Call for Presentations

Rivers of Change: Trans Canada Trends in Education Law

Presenters are sought for inclusion in the agenda of the CAPSLE 2021 virtual conference to be held from noon – 4 p.m. E.T. on May 2-4, 2021.

This annual conference attracts experienced educators, lawyers, academics and others interested in the relationship between education and law, and more specifically in the practical application of the law in the education context.

Because this conference will be conducted virtually instead of in person, there are some new commitments that we require of all presenters. These are set out under the Proposal Submission Guidelines below.  In order to be selected as a presenter, you must agree to these requirements.

Please note that all conference presentations during this virtual conference will be recorded and will be made available to conference attendees to access in the weeks following the conference. 

The conference program will include up to 30 concurrent sessions.  Presentations must be no more than 45-50 minutes in length and must allow for 10 minutes of questions from the participants.  Please note that this is a slightly shorter timeframe for the presentations than has been the norm for face-to-face conferences. The reduced duration reflects best practices in the virtual context. 

We encourage presenters to promote opportunities for discussion and interaction between presenter(s) and participants, and the virtual conference platform will allow for shows of hands, polling, question and answers, etc.

Individual, group or panel presentations are welcome. In keeping with CAPSLE’s mandate, we strongly encourage presenters to submit joint or panel presentations which will provide, for example, both union and management perspectives on any given topic. We also welcome submissions in either English or French, as well as those with a focus on post-secondary education.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

• Name, address, title of presenter and contact information including telephone number and email address;

• Brief personal details (position held and institution/organization) or CV;

• Title of proposed paper and a brief explanation as to how the paper will address the conference theme of Rivers of Change: Trans-Canada Trends in Education Law;

• Brief summary of the proposal paper: 50-100 words; and

• Checklist outlining the helpful, primary points participants will take away from your presentation.

• Confirmation that the proponent and all presenters involved in the proposed presentation agree to abide by the conditions noted below for virtual conference presentations:

While all proposals for presentations will be considered, there are a few topics that are always of interest to CAPSLE members, in addition to new and emerging issues:

• The impact and implications of the pandemic on Canadian education systems;

• Student issues, including collective and individual rights, students with special needs, Charter rights of students and educators;

• Governance and funding issues;

• Legal issues related to technology in education;

• Competing interest of teachers and other education workers, employers, students, parents, funders, policy makers and communities;

• Collective bargaining;

• Duty to accommodate;

• Schools as workplaces and a public resource;

• Health and safety;

• Educators as role models (personal and private lives of employees);

• Managing and leading change in education;

• #metoo and the roles and responsibilities of education; and

• Truth & Reconciliation and supporting Indigenous learners

Please note that any papers and PowerPoints submitted by presenters will be made available to attendees via the virtual conference platform and will also be added to the Members Only page of the CAPSLE website.

An electronic copy of your paper and/or presentation documents must be submitted on or before March 31, 2021 for inclusion on the virtual conference platform.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 31, 2020

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION ADDRESS:

CAPSLE – Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education
37 Moultrey Cres.
Georgetown, ON
L7G 4N4
email: info@capsle.ca

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