NIEA 2017 Presentation Information

Workshop Information

Proposals accepted March 1st – April 10th, 2017. To submit a Workshop proposal, please click here.

Workshop Proposal Information 

  • Title (12 words max)
  • Abstract (50 words max)
  • Workshop Purpose
  • Three Key Learning Objectives
  • Workshop Description (300 words max)
  • Answers given to questions about delivery techniques, content applicability, product promotion, audience, and day/time.

Workshop Format

  • All workshops are 75 minutes.
  • Workshop rooms will be set in either classroom or theater style, depending on room size.
  • Standard AV will be provided in each workshop room; screen, podium, LCD projector, and microphone.

Submission Requirements

  • Must be completed using the online Workshop Proposal Form and submitted by Monday, April 10, 2017. No proposals will be accepted via fax, mail, or e-mail.
  • Late proposals will not be accepted.
  • Consent for recording of presentation must be obtained from all lead and co-presenters will be asked to provide consent so that their presentation may be audiotaped and/or videotaped if the submission is accepted and workshop is selected for recording by NIEA. Submitting a workshop proposal means you agree to these terms.
  • Lead presenter and all co-presenters must register for the Annual Convention no later than Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Submitting a workshop proposal means you agree to these terms.

Workshop Approval Process

  • All submissions will be reviewed by NIEA’s Convention & Events Committee.
  • All submissions will be reviewed using the criteria outlined in the Workshop Content Requirements and Submission Requirements.
  • Final approvals will be made by the Board of Directors.
  • For those workshops that have been approved, notifications will include the day and time of the presentation and the
  • While we will do our best to schedule day/time preferences, we cannot guarantee that all preferences can be

Notifications will be e-mailed to all presenters no later than Friday, May 19th. All presenters will be required to register for the Convention by Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

Research Presentation Information

Proposals accepted March 1st – April 10th, 2017. To submit a Research Presentation proposal, please click here.

About the Research Strand

NIEA Convention welcomes contributions from all areas of education research and should focus on issues specific to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. Your research investigation should be inquiry-based (address a societal problem or issues, answers a research question, tests a hypothesis, explores and articulates an in-depth literature review, uses an appropriate and relevant methodology, a thorough and rigorous analysis of data, derives results, conclusion, and implications, etc.) with supporting qualitative and/or quantitative evidence that informs the findings. Research presentations are 75 minute sessions.

Proposal Topics
Proposals focusing on the following topics are especially encouraged:

  • Epistemological Considerations of Indigenous and Local Knowledge
  • Assessment, Testing, Measurement Issues
  • Language Revitalization and Immersion, Language Nests, Language Survival Schools and Language Restoration Programs
  • Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Adult Education/Higher Education
  • Early Student Preparation (College and Career Readiness), Recruitment, Placement, Retention, Sustainability and Success from Pre-K to Ph.D.
  • Issues related to No Child Left Behind – Schools that Meet Adequate Yearly Process (AYP), Professional Development for Highly Qualified Teachers, and Recognition of Cultural Practitioners

Submissions Requirements

  • Researcher/Presenter contact information
  • Brief biography of researcher/presenter
  • A brief title
  • A 100 word abstract
  • A problem statement including relevance to the convention them “Building Education Nations by Engaging Families, Educators, and Leaders”
  • Theoretical framework
  • Findings
  • Implications

Confirmation will be e-mailed no later than Friday, May 19th to notify presenters the status of their proposal.

Presenters whose proposals are accepted will be required to register for the Convention no later than Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

Poster Session

Submissions accepted March 1st – April 10th, 2017.

About the Poster Session

A poster session is a forum for young, emerging and experienced professionals to share best practices and related resources with colleagues. The NIEA poster session will highlight successful and innovative research, programming and practices within Native education spanning Pre-K through Post-Secondary. Poster presentations will highlight the main points or components of your best practice in a way that participants can easily learn about a topic. Pictures, graphs, data, and text are typical tools used to display information effectively.

Submission Requirements:

Please have this information available when completing the application:

  • Presenter name(s)
  • Organization, school or affiliated institution
  • Contact information for presenter, including phone number (reachable during summer months), email and mailing address. If there is more than one presenter, choose one person to be the contact.
  • Short description of the proposed topic (50 words or less)
  • Description of how your poster will address our criteria as listed above (150 words or less)

Poster Submissions should be submitted as a Word or PDF document to Diana Cournoyer, dcournoyer@niea.org.

10 – 15 poster sessions will be selected for presentation at the 48th Annual Convention in Orlando, FL. The poster session will take place on Thursday and Friday for a 3-hour time period, location in convention hall TBD.

Research proposals not accepted to present during the research strand will be extended an invitation to participate in the poster session. Research proposals accepted to present during the research strand will also be extended an invitation to participate in the poster session.

Confirmation will be e-mailed by Friday, May 19th to notify presenters the status of their proposal.

Presenters are required to register for the Convention no later than Wednesday, September 13, 2017.