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2017 CEE Summer Conference Call for Proposals

(Com)Passionate English Education

Call for Proposals
2017 CEE Summer Conference
June 1-4, 2017
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

From CEE Program Chair Mollie V. Blackburn...
Both passion and compassion—as expressed through curriculum and pedagogy—are integral to the beliefs of the Conference on English Education (CEE) as we work toward social justice for our students, in our schools, and by our teachers. We hope to explore these concepts, among many others, at the 5th CEE Summer Conference: (Com)Passionate English Education. Grounded in conversation and community, this conference is designed for all English teacher educators, English teachers, and graduate students who focus on the preparation of preservice and/or inservice teachers of English language arts and literacy.

The Department of Teaching and Learning’s Adolescent, Post-secondary, and Community Literacies Area of Study, part of the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University, is proud to host the 5th CEE summer conference.  OSU is located in Columbus, Ohio., one of the fastest growing cities in the US with a vibrant blend of arts and culture. With a burgeoning downtown, lively urban districts, and a diverse array of welcoming people and neighborhoods, it's a great place to teach, learn, and explore.

The CEE proposal system is now closed. If you submitted a proposal, you will be notified of the status of your proposal in March.

Visit the 2017 CEE conference webpage for complete conference details.

Proposals should demonstrate a connection to the conference theme while focusing on topics of interest to English teacher educators, teachers, and graduate students. Proposals should connect to one of the following thematic topics:

  • Equity and Diversity
  • Literature
  • Writing
  • Discourse
  • Arts and Literacy
  • Technology and 21st Century Literacies
  • Assessment
  • National Policies and Mandates

The Graduate Student Session will be held on the last day of the conference. Graduate students who wish to participate should plan to stay through 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, for sessions focused on topics of interest to future academics.

Proposal Formats

Roundtable Conversations (1 hour)
Roundtable sessions will consist of 4–5 individual presenters who briefly introduce a specific dialogue-provoking topic that situates and supports focused conversation for roundtable attendees. Roundtable sessions should not consist of lengthy one-sided presentations but focus on developing thoughtful discussion over the hour provided. If you are proposing a full roundtable session, submit one proposal that includes the required information for all presenters; otherwise the conference planners will match you with other roundtables to create (as best as possible) a coherent roundtable session.

Panel Discussions (1 hour)
Panel discussions will consist of 2–3 individual presentations around a common theme. Each panelist will offer a 15- to 20-minute presentation, and then all panelists will engage in a brief discussion of the panel’s common theme.  If you are proposing a complete panel, submit one proposal that includes the required information for all panelists; otherwise, the conference planners will match you with other panelists to create (as best as possible) a coherent panel.

Working Sessions (1 hour)
Workshop sessions will engage participants in a focused activity grounded in the conference theme. Led by 1–3 facilitators, workshops will provide an introduction to and contextual support for a specific activity that will allow participants to produce a tangible product of some sort in the time provided.

Proposal Requirements

  • Name and affiliation
  • Postal address
  • Email address
  • Title of presentation or session
  • Format
  • Abstract (maximum 50 words)
  • Description (maximum 250 words)—include topic, rationale, significance, and plans for engaging the audience
  • Names and information of others to be included in the session or strand, if applicable
Important Notes

Audiovisual Needs
Presentation rooms have unencrypted guest wi-fi, computers, LCD projectors, and screens. That said, we encourage you to bring your presentation with you rather than rely on wireless to access it.

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