Michigan World Language Association

Proposal Submission System

We are now accepting proposals for the 2018 MIWLA Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is Connect.

Not sure what to propose? Here are some questions to get you started in your planning:

  • What standards-based unit, lesson, or project from your classroom do you think other teachers would want to know about?
  • What activities or approaches have you discovered that help your students the most?
  • Do you have tips and tactics for classroom management?
  • How do you keep the attention of your students or colleagues?
  • Have you stumbled upon special cultural topics that help engage students?
  • What are some technology applications you use to engage learners in developing language proficiency?

Remember, the conference is only as good as its presentations. You know a lot, and it’s time to share your knowledge with your fellow members. We are actively seeking presenters to present in the target language they use in their classrooms.

You can submit proposals for either a 50-minute session, 15-minute e-poster presentation, or a 3-hour workshop. For an explanation of the different presentation types, please read the descriptions at the bottom of this page.

All presenters must register for the conference and be current members of MIWLA.

Submit a proposal now

The submission deadline for the 2018 conference proposals is 11:59pm (EST) on April 1, 2018.

Thank you for your continued support of MIWLA and your fellow educators. We look forward to seeing your proposals soon!

Presentation Types:

Session – Sessions are 50 minutes in length and may have a single presenter or a lead presenter with up to three co-presenters. They should address a topic of interest within the parameters of this year’s conference theme. Your proposal should demonstrate how your presentation will be engaging and interactive. As a session presenter, you should plan to share valuable information and resources.

Workshop  Workshops are 3 hours in length and may have a single presenter or a lead presenter with up to three co-presenters. They should address a topic of interest within the parameters of this year’s conference theme. Your proposal should demonstrate how your presentation will be engaging and interactive. Workshops are hands-on and interactive in nature. The workshop presenter(s) should plan to share valuable information in an engaging way. In comparison to sessions, workshops should be more in-depth and call for a higher degree of audience participation.

E-Poster – An e-poster is a short, interactive presentation (e.g., PowerPoint, KeyNote, Google Slides) on a topic of interest within the parameters of this year’s conference theme. Your proposal should demonstrate how your presentation will be engaging and interactive. Presenters will share their presentation multiple times during a 50-minute slot and are encouraged to discuss their topic with attendees. Presenters must use their own laptop and will stand at a round high-top table near other presenters. Neither electrical outlets nor additional audiovisual equipment will be available, so the laptop battery must be fully charged. Any other equipment (such as a small Bluetooth speaker) may be provided by the presenter.

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