2013 AEE Northeast Region Conference Workshop Proposals
Deadline: January 6th, 2013
I agree to the following
I understand that if accepted to present, I will attend the conference and pay the presenter registration rate.
date and time
Your full Name (as you would like it to appear in the Conference Program)
Street Address Line 2
State / Province
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
People's Republic of China
Republic of China
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
Tristan da Cunha
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
British Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
Wallis and Futuna
Current AEE Member
Biographical sketch: Forty (40) word maximum for each presenter. No résumés.
About the Workshop
Proposed Title (No more than 15 words)
Proposal description (300-400 words)
Workshop description for conference program: (75 words or less)
Qualifications: Please describe specific expertise in the subject area for each presenter. No résumés!
Two professional references for each presenter: References must include name, title, relationship and contact information.
Have you ever presented this workshop at any AEE event before? If yes, please note when, where and how many people were in attendance.
AUDIENCE LEVEL Select the one that is most appropriate.
Beginner -- Considers her/himself new to the field of experiential education and/or new to AEE. No previous knowledge required.
Intermediate -- Has had training and practice in the field of experiential education and has attended past AEE conferences. Some previous knowledge required.
Advanced -- Has developed a solid base in both theory and practice and has significant experience from which to work. □ Open to All Topic
Open to All -- Topic does not depend on level of knowledge or involvement with the field of experiential education.
PRESENTATION STYLE -- LECTURE Didactic presentation, discussion limited to questions and answers. ____% INTERACTIVE/EXPERIENTIAL Involves presenterdirection, verbal and/or physical participation. ____% CO-CREATION Participants and presenter create learning content together.
SIZE LIMITS (minimum 15)
SIZE LIMITS (maximum)
SIZE LIMITS (no limits)
90 minutes (1.5 hours)
180 minutes (3 hours)
LOGISTICAL NEEDS Select as many as apply. Classroom (chairs/one table provided in each room)
Secluded because there will be loud noise.
Secluded because we need quiet space.
Need a lot of space in which to move around.
AUDIO-VISUAL NEEDS A flip chart, easel and markers will be provided for all workshops. Please indicate below if you intend to utilize audio-visual (AV) equipment in your experiential workshop so that we can be sure that the room properly equipped with an extension cord and power strip as well as a projection area/screen. Access to AV equipment and technical support is limited. Where absolutely necessary for your presentation, please bring your own AV equipment.
I will be using AV equipment.
I will not be using AV equipment.
CHILDREN ALLOWED As an attempt to reach out to the parents in our community, this year we will not only be offering our Kidference, but we would also like to open appropriate workshops to parents with children. Please indicate below if you would be willing to have children in attendance in your workshop
Yes, I would welcome children (with a parent in attendance).
No, my workshop would not be appropriate for children.
THEMATIC STRAND DESCRIPTIONS Select the one that is the most appropriate
Adventure-Based Programming -- Techniques and models used by practitioners to foster learning and growth in wilderness- and adventure- based programs, outdoor education, or organized camping. Topics could include, but are not limited to: challenge course building/design, universal programming/design, initiatives and trustbuilding activities, climbing, boating, expeditions, and wilderness medicine.
AEE Leadership Development -- Workshops designed for AEE current and potential leaders and presenters. Topics could include, but should not be limited to: first-timer orientation, how to write a proposal, presenter development process, regional or Professional Group leader training or development, board and committee development, how to put on an AEE conference or event, general membership meeting, and AEE accreditation or publications training or meetings.
Art and Science of Teaching -- We all teach no matter in what thematic strand we operate. Topics could include, but are not limited to: techniques of effective teaching (i.e., what’s in your teaching toolbox?), the “art” of teaching, skills necessary to be an effective teacher and an efficient learner, techniques to enhance learning, how multiple ways of seeing and thinking influence learning and teaching.
Schools and Colleges -- Experiential teaching and learning for primary, secondary and higher education. Topics could include, but are not limited to: collaborative learning, empowerment-based education, service-learning, adult education, inquiry and action learning, problem-based instruction, peer education, simulation and role playing, learning style–appropriate teaching, and lab-based instruction. Workshops may also focus on unique theories and models of programs, including co-curricular education, integrating adventure into the curriculum, interdisciplinary learning, learning communities, youth development, values and character development, and community-based education.
Experience-Based Training and Development --Techniques and theories to facilitate growth and development of and within organizations. Topics could include, but are not limited to: team building, leadership development, assessing clients' needs, program design and evaluation, facilitating strategic planning, visioning, business transformation, and systems thinking.
Environmental Education/Nature Study --Techniques, models, and curriculum used by practitioners to foster environmental literacy and learning about environmental issues and the natural world. Topics could include, but are not limited to: environmental awareness and stewardship, sustainability, nature studies, conservation, and minimal-impact techniques.
Facilitation/Processing -- Cross-disciplinary techniques, tools and models for exploring philosophy, practice, methodology, self-development and growth as a practitioner working with groups in a variety of settings. Topics could include, but are not limited to: challenge by choice, full-value contracts, group dynamics and development, framing, reflection, facilitating the experiential learning cycle, observation skills, technical skills, collaboration and co-facilitation, and developing professional skills.
Mind/Body/Spirit -- Integrating all dimensions of the human being as an essential aspect of experiential education. Topics could include, but are not limited to: creativity, yoga, meditation, martial arts, personal wellness, prayer and other practices that involve a synthesis of spirituality, mindfulness and body work.
Program Administration -- Managing risk, responding to trends, promoting and marketing, maintaining client relations, fiscal management and staff development. Topics could include, but are not limited to: grant writing, strategic planning, capital campaigns, partnerships, accreditation, certification, insurance, internship programs, training, supervision, and site development.
Research and Evaluation-- Theories related to experiential learning, new and continuing research results, evaluation methods and outcomes.
Social Justice and Ethics -- Social and ethical issues and questions as they relate to experiential education. Topics could include, but are not limited to: issues of ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability and multi-culturalism. Also includes professional standards, ethics and integrity.
Therapeutic -- Therapeutic application and underlying theories and models of adventure-based practice in mental health, corrections, substance abuse, health and related fields. Topics could include, but are not limited to: clinical assessment, treatment modalities, ethics of client treatment, and workshops that blend other forms of experiential practice (art, drama, music, animal assisted, etc.) for therapeutic purpose.
Submit a PDF copy of your proposal. See the form at the northeast.aee.org website.
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