Share Your Brilliance
As an elementary educator, you are an expert in many things. Your bright ideas, your passions, and your experiences can spark renewed excitement and energy for other PreK-5 teachers, librarians, curriculum specialists, and administrators. Don’t keep them to yourself!
Submissions for the 2020 Elementary Technology Conference Call for Proposals are currently open and close end of day February 29, 2020. Submitters will be notified of their presentation status in mid-March. Please contact us at [email protected] for any questions or inquiries.
Helpful Presentation Proposal Tips
Follow these suggestions for a better shot at a successful proposal.
- Do not exclusively provide the “What” (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.
- If your session includes special considerations (students, unique activities, or special room setup) you must include this in your submission. If you do not, this special consideration is less likely to be approved.