Discussion Group
Professional Development Opportunities





Christine Bauer-Ramazani
Professor of CALL Online
Co-founder & Lead Coordinator of EV ONLINE sessions 2000-2004
Saint Michael's College
Colchester, VT


Mary Ellen Butler-Pascoe
Systemwide Director of Linguistics and Language Policy

Alliant International University, Graduate School of Education
 San Diego
, CA




How and where could you learn more about integrating technology into the classroom throughout the year?

This discussion group will address online resources for professional development opportunities in CALL. Handout with links to online sessions and courses, listservs, YahooGroups, and online journals and documents for CALL will be provided.

Summary of this Discussion Group



I.                    Online Sessions and Courses


v      TESOL Online Education Programs  <www.tesol.org/s_tesol/seccss.asp?CID=244&DID=1716>


v      University Resources- Online TESOL Certificate and Degree CALL courses

o        Saint Michael’s College GSL 520 CALL Online  <academics.smcvt.edu/cbauer-ramazani/gsl520_online/demo/CALL_Online_demo.htm> 

o        Alliant International University TES 7480 Technology and Teaching English Learners-Online <http://academic.alliant.edu/mbutler/>

o        Anaheim University Online M.S. in TESOL  <http://www.anaheim.edu/edu/index.shtml>

o        Consult TESOL’ Directory of Teacher Education Programs in TESOL in the US and Canada for CALL course listings of certificate, master’s and doctorate  programs   <www.tesol.org/s_tesol/sec_document.asp?CID=287&DID=1838>

o        iEARN -- face-to-face and online professional development workshops and courses for educators seeking to integrate online global project work into their classrooms


II.                  Listservs


v      TESL-L  and TESLCA-L

Directions for subscribing to TESL-L and TESLCA-L

TESL-L is a large, world-wide discussion list of professional teachers.  It has several branches, some of which are of interest to TESOL professionals, for example, TESLCA-L, TESLK-12, TESP-L (English for Special Purposes), and TESLIE-L (Intensive English Programs).

         see the description of the branches at http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/~tesl-l/branch.html.  In order to be subscribed to the sublists or branches, you will also need to be subscribed to the main list (TESL-L). 

v      NETEACH-L – discussion list with good discussions and tips, mainly for CALL teachers <http://hunter.listserv.cuny.edu/>

v      NIFL-TECHNOLOGY  – National Institute for Literacy <www.nifl.gov/lincs/discussions/discussions.html>

v      State affiliates of TESOL.  Example: CATESOL TELL-IG Listserv <www.jazvo.com/tellig/list.htm>

v      OTAN-Outreach and Technical Assistance Network  --Adult Education Listservs <www.otan.us/login/login.cfm>

v      ITESL-J's Discussion Pages with some useful guides for TESL-L and its subsidiary lists <http://iteslj.org/links/TESL/Discussion/>

v      Stephen's Web -- http://www.downes.ca/  discussion community, articles, publications

v      One of the Learning Times communities -- http://www.learningtimes.net/communities.shtml excellent for technology in the classroom; includes access to audioboards and online conferences. 

v      TESOL Connections (must be a TESOL member) -- important announcements and news about the field from all over the world <www.tesol.org>

v      LLTI (Language Learning Technology International)  subscribe at <www.iall.net/LLTI.html> 

v      Mailing Lists, Tech Tip, December 1995 By Deborah Healey <http://oregonstate.edu/dept/eli/dec1995.html>


III.                Groups


v      100+TESOL YaHoo Discussion Groups  <http://groups.yahoo.com/search?query=tesol>

v      Electronic Village Online Sessions (late January to late February each year) <http://academics.smcvt.edu/cbauer-ramazani/TESOL/EVOL/portal.htm>

v      Webheads in Action -- <www.geocities.com/vance_stevens/papers/evonline2002/webheads.htm> -- a Yahoo!Group started in 2002 by Vance Stevens as an EV ONLINE session; strong participation and support by members; lots of good technology in the classroom information

v      Yahoo! Groups autesol – <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/autesol/> -- Anaheim University’s MATESL discussion group

v      Yahoo! Groups internationaltesol  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/internationaltesol/

v      Yahoo! Groups flsst http://groups.yahoo.com/group/flsst/  -- Sunshine State TESOL [SST] Advocacy E-Forum.

