Request for Proposals
Lead a Session at the 2018 NCLC!
The Request for Proposals is now closed. Accepted sessions will be posted later. Please stay tuned.
Instructions for submitting a proposal to present at the 2018 NCLC
- All sessions are scheduled for 60 minutes. Plan your session to allow for sufficient question and answer time.
- Presenters will be limited to four individuals.
- If the language of the presentation is in Chinese, you must include the title and session description in both Chinese and English.
- Proposals advertising or promoting specific products or services will not be considered for the main conference program; however, you may apply to be an exhibitor or sponsor of the conference.
Preference will be given to proposals that:
- Include speakers from multiple institutions and/or regions
- Highlight K–16 collaborative programs or initiatives
- Offer practical, hands-on information and resources that participants can apply in their work
- Provide research and data to support claims and document outcomes
- Include best practices and examples of what works and what doesn’t
- Present programs or policies that improve educational access and success for all students
- Foster dialogue between educators from different professional areas
- Demonstrate innovative and meaningful use of technology in learning
- Offer fresh perspectives on critical issues in the field
1. Session Focus
Select a strand that best describes your session.
- Assessment: Approaches to integrating formative and summative assessment in instruction, assessment tools and technology-based solutions, measures of literacy, oral proficiency, etc.
- China Across the Curriculum: Approaches to teaching about China or Chinese culture across various subject areas, including traditional and contemporary trends.
- College and Career Readiness: Models and Strategies for connecting students with academic and career opportunities.
- Curriculum and Instruction: In particular, new and classroom-tested approaches to language and culture instruction with a focus on interaction, communication, and the development of higher order cognitive skills. Proposals focused on elementary, secondary, and/or post-secondary instruction, are all welcome.
- Partnerships and Community Engagement: Strategies to enhance your Chinese program with dynamic partnerships. Models might include thriving U.S.–China exchanges, bringing together local partners and resources, or engaging students in community activities.
- Program Models and K–16 Articulation: Models and strategies for delivering well-articulated, content-rich instruction in Chinese along the K–16 pipeline, including early learning and immersion programs, as well as innovative models for secondary and postsecondary learning.
- Research: Findings and analysis on current issues in Chinese language teaching and learning, including topics in Chinese second language acquisition and classroom-based research.
- Teacher Development and Sustainability: Strategies for building support for and institutionalizing a program, such as fundraising, involving local stakeholders, recruiting and supporting teachers.
2. Primary Presenter information
Enter the basic information requested for the lead presenter.
3. Co-presenter(s) information
It is recommended that each session include up to four presenters (one lead presenter and up to three co-presenters). Enter the basic information requested for the co-presenter(s).
4. Session Title
Limit your title to less than 10 words
5. Primary audience(s)
Select all that apply:
- K-12 teachers
- K-12 administrators
- College/university faculty
- Staff from governmental/non-governmental organizations
6. Session Keywords
Select up to three keywords that best describe your session:
- Classroom Practices
- Cultural Exchange/Study Abroad
- Global Competence
- Learning Standards
- Student Assessment and Proficiency
- Teaching Methods
- Technology/Online Learning
- Teacher Development/Training
7. Session Presentation Language
To accommodate all conference participants, sessions will be delivered in English, Chinese, or bilingually. Please indicate your presentation language.
- English or Bilingual: Main content of session must be comprehensible to audience who do not speak Chinese.
- Chinese: Content should be aimed at audience who speak Chinese. (If your presentation is in Chinese, please provide the title and session description in both Chinese and English).
8. Session Description
- Limit the description to 150 words.
- Highlight specifically innovative approaches, new ideas, and fresh perspectives.
- Focus on what participants will be doing, rather than what they will be receiving. Use action words to keep the description centered on the participant experience.
- Include data, research or examples that illustrate the impact and effectiveness of the models and approaches being shared.
- Include a concrete learning outcome emphasizing what participants can do with the information gained, and how they can apply these skills and knowledge in their work. Here is an example of an effective learning outcome: “Participants will learn how to develop model curriculum enhancements that support knowledge and interest in Chinese culture and language throughout the school community.”
9. Presentation Outcome
Describe the outcome of your presentation. For example, what knowledge and skills would the attendees walk away with?
10. Presentation Delivery Method
Describe the methods you will use to deliver your presentation. How will you convey the session content and how will you engage the audience?