THEME: Here and Now: Using Research and Data to Make Decisions that Matter and Put Them into Practice.
The Washington Education Research Association’s annual December conference focuses on the collection and application of research and data on decision-making and educational practice. Authors of proposals are encouraged to incorporate this theme into their presentations.
Conference Session Formats: For sessions scheduled on November 30 and December 1, 2017, 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 participants.
• Round Table Discussions: Round tables are 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 attendees present. Please note: Presenters will be expected to identify their preferred format when completing the accompanying conference proposal form.
Presenter Expectations: Please use active engagement methods and effective education practices during your presentation. Use of technology and/or materials to engage and connect 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, is 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 14 so that attendees will have access at the conference.
Proposals must be submitted by June 1, 2017.
Questions? Contact Sharon Rockwood, Executive Secretaryweraoffice@gmail.com206-417-7776www.wera-web.org