Call for Papers: TESOL & AL Web Journal, Teachers College, Columbia University

*Call for Papers: Working Papers in TESOL and Applied Linguistics*

*Teachers College, **Columbia University** Working Papers in TESOL and
Applied Linguistics* is an online journal (http://tesolal.columbia.edu/)
dedicated to publishing research in progress in the fields of TESOL and
Applied Linguistics.

Within a conceptual framework that values an integration of theory and
practice, the journal publishes full-length articles dealing, in a
principled way, with language use, language acquisition, language teaching,
and language assessment. The journal also publishes interviews, short
commentaries, and book reviews.

The Editorial Board is currently accepting manuscripts for future issues.
Submission guidelines can be found on the website:
http://tesolal.columbia.edu/submissions/

Contributors may submit electronic versions of their papers via email to:
[email protected]

**Please note that submissions published in the working papers may be
published subsequently in revised forms in other journals or publication.*

Please refer to the attached brochure and flyer for more details about the
Journal.

Questions concerning submission can be directed to the
Editor at: [email protected]


Yuna Patricia Seong
*Editor, *Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL &
Applied Linguistics
*http://tesolal.columbia.edu/ <http://tesolal.columbia.edu/>*

Call for proposals — Electronic Village Online / TESOL’s CALL Section

Posted on behalf of TESOL’s CALL Interest Section

We are excited to invite proposals for another round of the Electronic Village Online (EVO). We would love to have inspiring educators present an online session in EVO 2018.

Since 2001, the Electronic Village Online (EVO) has functioned as a virtual extension of the Electronic Village (EV), a Special Interest group of TESOL’s CALL Interest Section, and provided free online professional development sessions for language teachers world-wide.

The link for proposals is at  http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/118851888/Call_for_Proposals_2018

Proposals may be on any topic relevant to the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. Proposals are due by September 24, 2017. A training session will be held for all moderators and co-moderators from October 22 to November 19, 2017. During this time moderating teams will create the online spaces for their session and finalize their syllabus with the assistance of the EVO Coordination Team. The actual five-week EVO sessions for this season will take place between January 14 and February 18, 2018.

Potential moderators will find instructions on how to create a page for their proposal at http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/118851888/Call_for_Proposals_2018

To see what types of sessions were offered in the past, please go to
http://evosessions.pbworks.com/EVO-Previous-Sessions.

Important dates:
*Due date for proposals: September 24, 2017*
*Moderators’ Training: Oct. 22 – Nov. 19, 2017*
*EVO sessions: January 14 – February 18, 2018.*

Click if you’d like to read more about EVO http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/10708587/What%20is%20EVO

Sincerely,

Mbarek Akaddar & Nellie Deutsch
On behalf of the entire EVO Coordination Team

Call for Chapter Proposals

Co-Teaching for English Learners:
Evidence-based Practices and Research-Informed Outcomes
Edited by:
Maria G. Dove, Molloy College
Andrea Honigsfeld, Molloy College

This edited volume will closely explore co-teaching and integrated service delivery for English learners (ELs) by (a) examining the collaborative instructional cycle—co-planning, co-instruction, co-assessment, and reflection practices— of co-taught programs for ELs, (b) presenting current, classroom-based, practitioner-oriented research related to all aspects of co-taught programs for ELs including curriculum mapping and alignment, co-development of instructional materials, building teaching partnerships, and other collaborative practices in the ESL/ELD context, (c) offering authentic, evidence-based instructional practices that yield positive results for ELs, and (d) presenting practical recommendations for making instructional and program design decisions based on student outcomes. This volume will be a valuable resource to assist both novice and experienced teachers in their endeavors to provide effective integrated, collaborative instruction for ELs in K-12 schools.

We have several invited chapters and now we are soliciting previously unpublished proposal submissions through this open invitation. We are looking for chapter proposal submissions that describe unpublished research studies or field-based, practitioner-oriented documentary accounts written in a reader-friendly, easily accessible way for teachers, administrators, and policy makers. Please carefully connect your findings to (a) strong theoretical frameworks, (b) existing research on ELs and co-teaching/collaboration, (c) ESL/ELD classroom practices, (d) ESL/ELD program design and implementation, and (e) EL student outcomes.

