That time of year has come around again when the fantastic Webheads and TESOL get together to provide free training in the use of ICT for language teaching.

This event is now in it’s seventh year and is going from strength to strength. This year there are more than 17 different courses to choose from, all of which are delivered by expert educators who give up their time to help the wider language teaching community.

The EVO folk describe the sessions like this:

For six weeks , participants can engage with ESOL experts in collaborative, online discussion sessions or hands-on virtual workshops of professional and scholarly benefit. These sessions will bring together participants for a longer period of time than is permitted by the four-day land-based TESOL convention and will allow a fuller development of ideas and themes of the convention or of professional interest in general.

The sessions are free and open to all interested parties.

You do not need to be a TESOL member to participate.

Sessions are organized by TESOL’s CALL Interest Section and run wholly by volunteers who have donated their time to serve the profession.

If you want to enroll for the courses or find out more information, go to the EVO sessions wiki at: http://evosessions.pbwiki.com/

For now, here’s a taster of the courses that are on offer:

EVOnline 2009 Sessions

Becoming a Webhead

Blog-based Lesson & e-Portfolios

Collaborative Writing

Conflict Resolutions for English
Language Learners


Designing Interactive Activities

for the Young learner EFL Classroom

Digifolios and Personal Learning Spaces

Building a Professional ID in the 21st century


Digital Storytelling in ELT Classrooms


Enhancing Lessons with Web 2.0


EVO Video 09

Planning Video Projects


Images4Education

Exploring Images in the 21st Century Classroom

Internet for Beginners

Mentor2Mentor

Multiliteracies for Social Networking and Collaborative Learning Environments

NNEST: Networking Solutions for Professional Development

Teaching English through Drama: Dramatic Questions, Dramatic Answers

Tips and Tricks for Online Teachers 2009

Virtual Worlds & Language Learning

What’s in the Library for ESL/EFL Students?

See you there!

Best,

Seth.