Calls to Participate Listed in Past Issues
AAIDD Journal Inclusion Call for Papers
The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) seeks original articles that describe promising practices in services and supports, training, and professional development; case studies; and public policy considerations for “Inclusion.” “Inclusion” is a quarterly online, peer-reviewed journal that provides a multidisciplinary forum for the discussion of interventions and strategies that promote the full inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in society, for administrators, clinicians, policymakers, and other professionals interested in intellectual disability and related developmental disabilities. The expected launch-date is 2013, available as AAIDD member benefit or by subscription.
CASEL Seeks Nominations of Effective, Replicable Programs
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) seeks nominations of effective, replicable programs and approaches that enhance students’ social, emotional, and academic competence in preschool through grade 12. Nominees will be considered for inclusion in a systematic review, to be published and broadly disseminated in to educators, policymakers, and researchers across the United States. Deadline for nominations: November 15, 2012.
Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad
The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program provides K-16 educators opportunities for overseas experience in approximately 7-10 seminars. The program is open to teachers and administrators with responsibilities for curriculum development in fields related to humanities, languages, and area studies. Topics and host countries vary annually, although all seminars are in non-western European countries. One seminar being offered next summer is in China, with 14-16 positions, subject to the availability of funds. Application deadline: December 10, 2012.
George Washington University’s Transition Special Education Distance Education Certificate Program
The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development seeks participants for the Spring 2013 cohort of its 12-credit Transition Special Education Certificate Program. For more information about the program, email Dr. Michael Ward at email@example.com. Application deadline: December 1, 2012.
Papers on Youth Gangs and Adolescent Development
The Journal of Research on Adolescence (JRA) seeks submissions for a special section dedicated to youth gangs and adolescent development. The section will incorporate five to six papers. Submission deadline: January 31, 2013.
Transition Assessment & Goal Generator (TAGG)
The University of Oklahoma’s Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to develop a new transition assessment, the Transition Assessment and Goal Generator, to prepare students with disabilities for life after high school. They are now in the third phase (TAAG) of development for this assessment and need help to develop this new assessment tool from junior and senior students with mild to moderate disabilities across the nation, their special educators, and parents, who will be asked to complete the TAGG, either the AIR Self-Determination Assessment or the EITA, and provide basic demographic information. The Center will provide a meaningful honorarium for participants’ time.
VSA International Young Soloists Competition 2013 Seeks Entries
The VSA & Accessibility Department at the Kennedy Center seeks entries in the 2013 VSA International Young Soloists Competition, The Kennedy Center invites entries from musicians ages 14-25, with a disability, for the Competition. It is open to international and domestic applicants; individuals and ensembles of two to five members; and musicians of all genres.
Application deadline: January 15, 2013.
Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity Call for Proposals
The Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawai‘i seeks proposals for presentations for the 29th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity: Being in Community, which will be held April 29-30, 2013, Honolulu, Hawai’i. “Being in Community” embraces the ideals of all people living together harmoniously without fear of exclusion from social, economic, or political life. It means living inter-dependently, ensuring that basic needs are met, that policies and laws are accessible and fair to all. It means “nothing about us, without us.” Being in community requires awareness and a profound commitment to the work we have done and continue to do to make things right in the world. It means taking diversity to a new and more meaningful level where everyone is treated as a full human being without exception. Deadline for proposals: January 7, 2013.
George Washington University’s Distance Education Master of Arts Program
The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development is recruiting for its online Youth Transition, Career, and Vocational Services Master’s degree program, supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Funding will cover a large portion of student tuition costs. Students are expected to register for at least 2 courses (6 credits) per semester. For more information about the Master’s program or applying for a tuition award, email Bridget Green at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Michael Ward at email@example.com. Deadline for submitting applications: November 15, 2012.
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Students, parents, and educators across the country will show their support for bullying prevention in October, during PACER’s seventh annual National Bullying Prevention Month. October 10 is Unity Day, when students will wear orange and unite against bullying through events, activities, outreach, and education. Participants can “Attend” and “Share” the Unity Day Facebook Event with family and friends, and check out PACER’s practical resources that make it easier to take action and remember that “The End of Bullying Begins with Me.”
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