NCTIES Conference Session Types
These sessions, if accepted, will have two free regular conference registrations. The leadership sessions should concentrate on development of leaders at the school and district level. These sessions should address at least one of the following asspects: vision for academic succss for all students, vision for creating, developing and growing teachers and administrators, creating a healthy and safe learning enviroment, ways to collaborate horizontally and veritcally, and create ways to empower students, teachers and other administrators
These sessions, if accepted, will have two free regular conference registrations. Concurrent sessions should be an opportunity for presenters to share ideas, techniques and lessions that will enhance student learning. The session should demonstrate innovative educational methods of technology infused instruction. Sessions could also talk about designing, delivering and assessing effective instructional design for all types of teaching.
Student Showcase Sessions
These presentations, if accepted, will receive two free regular conference registrations. Student showcase presentations should demonstrate innovative, yet practical use of technology in the classroom, connections with state and national technology and instructional standards, and show a connection to the conference theme. Proposals should clearly communicate how the content will be shared - all session presentations should be interactive and allow up to, but no more than, 10 student presenters (per presentation) to share their learning with conference attendees. More information can be found on the FAQ page of the Student Showcase website.
Poster sessions are another opportunity for educators to share amazing work in their classrooms and their schools. Attendees at poster sessions have the opportunity to browse a showcase of projects in a multi-booth environment where they can engage with presenters one-on-one or in small groups to share their experiences and tools. Poster sessions take place within the vendor hall. Visitors will walk throughout the area to browse multiple presentations during the timeframe, and will walk to those with a specific interest to their needs. Prepare for a floating or an edCAMP type experience for attendees as they could spend several minutes or much longer. Popular posters have tri-boards, handouts, QR codes, or links of their documents and presentations available for attendees to view and take with them for viewing following the session
Modeled after the playgrounds hosted at ISTE, the NCTIES playgrounds will provide the opportunity for presenters to provide a personalized, immersive experience that involve programs, apps, tools, or other topics. Playgrounds provide an opportunity for a short introduction with a hands-on approach. Typically participants will be present for a short period of time and receive direct interaction from the presenter. Past playgrounds have involved teaching participants about green screens and their uses in the classroom, how to create your own podcast, and the use of Ozobots in the elementary classroom. Playgrounds will be hosted at determined times on the vendor floor at NCTIES. Playground presenters should plan for an immersive experience where participants explore a selected topic, app, or tool. This immersive experience should also have resources to support participants in learning more about the selected topic as well as brainstorm ways to integrate this topic with students or educators. Learn more at https://bit.ly/nctiesplayground