Call for Proposals: International Reading Association 2013 Annual Convention
Posted on 07/18/2012
The International Reading Association (IRA (www)) Annual Convention will be held in San Antonio, Texas, in April 19-22, 2013. The Adult Education and Family Literacy Special Interest Group (AEFL-SIG (www)), a special interest group of the IRA, invites all interested parties to submit a proposal to participate in a panel that will focus on the utilization of social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, LinkedIn and/or Pinterest, in Adult Education programs and classrooms.
The Interest Group is looking for adult education teachers to submit a proposal to participate in this panel if you and/or your adult education program are currently involved in any or all of the following kinds of activities:
- Using social media to provide instruction to adult learners (including ABE/ASE, Family Literacy, and/or ESOL)
- Implementing research-based techniques as you use social media with adult learners
- Providing opportunities for adult learners to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, collaborators and communicators while learning how to use social media tools
- Currently conducting, or planning to conduct, research that involves using social media applications that are engaging and interactive to adult learners
The online proposal form to participate in the AEFL-SIG panel can be found at IRA Proposal (www). The deadline for this proposal is August 2, 2012, 11:59 Eastern Standard Time. You may also review the Submission Guidelines (pdf), and for more information about the Annual Convention, visit 2013 IRA Annual Convention (www).
The mission of the IRA (www) is to promote reading by continuously advancing the quality of literacy instruction and research worldwide.
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