TYCA Midwest Annual Conference

The University of Akron

Akron, Ohio

October 17-19, 2019

Call for Proposals: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Proving grounds answer the question: does this really work? As educators, we ask this question at the start of each semester; when we try new assignments or methods of delivery; when we require students to test their knowledge in “real-world” contexts. Students ask it when they walk into class on the first day; when they write and revise and rethink; when they leave the classroom and take on new challenges, eager to see if they are different in the world now. Instructors and students together encounter multiple proving ground moments: moments when the rubber meets the road, often with unexpected and unintended results. This conference will focus on those critical moments and the lessons learned from them.

Session Format: All sessions will be 45 minutes

  • Colloquium-Combines formal presentation and participant interaction. Allows presenters to share findings on current issues and to lead an open discussion with participants.
  • Demonstration - Combines a brief presentation of technique theory with the remainder of the time focused on modeling the technique.
  • Individual presentation- Oral presentation of research or findings; may use handouts or visual aids; paper presentations will be 20 minutes; individuals will be paired; groups of three may also submit proposals together.
  • Workshop - Lead workshop participants through problem solving of a particular issue or developing techniques.

To submit a proposal, click this link. Deadline May 31, 2019

Proposals Format

250-word maximum abstract identifying purpose, goals, significance to conference theme and participants, and, if relevant, methodology and research. 50-word summary that will appear in the program and should be geared toward conference participants. Proposals are due on April 30, 2019. Proposals submitted after the deadline will be considered on a rolling basis. We strongly encourage on-time submission for best program placement. Presenters will be notified on May 10, 2019.

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