2020 TSSSA Spring Conference Presentation Proposal
The window is now open for submissions for the TSSSA Spring Conference. If you would like to share your ideas and best practices with Social Studies administrators and teacher leaders, then we want to hear from you. The TSSSA Spring Conference is scheduled for February 20-21, 2020 at the Omni Southpark in Austin, Texas. Complete the form below to make your submission.
Submission deadline for presentations is Friday, January 3, 2020.
You will be contacted regarding approval by Monday, January 13, 2020.
You will need to confirm your participation by Monday, January 20, 2020.
TSSSA expects the presenter to register for the conference.
TSSSA will provide a space and a screen. The presenter is responsible for any copies and technology including a projector.
TSSSA does not allow presenters to use sessions as a sales platform for products that have a cost. All sessions must allow the participant to turn around your ideas to their school/district.
Theme - Enrich, Engage, and Empower
Our continued theme is Enrich, Engage, and Empower. Please ensure your presentation focuses on the theme and is aligned with at least one of the following domains:
Enrich - presentations that are chiefly about a deeper dive into content, within the TEKS strands
Engage - presentations that are chiefly about instructional strategies, namely in a manner that is teaching participants how to turn your idea around to train others
Empower - presentations that are chiefly about leading as either a teacher or district administrator.
For example, a presentation that is about citizenship practices in different areas of the world in the past and today would align well with the theme and the Domain-Dimension of "Enrich-History".
With which domain-dimension will this presentation connect?
Enrich-Economics, Science, Technology
Enrich-Social Studies Skills
Empower-Visioning and Programming
Empower-Habits of Leadership
Please ensure that our participants have a clear understanding of the intent of your presentation.
Clarity First - Clever Second
1. Title: Ensure the session title makes clear the central purpose of your presentation. While catchy phrases may seem attractive, without clarity within the title describing your purpose, the audience will quickly move to scan other titles that are more informative before reading the session description.
2. Title Length: No more than 40 words
3. Description: Ensure the session description addresses a) who ideal attendees are; b) what your session is about including the attendees' experience and outcomes; c) why attendees will find your session relevant, engaging, or beneficial.
4. Description Length: It is unlikely a description of one or two sentences will cover it all. But limit your description to roughly 150 words.
See the Field Guide to Workshop Descriptions for tips and ideas at
Breakout Session Title
Breakout Session Description
Middle School (6-8)
High School (9-12)
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