PA/NJ CRLA Spring 2013 Conference-Call for Proposals-Extended Deadline

Annual Spring 2013 Conference

“Strategies for Student Achievement:

Embracing New Paths for Active Learning”

Friday, March 8, 2013


                                                                           King’s College

133 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA  18701

 The Pennsylvania/New Jersey Chapter of the College Reading and Learning Association is preparing for the PA/NJ CRLA Spring 2013 Conference.  The Chapter invites college professionals from the field of tutoring and academic support interested in presenting on student achievement and active learning to submit proposals.

Proposals and summaries will be reviewed for a 45 minute presentation and/or for facilitating a Special Interest Group (SIG).

Prospective Presenters:

Returning and new presenters are welcome to submit proposals as we prepare for sharing and exchanging the best practices and connecting with college level professionals, faculty, staff, program directors, managers, administrative and learning assistants, and professional tutors.

Suggested Topics for Presentations/Sessions:

Assessment of Learning Centers, Tutors, SI

Brain Compatible Teaching/Learning

College Reading

Computer Assisted Instruction

Cross-Cultural Communication

Creating a Math Lab

CRLA/ International Tutor Training Program Certification 

Developmental /Basic Writing

English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Group Tutoring

Graduate & Professional Student Success


Learning and Study Strategies

Learning Assistance

Learning Communities

Learning Disabilities

Learning Theories

Library Resources


Mentoring and Coaching

Multicultural Issues

Online Tutoring


Peer Assistance Programs

Referral Skills

Research and Evaluation

Supplemental Instruction

Study Skills and Strategies

Structured Learning Assistance

Technology & Distance Learning



Writing Centers



  “Tutor Track” sessions will address tutoring philosophy, tutor-training, effective tutoring techniques, content tutoring, study and communication skills, learning styles and learning competencies, and strategies for working with a diverse population of students. The “Tutor Track” sessions are recommended for peer, master and professional tutors/mentors.

 Special Interest Groups:

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are designed to offer an opportunity for a group discussion on a selected topic with your fellow colleagues led by an experienced facilitator as part of our tradition of “Sharing the Best for Student Success.”

Proposal Extended Deadline:

Please submit your proposal by Friday, January 25, 2013. The Chapter will be working on the Conference program and sessions’ schedule. Upon submission of your proposal, a confirmation notice will be emailed to you.

Link to submit proposals: 

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Anticipated Audience:

The PA/NJ CRLA Board Members extend an invitation to college-level program directors, managers, faculty, staff, learning specialists, administrative assistants, and professional tutors and mentors to attend the PA/NJ CRLA Spring 2013 Conference.