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Call for Webinar Proposals

  • 1.  Call for Webinar Proposals

    Posted 01-06-2020 22:37

    Call for Webinar Proposals 

    B-MEIS (Bilingual Multilingual Interest Section) is now accepting webinar proposals. Our webinars focus on best practices, innovative pedagogies, and issues in bilingual and multilingual education. It is B-MEIS's goal to offer at least one webinar a month.

    Before submitting your proposal, please prepare the following for submission:

    1. Webinar title, description, preferred dates & times
    2. All presenter names, titles, institutions, and brief description of experience/expertise on the topic
    3. Moderator information, if applicable, who will introduce the presenters and facilitate any Q&A and/or live polling.

    All B-MEIS webinars will be recorded. Written permission to record the proposed webinar will be embedded in the registration form.

    Webinar submission and hosting details

    • Your topic should be related to research and practice in bilingual and multilingual education.
    • A webinar session will typically feature 1-3 presenters. The estimated presentation time is around 45-50 minutes with the remaining time spent on Q&A. Please submit a proposal for a topic you can adequately cover in this amount of time.
    • B-MEIS is committed to representing diverse viewpoints and fostering collaborative cultures. As such, we encourage you to identify co-presenters from different backgrounds and/or organizational affiliations
    • Through the webinar proposal submission form, you will enter information regarding the topic, the speakers, and your preferred date/time.
    • You will receive a notification as to whether your webinar has been accepted within two weeks of submission to B-MEIS.
    • Once your webinar proposal has been accepted, B-MEIS will contact you to ask each webinar presenter to provide a brief biography and an image of the presenter for promotional purposes.
    • B-MEIS will contact you regarding scheduling. Presentation times are scheduled between 10:00am and 4:00pm (EST), on normal business days (Monday-Friday) around the 15th of each month.
    • Scheduling is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is dependent on availability, but we will do our best to accommodate your requested date and time.
    • No proprietary or commercial information should be included in your presentation.
    • Webinar hosts must be available for a practice session 1 week prior to the presentation.
    • Presenters must provide B-MEIS a PowerPoint presentation to be used for the visual component of the webinar at least a week in advance of the presentation.
    • On the day of the webinar, the webinar presenters should conduct the webinar in a quiet room. You should schedule at least 80 minutes for the webinar: 20 minutes prior to the webinar to set up and test the technology and 60 minutes for the actual webinar.
    • Presenters are encouraged to identify back-up presenters should an emergency occur on the scheduled webinar date and time.

    Evaluation Process

    B-MEIS cannot guarantee that your topic will be chosen for a webinar. Proposal applications that are incomplete will not be considered for review. Submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

    • Innovation, creativity and originality of topic
    • Clarity, depth and specificity of proposal
    • Timeliness and relevance of subject matter and alignment with B-MEIS's strategic objectives
    • Expertise and experience level of presenter(s)

    We hope you will position you as a teacher with a multilingual mindset and consider submitting one or more webinar proposals to raise the collective visibility of bilingual-multilingual education in the field of the TESOL community and beyond.  

    If you have any questions regarding this Call, please contact Dr. Ching-Ching Lin at



    Ching-Ching Lin, Ed.D
    B-MEIS Chair, 2020-2021
    CR-ITI Program Coordinator & TESOL/BE Instructor
    Touro College
    United States