Target Audience:
The intended audience of the volume will be preservice and inservice ESL/ELD teachers, general education teachers, teacher educators, professional developers, ESL/ELD program directors, educational researchers, administrators, and policy makers.

Scholars and practitioners who are interested in contributing to this book are invited to submit a 500-word manuscript proposal in Microsoft Word by June 15, 2017. Include a minimum of five references to support your proposal but do not count them as part of the 500-word limit. The proposal should clearly describe the content of the proposed chapter by highlighting the research base, the local educational context, the actual findings, and the practical applications of the findings. For work in progress, please indicate anticipated outcomes or preliminary findings. To be aligned with the focus of the book, please incorporate implications for practice, authentic, concrete examples of co-teaching and other collaborative practices, and an account of the successful, documented outcomes.

Cover Page Information Needed:
· Name, title, current position
· Complete contact information (work mailing address, phone number and email address)
· A 3-4 sentence biographical blurb
· A one page list of key publications by each contributing author
· A working title for the proposal

Only submissions following these guidelines and including APA-style references may be considered. Chapter proposals will be assessed based on originality, topic suitability, research-base, innovativeness and reader-friendly (yet scholarly) writing style.

Invitations to submit a full, 3500-5000-word chapter (including references, tables and charts) will be sent out by June 30, 2017.

Send Proposal to: [email protected]
Send Inquiries to: Andrea Honigsfeld at [email protected] or Maria Dove at [email protected]


Reminder — Call for Proposals

Hello fellow educators! I know we are in the chaos of classes ending, summer classes beginning, etc, but please, if you could take a moment out of your hectic schedules to consider submitting a proposal for Conn TESOL 2017, it would be greatly appreciated. So often we don’t realize our classroom practices, which are so “normal” and familiar to us, may be very novel and innovative to our peers. Peer observation and collaboration have been shown to be some of the most effective types of professional development, as well as educator led initiatives. So please, think about what makes you and your students inspired, passionate, and successful and if those practices could transfer to sharing in a presentation to fellow educators.

The full guidelines are linked below but the call for proposals is actually quite simply — a short synopsis of your presentation is all that’s needed now. Then you have the next few, hopefully quieter, months  to pull it together.

Now more than ever, we need our community to come together and share our outstanding work that we do for our students. Thank you!

Call for Proposals Guidelines

 

ConnTESOL 2017 Conference — Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

ConnTESOL Conference: Saturday, October 14, 2017

at Sheraton Hartford South, 100 Capital Blvd, Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Our ConnTESOL Conference is a forum for exchanging information to help our students acquire English Language Proficiency. We welcome innovative presentations from teachers, program administrators, facilitators, and any others who are involved with immigrant, refugee, bilingual or English Learner student populations. Please email us with any questions at [email protected]

ConnTESOL Mission: To serve the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and their students

ConnTESOL Values:

  • professionalism in language education
  • individual language rights
  • accessible, high-quality education
  • collaboration in a global community
  • interaction of research and reflective practice for educational improvement
  • respect for diversity and multiculturalism

The 47th Annual ConnTESOL Conference:  

Powers of Language

Keynote Speaker: Gina Barreca

Find out more about her work http://ginabarreca.com/

Deadline for applications is June 30, 2017

We will only be accepting proposals via the link at the end of this document.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF PRESENTERS

Each presentation proposal includes one organizer. The organizer may also be a presenter, along with other presenters. The roles and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Organizer/Presenter and all presenters must register for the convention. (ConnTESOL does not reimburse expenses, e.g., registration, travel, hotel, meals, and additional audiovisual equipment, etc.). Presenters (up to 2 per session) are eligible for a discount on ConnTESOL Conference admission.
  • Organizer/Presenter and presenters are expected to engage the session audience, rather than simply reading a scripted presentation or slides.
  • Refrain from changing the conceptual content of the session as described in the proposal abstract and description after the proposal has been accepted, unless you have contacted the conference chairs.
  • Audiovisual (AV) Equipment- ConnTESOL provides an LCD projector, speakers, and screen free of charge in each session room. Presenters must provide a dongle/adapter, if needed, for your specific computer.
  • An organizer/presenter is the main correspondent and will present at the convention. The presenter’s name and institution will appear in the program. The organizer/presenter will communicate in a timely manner with all other presenters about the status of the proposal and other information sent by ConnTESOL. The organizer must also inform ConnTESOL Conference Chairs when a presenter’s contact information or status changes.
  • A presenter will present a one-hour session at the ConnTESOL Conference. The presenter’s name and institution will appear in the program. ConnTESOL will communicate with organizers about the status of proposals and session details. Presenters should remain in contact with organizers and vice versa.

