Do you have engaging classroom practices or strategies to improve educator effectiveness that you would like to share with others? How are students empowered in your classroom and school? In what ways are you engaging students to be productive 21st century learners? Consider joining us at the 2020 NCAEE Elementary Conference and share your expertise with others.
The goal of the North Carolina Association of Educators is to support high quality conference sessions that are timely and relevant to elementary educators. Proposals should be very clear in how the session aligns with current research or best practice. We are particularly interested in sessions that actively involve participants and model best practices for teaching and learning in the 21st century.
CONFERENCE SESSIONSThe Elementary School Conference will be held from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm on Saturday, January 18th at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. Each session will be 45 minutes long.
PRESENTATION PURPOSEThe objective of the breakout sessions is to provide participants with valuable educational information that will positively impact them and their role in education. If you are representing an organization or company that offers materials or service to our participants, you may now promote books, products, or services during sessions.
CONFERENCE STRANDSOur conference theme this year is Share the Vision 2020. When you fill out the web form, you will be asked to choose one of the following four conference strands that best fit your presentation. Please read the descriptions below so you can select the strand that best aligns with your session
Active Learning--EnVISIONing Engagement: Sessions designed to share strategies for actively engaging students and promoting student ownership in the learning process through hands-on experiences, cooperative learning structures, kinesthetic activities, etc.Educator Effectiveness--Success in SIGHT: Sessions may include classroom management and organization strategies professional growth, teacher leadership, the teacher evaluation process, reflection, utilizing data to improve instruction, etc.Social and Emotional Development--VIEWing a Positive Well-Being: Sessions may offer strategies for helping students develop positive relationships with others, manage and express ideas and feelings, success in school, etc.21st Century Learning Approaches--FOCUSing on Learning: Sessions offer strategies and effective modeling of blended learning, flexible seating, meaningful technology integration, personalized learning, co-teaching, differentiated instruction, and other innovative techniques to encourage engagement, growth, and learning.
Deadline for submission is Friday, September 6, 2019.Notice regarding proposal acceptance will be sent via-email by mid-October 2019.
All communication about your breakout session will come to you directly and you will be responsible for sharing it with co-presenter(s), if applicable.
DEADLINE INFORMATION The deadline for presenter proposals is Friday, September 6, 2019. The NCAEE committee will review the submitted proposals in mid May and will be communicating their decision by mid-October. If you would like to submit a proposal, complete the online form. We suggest that you first create a document with all the information that is requested and then just copy and paste to the web form. Save your document for your reference since you will not be able to access the web form later.
PRESENTER CONFERENCE REGISTRATION RATESBreakout session presenters (up to one lead presenter and one co-presenter per session):Regular rate (register by October 1): $60If your session is approved, the lead presenter will be emailed a registration link. Please wait to register for the conference until you have received confirmation from the committee.
All presenters and co-presenters agree to register and pay the conference fee of $60 by October 1. If a presenter has not registered and paid by October 1st, his or her presentation will be cancelled and another will take its place. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, check, credit card, or a school purchase order.
SPECIAL NOTESHANDOUTS: You will be responsible for preparing and copying handouts for your session(s). HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Presenters must make their own hotel reservations and are responsible for all other travel expenses.CO-PRESENTERS: All communication regarding your breakout session will come to the lead presenter directly, and he/she will be responsible for sharing it with the co-presenter (if any). Also note that the co-presenter must also register for the conference.WI-FI: Meredith College is equipped with free Wi-Fi internet. AUDIO VISUAL EQUIPMENT: All meeting rooms will be arranged with cooperative tables. Please note that Meredith College will provide a screen, speakers, and projector as no charge to you. However, the conference will not be able to provide any other A/V equipment. You are responsible for providing your own laptop and dongle/appropriate adapter, if needed for your presentation. IF YOU MUST CANCEL: If after you have been chosen to present you find out that you must cancel, please plan to have someone in mind to take your place. This person may be your co-presenters, if you have one, or someone else qualified to present your material.