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2021 Call for Proposals

 

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Submit now. Decide later!

Our 2021 Theme

Celebrando la diversidad: El español y el portugués 
Celebrando a diversidade: O espanhol e o português
 

 

The AATSP invites you to submit a proposal for one or more of the following formats: 

  • Regular Session
  • Academic Paper
  • Panel of Academic Papers
  • Practice Oriented Papers
  • Electronic Poster Presentation
  • Workshop
  • Vendor Session

The AATSP welcomes first-time presenters as well as seasoned presenters!

 

HOW ARE PROPOSALS SELECTED FOR THE PROGRAM?

The AATSP uses a Program Selection Committee to read and rate the proposals submitted for the annual conference. The Program Selection Committee is composed of AATSP members who represent various educational levels, the Spanish and Portuguese languages, and areas of expertise including literature, linguistics/applied linguistics, pedagogy, film, and cultural studies. The committee members rate the proposals based on their corresponding rubrics.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

Proposal Deadline: November 15, 2020

Dates: The conference will take place July 8-11, 2021 in downtown, Atlanta, Georgia. Prospective presenters can submit no more than two (2) proposals.

Strands: The 2021 AATSP Conference will address three conference strands as well as other topics. Please read descriptions strand below.

 

CONFERENCE STRANDS AND DESCRIPTIONS

Conference proposals of all kinds that relate to the teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese Languages are welcome.

Featured strands are:

1. The Instruction and Learning of Spanish and Portuguese

Proposals that fit this strand may address one or more of the following topics.

 

  • Student Engagement—What Works (F2F and/or Remotely)?
  • Innovative Curriculum (e.g., Social Justice, Technology, Gamification, etc.)
  • Performance/Proficiency/Literacy and Feedback/Assessment
  • Instruction and Learning in Multilingual/Multicultural Settings
  • Heritage Language Instruction and Learning 2.0

2. The Future of the Profession

Proposals that fit this strand may address one or more of the following topics.

 

  • Professional Development for Teachers (all levels and delivery modes; traditional and non-traditional)
  • Mentorship Models for preK-20+ Educators
  • Languages for Careers/Professions (e.g., Translation/Interpretation, Business, STEM)
  • Expanding our Footprint in K-12 (e.g., Seal of Biliteracy, Dual Language Learning)
  • Languages and the Power of Advocacy, Diversity and Access

3. Reshaping Film, Literary and Linguistic Studies

Proposals that fit this strand may address one or more of the following topics.

 

  • Representations of Migrations and Other Diasporas
  • Indigenous Languages and Cultures of the Americas
  • Literature, Culture and Film in the Classroom
  • Linguistic, Literary and Cultural Community Engagement
  • Literary and Cultural Studies 

 

LANGUAGE USED IN PROPOSAL AND PRESENTATION 

As you prepare your proposal remember to use the same language for the session title and description, and then give your presentation or paper in the same language. Even though the title and description are written in one language, examples in other languages may be used.  It is understood that at a multilingual conference translanguaging may occur. However, to facilitate participation, keep the following in mind.

  • If your title and description are written in Portuguese, then your session should be given in Portuguese.
  • If your title and description are written in Spanish, then your session should be given in Spanish.
  • If your title and description are written in English, then your session should be given in English.

NOTE: Proposals are selected on merit (see rubrics below). However, the AATSP strongly encourages proposals and presentations in Spanish and Portuguese. 

 

PROPOSAL TITLE AND DESCRIPTION

Conference proposal submissions will only require a title and description not a full paper submission. The title and description will be used in the conference program as submitted in the portal. Your title and description must be publication ready. Each title should be no more than 150 characters (roughly 15 words) and each description should be no more than 575 characters (roughly 280 words). Titles and descriptions may be modified to reflect professional editing conventions and third-person narrative style.

 


 

PROPOSAL TYPES AND DESCRIPTIONS

 

REGULAR SESSION - 45 minutes

  • A session is 45 minutes in length (30-minute presentation and 15 minutes for questions and discussion).
  • A session deals with topics related to the teaching and learning of language, literature, linguistics and/or culture of the Spanish or Portuguese-speaking world.
  • A session can have one to three (1-3) presenters who explain or describe the topic in an engaging format to the attendees; discussion and audience participation is encouraged.
  • Session presenters should avoid reading a paper to the attendees.
  • Please click on this URL for the rubrics: Sessions Rubric (PDF)

 
 

 

 

ACADEMIC PAPER – 45 minutes

  • An academic paper presents research about a topic related to language, literature, culture, pedagogy or linguistics.
  • It is a maximum of 30 minutes in length and is read aloud to the audience.
  • There should be a minimum of 10 minutes reserved for questions and discussion after the paper has been read.
  • Evaluation of proposals for academic papers and panels will be based on clarity of focus, relevance of the topic to the field, and quality of content and purpose (design, framework, methodology, findings, and sources).
  • Please click on this URL for the rubrics: Academic Papers Rubric (PDF)  

 
 

 

 

PANEL OF ACADEMIC PAPERS - 45 minutes

  • Academic papers present research about a topic related to language, literature, culture, pedagogy or linguistics.
  • An academic panel lasts 45 minutes and consists of 2-3 academic papers treating a similar theme or topic.

