MITESOL invites professionals involved with English language learners to submit proposals for our annual conference. The theme of this year’s conference is The Changing Faces of Diversity. The question we wish to pose to MITESOL members for this conference is:
How do YOU educate diverse populations in your school ?
It is a given that TESOL professionals serve students of diverse ethnicities, nationalities, religions, and languages. Our students come to us with diverse life experiences, viewpoints, and backgrounds. We live in a world where the definition of diversity is expanding. We need to acknowledge and address the growing diversity in U.S. classrooms by encouraging the development and use of diverse teaching strategies to meet the needs of each student as an individual. We need to address a variety of aspects of diversity, including, but not limited to, the following:
We especially welcome proposals addressing one or more of these questions this year. In addition, we invite proposals related to all aspects of ESL/ELL/EAL in diverse contexts, including recent research and best practices related to standards-based instruction, curriculum and materials development, assessment, language policy & advocacy, CALL, program administration, and professional development, to name a few.
Proposals will be accepted for the following four formats:
SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL
Proposals must be submitted through MITESOL's online proposal form. See the downloadable version of the
Call for MITESOL 2016 Conference Proposals for detailed instructions and a LINK to the Online Proposal Form.
DEADLINE: July 8, 2016, 11:59 p.m., EDT