Early Math Interest Forum


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    Hello NAEYC Early Math Interest Forum (EMIF) members!

    This is a call for proposals to represent the Early Math Interest Forum as a presenter at the 2019 NAEYC national conference (November 20-23 in Nashville, TN).

    Each year, the EMIF Annual Conference Proposal Chairs (Kristen Reed and Ashley Lewis Presser for 2019) can select two proposals submitted by EMIF members to represent the interest forum at the NAEYC Annual meeting. This submission and selection process is separate from the blind review done through the regular proposal submission process. All EMIF members are invited to submit a proposal to represent the EMIF at the annual conference and we hope many of you will also submit proposals directly to NAEYC. We want to see a good showing of math at the conference!

    The EMIF invites you to share your research, content expertise, and experience at the 2019 NAEYC Annual Conference. EMIF seeks proposals that address timely topics and current challenges in the teaching and learning of mathematics faced by early childhood professionals. Proposals should be grounded in best practices, informed by research, support EMIF’s mission to promote access and equity to early math learning opportunities, and meet the professional development needs of the conference’s core audiences. The EMIF will consider a range of proposal types including panel discussions, research presentations, poster presentations, and roundtable discussions.

    We encourage IF members to work together to jointly propose sessions with multiple presenters and include practitioners. We are particularly interested in sessions that address ways to promote access and equity to early math learning opportunities.

    All proposals to represent the EMIF must be sent to kreed@edc.org by Wednesday, January 23 at COB, so they can be reviewed and two selected to submit. (As an all volunteer interest forum, the co-chairs have full time jobs and their own proposals to write so this deadline is not flexible.) You will be notified if your proposal is (or is not) selected by Tuesday, January 29 at 5pm Eastern in order to have time to submit to the regular NAEYC portal due Friday, February 1.

    To submit a session proposal to the EMIF, respond to the following questions (the same ones required for all NAEYC Annual proposals).

    This information that must be included:
    Session Topic
    Session Purpose
    Session length- 1.5 hours (scheduled on Thursday-Saturday), or 3 hours (scheduled on Wednesday).
    Targeted Audience: (how many years in ECE?)
    Appropriate Age Level
    Summary of Content, 3000 total characters including spaces and punctuation.
    Learning Outcomes of Presentation: List and describe the learning outcomes for the session (maximum of 3), 4000 total characters including spaces and punctuation.

    Opportunities for Linkage and Application, 4000 total characters including spaces and punctuation.

    For each of the presenters, list:

    NAEYC member Y/N and membership #
    Did you participate in NAEYC’s 2018 Annual Conference?

    How many years have you worked in early childhood education?

    What is the appropriate size room for your presentation?

    Bio that emphasizes the presenters’ qualifications for presenting on the proposed topic. Limited to 8000 total characters, including spaces and punctuation.

    Room setup. Note: Audiovisual equipment: NAEYC will provide a standard audiovisual equipment setup which includes a screen, an LCD projector, and stand. One table microphone and one podium mic will also be provided per session. Please note any additional equipment you may require, it will be at an additional cost that you will be responsible for.


    Remember, you can also submit your proposals directly to NAEYC by February 1 at: https://www.naeyc.org/events/annual/2019/present

    Please note:

    *If your proposal is selected to represent the EMIF, it will be reviewed by NAEYC staff and other interest forum facilitators and you may be required to provide additional information.

    *Proposals accepted by the EMIF will have an EMIF facilitator who will provide advice and support as well as review the slides and content during the session development.
    *This is the first year the EMIF will be sponsoring sessions at the Annual Conference, so please be patient as we learn the ropes:).

    Please contact us with questions and we looking forward to reading your proposals!
    Kristen Reed and Ashley Lewis Presser

    Co-Chairs for the EMIF Annual Conference Proposal




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