Calling out to teachers!
Sharing is at the core of what we do as teachers and at APRIR we would like to bring our talented ELT community together to celebrate some of the good practices local teachers carry out in their classrooms. We do not believe in recipes nor do we subscribe to the concept of “best” practices. Rather, we are staunch supporters of collaboration and networking. Sharing Teaching was born to enhance our practice and strengthen our community by exploring locally relevant ideas for effective classroom practice in a rapidly changing educational scenario. On September 7th we’ll be getting together to share experiences organised in concurrent sessions so as to ensure a relaxed, stress-free atmosphere.
We are looking for proposals that address a topic that is relevant for a particular context by describing an activity/ project that has been implemented in a classroom or institution to meet specific needs in a creative or innovative way.
Some possible topics are:
Assessment for Learning
Social & Emotional Learning
Special Educational Needs
Working through projects
You do not need to be an APRIR member to submit your proposal. Given equal merit, however, priority will be given to members.
General guidelines for the submission of proposals for concurrent sessions
A. Format and Length
All presentations will be Expository Sessions. Applicants (no more than two per presentation) will be expected to deliver a 20-minute presentation supported with images, videos or slides for a small audience. The presentation will be followed by a 10-minute Q&A session in which participants will actively engage with the presenter/s.
B. Proposal description
Your proposal should include:
- A title (10 words maximum) It should be self-explanatory.
- Equipment required, if any (data projector, audio, other).
- Biodata about presenter(s) (50 words maximum per presenter)
- Abstract (75 words maximum). It should accurately reflect the content of what presenters are going to talk about.
- Summary providing clear information about the content and organization of the presentation, including how the session will be structured. It should be clear from your summary that you plan to shed new light on a relevant topic or have an innovative teaching idea that might be replicated in other contexts. It may include bibliographical references and supporting theory. Minimum 200 words, maximum 300 words.
C. Proposal submission
Send your proposal to email@example.com, Subject: Sharing Teaching proposal by August 9th, 2019, 11:59pm.
No late submissions will be accepted. Your proposal will not be considered unless it meets the criteria and guidelines. Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged. If applicants do not receive acknowledgement within 4 days of having sent their proposals, they should re-send it. To avoid duplication, applicants are encouraged to wait 4 days before resubmitting them.
D. Confirmation of acceptance
You will be emailed feedback on your proposal by August 19th, 2019. In case you have not heard from APRIR by that date, please get in touch with us by email at to firstname.lastname@example.org.