Call for Proposals

2012 Submissions OPEN through March 1st

We are looking for educators from all over the U.S. who are interested in presenting a virtual conference sessions.  You do not have to be affiliated with the university in order to present.  The target audience for this conference is K-12 teachers and our hope is that the session will be very practical for them.  Please note that you will be presenting virtually via Elluminate (You don’t need an account and we will have training sessions in April and May on how to use the tool).  There is a limit of 45 sessions this year.  We are accepting submissions for the following types of virtual sessions:
1)  Lecture
This is a session where you will be presenting in a traditional style using PowerPoint, video, and other multimedia to enhance your lecture.  All lectures will be 50 minutes with a 10 minute discussion time at end.  All lecture sessions will be presented either on May 21st or May 22nd between 1:00pm and 10:00pm EST.
2)  Panel
This is a session where you will have a panel of educators to discuss a particular topic of interest.  You will moderate and possibly participate in the panel discussion.  It is more of a discussion format than a traditional lecture.  All panels will be 50 minutes with a 10 minute discussion time at end.  All panel sessions will be presented either on May 21st or May 22nd between 1:00pm and 10:00pm EST.
3)  Workshop
In this session you will present a “how to” approach where the participants will be taken step-by-step through a process of developing or creating something.  You may be showing how to use an Internet resource, a particular lesson plan, leading a group discussion, or introducing some other skill.  All workshops would be presented on either May 19th or May 20th between 9:00am and 4:00pm EST.  You have the option of doing one of the following lengths of workshop
a)  1 hour workshop
b)  2 hour workshop
c)  3 hours workshop
4)  Lightening Session
In this session a group of 3 to 5 people will present quick presentations revolving around a similar topic.  For example the session topic could be “web2.0 tools for teaching about editing student writing” and the presenters could each have about ten minutes to demonstrate a web tool that they use for collaborative editing.  There would be multiple mini presentations on the same topic.  This is a perfect session for teachers who wish to share a short project, different perspectives on an issue in technology education, or new tool that they are using in their teaching.  All lightening sessions will be presented on either May 21st or May 22nd for 50 minutes with a 10 minute discussion time at the end.Please note that ALL proposals must be completed no later than March 1st.  You will be notified in March of accpetance.

Please complete your proposal.