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Naperville School District 203

NASP 2015 Annual Convention
Call for Presentation Proposals

2015 Annual ConventionSubmissions are now closed. If you have volunteered to review presentations please enter the convention proposal system below.

Session Formats

  • Mini-Skills (MS)
    Mini-Skills are designed to provide skills and information that will be immediately applicable for practitioners (“tools to use on Monday morning”). These sessions are appropriate for seasoned practitioners to share their knowledge with other practitioners.
    • 1 hour, 50 minute presentations
    • Maximum of four total contributors and four total presenters
  • Papers (PA)
    Papers address topics relevant to the profession and inform research and/or practice. These sessions are appropriate for sharing research, program evaluations, and other evidence-based projects.
    • 50 minute presentations
    • Maximum of four total contributors and four total presenters
  • Posters (PO)
    Posters are visual presentations scheduled in groups that average 20-40 presenters in each poster time slot.
    • 90 minute presentations
    • Maximum of four total contributors and four total presenters
  • Practitioner Conversation Sessions (PC)
    Practitioner Conversation Sessions are designed to promote sharing of the “real world” experiences of school psychologists who are implementing evidence-based practices. Presenters outline their topic for 15-20 minutes and then lead a structured discussion of participants’ experiences with the topic. To facilitate meaningful conversation, these sessions are placed in relatively small rooms. Unlike the other session types, which focus primarily on providing information to attendees, these sessions focus on promoting exchange of ideas among all participants. That is, the presenters serve primarily as facilitators of discussion among attendees. These sessions are especially appropriate for topics related to one of NASP’s interest group areas.
    • 50 minute sessions
    • Maximum of two total presenters and two total contributors
  • Symposia (SY)
    Symposia provide several (sometimes contrasting) views on a single topic or issue. Typically, three papers are presented briefly and then a discussant provides reactions to the papers.
    • 80 minute presentations
    • Maximum of ten total contributors and ten total presenters
  • NASP Convention Workshops (WS)
    NASP Convention Workshop durations:
    • half-day (3 contact hours)
    • full-day (6 contact hours)
    • two-day (12 contact hours) Advanced Professional Training or Intensive Workshop.

Submissions

Submissions include a summary (maximum of 800 words) identifying the purpose, content, and expected outcomes for participants; and abstract (maximum of 75 words) stating the objectives of the presentation to be published in the convention program upon acceptance. See the online instructions for important information on these two proposal elements.

Proposals with summaries or abstracts exceeding the word limit will be disqualified. Be sure not to include any identifying information about authors in your summary (i.e. title page, name in running head, track changes on, or author in file name. Proposals that identify the author(s) will be disqualified. Please see the online instructions, when they become available in April for more details.

Developing a Summary (maximum of 800 words)

Identifying the purpose, content, and expected outcomes for participants; AND ABSTRACT (maximum of 75 words) stating the objectives of the presentation to be published in the convention program upon acceptance.

Proposals with summaries or abstracts exceeding the word limit will be disqualified. Be sure NOT to include any identifying information about authors in your SUMMARY (i.e. title page, name in running head, track changes on, or author in file name. Proposals that identify the author(s) will be disqualified.

NASP Convention Workshops

NASP Convention Workshop durations are half-day (3 contact hours), full-day (6 contact hours), or two-day (12 contact hours) Advanced Professional Training or Intensive Workshop. Many presenters are paid an honorarium and expenses, including travel, hotel, and per diem. Most NASP Convention Workshops are INVITED PRESENTATIONS. That is, the Workshop Selection Committee actively recruits experts on specific topics and selects these workshops in a separate process from the other proposal types on the reverse side of this flyer. However, a very limited number of workshops are invited from workshop proposals received in response to the Call for Presentation Proposals.

Internet access is not provided by NASP in workshop presentation rooms, due to the extremely high cost of this service.

The Paul H. Henkin Memorial Scholarship Award
Recognizing Excellence in Applied Research or Program Design

The Paul H. Henkin Memorial Scholarship Award recognizes excellence in applied research or program design by a school psychologist who has recently entered the field. Individuals eligible for consideration are PRIMARY presenters whose proposals are accepted for presentation, who are NASP members, and who have been newly credentialed within the last three years, prior to the proposal submission deadline (Wednesday, June 11, 2014). Credentials may include Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) or credentialing by a state agency as a school psychologist. The recipient of the Paul H. Henkin Memorial Scholarship Award will receive reimbursement for convention registration fees, lodging as needed to fulfill the obligations of the award (presentation and awards ceremony), and transportation to the NASP convention for which her/his proposal has been accepted. Reimbursement cannot exceed $2,000. Individuals interested in being considered for the Paul H. Henkin Memorial Scholarship Award should complete the information pertaining to the scholarship on the online cover sheet and submit their proposal electronically. Upon notification of acceptance, individuals then submit (via e-mail) 1 copy of documentation to verify credentialing.

Important dates

October 1, 2014
Notification of Proposals Acceptances

November 12, 2014
All Presenters must register or cancel their presentation by this date

Contact Us

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NASP Meetings & Conventions
phone: 301-347-1667
toll free: 866-331-NASP (6277)
convention@naspweb.org

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