All proposals must be submitted to Texas NAME Proposal Submission Form. Please have the following information accessible to complete the submission process: Contact information for all presenters, Session Abstract (50 words max), Type of Session, 500-700 word proposal summary that includes (content and relationship to conference theme, significance of content, objectives, and process).
1. Contact Information
a. Complete contact information for the lead presenter, including email, affiliation, and phone.
b. Full names of all co-presenters, their email addresses, and affiliation(s).
c. An abstract of the presentation, no more than 50 words in length, that will be included in the conference program if the presentation is accepted.
2. A proposal of no more than 500-700 words in length. The summary must respond to the following areas:
a. Type of session. (Panel Session, Paper Presentation, Poster Session, Ideas and Issues).
b. Primary Conference Strand Addressed. (Multicultural Education Research; Professional Development in Multicultural Education; Teaching for Change: Supporting Social Justice, Resistance, & Hope; Digital Competencies for Global Citizenship; Health, Human Development, & Sustainable Communities; or Policy and Practice)
c. Content in relationship to conference theme. Briefly describe the content of your presentation and clearly connect to the conference theme.
d. Significance of Content. Why is the presentation significant? How will it advance our knowledge of or capacity for multicultural education? Include any relevant data or research supporting the presentation.
e. Objectives. What does the presentation seek to accomplish? Please state any guiding questions and/or objectives. How will the presentation be of use to conference participants? What should participants learn during the session?
f. Process. What is the format of the session? (i.e.: simulation/role play, group discussion, lecture, artistic performance, etc.) How will the audience be engaged in the session? What resources will be distributed?
NOTE: Please DO NOT include names or institution(s) on the proposal summary page.
Evaluation and Acceptance of Proposals:
Proposals will be peer-reviewed by up to three (3) readers using the following criteria:
– Clearly addresses strand/theme. Overall proposal is clear as to relation to strand/theme.
– Rationale based on current research, knowledge, or practice in the field. Timely. In-depth.
– Clearly stated purpose related to an aspect(s) of multicultural education.
– Proposal explains why various groups of attendees would be interested. Describes audience interaction.
– All parts of format present as listed in CFP (Call For Proposals).
– Time frame of presentation broken down. Types of audience interaction described. Materials and handouts described.
– Provides an explicit statement of participant outcomes and how they will be achieved.
~ Information for Presenters ~
Conference presenters are volunteers and are not compensated for their presentations or travel. The program policies listed below apply to all organizers, authors, panelists, moderators, discussants, and other session participants.
The vitality of Texas NAME flows from its diverse membership. Thus, it is Texas NAME’s policy to ensure presentations by and about diverse ability, class position, gender, ethnicity, linguistic, race, religion, and sexuality. Presentations by teachers, school administrators, community activists, government and organization officials, higher education faculty, and others interested in the conference theme are encouraged. Students (high school, undergraduate, and graduate) and international scholars, practitioners, and activists are also encouraged to submit proposals.
To guarantee being listed in the conference program, all presenters must register for the conference no later than June 11, 2021. This policy includes anyone who is listed in the program as a presenter, co-presenter, panelist, moderator, or other participant in the session.
Submission of a proposal is a commitment to register for the Texas NAME’s 2021 virtual conference. After the lead presenter has received an acceptance notice, the lead presenter must ensure other presenters in the session are notified and registered.
Acceptance of notifications will be sent by May 28, 2021.
Presenters will be expected to include supporting visuals via PowerPoint, Google Slides
or comparable format.
All presenters must be registered for the conference by June 11, 2021.
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~ Texas NAME Award Nominations ~
Descriptions of Awards
The Texas Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (TXNAME) currently accepts nominations for four (4) annual awards:
Outstanding Teaching Award, EC-12 Education: Award granted to an individual that has taught in an EC-12 (Early Childhood - 12th Grade) educational setting for at least five years. The award nominee advocates for the advancement of multicultural education in their courses and demonstrates culturally diverse and responsive teaching practices. The award nominee clearly values education for all students. Nominee does not necessarily have to be a NAME member, but the Nominator should be a current, active NAME member. Self-Nominations are acceptable.
Outstanding Teaching Award, Post-secondary Faculty: Award granted to an individual that has taught in a Texas postsecondary setting for at least five years. The award nominee advocates for the advancement of multicultural education in their courses and demonstrates culturally diverse and responsive teaching practices. The award nominee clearly values education for all students. Nominee does not necessarily have to be a NAME member, but the Nominator should be a current, active NAME member. Self-Nominations are acceptable.
Service Award: Award granted to an individual that has taught in a Texas postsecondary setting for at least five years. The award nominee advocates for the advancement of multicultural education in their courses and demonstrates culturally diverse and responsive teaching practices. The award nominee clearly values education for all students. Nominee does not necessarily have to be a NAME member, but the Nominator should be a current, active NAME member. Self-Nominations are acceptable.
Research Award: Award granted to an individual that has provided significant scholarly contributions to the field of multicultural education or closely related area of study. Nominee does not necessarily have to be a NAME member, but the Nominator should be a current, active NAME member. Self-Nominations are acceptable.
*Nominations should be submitted by May 28, 2021
Why is Diversity and Inclusion Training Important?
NAME Response to Trump Admin Stopping Diversity/Inclusion Training (dated September 9, 2020)
NAME knows firsthand that diversity and inclusion training helps adults — often for the first time — to understand the historical and ongoing effects of systemic racism in the United States. The sessions pull many people out of their comfort zone, enabling them to see how others who are disadvantaged must live. People in government agencies, businesses, colleges, universities, school districts, police departments, churches and community groups have benefited from such training promoting social justice and equity. They can see the tragedy and divisions that colonization, prejudices and discrimination have created against people of color.
They become aware how creating a more equitable world benefits people with disabilities, women, individuals in the LGBTQIA community, people of color and other long-disadvantaged individuals. Empowered by diversity and inclusion training, individuals then have worked to undo the damage that explicit and implicit biases have on impairing the future of people in the United States and the country itself.
NAME realizes that diversity and inclusion training, in all spaces, including educational institutions, faith-based centers and law enforcement, is needed now more than ever as Black Lives Matter protests continue nationwide after the May 25 killing by Minneapolis police of unarmed African American George Floyd. Such killings of Black people include Daniel Prude (2020), Jacob Blake (2020), Breonna Taylor (2020), Sean Reed (2020), Atatiana Jefferson (2019), Botham Jean (2018), Charleena Lyles (2017), Philando Castile (2016), Terence Crutcher (2016), Keith Lamont Scott (2016), Michelle Shirley (2016), Delrawn Small (2016), Sylville Smith (2016), Alton Sterling (2016), Sandra Bland (2015), Jamar Clark (2015), Freddie Gray (2015), Eric Harris (2015), Walter Scott (2015), Michael Brown (2014), Eric Garner (2014), Laquan McDonald (2014), Tamir Rice (2014), Barrington “BJ” Williams (2020), Trayvon Martin (2012). The list of other people of color killed by police is too long include in this statement. However, NAME is fully aware that people of color are disproportionately stopped, searched, and even killed by police. This often starts with people of color being disproportionately targeted for harsh discipline in schools.
NAME knows that more diversity and inclusion training is needed, not less. Such vital education promotes peace, a greater understanding among different people in the United States and helps the nation to finally realize that its strength is in its diversity, and not the exclusion of that difference.
TXNAME recognizes that a discussion about the lives lost can serve as a trigger for some, but we still have a responsibility to ensure that we recognize those who should still be with us.
If you have been triggered in any way, we encourage you to reach out to your local mental health professional. You can locate a mental health professional through sources such as Psychology Today.