SOMA "Live" Online Conference
Call for Papers
Do you have innovative ideas and strategies to share with your O&M colleagues? Ideas for helping students achieve success, or expertise in a specific topic?
If so, we'd love to have you share at the SOMA "Live" Online Conference December 14-15, 2020!
Please think about what you can offer, and submit your ideas in the Call for Papers. If you aren't sure you can attend on those dates, send us your ideas anyway! If they are selected, then you can finalize your plans to be there.
NEW TO THIS? KIND OF SCARED?
To keep the spirit of SOMA alive, we once again especially encourage practitioners and first-time presenters to spread their knowledge.
Knowing how nerve-wracking it can be to present for the first time (or present for the first time on line!), or even submit a proposal, we are offering to mentor and/or assist to help you prepare and present if you'd like.
And if you want help to put your ideas into a proposal (or help figure out how to make it interactive), just let us know and we'll be glad to help!
This year, all conference sessions will be interactive at least part of the time, but don't worry, WE KNOW YOU CAN DO IT!
CALL FOR PAPERS
Here are some ways you can make your online session interactive -- you may be inspired to come up with more ideas, and add to our list!
- Ask them questions! They can respond with a quick poll (posted on the screen), or write in the chat box, or answer by voice individually or together.
- Divide them up into smaller groups (the moderator can send them into separate "rooms") to discuss something, such as how they can apply what you're presenting to their caseload, or examples of concepts you're talking about, and then come back and share what they discussed, etc.
- They can do an exercise or activity that you assign. For example, attendees at a previous session used tubes or funnels or simulators to find out what they can see if they scan quickly with a restricted visual field, and how they can improve that.
- Show a video and have them point out examples of what you're talking about, or ask them to explain how they could adapt it to apply to their students
or discuss how it could have been improved, etc.
- They can brainstorm ideas or solutions -- they raise their hand to speak, or write their ideas in chat, etc. and you or your moderator can keep track on the whiteboard.
- Ask if someone could share a situation they want to brainstorm how it could be addressed.
- Other ideas?
To send us your proposal for a SOMA 2020 session, fill out the form below or at this link. We look forward to hearing from you!
The deadline for submitting your proposals is to be determined.
QUESTIONS? Please feel free to contact us with questions!