CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The School of Education at Virginia International University
invites your proposals for the 2017 Conference on Language, Learning, and Culture

Enhancing and Advancing Teacher Education:
Professional Identities, Communities, Beliefs, and Practices
to be held April 7-8, 2017 on VIU’s campus in Fairfax, VA

THEME

In the spirit of promoting self-driven, collaborative, meaningful, and sustainable professional development, CLLC 2017 focuses on the professional identities, communities, beliefs, and practices of educators and how they can all be harnessed to enhance and advance the lifelong learning we recognize as the ideal meaning of the phrase “teacher education.”

Our goal is to involve pre- and in-service teachers, teacher educators, administrators, researchers, and other professionals at all stages of their careers in a multidirectional sharing of expertise and experiences that will contribute to future exploratory practice and professional growth.

Presentation topics need not address the topic of teacher education directly; we welcome proposals on anything that educators themselves would consider worthwhile for enhancing their own and their colleagues’ professional development and daily practices.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Proposals for paper and poster presentations, practice-oriented sessions and workshops, colloquia, and panel discussions are invited in areas related to the themes of educators' professional identities, communities, beliefs, and practices.

To submit a proposal, click on the "submit a proposal" button below. As a proposal submitter, you will need to create an account before submitting your proposal. See our page on the proposal submission and evaluation process for information on how to create an account, write an effective proposal, submit your proposal, and more.

*Submissions received via email, fax, or mail will not be considered.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Abstracts must be anonymous, written in English, and submitted through the CLLC website. Submissions received via email, fax, or mail will not be considered. 

In addition to the usual components of an abstract (e.g., review of previous research, goals, rationale, participants, methods, results, conclusions, implications), each proposal should indicate the relevance of the presentation to the conference theme and explicitly outline 3-5 intended outcomes for the audience. What will attendees understand and/or be able to do by the completion of the session?

For workshops, posters, and paper presentations, abstracts should be no more than 400 words in length. For a colloquium or panel discussion, the organizer should submit a single abstract on behalf of the group, devoting 300 words to the overall theme and intended outcomes and 200 words to each paper or panelist included. 

All submissions should include a 50-word summary of each presentation for inclusion in the conference program. Titles of presentations should be no more than 15 words.

Each presenter should be listed as the first author on no more than one presentation. Student presentations are especially encouraged.

WRITING AN EFFECTIVE PROPOSAL

The organizers have provided some information on how to write an effective proposal.  Please consult these suggestions early and often while preparing your proposal.  

 

SUBMISSION TYPES

PAPER PRESENTATION

  • Report of empirical research
  • Suitable for completed studies whose results have been fully analyzed
  • 20-minute presentation, followed by 10 minutes for Q&A
  • Opportunity to submit a paper for publication in the conference proceedings

POSTER PRESENTATION

  • Report of empirical research
  • Suitable for studies that are in progress or smaller in scale (e.g., pilot studies), or for in-depth descriptions of data (more detailed than might be possible in 20 minutes)
  • 1-hour block, with presenters standing by their posters
  • Landscape or portrait orientation, with a recommended size of 4x4 or 3x5 feet (120x120cm or 90x150cm)
  • Opportunity to submit a paper for publication in the conference proceedings

COLLOQUIUM

  • A set of presentations on related topics, with an organizer and a discussant to frame the research and draw larger conclusions, respectively
  • Can be held in a 1-hour, 1.5-hour, or 2-hour block (As part of the submission, please specify which is intended and how much time will be devoted to audience Q&A.)
  • The organizer should introduce the topic and schedule, then mediate a Q&A at the end.
  • A discussant should synthesize and interpret the presentations prior to the Q&A.
  • The colloquium organizer should submit one combined proposal for the entire session.

PANEL DISCUSSION

  • A panel of academics and/or professionals laying out their positions on a topic and responding to one another's positions
  • 45 minutes for the panel discussion, 15 minutes for audience Q&A
  • The organizer should introduce the topic and procedures and mediate a Q&A at the end.
  • The panel organizer should submit one combined proposal for the entire session.

PRACTICE-ORIENTED SESSION

  • Demonstration of teaching techniques, pedagogical activities, computer software, etc.
  • 45 minutes for workshop activities, 15 minutes for follow-up Q&A
  • The facilitator should lead a carefully structured, hands-on, practice-oriented professional development session, guiding participants in problem solving and reflections on teaching practice.

WORKSHOP

  • Demonstration of teaching techniques, pedagogical activities, computer software, etc.
  • 2 hours: 100 minutes for the workshop activities, 20 minutes for follow-up Q&A
  • The facilitator should lead a carefully structured, hands-on, practice-oriented workshop, guiding participants in problem solving and reflections on teaching practice.

PROPOSAL REVIEW RUBRIC

CLLC proposal submitters should consult the proposal review rubric for information on how proposals will be scored by reviewers. Click here for more details.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE:             December 5, 2016

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE:                   Week of January 9, 2017

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE:                 March 5, 2017

REGULAR REGISTRATION DEADLINE:           April 2, 2017

LATE REGISTRATION:                                        April 3-8, 2017

PROCEEDINGS SUBMISSION:                          July 7, 2017

 

PRESENTER REGISTRATION

All accepted presenters are expected to register before the end of early registration.

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

CLLC presenters are invited to submit an expanded version of their presentation for inclusion in the conference proceedings. For presenters who wish to have their manuscript submitted for publication in the conference proceedings, please click here for more details.

 

ORGANIZERS

CLLC is organized by Virginia International University’s School of Education. For further information on the conference, please contact Kevin Martin at kevin@viu.edu. To volunteer, please contact Rebecca Sachs at rsachs@viu.edu.