Each year the CT21 conference embraces a theme to explore and discuss. The 2020 theme is the necessary role critical theories in particular must adopt to address the times as exemplified in three events or themes: pedagogy, pandemics, and protests.

We invite the submission of papers, panels, and presentations that engage participants in exploring and discussing how to examine, critique, and change existing structures in K-16 education. We encourage all presenters to state in their proposal which thread their presentation should be placed in, but submissions that fall outside of the thematic threads will be considered.

Submissions are Due: October 2, 2020

CT21 Thematic Threads:

  1. Protests, Anti-Racist Pedagogies, and Racial Justice
  2. “Pandemic Pedagogy”, Dissolution of Public/Private boundary, Physical/virtual  communities in pandemic times, cuts/austerity measures and the economic impact of the pandemic on higher education
  3. Critical Theories of Technology as it intersects with educational technology and remote/online learning
  4. Public health communication as critical public pedagogy

Types of Sessions: 

  • Paper Presentation
    • 30 minutes, typically 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions and discussion 
    • Synchronous and Asynchronous 
  • Panel
    • 45 minutes, 3-4 panelists to speak on a theme or topic, 30 minutes for presentation and 15 minutes for questions and discussion
    • Synchronous and Asynchronous
  • Workshop
    • 60 minutes, 1-2 presenters or facilitators, at most 30 minutes for instruction and at least 30 minutes of active participation/interaction with attendees
    • Only Synchronous 

Types of Session Modalities:

  • Synchronous/Live
    • Sessions scheduled for presentation on Friday or Saturday, November 13-14
    • Presented in Zoom, with facilitation and tech support 
    • Option to have sessions recorded
    • Live participation with attendees
  • Asynchronous/Prerecorded
    • Recorded presentation or panel that must be submitted by Friday, October 30
    • Links to recorded sessions will be made available beginning Friday, November 13 on conference website
    • Asynchronous participation with attendees via Twitter, discussion forums, or other modalities (Optional)

How to propose a paper, panel, or workshop:

Submit a single Word document or PDF to this Google Form that includes:

  • Name(s), institutional affiliation (or independent scholar), postal address, email address, and phone number of the author(s)/presenter(s).
  • Title of the paper, panel, or workshop
  • Description of the paper/workshop: In no more than 500 words, please describe the topic, approach/methods, synopsis of arguments/findings, and significance of the paper/workshop.
  • Which theme your paper/workshop should be placed in
  • Whether you are submitting for synchronous or asynchronous presentation 

Important Dates and Information:

Due Date for Submissions: October 2, 2020

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