The Call for Proposals is CLOSED

There are two different kinds of sessions for which you can make a proposal:  A Workshop and a Teaching Slam.

The ‘submit a proposal’ link will take you to another page where you can view the components in more detail.  You can return to that page with your proposal descriptions when you are ready to submit.

Workshop (One Hour)

Workshops combine presentations with methods that engage the participants actively. Formats may include demonstrations, discussions, applications, problem-solving or other interactive strategies. Participants should leave with concrete ideas they can use or modify for their own work.

A workshop is a one-hour session where you can share an effective teaching idea or method, and during which you will engage the participants actively in discussion, applications or problem-solving.  A workshop could include a description of a new teaching technique you have used and which you want to model for participants. In a workshop you might, for example, put the participants into the same kind of learning situation you put your students so that they can experience the effect of your idea.  Then you might describe in more detail what you actually did, and why you did it—what you were trying to achieve, and how well it worked. You might end the workshop with a group discussion for a few minutes about what participants liked about the idea, how they might apply to their classes and what benefits you saw from your class application.

A workshop proposal should include:

  • Your name, title, and email
  • A title (no more than 10 words)
  • A abstract (used in the program) (max. 100 words)
  • A description of workshop activities and what participants will learn (max. 350 words)
  • Technology you will need to conduct workshop

The call for proposals is now closed

Teaching Slam (7 minutes)

If you’ve had success with a particular lesson plan, a learning format or quick way to engage your students, this is an easy way to share it with your colleagues. You will have 7 minutes to describe your idea.

A Teaching Slam is a 5 minute presentation of a particularly effective lesson plan or learning/teaching strategy that you have used.  The key is to communicate in a condensed form how you designed a particularly effective lesson that you’ve used in class, and how well that worked.  You’ll have a total of 7 minutes, which includes time for presentation, and a question and answer period.  Accompanying each Teaching Slam will be a handout that you develop explaining your idea clearly enough so others can use it or modify it for their own classrooms.   

A Teaching Slam proposal should include:

  • Your name, title, and email
  • A title (no more than 10 words)
  • A description of the challenge, issue or problem your Teaching Slam addresses
  • A description of your lesson plan, learning design or technique for engaging students
  • A description of how well it worked? (max 150 words)
  • A handout which describes your method and how participants might enact it in their own context

The call for proposals is now closed


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