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Student Call for Proposals: Deadline September 6

This year the Schools of the Future Conference will include student presentations on Friday, October 4, 2019. All student presentations will take place between 12:00-1:00pm, during the timeframe that was previously allocated for Like-Minded Sessions. All conference attendees will collect their lunch and then be encouraged to attend a student-led session.

The purpose of these sessions is to give students the opportunity to teach the teachers. Student proposals should address best teaching practices and should inspire thinking about learning from the student's perspective. All proposals can include up to 3 students and must include 1 teacher who will serve as an advisor and point person.

To submit a proposal, please complete the 2019 SOTF Student Call for Proposal Form.

The deadline to submit a proposal is September 6 and notifications will be sent by September 13.

 

Presentation Format

Presentation Formats - All formats are 1 hour long breakout sessions:

Presentation- Can be a traditional seated audience presentation or Interactive lecture involving participant-engaged learning experiences.

Panel- Presentation involving a designated moderator facilitating discussion among 3 or more panelists on a particular topic.

Workshop- In-depth, hands-on exploration of a topic over the course of 1 session that provides for a more personal, deeper dive exploration of a particular topic, resource, or tool.

 

Review Criteria

If your proposal is accepted, this summary information will be made viewable on the conference website. Please make sure that all content (including spelling and grammar) is suitable for public reference.

Keep in mind that the proposal reviewers may not know you or your reputation or be familiar with the specific technologies, models or instructional strategies you are addressing. Be sure to provide sufficient detail including full names (not acronyms) and brief descriptions of all such elements in your proposal summary so reviewers can evaluate the relevance and usefulness of the information to attendees.

Specifically, reviewers will evaluate your proposal for its:

  • Relevance of the topic to the educational track and SOTF audience.
  • Educational significance and contribution to the respective topic.
  • Ease of replication and application.
  • Value to participants.
  • Presenter knowledge and experience.

 

Student Presenter Discounts and Registration Options

Presenter Discounts and Registration Options for Accepted Proposals:

Unregistered Presenters:
The presenter group can opt to attend just for their presentation, free of charge. In this instance, presenters will be asked to arrive at 11:30 am and head directly to their assigned presentation room. At the conclusion of the presentation, the group would need to depart the Convention Center. Note: lunch will not be included for unregistered presenters.

Registered Presenters:
If your presenters would like to attend the full conference day, they will need to register. This options allows the group to participate fully in the conference and includes all meals and snacks throughout the day. The Students Presenter 1-day fee is $50. If your presenters would like to attend the full conference day, they will need to register. This options allows the group to participate fully in the conference and includes all meals and snacks throughout the day. The teacher will receive a discount equivalent of 50% off the Early Bird Rate, making the ticket price $176 for 2-days and $88 for one day. Please note that the conference does not cover any travel expenses (hotel, airfare or other) for presenters.