Build Your Teaching Experience - BYTE 2020 Call for Presentations
The BYTE 2020 (Build Your Teaching Experience) Conference is Friday, February 21, 2020 at Glenboro School in Glenboro, Manitoba.

BYTE 2020 is Manitoba’s largest technology conference on enhancing teaching and learning with 21st Century skills. The focus is on building teachers’ skills so they can confidently utilize Information and Communication technologies in creative, collaborative, and ethical ways in classroom or collegial settings.

We welcome your ideas for presentations based on our theme of Rich Learning Environments. We are seeking workshops from teachers sharing what they do in their classrooms to promote student learning around the use of technology and best practice. This could include topics such as computational thinking, design, robotics, AR & VR, tools for literacy & numeracy, adaptive technologies, among many other possibilities. Workshops involving Google for Education and other Google technologies are especially welcome. Presenters who design workshops should keep effective pedagogy in mind.

Please submit your ideas for a presentation or workshop that you would be willing to present at BYTE 2020.

Note: Each presentation/workshop session must be submitted separately.

Proposals for presentations (1 hour or 2-hour sessions) will be reviewed based on: relevance to the conference theme, originality, contribution to instructional practice, interest for specific BYTE audience, and clarity of the purpose of the session.

Not all proposals will be selected. The Conference Committee may request presenters to revise their submissions and/or present jointly with others who have submitted proposals on similar topics. To ensure a balanced program, the Committee reserves the right to solicit presentations in addition to those received through this Call for Presentations.

Those who submit proposals will be notified of the results by November 22, 2019.
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Part 1: Presenter Information
Name *
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School Division/Other Organization *
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Email *
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Position *
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If you are a teacher, what grades do you teach?
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Part 2: Presentation Information
Title of Session *
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Description of the proposed session. *
This is the description that will appear on our website. Be brief yet as specific as possible to accurately inform participants of what to expect in your workshop. Include requisite skills for hands on workshops as well as anything the participant may need to bring, like headphones or computer. Include the Grade level or subject area you will focus on in your workshop.
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Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills *
For example: Do participants need knowledge of basic html? Do they need to have basic skills using Smart Notebook? Other? None?
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Target Audience *
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Subject Area Focus
Some sessions are general, others are specific to a subject area. Are there subject areas your presentation will focus on?
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Format of Session *
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Duration of Session *
Would you be willing to repeat your session? *
We would like to provide opportunities for people to attend sessions that fill up quickly. It would be appreciated if you are willing to repeat your session so that more people have an opportunity to attend.
Part 3: Equipment Requirements
Equipment required
Select all that apply. All rooms are supplied with a projector, and Internet access. Hands on sessions with tablets or laptops require participants to provide their own hardware.
I will be bringing my own computer and will need to be connected to the Internet.
Software Required
For freeware, give download site. For specialized software please enter the software title and contact David Nutbean (dnutbean@prspirit.org).
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Part 4: Estimated Expenses
Honorarium *
$30 for a single session and $60 for a double session. For workshops with multiple presenters, BYTE will pay a maximum honorarium of $50 per workshop to share between presenters for a single session; $100 to share between presenters for a double session.
Substitute costs, if required
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Travel Costs (over 130 km)
Give a dollar figure by estimating mileage @ $.40/km
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Will you require reimbursement for accommodation?
We will not reimburse accommodation for presenters travelling under 130km.
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