2019 ORTESOL Spring Workshop: Empowering Teachers, Empowering Learners
Conference Date:
Saturday, May 4th 2019

PCC Southeast Campus 2305 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216

This one day workshop strives to support and encourage teachers and learners working both inside and outside the classroom. ORTESOL is requesting presentations in the following threads:

Empowering Teachers
* Professional development, collaboration, and mentoring
* Social justice leadership skills for promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity
* Skills, resources, and ideas for community-based learning, nonprofit partnership, grant writing, and creating alternative learning resources

Empowering Learners
* Skills, technology and tools for promoting autonomy
* Alternative materials and content to explore
* Strategies for goal setting, self-reflection, self-assessment, and motivation
* Helping learners get more deeply engaged in institutional and community leadership opportunities, clubs, and finding financial resources

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Proposals Due Thursday, February 28th
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Title -- Type title as it should appear in the ORTESOL Conference Program (limit 12 words). Title should not be in all capitals or all lower-case letters. *
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Session Description -- Please briefly describe your proposed session for the ORTESOL Reading Committee to evaluate your proposal (limit 250 words). DO NOT INCLUDE NAMES OF PRESENTERS OR AFFILIATIONS THAT WILL IDENTIFY THE PRESENTERS. *
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Abstract -- Please provide an abstract that succinctly describes your proposal (limit 50 words). This abstract will appear on the ORTESOL Conference website and ORTESOL Conference Program. Abstracts longer than 50 words will not be accepted. *
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Which categories best describe your proposal? Keep in mind that ORTESOL members work in a wide range of settings but share many pedagogical concerns. If your proposal addresses an issue that is relevant for many settings, please check all categories that apply so that as many ESOL educators as possible may benefit from your session. *
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For any additional presenters, please include their names, email addresses, and affiliations
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Once the conference schedule has been set up, it will be difficult to make changes. *
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Would you like to submit a paper of your presentation to be considered for inclusion in the ORTESOL blog or journal? If you say "yes," the Publications Editor will contact you regarding the possibility of your submission. *
Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal for the 2019 ORTESOL Spring Workshop. To submit a proposal, you must sign this agreement. By signing it below, you are saying that, to the best of your ability, the following statements are true for all of the presenters:1. I/We will follow the principles, guidelines, and procedures in the guidelines for speakers. 2. I/We understand that ORTESOL will allow members to download my handouts from the ORTESOL Web site. 3. When I/We use the work of others, including students and teachers, in my presentation, in my resources, or in my handouts, I/We will acknowledge it verbally and/or in writing. 4. I/We will not say or do anything during my presentation time that insults the rightful dignity and social equity of any individual or group. My/Our presentation contains nothing libelous or otherwise improper. 5. I/We will not say or do anything during my presentation time that seems to endorse any product, brand, or service that is deemed inappropriate to the content of the presentation. 6. My/Our presentation does not violate copyright or any other laws. 7. I/We understand that ORTESOL may terminate this agreement for any reason and at any time by sending me a notice in writing. 8. If anyone should take legal action against me because of my/our presentation, my/our resources, or my/our handout, I/We agree to pay for any damages, expenses, and attorney’s fees that result.I/We have received and read the above statements about my presentation at the ORTESOL's 2019 Spring Workshop and acknowledge that all the statements are true. By typing my name into the “Signature” field below, I as the organizer, am attaching my electronic signature to and agreeing to the terms above for all listed presenters. Agreement with terms does not guarantee acceptance. I understand that if I do not agree to these terms, I should not type my name and discontinue submission of this form. *
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Click on the "Submit" button below to submit your proposal. Please do not submit the same proposal more than once. Proposals that are not completed before You will receive a decision regarding acceptance by the end of March. If you have any questions, please contact info@ortesol.org
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