v      Yahoo! Groups internationaltesol -- <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/internationaltesol/> -- sharing of ideas and resources among present and future TESOL/TEFL teachers

v      Yahoo! Groups LGBTEng -- <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LGBTEng/> -- formerly known as GLESOL (Lesbian, Gay. Bisexual and Transgender issues in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

v      Yahoo! Groups matesol -- <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/matesol/> -- students in the M.A. TESOL Program at San Francisco State University

v      Yahoo! Groups recipes-for-tesol  -- <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/recipes-for-tesol/ -- ideas for lesson plans

v      Yahoo! Groups speakoz – <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/speakoz/> -- English Language Conversations Groups

v      Yahoo! Groups TESOLpals -- <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TESOLpals/> -- for collaboration with Alliant International University TESOL students

v      Yahoo! Groups tesol_scholars -- <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tesol_scholars/> -- major work contributed by TESOL scholars

v      Yuki’s EFL/ESL Bulletin Board --  SecondarySchoolESL and englishteacherswithoutborders    <http://www.ne.jp/asahi/efl/2ndsc/>

v      TELL-IG – Technology Enhanced language Learning Interest Group of CATESOL  – Discussion Board <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tell-ig/>

v      Google Groups alt.teachers.lesson-planning <http://groups-beta.google.com/group/alt.teachers.lesson-planning>

v      Google Groups bit.listserv.slart-l  <http://groups-beta.google.com/group/bit.listserv.slart-l>

v      Google Groups bit.listserv.tesl-l  <http://groups-beta.google.com/group/bit.listserv.tesl-l>

v      Google Groups k12.lang.art  <http://groups-beta.google.com/group/k12.lang.art>

v      Google Groups misc.education.language.english  <http://groups-beta.google.com/group/misc.education.language.english> -- Teaching English to speakers of other languages

v      TEFL.NET - Teach English as a Foreign Language  <http://www.tefl.net/index.htm> -- teacher training, TEFL courses, jobs, resources, forums, lesson plans, reviews


IV.               CALL Educational Programs

v      TESOL Education: Graduate Distance Learning Programs  <http://programs.gradschools.com/distance/tesol_education.html>

v      English Language Teaching Web :Teacher Training USA  -- <www.eltweb.com/liason/Teacher_Training/USA/>

v      TESOLOnline.com  <www.tesolonline.com/>  – offers TESOL online courses, certificates; jobs, training

v      The International TEFL Corporation  http://www.teflcorp.com/os-home.htm -- TEFL Course for TEFL Jobs in France Korea & Italy

v      WorldWideLearn  <http://www.worldwidelearn.com/language-courses/tefl-tesl-course.htm> --  online TESL and TEFL courses and tutorials

v      Teach-nology: Teacher Training    <http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/bilingual_ed/esl/training/>  -- English As A Second Language Teacher Training


V.                 Professional Online Journals and Documents (in alphabetical order)

v      CALICO JOURNAL <www.calico.org/>

v      CALL-EJ  JALT's (Japan Association for Language Learning) CALL NSIG's journal online  <www.jalt.org/>

v      CALL-EJ Online  – CALL-EJ (JALT CALL SIG on-line CALL Journal) and On-CALL (The Australian Journal of Computers and Language Education) collaboratively issued this new joint journal.  <www.clec.ritsumei.ac.jp/

v      CAELA-Center for Adult English Language Acquisition  – online publications <http://cal.org/caela/index.htm>

v      CAL- Center For Applied Linguistics Online Resources  <www.cal.org/resources/onlineresources.html>

v      CREDE- Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence – online publications including ERIC Digests <www.crede.org/products/print/print.html>

