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Fundraiser for a TESOL Award in memory of Vance Stevens

  • 1.  Fundraiser for a TESOL Award in memory of Vance Stevens

    Posted 18-01-2023 07:03 AM

    Dear TESOL members and friends,

    The CALL-IS chairs and Electronic Village Online lead coordinators have worked together with TESOL in setting up a fundraiser on Facebook. The purpose of this fundraiser for TESOL International Association is to create a TESOL Award in memory of Vance Stevens in gratitude for his lifetime contribution to the global TESOL community.

    Vance Stevens was an exceptional teacher and inspirational mentor to countless educators. He was a driving force to advance English teaching in the Virtual worlds as a remarkable educator with a strong but humble presence in an educators' world and a passionate belief in collaboration between both educators and young digital natives.

    Vance Stevens was a co-founding member and first official chair of the Computer-Assisted Language Learning Interest Section in 1984. Vance Stevens was an online pioneer; he founded the Communities of Practice Webheads in Action in 2002 and has participated in coordinating the TESOL Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Interest Section's Electronic Village Online (EVO) since 2003. He hosted the podcast series Learning2gether, which has more than 520 episodes. He was lead moderator of EVO Minecraft MOOC since it began in 2015. In 2019, he was awarded the CALL Research Conference Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Thank you for considering a donation in Vance's memory. Facebook takes care of the donation processing with no fees. 

    Jane Chien
    CALL-IS Chair 2022-2023
    Associate Professor
    Director, Center for Research on Bilingual Education
    National Taipei University of Education;