Call for Virtual Presenters

LD@school is looking for presenters dedicated to inspiring all educators who work with, or support, students with LDs, to present at the annual Educators' Institute.

The 11th annual Educators’ Institute will be a virtual conference. The purpose of the conference is to provide attendees with relevant and practical information on effective assessment and instructional strategies, new perspectives, and knowledge in the field of LDs, based on current evidence-based, evidence-informed, and practice-informed strategies.

The virtual conference will take place on August 20th & 21st. With the support of the Ministry of Education, the virtual conference will be free for all Ontario educators to attend. Our target attendance is 700 attendees. Sessions will be one hour in length, including time for Q&A.

Criteria & Guidelines for Submissions

In order for your proposal to receive a full review, the proposal(s) and the presenter(s) MUST meet the following criteria:

  • Align with the Ministry of Education’s PPMs and initiatives;
  • Meet the needs of Ontario educators;
  • Be non-commercial;
  • Provide delegates with practical takeaways;
  • Possess current research or practical experience in the area of teaching and learning of students with LDs;
  • Explicitly link current research to practice, and provide educators with practical assessment and instructional approaches that can be directly put to use in Ontario classrooms.

Topics

We invite all submissions that will increase educators' capacity in the teaching and learning of students with LDs. Topical areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Numeracy strategies for students with LDs;
  • Destreaming and students with LDs;
  • Literacy strategies for students with LDs and struggling readers;
  • Ontario's new STEM curriculum and students with LDs;
  • Inclusion;
  • Growth Mindset & Strengths-based approaches;
  • Mental health and well-being;
  • Assessment strategies for students with LDs;
  • Differentiated Instruction;
  • Transitions and students with LDs;
  • Dual diagnosis (e.g., LDs & ADHD, LDs & giftedness, etc.);
  • Spatial reasoning;
  • Behaviour;
  • Screening and identification;
  • Executive function;
  • Technology;
  • Developing effective self-advocacy skills;
  • Working collaboratively with parents of students with LDs;
  • Other hot topics and trends in education.

Logistics

Presentation proposals must be submitted by February 2nd, 2024 by 5 PM. Anyone who submits a proposal will receive a letter of acceptance or non-acceptance from the LD@school team by no later than April 30th, 2024.

 Submitting a Proposal

  • Complete the form below in full to submit your proposal.