Proposal Submission

 

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

Presentation Information:

  • Proposals must be submitted online using the submission form below.

  • When a proposal is received, the Lead Presenter will receive an automated confirmation email. (If the Lead Presenter does not receive the automated confirmation email, please email the AMTESOL Webmaster at webmaster.amtesol@gmail.com to report it and confirm whether the submission was received.)

  • The AMTESOL Proposal Committee will review all (anonymized) proposals. Only complete proposals will be considered. Failure to follow instructions will lead to a proposal rejection.

  • By December 1, 2020, the Lead Presenter will be notified by email whether the proposal has been accepted or rejected.

  • All Presenters must register for the conference by the end of Early Bird Registration (December 16th).

  • Additional presentation information

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?

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