Are you interested in presenting at our first educational conference? Are you nervous about submitting a workshop proposal? Can you recall the path that led you to become a teacher? Do you demonstrate your expertise and encourage fellow educators to do the same? If so, please head over to our “Call for Presenters” section and enter your proposal for our first conference in 2014!
The Educator’s Room is holding its first annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia on June 25- 27, 2014 under the theme, “Empowering Educators to be the Experts in Education”. This conference will be three packed days of sessions of fellow educators showing their expertise in any of the four strands that our conference will focus on this year.
Presentation proposals must be submitted under one of the three thematic strands that characterize next year’s conference. Each strand explores a different aspect of our profession.
The strands for 2014 are:
- Instruction and Curriculum -Every year there are more educational “buzz words” about what increases level of teacher effectiveness. However, the best way to help teachers is to let them learn from fellow “Master Teachers”. These sessions will focus on engaging, relating and empowering fellow educators in strong instructional strategies for teaching and learning.
- Educational Reform - With so much changing in education it’s important for educators to be in the discussion of educational reform. These sessions will focus on engaging educators in the political process despite being in the classroom.
- Technology in Education -With the invention of Facebook, Twitter, Edmodo, Google Plus, etc. many teachers are overwhelmed with how to use technology to engage their students and make their daily activities less tedious. These sessions will focus on empowering teachers and understanding the new technology.
- New Teacher Support- With the majority of new teachers leaving after three years in the field, new teacher support is crucial to retaining great teachers. These sessions will focus on realistic ways to support new teachers both in and outside of the classroom!
At this conference we are al about making sure the sessions are interactive and “hands on”. As educators we understand how frustrating it can be to sit in a session and listen to someone talk to us. So we’ve differentiated our conference sessions!
Please read the following descriptions carefully and apply for the format most appropriate to your topic. The approximate number per strand of each type of session is indicated.
Workshop (Full day or half day)
Workshops are in-depth sessions that actively develop specific professional competencies and have widespread potential for implementation. Most workshops are scheduled on Wednesday, June 25, 2014,. While they can be a full day (6 hours) they will more than likely be a half day (3.5 hours) in length. All workshops are supported solely by participant fees and are subject to cancellation due to insufficient enrollment.
Symposium (90 minutes)
Symposiums are panel discussions presenting different perspectives on topics in education or related to one (or more) strands. Panels will include a minimum of three persons and a moderator, together representing a minimum of three different organizations.
Hands-on Presentation (60 minutes)
Hands-on sessions provide participants with an opportunity to engage in teaching and learning activities and/or strategies about a particular content area.
Traditional Presentation (50-60 minutes)
Traditional presentations focus on a single topic or program, typically including a talk or media presentation followed by a short discussion.
Roundtable Discussion (30 minutes)
Roundtable discussions are informal presentations that emphasize spirited discussion between the presenter(s) and session attendees. Presenters start the discussion by sharing information about the program/question/instructional strategy they wish to explore, and then open discussion for input and exchange of ideas.
Take a moment and vote for the conference proposal that you would like to see!