International Assembly

2019 International Assembly Call for Proposals

  • 1.  2019 International Assembly Call for Proposals

    Posted 03-07-2019 04:07:00 PM
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    * This message is sent on behalf of Bea Bailey, the Program Chair of the International Assembly. *

    Dear Colleagues,

    Please consider submitting a proposal to the 2019 International Assembly of the NCSS annual conference in Austin, TX, November 22.

    Please see the call below or attached.

    The online submission system will be announced shortly.


    NCSS International Assembly

    Annual Meeting


    Invitation for Proposals

    Austin, Texas

    Friday, November 22, 2019

    Submission Deadline: May 31, 2019


    Online Submission:TBA


    The International Assembly is a forum within the NCSS for discussion of the international dimensions of the Social Studies. Membership is open to all members of NCSS who are interested in the development and implementation of Social Studies within the Global Village.



    The International Assembly invites you to participate in its roundtable sessions Austin, TX. Three paper presentations will be offered at each table. Each presentation will be allotted 30 minutes (i.e. 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for general discussion at the table), led by an assigned Facilitator. Four types of proposals are welcomed for submission:


    • Practice oriented presentations on a global topic;
    • Recently completed research on a global topic or in an international context;
    • Works in progress on a global topic or social studies in an international context.
    • Lesson plan on a global topic (K-College)


    We will host for the first time an afternoon LESSON PLAN ROUNDTABLE that will enable participants to share lesson plans related to international social studies topics in grades K-College.


    A presentation may represent the work of one, two or three authors. While any NCSS member may submit a proposal to make a presentation at the International Assembly sessions, prior to the conference date all presenters must be IA members. An author/co-author may submit a maximum of two proposals.

    Proposal and Lesson Plan Format

    Proposals should have a narrative of 800-1,000 words (excludingtitle and references), along with an abstract (100 words). Proposals exceeding the word limits will not be considered. We will share the abstract and your contact information on the printed IA Program, unless you direct us otherwise.

    All proposals will go through blind reviews, so please do NOT include the names or affiliations of authors and presenters in the proposal document. The Program Chair reserves the right to disqualify submissions in which authors' identifying information is revealed.

    Criteria for review of the round table presentations include alignment with the mission of International Assembly and alignment with the NCSS conference theme-- Informed Action: Agency, Advocacy, Activism.  Reviewers will also consider the purpose of the presentation, the author's theoretical framework, design/method, conclusions, contribution to the field of global education and internationalized or globalized social studies, and written organization.

    Criteria for review of the lesson plan include originality, relevant international social studies content, research-based practices, meaningful formative and summative assessments, clear overview, and alliance with this basic lesson plan format:

                No Identifiers

                Title of Lesson

                Overview on Content Focus on International Social Studies (brief summary)

                Overall Objectives with stem Students will be able to:

                Content Resources: Primary and/or Secondary Sources, Handouts, Readings          

                Outline of Lesson (Procedures in step-by-step outline)




    Publication Opportunity

    The International Assembly will be awarding a Best Conference Paper Award. We seek nominations/self-nominations for the award. The winner of this award will be recognized at our conference during our business meeting. In addition, the paper will be published in the Journal of International Social Studies. In order to be considered for this award, please submit a completed manuscript of your conference presentation to Anatoli Rapoport: by October 1, 2019. Details about the award will be posted shortly or on March 10. Stay tuned.

    Reviewers and Facilitators

    To maintain the high quality of the IA conference and keep building up our IA community, we invite you to sign up as our proposal reviewer and/or discussion facilitator. Each reviewer will have the privilege to review around 10 proposals. During the roundtable session, the discussion facilitator's main duty is to keep each presentation on time and encourage audience to ask questions or provide comments. Please sign up by May 31, 2019 on the conference website (to be announced soon).

    For the purpose of avoiding any misunderstandings, your electronic submission acknowledges the following statement of intent:

    I certify that the named participants and I have agreed to take part in this program if this proposal is accepted. It will be my responsibility to notify each co-presenter regarding the status of the proposal as well as the date, time, and location of the presentation if accepted.


    I understand that if my proposal is accepted I must be a current member of the International Assembly. Membership is $25 per year.


    Proposals are due 11:59 p.m. EST, May 31, 2019. No submissions will be accepted after the deadline.


    If you have any questions, please contact me at  


    Thank you for your commitment to global education. We look forward to reading your great work!


    Bea Bailey

    Clemson University

    IA Program Chair (2018-2020)

    Jing Williams, Ph.D.
    Chair, International Assembly of the NCSS
    Assistant Professor
    University of South Dakota
    Vermillion, SD 57069