THEME VISION: Multicultural education scholars and practitioners have made great progress in helping educators become aware of the potentially harmful effects of student labels. Whether students are considered “At-Risk” or “Limited English Proficient” these labels have often framed students, their families, and communities as deficient. Often lost in this conversation, are the ways that labels and classifications simultaneously provide access to equitable schooling opportunities for minoritized student populations. How do educators manage the equitable classification of students, given that these same labels have historically been used to segregate and marginalize? How do we educators help students navigate student classifications in ways that honor their individuality and agency? Utah NAME strongly believes that labels can be used to liberate and emphasize student assets and counteract deficit discourse in broader society. Now, more than ever, we need labels that restore dignity and justice to our students, families, schools, and communities.
Deadline for Submissions - January 28, 2019 11:59 p.m. MST
Evaluation of Proposals The Proposal Review Committee is charged with selecting a balance of proposals with respect to topics, formats, and audiences. At least three readers will use the rubric to review proposals:
Proposal Evaluation Rubric The possible range for individual criteria score is 1-5 with 5 being the highest. The highest possible total combined score for a proposal is 20.
Criteria: 1)Conference Theme2)Significance of Content 3)Audience Interaction & Process of Presentation 4)Organizing Level, Audience & Participant Outcomes