ATRA Educators Call for Posters
American Therapeutic Recreation Association
2012 Effective Teaching Techniques: Meeting the Needs of the New Millennial Student
Call for Sessions: Innovative Teaching Strategies
Held in conjunction with the ATRA 2011 Annual Conference October 12-15, 2012 Phoenix, AZ
The ATRA 2012 Innovative Teaching Strategies poster session will be held during the Annual Conference of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association. The proposed day and time is Saturday, October 13th from 10:30 to 12 noon. The purpose of this session is to advance the field of Recreational Therapy through the sharing of innovative teaching ideas relevant to the New Millennial Student. This session also provides an opportunity for educators, practitioners, and students to engage in discussions on the challenges presented by the millennial students.
Completed session proposals must be received no later than July 27, 2012. A confirmation of receipt will be sent via email. Once all session proposals have been reviewed you will receive notification. If you have questions regarding the proposal submission guidelines, please contact Jennifer Piatt at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jennifer Hinton at email@example.com.
Participants will be able to cite the overall learning styles of millennial students (versus students of their own generation) which emphasize that millennial students are:
* Interactive and Cooperative
* Active (especially within civic engagement and volunteerism)
These are based on the facts that millennial students feel (in comparison to other generations):
* Protected and "special"
* More trusting and in general more optimistic
* More pressured and have greater desires to achieve
(DiPietro, in press)
Up to 15 posters will be accepted based on space accommodations at the conference venue. Posters will be screened by the speakers based on the criteria posted in the session objectives. The presenters must agree to be present at the poster session to present their material. All attendees must be present at the entire session to receive CEUs.
At the end of the session all attendees and presenters will be convened for a 10 minute overall question and answer session with Jennifer Hinton moderating.
Session Proposal Instruction Sheet
List session title using no more than 6 words
List applicable focus area(s) from previous page [Innovative Teaching Strategies]
Name and Title
Agency Name & Address
Phone, Fax and E-mail
Describe your session in 25 words or less.
Session Learning Outcomes:
Write up to three specific, measurable outcomes, by priority, using measurable action phrases (define, communicate, evaluate, analyze...). A minimum of two outcomes are required.
If the poster is accepted presenters will be required to adhere to poster guidelines, including size and format.
Include a 2-page resume or vitae for each speaker. Each attachment must include previous experience with this topic, as well as title, agency/business address, phone, fax, certificates held. Proposals without this information will not be considered. A maximum of three speakers are permitted per session.