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Navigating the New Reality Both Inside and Outside the Classroom

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: Sunday, September 26, 2021

Fall 2021 Virtual Conference: Saturday, October 23, 2021 9am-5pm


The ORTESOL conference organizers invite participants to address the theme for this year’s Fall 2021 virtual conference, Navigating the New Reality Both Inside and Outside the Classroom, by sharing presentations about technology, digital literacy, the digital divide, learning models, and advocacy for students, educators, and programs.

The four strands focus on issues around delivering education and instruction in the post-pandemic world. We recognize that this “new reality” includes advocacy for policy changes and updates, allocating resources; including increased funding, and the inclusion and outreach to learners in our community. We invite proposals that address one or more of these four strands:

Strand 1: Using technology and digital resources in the classroom and virtual learning environments.

Strand 2: Increasing digital literacy and narrowing the digital divide.

Strand 3: Post-pandemic learning models: face to face, hybrid, hyflex, remote, online

Strand 4: Advocacy at the local, state, and national level.

The 2021 Fall Conference Planning Committee encourages sessions that use multiple presenters, students, classroom teachers, teacher educators at all levels, other school personnel, and policy makers.

Concurrent sessions at the Fall ORTESOL conference will be approximately 45 minutes in length. Presentations will be in one of three formats: presentation, poster, and roundtable.

  • Presentation Sessions –This session type will include a 45-minute workshop, presentation, or talk with a conference theme or thread. These presentations generally involve live or recorded zoom presentations and time for discussion or questions at the end of the session.
  • Roundtable Sessions – This session type involves 2 to 3 presentations clustered by shared themes in a 45-minute time slot. Time will be divided evenly by the presenters with time left remaining for discussion and questions. These presentations are shared around a virtual ‘roundtable.’ Presenters may share their own laptop/computer screens and/or provide PDFs, Word documents, PowerPoints, or other handouts via chat.
  • Padlet Poster Session – Poster sessions involve creating a professional poster to share with conference participants in a virtual gallery-walk setting. Participants will create a graphic display of information on a particular research topic and will have the opportunity for individualized, informal discussions of the presenter’s research throughout the 60-minute time slot.

When submitting your proposal, please select your preferred presentation format of paper, poster, or roundtable on the application.

Members are encouraged to consider submitting a proposal for a presentation or poster session jointly with students.


Acceptance of the proposal does not exempt presenters from paying regular conference registration.

Due Date for Proposals: September 26, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Notification of acceptance will be emailed to the session organizer by Sunday, October 3, 2021.

Please submit your conference proposal electronically via Google Forms at: 2021 Call for Proposals

ORTESOL Fall 2021 Conference Registration

Register online: Credit card registration for individual and group registration will be available through our website starting September 23.

 Pricing:  Members - $25.00   Non-Members - $35


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