When you write your proposal, please indicate the question(s) you plan to explore (in 500 words or less). In addition to your selected theme, please you are invited to explore the following framing questions:

  1. Purposeful Inclusion:  
    1. How do we confront power and privilege and the consequences within and beyond educational contexts to work together to rebuild and reimagine education for everyone (Goodlad, et al., 2004)?
    2. How do we create and sustain culturally responsive learning contexts that are inclusive, caring, equitable and celebrate diversity? 
      1. How do we create safe and supportive spaces and curriculum for LGBTQIA+ students, various ethnicities and religions, students with dis/ablities, etc.?
  1. Pragmatics:  
    1. How do school/community/university-based teacher educators operationalize the fundamental principles of clinical practice as outlined by John Goodlad as the Moral Dimensions of Teaching: enculturating students into a democracy; responsible stewardship; nurturing pedagogy; and providing equal access to knowledge? 
    2. What is the new role of technology in education? 
      1. What constitutes educational technology after the pandemic in PK-20 and teacher education?
  1. Policy:  
    1. Considering the depth of research and scholarship in school-university partnerships and education in a democracy, how do we continue to move from rhetoric to action?
    2. What are we doing to confront the future teacher shortage and how does that contribute to the privatization of public education and alternative certification programs or the lowering of standards? 
    3. What are we doing to attract people to the education profession?

The following session types will be offered at the annual conference. The description of each includes information about what is to be submitted as part of the proposal.

Session Types

Roundtable Discussion

Description: Roundtables are 45-minute oral presentations with discussion with attendees seated around a table. Roundtable presentations typically include 15 minutes of presentation, followed by 30 minutes of discussion and feedback. Roundtable presenters should bring targeted questions to pose to others at the table in order to learn from and with those attending. Roundtables are an ideal format for networking and in-depth discussion on a particular topic. The abstract should detail the focus of the presentation and the way(s) in which it contributes to the theme/strand. Please note that roundtable discussions are not an appropriate format for presenters that anticipate more than 15-20 people in attendance.

Poster Session

Description: This formal graphic presentation of your topic, displayed on poster board, offers an excellent opportunity for gathering detailed feedback on your work and reporting on evaluation results. Posters will be presented during our poster exhibition (TBD). Posters should NOT be used to advertise a product or service. Like a paper, a poster abstract should detail the focus of the presentation and the way(s) in which it contributes to the conference theme/strand. NNER will provide the backing boards and pins for posters, and presenters are responsible for providing all items to be attached. Posters must fit within 44” x 44” display, and we strongly recommend bringing copies of a one-page handout about your work to distribute to those interested.

Presentation (30 min. – 60 min.)

Description: Presentations are formal sessions by one or more individuals with expertise in a stated field, including K-12 education, higher education, arts and sciences, and the community in general. The individual(s) share(s) their research or innovations through a lecture following by response to audience questions. For a 30-minute presentation, please reserve 10 minutes for audience questions, and for 60-minute presentation, please reserve 15 minutes. The abstract should detail both the background(s) of the presenter(s) as well as the importance of the material that will be presented. Most presentations will include audio-visual aids that illustrate key points and a computer, LCD projector, and screen are provided in each room in which a presentation is held.