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May 24-26, 2022

16th Biennial ICCTE Conference

Hosted at George Fox University in Newberg, OR, USA

The ICCTE hosts a biennial conference, allowing for scholarly exchange, fellowship and networking opportunities for Christian teacher educators and for those who are in related fields.

Please mark your calendars: Join us for the next ICCTE Conference: May 24-26, 2022 at George Fox University in Newburg, OR, USA.  We are planning for primarily in-person activities with limited virtual options. 

 

Conference theme: From Firm Foundation through Purposeful Innovation to Meaningful Transformation.

 

 

The Coordinating Committee for the ICCTE Conference is now accepting submissions of papers, symposia, and posters for the May 2022 Conference in the following research strands.  Please consider the following definitions to help focus your proposals:

Firm Foundation : Integration of Faith & Learning 
Best practices for faith integration, compassion of care, educators as servant leader: may include curricular and theoretical/philosophical foundations 

Purposeful Innovations: Research-Based Practices 
Service-learning, problem-based learning, inclusive practices, technology, pedagogy, community of practice, P-16 partnerships, family relationships, local, state, and national regulatory requirements and relations, high-stakes testing, curriculum requirements

Meaningful Transformation: Foundational Questions 
Equity and social justice, future of the profession, philosophical frameworks, Christian perspectives on pedagogy and practice

Types of Submissions 

Paper Presentations. Scholarship that is completed and includes either applied or theoretical research. Papers will typically be presented in 20-30 minutes using PowerPoint or other presentation software (time to be determined based on number of accepted papers). Paper presentations will be grouped with two or three other related papers in a session as determined by conference organizers.  

The proposal abstract should consist of 250-500 words summarizing the presentation and include the topic/research question, methodology, results, implications, and relevance to the ICCTE audience. The proposal should not contain any identifying references to the authors.

 

Symposia. A session organized by a convener with 2-3 papers exploring a common theme. (The convener will serve as organizer, facilitator, and discussant for the session,) This could also be a panel facilitated by an ICCTE Research or

Special Interest Group.

In the case of symposia, please include a 1-3 paragraph summary of each paper to be included in the symposium and a summary paragraph explaining the overarching thread that unites the papers.  

 

Research Brief: Innovative Practices. Appropriate topics for this presentation session include but are not limited to innovative teaching practices, program/campus initiatives, or other topics related to the conference theme but without a specific, formal research component. Innovative Practice presentations will typically be presented in 20-30 minutes using PowerPoint or other presentation software (time to be determined based on number of accepted proposals).

Proposal abstracts should consist of 250-500 words summarizing the presentation and include a topic description, link to the conference theme, and relevance to the ICCTE audience. The proposal should not contain any identifying references to the presenters.

 

Poster. The poster session will occur in a room in which several people have set up a poster summarizing their research. Interested conference-goers can speak with the researchers and ask questions on a relatively informal basis. Posters can be augmented with handouts and laptop-based PowerPoint presentations. As conference organizers acknowledge travel with a poster is challenging, those interested in presenting a poster may request to purchase posters or trifold boards at the conference site. 

Poster proposals should consist of 250-500 words summarizing the presentation and include a topic description, link to the conference theme, and relevance to the ICCTE audience. The proposal should not contain any identifying references to the presenters.

Roundtable. A roundtable discussion/presentation will typically last 20-30 minutes (depending on the number of accepted proposals) and topics may include promising instructional practices, research in progress, or other topics related to the conference theme and/or ICCTE purpose. Presenters should plan to provide an overview of the roundtable topic and facilitate discussion between attendees.

Roundtable proposals should consist of 250-500 words summarizing the presentation and include a topic description, link to the conference theme, and relevance to the ICCTE audience. The proposal should not contain any identifying references to the presenters.


Submission Procedures

Applications received by December 15, 2021 will be reviewed first and individuals will be notified of the committee’s decision by January 15, 2022. Additional proposals will be accepted after December 15, 2021 and reviewed on a monthly basis until all conference presentation slots are filled. Early submission provides presenters with more time to secure institutional funding for attendance and travel. 

If your research or work does not seem to fit neatly into one of the themes and/or is still in progress, yet seems important to the mission and community of ICCTE, the committee still encourages you to submit a proposal.

Submit all proposal information at https://goo.gl/kZtBE3 

Please direct any questions to Eloise Hockett at ehockett@georgefox.edu or Scot Headley sheadley@georgefox.edu. If you are unsure about the best format or category for your conference idea, please contact us to discuss the best option for your presentation. 

The following officers for the next biennium were affirmed at the last conference:

  • Bill Boerman-Cornell, President– Trinity College, Ill

  • Sunshine Sullivan, President-Elect and Communications Coordinator- Houghton College

  • Nancy Cherry, Secretary – Union University

  • Linda Samek, Treasurer – George Fox University

  • Sean Schat , ICCTE Journal Editors-  Redeemer University

  • Janet Arndt, Past-President – Gordon College

  • Amy Dubusky, Past Conference Co-Chair – MVNU

  • Jessica Grubaugh, Past Conference Co-Chair - MVNU

The following serve as Members at Large:

  • Christina Belcher - Redeemer University, Canada; ICCTE    International Representative

  • Matthew Etherington  – Trinity Western, Canada

  • Dave Klanderman – Calvin University

  • Beverly Norsworthy– Bethlehem Tertiary Institute, New Zealand; ICCTE International Representative

  • Jeffrey Peck – Grace College