Presentation Information

AMTESOL 2021 Conference
Reach Across, Reach Out, Reach Up

January 29-30, 2021

Jackson Downtown Convention Center Hotel

Jackson, Mississippi

Proposal Submission Deadline: September 30, 2020

Online submission form - available by August 3rd

The AMTESOL 2021 theme, Reach Across, Reach Out, Reach Up, calls for each of us as English language instructors to push ourselves outside of our comfort zone. Don't stay in your own room. Reach across the hall from EL teacher to general ed teacher. Reach across campus to other departments. Reach out to the community organizations that work to meet the needs of immigrants. Reach out to the families of ELs. Be the conduit that helps language learner students reach up to their dreams. We invite everyone to share their perspectives and experiences as they pertain to our theme of reaching across, out and up. We all have something to offer. What can you add to the conversation? As you prepare your proposal, consider these questions:

  • How are instructors on your campus working together to meet the needs of language learners? (co-teaching, campus or District PDs, idea-sharing)

  • How are language learners given the same access to campus resources/culture as other students?

  • How can you be an advocate for language learners on your campus/region/state?

  • How can we partner with community organizations to provide support?

  • What is the perspective of a language learner or their family? What do they see as their needs?

  • How can we promote diversity within our instructional community? And among the instructors that students see daily?

  • As teachers, professors, graduate students, and advocates, how can we encourage ELs to become teaching professionals themselves?

  • What resources can we offer language learners as they reach up to their dreams?

Types of Presentations

  • 45-minute presentations (Friday 1:00-4:45pm; Saturday 9:00am-12:45pm)

  • 20-minute presentations (Friday 1:00-4:45pm; Saturday 9:00am-12:45pm)

  • Poster presentations (Friday 5:00-6:00pm; set-up preferred by 1:00pm)

Presenter Information

  • All presenters must register for the conference during Early Bird registration, which ends December 16, 2020

  • If Presenters use handouts, please plan to bring 40​

  • Presenters are required to provide their own laptop and speakers (if required)

Poster Presentations

  • Poster Presentations will take place Friday January 29th from 5:00 - 6:00pm in the Exhibit Hall (in the Prefunction Foyer)

  • Posters are usually 3x4 feet (see tips below on creating posters)

  • Poster Presenters should set up their posters on Friday, preferably by 1:00pm

  • Poster Presenters should stand next to their poster during the Poster Session (Friday January 29th 5:00-6:00pm) to explain it to viewers

  • Poster Presenters should take down their posters on Saturday between 11:00am and 1:00pm

Tips on how to create an academic poster:

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