v      Directory of Educational Technology Dissertations  – "Doctoral Research in Educational Technology: A Directory of Dissertations, 1977-1998," compiled by Edward P. Caffarella, Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Northern Colorado, includes listings from fifty major U.S. universities of each student's name, graduation year, dissertation title, institution, and chairperson.  This list is cross indexed so that the information can be retrieved in a variety of ways.  The directory will be updated annually with listings for dissertations completed during the previous year. Text Only Version  <http://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/1999/scout-991105.html>

v      IALL Journal of Language Learning Technologies  – some issues online <http://iallt.org/journal/pdf/>

v      International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology <http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/index.php>

v      International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning <www.itdl.org/index.htm>

v      Internet TESL Journal  – A monthly ESL web journal  <http://iteslj.org/> -- includes Articles, Research Papers, Lessons Plans, Classroom Handouts, Teaching ideas & Links). 

v      iT's On-Line  <http://its-online.com/>

v      Kairosnews: A Weblog for Discussing Rhetoric, Technology and Pedagogy  <http://kairosnews.org/>

v      Language Learning and Technology  <http://llt.msu.edu/>

v      NCLEA National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs: Online Directory of ESL Resources <www.cal.org/resources/ncbe/esldirectory/about.html>

v      Overview  <http://cedir.uow.edu.au/CEDIR/overview/> -- an online journal published by the Center for Educational Development and Interactive Resources (CEDIR) at the Australian University of Wollongong.  The publication includes essays and reviews on teaching and learning, short practical articles on specific teaching techniques and information about conferences, networks and special interest groups.

v      Persistent Questions in Internet Research  <www.ascusc.org/jcmc/vol6/issue1/>

v      Reading Online – A journal of K-12 practice and research, published by the International Reading Association  <www.readingonline.org/>

v      The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal

v      Socrates Journals <http://socrates.berkeley.edu/News/>

v      Soon Online Magazine <http://www.soon.org.uk>

v      Teaching English with Technology  – ATEFL Poland Special Interest Group <www.iatefl.org.pl/call/j_subscr.htm> -- includes Articles, Lesson Plans, Software, Word from Techie, Previous Issues

v      Technology and Learning  <www.techlearning.com/>

v      Technology in the Classroom  – <http://educationworld.com/a_tech/index.shtml>  Education World; includes Curriculum, Distance Learning, ED-u-rate Reviews, Interactivity, Keyboarding, On the InternetProjects, Sites to See, Teachers, TechTalk, Tech Team, Technology Experts, Technology Planning, Technology Tip of the Day, Technology Tools, Techtorials, Using Technology, WebQuests, Wire Side Chats

v      TESL-EJ  <http://www-writing.berkeley.edu/tesl-ej/> for the subscription, click here

v      The Interpersonal Computing and Technology Journal (IPCT-J)  <http://www.emoderators.com/ipct-j/1999/n1-2/contents.html> – a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal, published two/four times a year.  The journal's focus is on computer-mediated communication, and the pedagogical issues surrounding the use of computers and technology in educational settings.

v      T.H.E. Journal  <www.thejournal.com>

VI.  Professional Organizations/Associations

v      International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)  <www.iste.org/> -- Educator Resources link includes Professional Development (associations, awards, conferences, jobs, networks, training); also check out Tech Integration > General for training, courses, companies that provide tech resources for educators, software and hardware

v      ISTE’s National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) -- http://cnets.iste.org – links for students, teachers, administrators; Educational Technology Standards and Performance Indicators for All Teachers  <http://cnets.iste.org/teachers/t_stands.html> 

v      TESOL and Applied Linguistics Professional Associations <http://englishstudydirect.com/OSAC/TESOLprofass.htm>

v      iEARN  -- (International Education and Resource Network) is a non-profit organization made up of over 20,000 schools in more than 109 countries. iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Approximately 750,000 - 1,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide.  Professional Development through iEARN -- http://www.iearn.org/professional/index.html

VII.             Search Engine for Teachers

v      netTrekker  <www.nettrekker.com>  -- an award-winning Internet search engine created just for K-12 students, teachers, librarians and parents.