ACAMIS Early Childhood Education Conference
Friday & Saturday, October 22-23, 2021
International School of Beijing
Inspire, Explore, Create: Who are we as teachers and learners?



Early Childhood Educators are invited to submit presentation proposals for this year's ACAMIS ECE Conference.

The theme of the conference this year is Inspire, Explore, Create:  Who are we as teachers and learners? 

Five sub-areas under this theme will be explored:

  1. Social Identity:  In dialogue with self and other
    • How is self-concept developed through interaction with one another?
    • How do we build our social identity through shared learning and shared experiences?
  2. Collaboration:  In dialogue with the group
    • How does collaborative learning influence the development of the individual and the group?
    • How does collaboration influence our growth and learning as teachers and in teaching teams
  3. Documentation:  In dialogue with observation
    • How are we documenting play, relationships, and learning in a way that deepens learning?
    • Who is our audience when we document, and how are we intentional in reaching our audience?
  4. Sustainability Practice: In dialogue with time and materials
    • As we cultivate practices that deepen the collective learning of learning communities, what sustainable practices support your work? 
    • As we bring more awareness to an ecologically sustainable world, what sustainable practices are we embedding into our learning communities?
  5. Teacher Wellness. The health of us as educators is as important as the health of our children. If you have a passion that you would love to share to support the wellness of the mind, body and spirit for colleagues, we would love to hear from you.
    • Your session could be:
      • Physical (yoga, zumba, juggling, etc),
      • Mindful (meditation, knitting, scrapbooking etc), or
      • Another passion than calms and restores yourself to be the best possible educator that others could be a part of.

This year we welcome peer presenters' proposals in two presentation formats:  75-minute peer breakout presentation or 20 minute mini-keynote presentation.  We welcome submissions of more than one proposal of the same presentation format or both.

Details of the 75-minute Peer Breakout Presentation:

  • 75-minute sessions (including Q&A)
  • We welcome each presentation proposal from one of the five sub-themes:
    • Social Identity
    • Collaboration
    • Documentation 
    • Sustainability Practice
    • Teacher Wellness
  • Presentations can be in a workshop format, lecture format, or preferably in an interactive format
  • Small group setting
  • Novice and experienced presenters welcome

We are also looking for peer presenters who are interested in giving a 20-minute mini keynote presentation to the whole conference cohort (approx. 80-100 people) on the following conference sub-themes:

  • Social Identity
  • Sustainable Practice

We would like the content of these mini keynotes to reflect current research and examples of best practices. 

We welcome peer presenter teams to share expertise with our peers.  If you already practice good collaboration with a teacher, you can come and present together.  

If you would like to submit more than one proposal, please submit a separate proposal form.

We are all in need of interaction with our peers, so we have planned this as a live/on-site conference. We would prefer accepting proposal submissions for those who are able to attend and present in-person at the conference.  

The ECE Conference Planning Committee will be in touch with potential presenters in due course.