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Week 4: Getting Ready to Go Live

(Nov. 12- 17, 2018)


Discussion leaders: Ayat Tawel, Nellie Deutsch




From last year's EVO Session


Objectives of the Week 


 By the end of week 4, you will have …


  • completed refining your session syllabus in the Proposals  wiki 
  • posted the links to your session online spaces to the Sessions 2019 table.
  • visited others' sessions
  • given feedback to other moderators on their sessions' online spaces
  • reflected upon your own session
  • continued to read,  think, and share about online moderation
  • completed a training evaluation survey
  • participated in the session wrap-up chat




Task 1: Posting Links 


This is the last week of the training. You can keep working on your online spaces after this week, but during this week it is crucial that  you link to the URLs of your session's online spaces (YG/Edmodo/Schoology, Google Classroom, LMS/Moodle/WiZIQ/Google+ Community) and complete your syllabus on your page of the Proposals wiki as linked to Sessions 2019.



Please invite your fellow moderators to join your online spaces by providing a link and password (if necessary).
Invite your mentor to join, too.



Note: Remember that your session can not be included in the Call for Participation unless it is complete and you have linked it from Sessions 2019. The CfP goes public in early December.


Task 2: Visiting other sessions 



During this week, you are invited to visit at least two other session spaces linked from Sessions 2019 and add your comment to them. 


A.  Write up a short critique/analysis of one or more of these future sessions.  You might include:


  • How does the front page appeal to you? Any improvements you might suggest?
  • Is the syllabus easy to access?
  • Does the work seem manageable in a 5-week span (considering group members are volunteers and may be working full time), including time for introductions at the beginning and evaluation at the end?
  • Have moderator(s) provided for interactivity during the course? How? Are other advanced features incorporated that will encourage participation (i.e., chat, small group work, a virtual office or group meeting place, etc.)?
  • What kinds of LINKS are there? Are they all working? Will these be useful?
  • Generally, what's the best part? And what needs the most improvement in the coming weeks before sessions start?


B. Post your analysis to our 2019EVOModerators' G+C. in the category "Week 4."


Tag your post with that session's hashtag if there is one (or make one up! Remember to begin with #EVO so that clicking on it will not bring up things unrelated to EVO).



Task 3: Reflecting on your session 


A.  Since you will be receiving feedback, make sure to “reply”  to the comments from other moderators about your session.


B.  Share, in our Mods G+C*,  your thoughts on how your session has progressed so far. Things you might include--and these may help others or get you some needed advice:


• Your accomplishments in getting your session ready

• Your frustrations with setting up an LMS (wiki/Edmodo/Google+/Moodle/Schoology) or getting anything else 

• Any strengths and/or weaknesses of what you've prepared, but especially with reference to the criteria for interactive learning we have been discussing in the previous weeks

• Any questions the rest of the moderators and coordinators can help you with

(In the Sessions 2019 category)


Subject linesession name – our reflections  -  and include a hashtag


Old hands, especially, are invited to contribute to this discussion-We need your wisdom! 




Task 4: EVO Moderation 


  • Read these tips on moderating EVO sessions.  Any other tips to add to the list? Any questions you still might have in relation to the EVO Sessions?
  • Add your thoughts to our EVO Moderators group (Category: Week 4 Readings)

Check out our Twitter tag #evosessions  


Live Online Session

The live online session will be on ZOOM at 6 PM UTC (Check your timezone: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=EVO19+PD+Week+4&iso=20181111T13&p1=250&ah=1

Join the live online session for week 4 by clicking on the following link https://zoom.us/j/780532124 


Nives Torresi posted the chat transcripts here



The slides used for the event






TESOL's Electronic Village Online (EVO) is a project of TESOL's CALL Interest Section

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