What’s the best way to learn? From each other.

You have the knowledge, training, experience, and ideas to support other educators. How? By sharing resources, strategies, methods, tips, and tricks that you know work at the Elementary Technology Conference (ETC) in Galveston, TX, June 11-13, 2023.

If you work in elementary education – in any role – we invite you to submit a proposal to present!

We are accepting submissions through February 28.

(Psstttt! If you are accepted as the lead presenter for two or more sessions, you qualify for free registration!)

Take a look at our tips for writing fantastic session titles and descriptions, and submit your proposal today.

Why Presenting Makes a Difference

  • Transform outcomes for other educators! Share what works for you and could work for them.
  • Facilitate game-changing “a-ha!” moments. Be the catalyst for new ideas and innovation in classrooms.
  • Impact students in far-reaching ways. Offer up evidence-based strategies and activities that boost learning.
  • Grow a supportive network. Connect with educators and other presenters for support, feedback, and additional ideas and perspectives.
  • Be a BIG part of a positive ETC experience. Attendees come for the fantastic content presented by YOU.

Helpful Presentation Tips

Follow these suggestions for a better shot at a successful presentation submission.

  • TCEA promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion. We encourage you to speak upon standards-based instruction but allow it to be relatable to out-of-state and international attendees.
  • Do not exclusively provide the “What” (i.e. what tools will be used), but be sure to include the “Why” or “How.” Why will this make an impact in the classroom? And how can attendees implement this immediately following your session?
  • Take budget considerations into account. Submissions which highlight free or inexpensive software/resources are more likely to be selected.
  • Be transparent. Include as many details as you can within your submission. You have the opportunity to expand upon your short description in the details section. Be sure to provide learning objectives, what makes your session stand apart from others, and the critical steps your attendees will take to grow.
  • Explain the experiential side of your session. It is not always about the quantity of information shared, but the quality. Make sure your audience will leave with tangible tools and not be exhausted from content overload.
  • Don’t forget to include special considerations. If your session includes special considerations (students, music, unique activities, or special devices/software) you must include this in your submission. If you do not, your submission is less likely to be approved.

Submissions for the 2023 Elementary Technology Conference Call for Presenters are currently open and close end of the day on February 28, 2023.