At the TCEA Convention & Exposition, thousands of educators gather each year to discover the latest tools, tips, best practices, and resources for integrating technology in the classroom and engaging students. They consider our convention a must-attend event year after year because they get to hear from a diverse range of experts on all topics of educational technology. Are you the next expert ready to increase your reach and share your knowledge with an audience of thousands? Whether you’re a Google guru, an ace at Adobe, a STEM specialist, or just a general ed tech expert, we encourage educators from all levels and specialties to submit a proposal.
We’re excited to announce that the call for proposals is now open and will close on May 31. Your proposal will be carefully reviewed by a crack team of TCEA members, and all presenters will receive acceptance or regret notifications by July 2017.
Types of Presentations
Not all presentations are created equal. Choose the type that best suits the content you’re presenting.
Presentation Sessions: The classic 50- or 90-minute presentation with handouts. Successful presenters often share proven strategies from their wealth of personal experience or research projects focused on technology-based instruction. Know that the availability of 90-minute presentations is limited.
PC Hands-on Workshops: These 90-minute, 3-hour, or 6-hour sessions allow participants to get hands-on with the technology. Offering PC computers with internet browsers and WIN OS for all participants, presenters must provide any additional software needed.
BYOD Workshops: These 90-minute, 3-hour, or 6-hour workshops are intended to give attendees hands-on experience with a PC, mobile, or other platform which they provide themselves. Presenters are expected to provide supporting materials.
Panel Presentation: These 3-5 person panels share their expertise on a common theme through discussion and allow attendees to hear multiple viewpoints on a topic. Panels are 50 or 90 minutes in length. TCEA encourages you to create diverse panels featuring experts from a variety of locations, districts, and job titles.
Poster Sessions: These informal sessions are held in an open-area and allow presenters to engage one-on-one or in small groups with interested attendees. Sessions are grouped together by topic (such as STEM or makerspaces). Each presenter is provided with a six-foot table, monitor, and board to which you can attach flyers or supplemental material. Poster sessions last for two hours.
Presentation Topic Strands
To help you narrow the focus of your vast experience, here are the categories to adhere to. Each presentation should align with one of the following strands:
- 1:1, District Supported Devices, BYOT (Implementation and Management)
- Leadership and CTO (Advocacy and Educational Policy, Administration, Assessment and Accountability, Funding, Technology Planning and Evaluation)
- Online and Blended Learning (Global Connections, Virtual Classrooms, Flipped Classrooms)
- Library Media (Information Literacy, Library Services, and Media Integration)
- Professional Development (Professional Development Strategies, Models, and Deployment)
- Pedagogy and Instructional Design (Technology Integration, Best Practices, Strategies, Project- and Problem-Based Learning, Makerspaces, Learning Environments)
- Special Populations (GT, ELL/Migrant/Bilingual, Special Needs)
- Technical Support (Infrastructure, Network Services, Software/Hardware, and Informational Technology)
- Technology Applications and CTE Courses (Coding, Computer Science, BIMM, STEM, STEAM, etc.)
If you’re interested in sharing your expertise with thousands of innovative educators at the TCEA Convention & Exposition, you can learn more about the selection process and things to consider when submitting a proposal here.
Are you ready to take the next step and create a proposal for the TCEA Convention & Exposition?
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