2015 Conference Proposal Form

Thank you for submitting a proposal to present at the OCSS Annual Conference October 5 and 6 at the Embassy Suites in Dublin, Ohio. We are accepting proposals to build a high-quality program and are especially interested in hearing from practicing teachers. The first 10 practicing classroom teachers that submit an accepted proposal will have the conference fee waived. All other presenters will be asked to register for the one-day conference rate.


Conference Theme: The College and Career Ready Citizen: Increasing Rigor and Engagement for ALL

Please apply for and submit your proposal once. Priority will be given to proposals that have an empasis one of the conference strands (Technology, Differentiation, Literacy, and OST Testing Practices) Please consider selecting one the following strands.

Note: Strands represent a category of breakout sessions that will be emphasized at the conference. All other proposals will be classified into a general strand. OCSS welcomes your proposal if it fits into a general strand, but wishes to give priority to the selected strands of the conference. If you are unsure which strand to submit your proposal in please e-mail amotter@akron.k12.oh.us.


Technology

Presentation emphasises how participants can utilize technology in the social studies. Proposal offers connection to main theme of the conference. Examples include but are not limited to student presentation, using data to drive instruction, research in the social studies, civic action using technology, developing critical thinking, historical thinking,or literacy skills using technology, etc.


Differentiation

Presentation emphasises how participants can utilize differentiation strategies in the social studies. Proposal offers connection to main theme of the conference. Examples include but are not limited to: using data to drive instructional strategies, grouping, differentiation of social studies content, differentiation of teaching strategies or student work, or using student choice to differentiate, etc.


Understanding the Ohio’s new State Tests

Presentation emphasises how teachers can better understand the configuration, implications or changes to teaching and learning related to Ohio’s State Tests. Examples might include but are not limited to: informational presentations about the OSTs, advancing rigor in the classroom to meet testing, or lesson ideas that relate to higher performance.


Open Strand

Any proposals not connected the strands above. Proposal offers connection to main theme of the conference.

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    Presentation Request

    Every attempt will be made to honor a preference, but this may not be possible.
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    Presenter Information

    ALL SESSION PRESENTORS are required to register for the conference by August 1, 2013. Failure to register by the deadline will result in the removal of the session from the conference program. Main presentors will recieve a special link to register for the full conference at a one-day rate.
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