2015 NCRA Conference Proposal Form 1. CALL FOR PROGRAM PROPOSALS North Carolina Reading Association Conference, Literacy Awakens Minds, Hearts, and Dreams, March 15 - 17, 2015 Raleigh Convention Center NCRA invites program proposals for its 46th Annual Conference at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC, Sunday - Tuesday, March 15 - 17, 2015. Proposals must be RECEIVED no later than October 3, 2014. Lead presenters submitting proposals will be notified whether or not their proposals have been accepted November 15, 2014; however, specific dates and times of presentations will not be available until January 2015. By submitting this proposal presenters agree to pre-register for the conference and pay registration fees. (If you are only presenting and not attending the conference, you may register at the one-day rate). All presenters must pre-register before January 1, 2015. If this proposal is accepted, it is your responsibility to inform your co-presenters of the proposal acceptance and date and time of the presentation. CRITICAL ISSUES/STRANDS The following topics serve to inspire rather than limit proposals. Choose from the list of ideas, or if other than listed, define the focus of your proposal in the abstract. Evidence-based instructional practices: Integrating reading and writing instruction (grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) Integrating reading/language arts and disciplinary literacies. Using literature and other texts to promote literacy development and content learning. Teaching students to effectively use technology and digital literacies. Differentiating literacy instruction for culturally, academically, and linguistically diverse students. Parental involvement strategies Formative assessment Professional development for teachers Leadership for school-wide improvement of literacy instructionName* First Last Phone*Email* Address* Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Institution/Affiliation*Position/Title2. IMPORTANT AV EQUIPMENT INFORMATION NCRA will provide wireless internet access, a power supply cord, screen, and table for equipment. Each room will also be equipped with a presenter table, podium and microphone. NCRA cannot provide any additional equipment. PRESENTERS MUST BRING THEIR OWN EQUIPMENT or RENT it (IN ADVANCE) from American AV - Phone (919) 361-1151 Fax: (919) 405-2380. I UNDERSTAND NCRA CANNOT PROVIDE PRESENTER EQUIPMENT.* Please check this box to signify that you understand Is there any time or day when you CANNOT PRESENT? If yes, please list.Do you need a presider? Yes No Are you presenting for a 2015 exhibitor? If so, which one?CONFERENCE SESSIONS: Monday, March 16, and Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Sessions are one-hour presentations which provide an overview of given topics and may include opportunities for active involvement. We have a limited number of 2 1/2-hour institutes on Sunday, March 15. If you are interested in presenting an institute, please indicate that below. PROPOSAL SPECIFICATIONS Complete all required fields. Disqualifying Factors Promotion of commercial materials and/or programs - the focus must be education, not sales. Failure to complete proposal according to guidelines - such as incomplete information. PROGRAM ENTRY Keep in mind that your title and description are what entice attendees to your session, so be as specific and creative as possible! Title of PresentationDescription (abstract)*This is what will appear in the program book. Please limit the description to 40 words. Session details. Audience: For whom is your presentation most appropriate (teachers of what grade levels)? Please be specific so that attendees will feel their expectations have been met. Reading/media specialists College professors & teacher trainers Teachers of at-risk students (GED, alternative schools, etc.) Administrators ESL/ELL teachers Classroom/pre-service teachers Other If other, specify*Presentation is most appropriate for which grades? Check only one or explain exception in "Other." It is best to be specific so attendees feel their expectations have been met. PreK-2 Grades 3-5 Grades K-5 Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12 Grades 6-12 At-risk students Special needs students Other If other, specify*What room setup would you prefer? Workshop with tables Theater style No preference How many participants do you prefer?* <100 100+ No preference I would like to present my session in the following formats.* 2 1/2-hour institute on Sunday, March 15 1-hour breakout session either Monday or Tuesday Please list all additional presenters.Name and title as it should appear in program book, School system/university or company affiliation, E-mail address, and Phone number.