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2010 Kansas City Summer Conference Online Call for Proposals

ATE 2010 Summer Conference
Hyatt Regency Crown Center
Kansas City, MO
August 7-11, 2010



The 2010 Summer Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center. The theme selected by President Terrell Peace is Re-igniting the Passion and Purpose for Teaching.

To submit your proposal, please read information below and then click here.
Conference Strands
Strand 1. The X-Factor in Passionate Teaching. Teacher education today focuses on both academic ability and appropriate dispositions. Some teacher candidates seem to have one but not the other; some appear to have both; others may appear to have neither. What are the invisible attributes that take differing combinations of ability and attitude and give birth to teachers who are good at what they do and love doing it?  
Sample questions for investigation:
 * What constitutes the “right stuff” for teachers?
 * What characteristics or combinations of characteristics will help predict and/or develop passionate, effective teachers? 
 * Is passionate, effective teaching art or science?
 * Are there ways to identify the “intangibles” early in the teacher candidate’s experience?
 * What dispositions are important to passionate, effective teaching?
Strand 2. 21st Century Learning. In order to prepare teachers to have a significant impact on students and student learning, we must help them understand both the students and the students’ world. Teachers must also be aware of 21st century technology and research which will help them be effective teachers who make a difference.
Sample questions for investigation: 
 * How can we make effective use of new technology for 21st century learning?
 * What are some key characteristics of 21st century learners?
 * What do 21st century learners need to know, understand, and be able to do?
 * What are some 21st century discoveries from the field of neuroscience and what is the relevance to teaching and learning?
 * How are external factors in the community impacting 21st century learners?
Strand 3. Self-Efficacy. In any profession, what we believe about our own ability impacts our ability to perform. Whether you are a salesperson, professional athlete, P-12 teacher, or teacher educator self-efficacy matters. There are a number of relevant topics that may be explored in relation to this strand.
Sample questions for investigation:
 * What do teachers think about their ability to teach?
 * How have NCLB and pressures related to AYP impacted teacher self-efficacy?
 * How do state accreditation and/or NCATE accreditation impact the self-efficacy of teacher educators?
 * How does self-efficacy relate to teacher performance and effectiveness?
 * What is the relationship between confidence and competence for teachers or teacher educators?
The 2010 Summer Conference Planning Committee encourages formats that use multiple presenters, undergraduate and graduate students, classroom teachers, teacher educators at all levels, other school personnel, and policy makers.

Proposals are due April 15, 2010.
Thematic Sessions

Fifty-minute sessions addressing the conference theme or other ATE interests are scheduled for August 9-11. These sessions may include the application of research, position papers, descriptions of existing programs/practices, or innovation in teacher education. Proposals of the following types are encouraged.

A. Single Paper Format

Single-paper presentations provide an opportunity for participants to share a synopsis of their work. The presenter typically allows 30-35 minutes to present followed by 15-20 minutes of discussion.

B. Roundtable Format

Roundtables are informal sessions during which a presenter is seated at a table to discuss works-in-progress that may not be ready for formal presentation. Tables are numbered to allow conference attendees to easily identify an individual presenter’s session. Each discussion lasts 50 minutes.

C. Research Reports

Research papers are presented in 20 minute time segments. The paper presentations on related topics are grouped in fifty-minute sessions. Research should be original and not published prior to the conference.

D. Poster Sessions
Presenters are given the opportunity to display their work in an informal setting. Presenters are encouraged to engage visitors in dialogue focusing on the work displayed on the poster.
Proposal Submission Guidelines
[NOTE: Each proposal, regardless of format, must include all items under A (Cover Page) and B (Abstract of Presentation) as outlined below. Both documents will be uploaded to the proposal submission page.]

A. Cover Page
1. Title of the Session
2. Type of Session: Identify as a Thematic Single Paper Presentation, Research Session, Poster Session, or Roundtable Discussion
3. Session Organizer: Name, title, institution, e-mail and mailing addresses, fax number, and office telephone number.
4. Additional Presenters: Same information as Session Organizer
5. Subject Descriptors: Identify the strand this presentation most closely relates to and include three one-or-two word descriptors for the subject index.
6. Summary for Conference Program: Describe the session in thirty words or less for use in the conference program. Be precise in describing the content of the session to aid attendees in selecting topics relevant to their interests. Proposals that do not include this summary or go beyond the thirty-word limit summary may not be considered. The summary may be edited by the program committee prior to the conference.
7. ATE Participation and Professional Role: Please identify your professional role (e.g., college or university faculty member, college or university administrator, graduate student, classroom teacher, preK-12 administrator) and level of ATE involvement (member, non-member, conference newcomer). Please note that all proposals are blind-reviewed and that this information will in no way affect the status of your proposal but will be used for scheduling accepted proposals and for communicating with presenters about other role-specific opportunities offered via ATE.

B. Abstract of Presentation
Thematic Presentation
1. Title
2. Type of Presentation (Single Paper, Roundtable, Research Session, Poster Session)
3. Objective(s) of the Presentation
4. Relationship to Conference Theme/Strands
5. Content of Presentation
6. Relevance or Implications of Topic
7. Participant Outcomes
A proposal that does not follow this format may not be reviewed by the committee. Proposals will be reviewed on the basis of how well each component of the abstract is addressed in the submission.

Due Dates and Submission:
Proposals must be submitted by April 15, 2010, through the Oxford Abstracts web site. To submit your proposal, click here. Please note: This is not the ATE's members only site. If you are submitting a proposal for the 2010 Summer Conference, you should create a new account in order to submit the proposal. An email confirmation that your proposal has been received will be sent to the session organizer.

General Information
A. Formats that utilize multiple presenters are encouraged. Graduate students, classroom teachers, and new ATE members are especially encouraged to submit proposals.
B. All presenters are required to pre-register for the conference. Presenters should have 20 copies of handouts or materials for the attendees.
C. Audiovisual equipment is not provided by ATE. However, ATE will provide the name of an agency that can be contacted for individual presentation arrangements.
D. Information used in the program is copied from the proposal cover page. ATE reserves editorial rights.
E. All communication is with the session organizer who is responsible for communicating with other presenters of that session.

2010 ATE Summer Conference Planning Committee
Terrell Peace, President
Frances van Tassell, Planning Committee
David Ritchey,
Executive Director
Billy G. Dixon, Meetings Coordinator
John McIntyre, Program ADS
Ed Pultorak, Publicity and Revenue Enhancements ADS

Subcommittee Chairs
Christie McIntyre, John McIntyre, Program Co-Chairs
Karen McClusky, Special Functions
Jennifer Aldrich, Sharon Lamson, Local Arrangements Co-Chairs
George Fero, Marie Fero, Publicity Co-Chairs


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