SWCOLT 2021 - Session Proposal Form
SUBMISSION DEADLINE- EXTENDED to October 31, 2020

CONFERENCE DATES: Friday-Sunday, March 26, 27, 28

THEME: Connect, Collaborate and Create: The Power of 9 States!

Compelling proposals address the needs of today’s learners and educators by focusing on innovative programs, emerging trends and research-informed practices.

In the unique context of this year's online conference format, proposals should consider time for educators to CONNECT, COLLABORATE AND CREATE, sharing ideas and/or facilitating collaborative work which translates to classroom practice...maximizing the power of connecting educators across all 9 of our southwest conference states!


FOCUS AREAS
Below are the focus areas for submitting proposals. Please read the descriptors carefully before you submit your proposal.

1. PLANNING
Proposals under this focus area may address topics such as national standards, articulation, learner variables, 21st Century skills, instructional design, curriculum, horizontal and vertical, resources and learner variables, instructional design, instructional resources, choosing of resources, creating objectives/outcomes, 21st Century Skills Map, personalized learning, unit design or curriculum, and online or hybrid learning.

2. THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Proposals under this focus area may address areas such as authentic materials/resources, immersion, use of target language, cultural competence/interculturality, instructional strategies, learning tasks, project-based learning, culture or policy/legislation.

3. PERFORMANCE / FEEDBACK / ASSESSMENT
Proposals under this focus area may address areas such as the IPA, proficiency targets, OPI, performance assessment / performance tasks, teacher evaluation and accountability, performance/proficiency, formative or summative assessment, research, classroom-based action research, Can-do statements, developing rubrics, assessment practices or educator effectiveness.

4. COLLABORATION & PROFESSIONALISM
Proposals under this focus area may address areas such as stakeholder engagement, study abroad, international partnerships/partner schools, technology, advocacy, articulation, connections to other content areas, teacher preparation, international projects and legislation/policy actions.


SESSION SUBMISSION TYPES
If doing more than one presentation, please submit a separate proposal for each one you would like for SWCOLT to consider for the program. You may submit to one of these formats:

1.) Interest Session (45 min. total) – For this year's online conference format, interest sessions should describe a plan for no more than 30 minutes total of input/presentation, plus 15 minutes of participant collaboration and work time. Interest sessions should address a topic of interest to attendees within one of the four focus areas. In your session submission, first clearly define the valuable information you will share in your 30 minutes of input, and describe how you will present it in an engaging and/or interactive format. Then, describe the collaborative task you will facilitate with your audience, and how you plan to structure this interactive work time in the digital format of Zoom. A conference online facilitator will be present during your session to help you with technical needs and questions.

2.) Flash Session (Virtual Round-Table Presentations) (10 min.): This is a 10-minute presentation and discussion about classroom tested, ready-to-use tips and techniques. Sessions will group 3 different presentations together on similar or complimentary topics, and participants will stay at one digital room for the full session. At the end, there will be Question/Answer time open to all presenters. Attendees will leave the session with 3 fabulous lesson ideas. A conference online facilitator will be present to help during the entire session to cue each of the presenters to share their screen and begin their presentation, and to help you with other technical needs and questions.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION: Proposals must be in a publishable format. Since you are entering your submission into a database format, avoid using symbols, marks or letter that do not appear in English because they may not translate into the final published session description. All proposals must be written in third person format avoiding the use of “I” and “we.” All accepted proposals will be printed in the SWCOLT Online Program as submitted during the Call for Proposals; however, SWCOLT reserves the right to edit when necessary.

Please complete ALL of the following information. Before you click SUBMIT, we recommend that you print a copy of this submission for your records.

Please direct any questions to Jill Landes-Lee, SWCOLT Program Chair, at jlandes-lee@swcolt.org
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