PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. SOME CRITERIA HAS CHANGED!!!!

Presenters are accepted pending membership and conference registration. 
To ensure a place in the conference book and remain on the schedule you must be registered by October 15th and have a PTE membership in good standing that is valid through November 3rd! NJTESOL, NYCE TESOL and Three Rivers TESOL members need to email info@penntesoleast.org for reciprocal membership details prior to registration.

The Priority deadline  is August 1st, the final deadline is September 1st for all presentations.  The
Poster display deadline is October 15th.  Notifications will be sent by October 25th.

You greatly increase the chances of having your proposal selected by following the guidelines outlined in column five of the rubric and by remembering that most attendees are classroom teachers and are looking for tools, tips, skills, or lessons they can apply in their classroom.  Please keep this in mind while adapting your research or idea as you work on your proposal and your final product.  Remember: "What will happen during this presentation that I can immediately use, and will you teach me how to do that?"


Please note, proposals can be in the form of:
1. Regular 80 minute panel  or workshop (which may or may not include use of technology),

1. Regular 40 minute presentation or worshop (which may or may not include use of technology),
2.
20 minute presentation for Electronic Village (including questions from participants),
3.
20 minute What Works! presentation (including questions from participants), or
4. 5-10 minute poster display (which you will repeat for the duration of your session)


Evaluation Criteria Poor
1
Fair
2
Satisfactory
3
Good
4
Excellent
5
1. Proposal Title The title gives little information about the session's content. The title has some indication of the session's content. The title generally describes what the session will be about. The title clearly describes the session. The title gains the reader's interest, describes the session.
2. Purpose & Session type The proposal is inappropriate for the session type, or the objective is not stated, implied, or clear. The proposal may be appropriate for the session type. The objective is too general and how it will be achieved is not explained. The proposal is generally appropriate for the session type. The objective is stated or implied, but how it will be achieved is not explained. The proposal is appropriate for the session type. The objective is clear (stated or implied), and it is clear how the presenter will attain it. The proposal matches the session type. The objective is clear (stated or implied); there are specifics that make the reader want to learn more.

3. Currency, Importance, and Appropriateness of Topic to the Field and the Interest Section (IS) The topic is not current or not appropriate to the field or IS. I would not attend this session. The topic is somewhat related to issues in the field and the IS, but it is not current. I would probably not attend this session. The topic may not be current but focuses on issues appropriate to the field and the IS. I may attend this session. The topic is current and appropriate to the field and/or the IS. I would probably attend this session. The topic is current, immediately relevant, or important to the field and the IS. I would definitely attend or recommend this session.
4. Focus and organization of Content (based on the proposal type) The topic is not focused or there is little or no organization to the proposal. The topic’s focus is too narrow or too general. The proposal shows some organization, but it may not provide sufficient guidance for the audience. The organization may be understandable to the audience, but the proposal could be more focused and better organized. The proposal is focused and explains how the presenter will introduce and present the material in a comprehensible way. The proposal is well-focused. It previews the topic, presents the material in an interesting way, and shows how it will be concluded.
5. Clarity of Proposal & Participant Outcomes The proposal abstract needs work on sentence structure and fails to give outcomes. The abstract gives some ideas about outcomes, but needs to specify how they will be reached during the presentation. The proposal abstract is adequately written and includes a statement of participant outcomes, but needs more detail. The proposal abstract is clearly written and provides a general statement of participant outcomes and how they will be achieved. The proposal abstract is well written and provides an explicit statement of participant outcomes and how they will be achieved.
6. Theory, Practice, and/or Research Contribution to the Convention and/or to the Field or IS The abstract does not mention theory, practice, or research. The abstract mentions that some theory, practice, and/or research was used, but the abstract is not specific or does not relate it to the presentation. The abstract refers to theory, practice, and/or research on which the presentation is based and relates it to the presentation to some extent. The abstract refers to the theory/practice/research on which it is based in an understandable fashion and relates it to the presentation. The abstract refers to the theory, practice, and /or research on which the presentation is based and clearly shows how it is connected to the presentation in a relevant and useful way.