacherRebootCamp


Hi!  This is Janet Bianchini, based in Abruzzo, central Italy. Janet is an experienced teacher, teacher trainer, online moderator and blogger, with a keen interest in integrating technology in lessons. Over the past 34 years, Janet has taught students and teachers from all over the world.  Janet continues to enjoy the fresh challenges that meeting new groups of learners involve. She is one of the published co-authors of an international collaborative book project called Connecting Online for Instruction and Learning: International Perspectives. She curates the popular ScoopIt, Comics and Cartoons.

Twitter - @janetbianchini

Site- Janet's Abruzzo Edublog

Hi! This is Özge Karaoglu from Istanbul, Turkey.  She is an English teacher of young learners, an author, and a teacher trainer. She is the author of the Minigon readers' series and works for Mindactiva in the USA as the content coordinator of YES I SPeak English DVD series. She has led various projects in which her young learners created the very first cartoonvery first digital games series and very first i-phone/i-pad application that are drawn, coloured, animated and dubbed by kindergarten children in the world. Ozge was awarded with the Creativity and Innovation AwardMicrosoft Award for Outstanding Teachers, the New Writing Award by ESU and Cambridge University Press.

Twitter- Ozge

Site- Ozge's Edublog

Hi! This is Lindsay Clandfield. He is a Canadian author, trainer and teacher based in Spain. He co-founded the ELTon nominated e-publishing innovation, The Round, with Luke Meddings. Lindsay is also the series editor of the Delta Teacher Development Series and the lead author of the critically-acclaimed Global Series

Online Portfolio- Lindsay Clandfield

Twitter- Lclandfield

Site- Six Things

Hi! This is Chuck Sandy. Chuck is a teacher, teacher trainer, author and educational activist with 30 years of experience in the US, Japan and Brazil. His many publications include the Passages and Connect series from Cambridge University Press and the Active Skills For Communication series from Cengage Learning. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops around the world. Chuck believes that positive change in education happens one student, one classroom, and one school at a time, and that it arises most readily out of dialogue and in collaboration with other educators. This is the reason he has built a Facebook group with over 9000 teachers from 24 countries and has worked to introduce Design For Change to Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, and Russia. He’s a co-founder ofiTDi, the International Teacher Development Institute.   

Twitter- ChuckSandy

Site-  iTDi.pro 

Hi! This is Terry Freedman. He has held the positions of Head of Department in schools, ICT Advisor, Head of E-Education, Principal Officer in ICT for the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, and Ofsted Inspector.  Terry is a member of the British Computer Society, a Fellow and ex-Chair of the ICT association Naace, a Fellow of Mirandanet, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a member of theSociety of Authors, as well as being an Ambassador for ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education).  He has published a number of books and articles in the field of ICT in Education.

Twitter- @TerryFreedman


Hi! This is Dave Guymon. He is an online educator, virtual middle school teacher, a self-published author, blogger, and educational technology trainer focused on sharing ways for passionate educators to connect and collaborate with each other.  He is also an iPhone evangelist, the Take 5 podcast host, and author of If You Can't Fail, It Doesn't Count.

Twitter- @DaveGuymon

Site- DaveLovesTechnology.blogspot.com


Hi! This is Jennifer Verschoor from Argentina. She holds a degree in Literary, Technical and Legal Translation, a Bachelor´s degree in  Educational Management, certifications in English Teaching and ICT in the Classroom, an MA in Virtual Environments, and a Specialization in Education and ICT offered by the Ministry of Education in Argentina. She has given numerous workshops on the integration of New Technologies in Education in Argentina, Japan, Paraguay, Costa Rica and the United Kingdom. She is the co-author of My First Digital Journey e-Book published by The Round in December 2012. She is a proud Webhead and President of ARCALL Argentine Computer Assisted Language Learning.

Online portfolio- e-portofolio 

Twitter- @jenverschoor
Site- Jenverschoor.wordpress.com 

Hi! This is Debora Tebovich. Debora is a freelance EFL teacher, iTDi mentor and online moderator based in Argentina. She is passionate about teaching and learning and she is enthusiastic about using technology to create memorable learning moments. She strongly believes in the power of Education to transform people's lives, to help and encourage freedom of thought and to develop bonds to make our world a better place for all of us and for future generations. She has helped her learners curate and publish their own ebooks to reflect their language learning.

Twitter- @DatEnglish

Site- Datenglish.blogspot.com.ar 


Hi! This is Sylvia Guinan. She is an online English language teacher, online moderator, materials designer, blogger and writer. Her teaching and writing styles are influenced by literature, the arts, psychology and technology. She believes that creativity and fun lead to deeper learning experiences, higher level thinking skills, and social/emotional intelligence. She co-moderates the ELT Techniques MOOC and host various professional development courses and sessions for WizIQ. 

Twitter- @ESLBrain

Site- Sylvia's English Online


Hi! This is Jake Duncan. He is a sixth grade dual-language bilingual educator from Splendora, Texas. He also speaks to students, parents, and administrators on the importance of biliteracy and its role in 21st century education. He was awarded Teacher of the Year for his district and also holds an MA in Instructional Leadership from Sam Houston University.

Twitter- @DuncanBilingual

Site- DuncanBilingual.com



Hi! This is André J. Spang. He is a teacher, lecturer, musician, composer and OER-activist in Germany. He is also the co-founder of #EdchatDE, the first German and English Twitter chat, and a fore-runner in getting iPads in schools in Germany. He piloted the first iPad high school in Germany and has gotten his students to create iBooks about various subjects. He strongly believes in the “Power of Open” and his motto is:‘explore.remix.create.share’

Online Portfolio- About.me/andre.spang

Twitter- @Tastenspieler

Site- AJSpang.taurus.uberspace.de


Hi! This is Jackie Gerstein. Her byline is, “I don’t do teaching for a living. I live teaching as my doing and technology has amplified my passion for doing so.” She has taught face-to-face and online for several decades. Currently, she teaches Master’s level online courses in Educational Technology for Boise State, Walden, American Intercontinental, and Western’s Governors’ Universities. She believes that an important role and responsibility of the 21st century educator is to share resources, ideas, and instructional strategies with others. She has published various ebooks and books including Mobile Learning Reflections and Work in Progress: Facilitating the Human Side of Experience-Based Training.

Online Portfolio- Jackie Gerstein Weebly

Twitter- @Jackiegerstein 

Site- Usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com

Hi! This is Jason Levine. Jase is the Ambassador and Knowledge Entertainer at WizIQ, where he oversees ELT Techniques, the first MOOC for worldwide ELT CPD. He makes songs and videos for English learners at the ColloLearn YouTube channel and the Fluency MC Facebook page. He is chair-elect of the TESOL Interest Section Video and Digital Media and works as an English Specialist for the U.S. Department of State. After earning an MA in TESOL from Hunter College in 1999, Jase taught at several schools before becoming the director of curriculum development for Embassy CES. In 2002, he co-founded a TOEFL preparation school for international students in Manhattan.  

Twitter- @FluencyMC

Site- Collo and Spark


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