Suggested areas of topics may include:  

·        Academic Vocabulary

·        Accessibility to Standards-Based Instruction

·        Adult Literacy

·        Advocating for ELs and their teachers

·        Assessment (formative and summative)

·        Bilingual education methodology

·        Bilingual education programs

·        Biliteracy

·        Blended Learning

·        Career and College readiness

·        Citizenship preparedness

·        Collaboration with general educators

·        CT English Language Proficiency (CELP) Standards

·        Culturally Responsive Instruction

·        Developing technological skills to empower ELs

·        Elementary education

·        ELs in the 21st Century

·        ELs with Special Education needs

·        Grammar, innovative approaches to

·        Higher education

·        Immigrant issues and needs

·        Inquiry-Based Instruction and ELs

·        Intercultural communication

·        Interventions and EL/SRBI

·        L2 writing

·        Life Skills

·        Long-term ELs

·        Multiculturalism

·        Oral and written academic discourse

·        Parent engagement

·        Program administration

·        Pronunciation

·        Reading and Literacy

·        Secondary education

·        SIOP/Sheltered Instruction

·        SLIFE students

·        Speaking and listening

·        Teacher preparation

·        Workplace and the EL

·        Technology and EL

Please complete the Google Form to submit your proposal for consideration here by June 30, 2017: https://goo.gl/forms/uthav6hYrMzAygHh1

ConnTESOL 2017 — Call for Proposals

Good Afternoon Members of  ConnTESOL,

Can you believe we have only a month left of school? As your year winds down, you are probably starting to consider what the following year will bring, as are we at ConnTESOL. In preparation for our annual conference, we are seeking workshop proposals from our local experienced educators. We know how exciting it is to share new knowledge with peers, and look forward to providing you with this opportunity. Our conference will take place on October 14, and will be at the same location as last year-Sheraton Hartford South. The theme for this year’s conference is, Powers of Language. We are also excited to inform you of our keynote speaker, Dr. Gina Barreca.

Please see the following websites below for more information, and as always, feel free to contact us with any questions.

http://ginabarreca.com/  (More on Dr. Gina Barreca)

https://goo.gl/forms/L2MbSAzXDhz8cxb32   (Form for workshop proposals)

conntesol.org (That’s us! Find us on Facebook as well!)

Thank you, and keep your eyes out for our June newsletter!

-ConnTESOL Board

Call for Proposals: NYS TESOL 47th Annual Conference- Fri & Sat Nov 3-4, 2017- Hilton Long Island/Huntington, Melville, NY

Submit proposals at http://ac17.nystesol.org/ac-17-prop.html

Proposal Deadline: May 30th, 2017

For more information, please contact:

Ching Ching Lin/Conference Chairperson: [email protected]

Teale LaBarbera and Karen Gregory/Proposal Co-Chairs: [email protected]

Conference Location:

Hilton Long Island/Huntington, 598 NY-110, Melville, NY 11747

 Plan ahead:

Make early hotel reservations by phone at 1-631-845-1000

Online at: http://tinyurl.com/NYSTESOL-AC17-hotel-reserve

Don’t forget to mention the code (TESOL) to receive the special rate: $ 139/night!

