The Innovative Ideas Institute has been delivering exceptional education and networking opportunities for over 30 years and we need your help in continuing to raise the bar in 2018.
The Innovative Ideas Institute (i3) program review committee will evaluate all proposals and we are looking for your great ideas that are working in your school and/or district!
Proposals will be reviewed and based on the following criteria:
• Is the topic innovative and relevant?• Has the content leader(s) received positive review in the past?• Will the session appeal to school leaders (superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, assistant principals, and other district level leaders)• Is the session well organized and designed to meet the needs of this audience?• Is the learning format participant-centered, i.e. interactive, engaging, and participative?
Content leaders are encouraged to use innovative presentation methods, such as the flipped classroom method and others. Be creative and innovative!
Selection ProcessSubmit your proposal by Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. You will receive an automatic confirmation of your submission. Each submission will be reviewed by the 2018 Innovative Ideas Institute committee. You will be notified the week of November 6, 2017 on the status of your submission.
Session SchedulingSessions will be scheduled on June 18 and 19, 2018. Please do not submit a proposal unless you are able to present on any one of the dates listed above. You will be notified the week of November 6, 2017 on the status of your submission.
Please NOTE:Presentations cannot be sales pitches. If you are a vendor, we strongly encourage you to pair up with a school leader/practitioner for your session. The school leaders/practitioner should submit the proposal.
Content Leader ExpectationsPlease note that all accepted content leaders are expected to agree to all of the following items:• During the session itself, stand up when speaking.• Allow for interaction among the attendees.• Use the microphone when speaking.• Repeat all attendee questions asked into the microphone.• Understand that we take our session evaluations very seriously. We ask participants to rate the education sessions and content leaders on a 1-5 scale (1=extremely dissatisfied/5=extremely satisfied). The goal is for all content leaders to receive a 4.0 or higher.• Upon acceptance, more information will be provided on content leader criteria.
Registration and Travel InfoThe lead presenter on each presentation receives complimentary registration. All presenters receive a SCASA polo shirt. Presenters are responsible for all travel costs.
Presentation LengthThere are several presentation length options: 1 hour, 30 minutes and 8 minutes (Instant Ideas). You will be asked to indicate on the registration form if you would be willing to present your session in any of the time options listed above. Please note that not all requests can be accommodated and most presentations will be one hour. The Instant Ideas session includes 8 minute presentations by multiple presenters.