Friday, 10 January 2014

EVO 2014 Sessions - Fab CPD Opportunity!!

You can now register for free to participate in this year's Electronic Village Online sessions! The registration period is from January 6th - 12th. Week one kicks off on Monday January 13th.  Each session lasts 5 weeks until February 16th. This will be a really exciting opportunity for Continuous Professional Development, and there are 19 different sessions to choose from. Click on the link here to read all about each session, so you can choose which one to join.

I am delighted to be moderating this year on the Crafting the ePerfect eTextbook session.

I will be sharing this moderating journey along with 15 fabulous and very experienced moderators who are teachers, trainers, authors, and materials' writers.  The team members are : Shelly Terrell, Özge Karaoglu, Lindsay Clandfield, Chuck Sandy, Terry Freedman, myself, Dave Guymon, Sylvia Guinan, Jake Duncan, André J. Spang, Jackie Gerstein, Jason Levine, Jennifer Verschoor, Debora Tebovich and our EVO mentor- Rubena St. Louis.

We are led and mentored in this session by our incredible team leader and organizer, Shelly Terrell.

Below I have copy pasted the outline of the Crafting the ePerfect Textbook session from the EVO session information page:

'Published textbooks are just the beginning of a teacher’s instructional tools. Often, teachers need additional support for their learners, but don’t have the time to collect, gather, organize, and produce supplemental materials in a cohesive beautiful document. In 5 weeks, teachers will aim to outline, design, and complete 1 chapter of an e-textbook that meets their learners’ needs and can be used yearly with a few edits and updates. Participants will be guided by 15 moderators from 12 different countries who are experienced and well-known in publishing and materials design. The moderators are teachers, award-winning coursebook authors, teacher trainers, app producers, edubloggers, keynote speakers, and authors of published books as well as e-books. Additionally, participants will participate in online collaborative peer feedback and learn how to use free digital tools to edit and improve writing so that they can use these tools effectively with their learners.' 
A fodey announcement I created which gives a few details of this pre-registration week, which has seen a huge amount of participants enrol for this session.  I have enjoyed meeting and welcoming participants from around the globe.

I am looking forward to seeing you in the session!!

My 3,2,1 Glogster Introduction

For more information, you can read this very insightful blog post by one of the lovely moderators, Debbie Tebovich , entitled EVO: Crafting your e-Perfect e-Textbook-Part 1