With a focus on teacher-research for difficult circumstances, this TESOL CALL-IS Electronic Village Online (EVO) experience will be live again in January–February 2018, with a large team of voluntary mentors. Mentoring is available to all, and the EVO provides a hands-on introduction to inquiry-based teacher development, especially (though not exclusively) for teachers working in difficult circumstances (large classes, low-resource classrooms, etc.). The five-week syllabus will take participants through different stages of teacher-research, engaging them in practical activities to gradually build their confidence in teacher-research.
Registration begins on 1st January 2018 and activities begin on 14th January, going on until 17th February, requiring a commitment of 2-3 hours per week. There will also be some final presentations by participants online in March. Participation will be absolutely free.
Before we open registration on January 1st 2018, you can, in the meantime, join the Classroom-based research for professional development Facebook group, to obtain updates and reminders.