THEME: Disrupting the Status Quo: Ensuring Equity, Engagement and Achievement for all Washington Learners.
The 2018 Washington Education Research Association’s annual conference will focus on the importance of equity in education and the need to disrupt the status quo if all Washington students are going to learn. Authors of proposals are encouraged to incorporate this theme into their presentations.
Conference Session Formats: For sessions scheduled on December 5-7, 2018, presenters may select from two different presentation formats:
• Traditional Breakout Sessions: Traditional breakout sessions are 30 or 75 minutes in length. These sessions typically focus on one topic, issue, or problem of practice that is of particular interest to a subsection of WERA members.
• Round Table Discussions: Round tables are 30 or 75-minutes in length. These sessions offer opportunities for the presenter(s) to engage directly with attendees within a small-group setting. This format is recommended for those who are interested in presenting on a topic that facilitates a two-way exchange of ideas with conference attendees. Please note: Presenters will be expected to identify their preferred format and length when completing the accompanying conference proposal form.
Presenter Expectations: Please use active engagement strategies during your presentation. Use of technology and/or materials to engage and connect with participants is encouraged. • For traditional breakout sessions, rooms will be set in theater style. LCD projectors, laptops, and screens will be provided. • For round table discussions, tables will be provided for presenters and attendees to congregate. Because of this physical configuration, no additional audiovisual equipment, such as a screen or LCD projector, will be provided. Presenters are encouraged to bring approximately 20 paper copies of any handouts they wish to distribute. For those who wish to use a laptop, please be sure the battery is charged, as a power source may not be readily available.
WERA expects all presentations will be uploaded by November 21st so that attendees will have access to them at the conference.
Proposals must be submitted by June 1, 2018.
Questions? Contact DeAnn Hartman, Executive Secretaryweraoffice@gmail.com360-529-5818www.wera-web.org