CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The Center for Schools and Communities, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), is seeking presentation proposals for a virtual professional learning summit.
This summit is designed to provide a space for parents, teachers, administrators, scholars, and PDE staff to engage in professional practices of knowledge sharing, discussion, critical analysis, and re-visioning of educational policies and practices to advance the quality of educational experiences for English learner students and families. The planning committee seeks high-quality, virtual sessions that explicitly draw connections between current theory and research and educational practice. Presentations that are co-designed and co-presented by researcher-practitioner teams will receive additional consideration in the review process.
The 2021 ELD Virtual Professional Learning Summit will focus on “Teaching for Equity in a Multilingual World.” Access to equitable, affirming, and socially just education is a critical concern for all educators and students, particularly during the uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite proposals that will address ideas, concepts, practices, and activities that focus direct attention on contesting linguicism, racism, and other social injustices and promoting equitable opportunities for multilingual learners. We are particularly interested in sessions that present pathways for re-envisioning curriculum, instruction, assessment, and/or school climate within a critical pedagogical framework.
The 2021 ELD Virtual Professional Learning Summit additionally seeks virtual session proposals that highlight innovative and effective practices related to EL education; administrative leadership; promising practices for promoting student achievement; strengthening systems to support high-impact family engagement; designing strong home-school-community partnerships; culturally responsive schools and classrooms; collecting, analyzing, and using data to make programmatic and instructional decisions; leadership in connecting educational policy and practice; and strategies that foster student resiliency.
Proposal Submission Deadline: Completed proposals should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 2, 2020. Applicants will be notified of the acceptance decision by early January.