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The Ron Chang Lee Award for Excellence in Classroom Technology 

Who’s Eligible?

Any TESOL member in good standing.

Purpose

Sponsored by Ron Chang Lee, this award was created in 2018 to honor three TESOL members who have achieved excellence through the implementation of technology in teaching ESL/EFL.

Amount

First Place: $1000
Second Place: $750
Third Place: $500

Criteria

Submit a lesson using original, innovative CALL pedagogical materials directly applicable to ESL/EFL teaching and appropriate for the teaching context within which they have been implemented.

Submissions specific to English language learning should demonstrate CALL technology in teaching, for example, lessons using computers, software, websites, classroom tools, mobile devices, apps, digital resources, augmented reality, or online games.

All submissions must contain implementation guides (directions or lesson plan), and demonstrate principles of language pedagogy or methodology. The technology lesson must have been used in teaching within two years of the award application. The work will be evaluated using the following criteria.

Pedagogical Innovation

  • Lesson features the latest in CALL technology or an innovative use of existing technology
  • Materials or techniques are engaging and unique in the field of ESL/EFL teaching
  • Lesson represents a practical application of current language learning research or teaching methodology using CALL technology 

Classroom Context

Directions include a clear indication of language level and target population

Clarity and Successful Use

  • The directions/lesson plan are clear for teachers and learners
  • The materials show a clear rationale or theoretical basis
  • The technology lesson has been used in the classroom (include dates) at least one cycle (unit, semester, term, etc.) within two years of the award application date
  • The materials include student learning outcomes and plan for assessment 
  • ​The materials have been edited or improved based on teacher reflection of expected and actual results

Download the evaluation rubric

To Apply

Please submit the following information:
  • An anonymous copy of the lesson materials (no more than 4 pages)
    • Include links to any online websites, apps, materials, etc.
    • Include clear implementation guide and any other teacher notes (sample lesson plan)
    • Include student learning outcomes and plan for assessment
  • An anonymous statement (1000 words maximum) describing the following:
    • The rationale or theoretical basis
    • The target population and language level, including age of learners, or any special features of the language learning context
    • Innovative qualities of the materials, how the materials incorporate current research in TESOL
    • Reflection on previous use of technology lesson in the classroom and how teacher reflection/student feedback informed any changes. 
 

Application Deadline

Accepting applications starting 1 July. All applications and materials must be received by 1 November.

Questions?

Please contact TESOL Awards.

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