Proposal Deadline 3.1.2020
The STAR Institute of Education's 2020 Literacy Conference is the perfect forum for educators and literacy professionals to share their knowledge and best practices with their colleagues. The proposals selected for presentation are key to the event's success! We are seeking your knowledge and expertise on a variety of topics outlined below to structure relevant breakout sessions. All proposals must be sent in using the form provided below and be received before the March 1, 2020 deadline. Acceptance notifications will be sent by email.Use the directions provided in the form to assist with each field.
|Format||Duration||Description||Number of Presenters|
|Hands-on Workshop||2 hours||Designed to provide attendees interactive opportunities where they will actively participate and engage in learning experiences relevant to the proposed topic. Participants will leave with hands-on strategies they can implement in their classrooms. Formal presentations are discouraged.||1 to 3|
|Session||1 hour||Standard presentation(s) designed of offer attendees one or two short presentations on a common topic.||1 or 3
|Panel||1 hour||Presentation where several speakers deliver short addresses on a common topic and then interact with each other and the audience.||3 to 5|
Children’s & Young Adult Literature | Engaging students and increasing their literacy learning through multiple genres of children’s and young adult literature.
Coaching & Literacy Leadership | Exploring best practices and professional standards that support educators in these roles.
Content Area Literacy | Building literacy capacity across content areas to increase student comprehension and achievement.
Differentiation for Exceptional Learners | Implementing instructional strategies to meet the needs of diverse student populations, including English learners, gifted learners, struggling learners, and students with disabilities.
Engaging Classroom Instruction | Using practical literacy strategies for high engagement and rich student learning.
Foundational Skills | Examining the essential skills necessary for creating successful, lifelong learners, including fluency, comprehension, phonics, phonological and phonemic awareness, and vocabulary.
Immersion & Dual Language | Present examples of high-quality instruction that maximizes educational benefits and literacy for dual language students in the classroom.
Innovating with Technology | Integrating technology into literacy instruction in authentic, impactful ways.
International Literacy Instruction | Highlighting international literacy issues at the instructional level that are of interest to educators across the globe.
Literacy Policy, Advocacy, & Research | Delving into policy issues that affect literacy educators, ways to serve as effective literacy education advocates, and/or cutting edge studies that inform literacy instruction and decision making.
Standards & Assessments | Addressing instructional shifts driven by standards, including Common Core; strategies for implementation; and using formative and performance assessments to inform decision making about the needs of individual learners.
Teacher Preparation & Professional Development | Preparing effective literacy educators and/or strengthening their ongoing professional learning.