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6th Annual César Chávez Education Conference:

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The Role of the Professional
Call for Presenters
Kremen School of Education & Human Development
California State University-Fresno
Fresno, CA
April 30 & May 1, 2010

We invite you to join us for the 2010 César Chávez Education Conference. Grounded in the core values of this great leader, the goal of the conference is to engage a community of concerned parents, educators, students and citizens in critical discussion and reflection to promote educational reform efforts that work towards equity, democracy, academic excellence, and social justice. This conference will bring together parents, students, current and prospective teachers, community leaders, state/district/school-level administrators, policy makers, and national and international researchers who wish to promote high quality teaching and learning for all students

Keynote speaker will be:
Stephen Krashen, University of Southern California.
Dr. Krashen is perhaps the world's most vocal proponent of the idea that reading is communication and not a skill or a worksheet. The importance of 'comprehensible input' has led him to take stands in favor of more books in classrooms and libraries in California, methods that encourage more reading and writing in classrooms, appropriate education for English learners, and multi-lingual education. Author of over 9 books and stimulating presenter, Dr. Krashen will have you actively thinking the whole time.

We invite you to submit a proposal related to our theme of The Role of the Professional Teacher. Multiple presentation formats are eligible for submission: (e.g. research presentation, workshop, simulation/role play, group discussion, lecture, artistic performance, etc.) The following strands might be addressed; however, proposals are NOT limited to these areas:

-Community- partnerships that address educational equity/social justice
- Culture- culturally inclusive schools and practices
- Immigrant Students- practices & partnerships promoting educational equity/social justice
- Family Empowerment- practices promoting parentsâ rights and roles in transforming education
- Critical Literacy- innovative practices that resist and transform inequitable policies and contexts
- Student Empowerment- practices that promote student voice in transforming educational contexts

Directions for Submission:
Only emailed proposals will be accepted. Proposals including all required information must be received by April 5, 2010 in order to be considered. Faxed submissions will not be accepted. Please use the proposal form below. You will be able to type in designed text or check box fields, and all fields will expand to accommodate your text. You can also paste text from another document into a text field.

Selection of Proposals:
Notification of action will be emailed only to the lead presenter by April 12, 2010.
Proposals will be reviewed by at least two readers using the following criteria:
⢠Contribution to the conference theme
⢠Significance of content
⢠Objectives and/or purposes
⢠Format of presentation
⢠Participant outcomes

Please save your proposal as:


Please email proposals as an attachment to:


Glenn DeVoogd, Professor
Literacy and Early Education Department, California State University- Fresno

Please direct all other inquiries about the conference to
Dr. Glenn DeVoogd, Literacy & Early Education Department, e-mail: gdevoogd@csufresno.edu

6th Annual César Chávez Education Conference:
Critical Perspectives on Literacy Instruction
Kremen School of Education & Human Development-CSU Fresno
Satellite Student Union
Fresno, CA-Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1, 2010


B. SESSION FORMAT: Please indicate the type of format you would like to use for your presentation.

Interactive Workshop 0 Panel Discussion 0 Other (Describe)

C. AUDIENCE(S) ADDRESSED (check all that apply):

Pre-K/K Teachers/Parents 0
Higher Education 0

1-3 Teachers/Parents 0
Parents/Families 0

4-8 Teachers/Parents 0
Administrators/Policy Makers 0

High School Teachers/Parents 0
Community Organizations 0

Only the Lead Presenter will be notified of selection.

Street Address: Apt. No.
City: State: Zip:
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If applicable, please provide information for up to 3 co-presenters who will be listed in the program. If you have additional presenters, please include their information at the top of your program description.

Title/Position: School/Organization:

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It is important that the description be clear, concise, jargon free, and enthusiastic so it may easily be modified for the conference brochure. This field will expand.

Describe the session in terms of its:
a) Relevance to conference theme/strands; b) Objectives; c) Content, and d) Techniques that will be used to involve the audience.
Maximum length is 500 words, excluding references. This field will expand.

— Call for Proposals
Cesar Chavez Education Conference


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