The focus of this conference is on best practices, research, and instructional strategies for empowering our striving readers and writers. This includes effective interventions and best practices that facilitate scaffolding and differentiated instruction within a comprehensive literacy framework.
Deadline for proposals is: May 1, 2019. You will receive an email when your proposal is received and another email in June 2019 indicating if your proposal has been accepted. Proposals may be accepted after the deadline at the discretion of the conference coordinators. All parts of the proposal must be completed. Accepted presentations may occur Friday, November 15th (9 am – 6 pm) and Saturday, November 16th (8 am – 1 pm).
As a professional, nonprofit organization, NYSRA is unable to reimburse program participants for any expenses. Presenters will still need to register and pay for the conference.
Roundtables are individual presentations followed by a discussion with a group of people seated around a table. The individual presentations at the roundtables run for 15-minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion and feedback from the attendees at the table. After 30- minutes of the presentation, attendees will be asked to select another table and topic.
Roundtables are an ideal format for networking and in-depth discussion on a particular topic. Presenters should bring targeted questions to pose to others at the table or handouts in order to learn from and with those attending. Multiple roundtables will be conducted in the same room. Tables will be organized by common topic/themes, targeted audience, or grade level.
Individual presentations are organized into 60-minute sessions. This submission may include, but is not limited to: practitioner research, critical issues related to the literacy community, current practices, acquisition, or instructional strategies. Presenters should be prepared to engage audiences in a lecture, demonstration, or workshop.
To help create a diverse representation of topics, perspectives, and scholars we reserve the right to accept your individual session application as roundtable or poster session. Please be aware that very few individual sessions will be accepted for the 2019 conference.
College student and faculty poster sessions combine the graphic display of materials with the opportunity for individualized, informal discussion of the student/faculty research throughout a 60-minute session. Poster sessions can be dedicated to the presentation of work-in-progress. Individual presenters set up displays representing their papers in a large area with other presenters.
This session is specifically designed for exhibitors of the conference to share their products and professional resources. At the Albany Capital Center, the exhibitor sessions will be in the exhibit hall in a space dedicated to exhibitor sessions. As in the past, NYSRA asks that your presentation focus on literacy teaching and learning more generally, but you are able to share your products as part of the presentation. In order to present an exhibitor session, the company must be exhibiting in the exhibit hall. We are generally able to accept one session per company.