Number of Presenters

Time per paper

For two (2) presenters

15 minutes per paper

For three (3) presenters

10-12 minutes per paper

  • There should be 10-15 minutes for questions and discussion after papers have been read.
  • A chair, selected by the panel members, is responsible for submitting the proposal and all the information concerning the panel. During the panel presentation, the chair serves at the moderator for the session.
  • The chair may also read a paper during the session.
  • Please click on this URL for the rubrics: Panel of Academic Papers Rubric (PDF)

 
 

 

 

PRACTICE-ORIENTED PAPERS - 45 minutes

  • A practice-oriented paper focuses on specific classroom applications, techniques, and activities related to a topic, rather than a general discussion about a topic.
  • It is a maximum of 25 minutes in length for a single presenter, with 10 minutes dedicated to content with practical tips and 10 minutes for questions and discussion.
  • Please click on this URL for the rubrics: Practice-Oriented Rubric (PDF)

 
 
 

 

 

ELECTRONIC POSTER PRESENTATION – 45 minutes

An electronic poster (e-poster) is an opportunity for presenters to share a summary of their research or a project with attendees as they move through the poster area during a 45-minute period in the Exhibit Hall. E-posters are an effective way to discuss model projects and/or preliminary research results. Your presentation must be displayed on your laptop computer while standing at a high round table where attendees can stand for viewing and interaction. There will be multiple electronic posters being presented at the same time in the area. Your laptop must be operating on battery power since electrical outlets may not available. AATSP will not provide laptops/computers. No additional audiovisual equipment is allowed for e-poster presentations. E-poster presentations are presented in a designated space inside the Exhibit Hall.

  • E-poster presentations use an electronic format operated from a laptop computer. Traditional formats such as poster boards cannot be used.
  • E-Poster presentations should be between 5 and 10 minutes in length to allow for multiple presentations during the 45-minute allotted time session.
  • During the 45-minute session, the presenter(s) will stand by their computer and give the presentation to a small audience (generally 1-5 people at a time)
  • An e-poster presentation consists of a brief outline of the important features or concepts of a research project, lesson plan, classroom materials, and/or cultural update.
  • The attendees will listen to the brief presentation and discuss the topic further with the presenter(s).
  • The presentation may be repeated 3-5 times during the allotted 45-minute session, giving several attendees the opportunity to interact one-on-one with the presenter(s).
  • Presenters may provide handouts with additional information for the attendees.
  • Presenters must bring their own computer and other electronic device that will be needed for the presentation.
  • Please click on this URL for the rubrics: Electronic-Poster Rubric (PDF)

 
 

 

 

WORKSHOP - 3 hours

  • Workshops are 3 hours in length and deal with topics in more depth than is possible during a session. Topics can include the teaching and learning of language, literature, linguistics and/or culture of the Spanish or Portuguese-speaking world.
  • Workshops can have one to three (1-3) presenters.
  • Attendees pay a $45 fee to attend the workshop and expect to receive an in-depth treatment of the topic as well as handouts and other resources.
  • Workshops must include an explanation of the theoretical background of the topic. However, most of the workshop must be interactive and allow the attendees time to have hands-on practice with the concepts, ideas, and techniques presented, followed by discussions and questions.
  • Evaluation of proposals for workshops will be based on timeliness and relevance of topic, clarity of purpose and expected outcomes, content knowledge of presenter, organization and procedures, and takeaways and post-workshop availability.
  • Only a very limited number of workshop proposals are accepted each year. 
  • Please click on this URL for the rubrics: Workshop Rubric (PDF)

 
 

 

 

VENDOR SESSION – 45 minutes

  • A vendor session is 45 minutes in length (30-minute presentation and 15 minutes for questions and discussion).
  • A vendor session deals with topics related to the teaching and learning of language, literature, linguistics and/or culture of the Spanish or Portuguese-speaking world.
  • A vendor session can have one to three (1-3) presenters who explain or describe the topic in an engaging format to the attendees; discussion and audience participation is encouraged.
  • Vendors must be registered as a conference exhibitors to submit a proposal.
  • Vendors receive this opportunity as a means to augment their presence at the conference.
  • Vendor sessions are identified as such in the conference program.
  • The AATSP strictly prohibits the sale of materials or services in sessions and workshops during the conference. Presenters may provide information on how to access materials and services but financial transactions are not permitted during sessions or workshops.

 

 


 

GRADUATE STUDENT DAY COMPETITION

During this conference, we will host the first annual AATSP Graduate Student Day Competition (GSDC) where master’s and doctoral degree students will be able to present their research or academic work before an audience of peers, educators and judges who will select the top graduate student presentations. The best presentations will be considered for publication in our Spanish & Portuguese Review (SPR) journal, the annual graduate student journal of the AATSP. Use the Academic Paper button above to submit a GSDC proposal.

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