2024 NCRA Annual Conference Presentation Proposal
The 53rd North Carolina Reading Association Conference will take place from March 17-19, 2024 at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC. Our conference theme is "Through the Looking Glass: A Literacy Wonderland", and we encourage presenters to integrate the "Wonderland" theme into their proposals and presentations, as we are looking to find the JOY and CELEBRATION in reading and literacy instruction!

NCRA invites concurrent session and Sunday institute proposals for the 53rd Annual Conference.  Proposals must be RECEIVED no later than October 1, 2023.  Lead presenters submitting proposals will be notified whether or not their proposals have been accepted by December 15, 2023.  Specific dates and times of presentations will not be available until after January 30, 2024.

By submitting this proposal presenters agree to pre-register for the conference and pay reduced registration  fees.  All presenters must pre-register before January 15, 2024.  If this proposal is accepted, it is your responsibility to inform your co-presenters of the proposal acceptance and date and time of the presentation.
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The following topics serve to inspire rather than to limit proposals.  Choose from the list of ideas, or if other than listed, define the focus of your proposal in the abstract.

-Integrating reading and writing instruction
-Integrating Literacy Instruction and Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
-Reading & writing across content areas
-Early literacy development
-Technology integration and digital literacies
-Literacy Practices for Supporting Diverse Learning Needs
-Differentiating literacy instruction
-Strategies for Supporting Multilingual Learners  
-Culturally responsive literacy research and practices
-Reading outside the classroom (home, community, workplace)
-Science of reading in classroom practices
-Culturally responsive texts, tasks, and classroom practices
-Literacy leadership & advocacy
-Science of reading for administrators
PROGRAMMING STRANDS-  The following topics serve to inspire rather than to limit proposals.  Choose from the list of ideas, or if other than listed, define the focus of your proposal in the abstract. We encourage proposals/presentations that relate to our conference theme: "Through the Looking Glass: A Literacy Wonderland", so feel free to get creative!
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Full Name *
Phone Number *
Email *
Mailing Adddress *
School or Organization Affiliation *
Job Title *
NCRA will provide wireless Internet access, a power supply cord, and screen, IF REQUESTED. Each room will also be equipped with a presenter table, podium, and microphone.  NCRA cannot provide any additional equipment.  PRESENTERS MUST BRING ANY EQUIPMENT NOT LISTED ABOVE IF IT IS NEEDED FOR THEIR SESSION. Presenters can rent it from the convention center. 
I acknowledge that NCRA will not provide any equipment that is not listed above. *
I need the power cord and screen. 
These do not have a cost attached, but must be requested on this form. 
I need information about renting a LCD projector from the convention center.  *
Is there any time or day during the conference when you CANNOT PRESENT?  If yes, please list them here:
SUNDAY INSTITUTES (2 hours): Sunday, March 17, 2024
Sunday institutes are 2 hour interactive sessions that provide collaborative opportunities for participants to explore a topic, strategy, research, and/or current literacy issue in depth.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS (1 hour):  Monday, March 18 and Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Concurrent sessions are one-hour presentations which provide an overview of topics, strategies, research, and/or current literacy issues and should include opportunities for active participant involvement.

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS (2 hours): Monday, March 18, 2024
Concurrent workshops are two hour working sessions that provide instruction and/or guidance on a specific topic, strategy, research, and/or current literacy issue and a collaborative structure or protocol to engage participants in meaningful work together.

Promotion of commercial materials and/or programs - the focus must be education, not sales.
Failure to complete proposal according to guidelines - such as incomplete information.

Keep in mind that it is primarily your title and description that entice attendees to your session, so be as specific and creative as possible!
Presentation Title *
Grade Level/Age Target(s) *
Audience *
Session Description for Conference Program *
This is what will appear in the program book.  Limit the description to 50 words.
Session Agenda  (what will you be doing in your session) *
Description of Participant Engagement During Session *
Please list all additional presenters
Full Name, School, Position/Title
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