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Call for Proposals

The deadline for submissions will be July 1, 2021, 11:59 PM EDT.
 

Submit a Proposal


Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (MITESOL) invites professionals involved with English learners to submit proposals for our annual conference, to be held virtually on November 5 & 6. The theme of this year’s conference is Prioritizing Equity and Recovery for All. Due to the unprecedented times we are facing, MITESOL is looking for specific proposals on how those in the field have responded to the pandemic and/or worked proactively to make progress with equity and recovery in mind.

Our theme of Prioritizing Equity and Recovery for All reflects the reality of the inequity in education that exists in our communities and the ways in which the TESOL community has worked tirelessly to narrow the gaps. We know that our educators have been leveraging creative solutions to not only respond to the challenges of the past year, but also to move us forward. MITESOL will consider proposals on other topics, as well. Please submit your ideas!

MITESOL 2021 invites proposals related to all aspects of ESL/ELL. That means ESL in diverse contexts, including recent research, teaching, learning, standards-based instruction, assessment, language policy & advocacy, CALL, program administration, and professional development.

 

Important Proposal Timeline Information:

Process Deadline
Proposal Submission Deadline July 1, 2021
Proposal Review Process August 1, 2021
Proposal Final Decisions Announced August 22, 2021
Accepted Proposal Confirmations by Presenters September 5, 2021
Accepted Presenters Registered for Virtual Event October 1, 2021
Pre-recorded Video Sessions & Poster Sessions to MITESOL October 1, 2021
Presenter Notified if Presentation Changes are Required October 15, 2021
Presentation Materials Uploaded and Live for Virtual Conference November 5, 2021


 

Proposals will be accepted for the following formats:

Standard Session

45 minutes 

Live Zoom presentations of all types and foci, including:

  • Papers (a summary of research, pedagogy, curriculum, sociopolitical concerns, etc.)
  • Teaching Demonstrations/Instructional Design (that show & explain instructional techniques, processes and/or technological tools applicable to ESL)
  • Equitable practices for supporting EL students and/or families
  • Creative solutions and plans for recovery of programs/institutions, learning loss, learner participation, etc.

Workshop Session

90 minutes

Live Zoom presentations of all types and foci, including:

  • Structured, focused session that actively engages participants in hands-on professional development while engaging virtually
  • Modeling/application of presented material with information for self-reflection or virtual feedback on the learning
  • Interactive session that requires its viewers to complete a task, interact with a document or activity, visit a website, etc. as part of the virtual presentation

On-Demand Session

20-30 minutes

Pre-recorded video presentations of all types and foci, including:

  • Papers (a summary of research, pedagogy, curriculum, sociopolitical concerns, etc.)
  • Teaching Demonstrations/Instructional Design (that show & explain instructional techniques, processes and/or technological tools applicable to ESL)
  • Equitable practices for supporting EL students and/or families
  • Creative solutions and plans for recovery of programs/institutions, learning loss, learner participation, etc.
Poster Session

Pre-designed digital poster (e.g., Padlet, Jamboard, Prezi) of all types and foci:

  • A virtual poster session will include a link to interactive content provided by the presenter; this is not a pre-recorded video.
  • Relevant posters formerly presented at other conferences may be submitted.

Question & Answer Session

20-30 minutes

All presenters will have the option to supplement their presentation with a live Q&A session. 

This is optional but must be decided upon at the time of proposal submission.

In addition, all accepted presenters must register to attend the virtual conference on November 5-6, 2021.

 

Submit a Proposal

 

The deadline for submissions will be July 1, 2021, 11:59 PM EDT.

If you have any questions about the 2021 Virtual Conference or would like to volunteer to help out with the preparations for the conference, please contact us at conference@mitesol.org. (Include ‘MITESOL 2021’ in the subject line of your message.) 
 

Download PDF of the Complete Call for Proposals Here

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Call for Reviewers

MITESOL is looking for members to join our proposal review team!  We expect to have dynamic concurrent session submissions for the 2021 Virtual Conference. MITESOL greatly appreciates the consistency of members who review every year, and also we are always looking for new reviewers to participate in the process. The timeline for reviews will be July 19th- August 15th

Proposal Reviewer Application Here

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Registration

Registration is not yet available, but you can see below for our conference registration rates. If you have any questions, send an email to info@mitesol.org.



 

Membership Status

Registration Rates

Student

Employed Part-Time, Retired, or Unemployed

Employed Full-Time

Non-Member*

$50

$50

$75

Member - expired or expiring by 11/05/21*

$50

$50

$75

Member - joined between 11/06/20 ~ 11/05/21

$30

$30

$50

*For new or renewing members, the registration fee includes a 1-year membership from purchase date.
 

 

Sponsors & Exhibitors

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