Discussion Group: Professional Development Opportunities in CALL
Twenty TESOLers from the U.S., Brazil, Mexico, and Japan attended this early-morning discussion session on the first day of the convention in sunny San Antonio and discussed needs that they or the teachers in their organizations have for professional development in CALL. They identified the following needs:
The discussion group leaders resolved to establish a Yahoo!Group on a short-term basis for interaction among the participants and relaying the needs expressed by the group to the TESOL Board for long-term solutions.
The Yahoo!Group was created on 4/8/05. Membership in the group can be requested by anyone interested in this topic at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/profdevCALL/join.
The handout with links to many professional development opportunities in CALL can be accessed at http://academics.smcvt.edu/cbauer-ramazani/TESOL/2005/prof_dev_call.htm .