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2016 ARNA Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee!

posted Feb 18, 2016, 9:49 AM by Joe Shosh
Are you interested in showcasing your action research and sharing your ideas about educational practice?

Would you benefit from interacting with other practitioners and scholars in an intimate, warm, yet provocative learning space?

Join us at the upcoming international conference on action research in Knoxville, Tennessee! The Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) is offering its 
fourth annual conference in Knoxville, TN on June 16-18. Here is a link to the conference website: http://arna-conference.squarespace.com/ And, to ARNA's 
home page: http://www.arnaconnect.org/

ARNA is a vibrant community of teachers, researchers, and practitioners who use research in action to study the impact of practice on learning while continually 
making changes to practice. Attendance at ARNA will provide you with new applied research strategies, informed by an international support network.

The 2016 conference will not be a typical “sit and listen, while trying to stay awake” conference experience. A major feature is an emphasis on interaction among participants and presenters. So, there will be fewer instances of speakers talking to people and more opportunities for speaking with people. For example, following a short keynote on June 18th  by Pam McMichael, Director of Highlander Research and Education Center, we will spend the remaining hour in facilitated small small group discussions. More can be learned about our conference themes and the PechaKucha presentation approach under Call for Proposals on the conference website.

The format of our schedule includes concurrent paper, panel, and workshop sessions; these will involve brief presentations with most of the time devoted to 
participant interaction aided by trained facilitators. Poster sessions will run concurrent with a boxed-lunch so that participants can exchange ideas and new 
understandings with others, including  presenters. Although not required, teachers who wish to share research from their classrooms are welcome to submit a proposal at our website. You will attend receptions and lunch with regional music and a benefit concert intended to entertain, nourish and create diverse ways to get to know others.
 
The ARNA conference promises to be a unique professional experience because of the opportunity to meet practitioners and researchers from across the Americas and around the world, to engage in a small, personal conference experience, and to learn with novice and experienced action researchers.  You will leave having created new knowledge, important connections, and potential collaborations to utilize when you return home to continue to build upon your work.

Registration is Open now! Presentation Proposals are due 3/15.  See you in 
June!
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Joe Shosh,
Feb 18, 2016, 9:49 AM
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