Call for Proposals: NYS TESOL 47th Annual Conference

When: Fri & Sat Nov 3-4, 2017

Where: Hilton Long Island/Huntington, Melville, NY

Submit proposals at http://ac17.nystesol.org/ac-17-prop.html

Proposal Deadline: May 30th, 2017

For more information, please contact:

Ching Ching Lin/Conference Chairperson: [email protected]

Teale LaBarbera and Karen Gregory/Proposal Co-Chairs: [email protected]

Conference Location:

Hilton Long Island/Huntington, 598 NY-110, Melville, NY 11747

 Plan ahead:

Make early hotel reservations by phone at 1-631-845-1000

Online at: http://tinyurl.com/NYSTESOL-AC17-hotel-reserve

Call for Proposals — Long Island ESOL Conference 2017

Advocacy for English Learners: Programs, Policies, & Practices

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Location: Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY

Time: 8:00 am-12:30 pm

Due Date: February 13, 2017

Submit your proposals online now: http://tinyurl.com/LongIsland-ESOL-2017-prop

LI ESOL Conference Information

*All Sessions Will Be 45 Minutes Long*

 Audiovisual Equipment:  Each classroom will be equipped with an LCD projector/screen or interactive whiteboard, PC, sound capability, and DVD player.  There will be no charge to the presenter for this equipment.

Presenter’s Registration Fee:  The registration fee will be waived for presenters.

Notification of Acceptance:  Notification regarding the status of your proposal will be emailed on or about March 1, 2017

Questions about Program Proposals:  Please contact Dr. Maria Dove by e-mail [email protected]

Call for Chapter Proposals (Deadline Soon)

Posted on behalf of National TESOL / TEIS — special interest group Call for Chapter Proposals (Deadline Soon)

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

Theorizing and Analyzing Language Teacher Agency (Tentative Title) Submission Deadline: September 30, 2016

Editors:

Dr. Hayriye Kayi-Aydar (University of Arizona) Dr. Xuesong (Andy) Gao (University of Hong Kong) Dr. Elizabeth Miller (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) Dr. Manka Varghese (University of Washington) Dr. Gergana Vitanova (University of Central Florida)

Teachers play a vital role in making decisions about instruction, curriculum changes, and, in some contexts, educational reforms and language policies. However, their decision-making does not simply happen. They draw from a variety of sources to make decisions, and their agency is socially constructed and shaped. Although the concept of agency has been theorized extensively in various academic disciplines (e.g., sociology, philosophy, economics, anthropology, etc.) and from diverse perspectives, teacher agency, and second/foreign language teacher agency, in particular, has been neither well theorized nor conceptualized. Furthermore, in the current literature on second/foreign language teacher agency, the focus has been limited to the discussions of professionalism (e.g., Morgan & Saunders, 2014), policy and implementation (e.g., Hamid & Nguyen, 2016; Van Huy, Hamid, & Renshaw, 2016), or educational change (e.g., Kitade, 2015; Liyanage, Bartlett, Walker, & Guo, 2015). This vol  ume aims to address this gap by providing an in-depth conceptualization of “second/foreign language teacher agency” through theoretical and empirical research.

We are seeking proposals for chapters that address the construct of language teacher agency through theoretical and/or empirical research in second language studies. In particular, we are interested in chapters that draw on a range of theories of or approaches (e.g., activity theory, positioning theory, feminist theory, etc.) to language teacher agency that expand our understanding of the concept as well as manuscripts that present varying analytic approaches adopted in empirical studies (e.g., discourse studies, narrative inquiry, systemic functional linguistics, etc.). Chapters can analyze the connection of agency to other relevant topics, such as teacher identity, emotions, teacher cognition, positioning, accountability, curriculum change, language policy, etc.

Guidelines for Chapter Proposal Submission You are invited to submit a 500-word proposal by September 30, 2016 containing the following information:

Book section to which your chapter is being submitted (theoretical OR analytical focus) Proposal chapter title Author name(s) and Affiliation(s) Overview of chapter 100-word biography for each author Authors of accepted proposal will be notified by November 1, 2016.

This volume has been discussed with an internationally reputable publisher. Once chapter proposals are finalized, a full book proposal will be sent to the publisher. Upon acceptance by the publisher, potential chapter authors will be invited to submit full chapters (up to 8,000 words) and will be sent guidelines for preparing chapters along with submission deadlines (approximately three months from notification). Chapters should be original work and should not be submitted for publication elsewhere. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this book project. Inquiries and chapter proposals can be submitted electronically (Word document) to the editors: [email protected]