WKU School of Teacher Education Summer Conference
Proposals Accepted between March 1 – April 8, 2013
WKU faculty, students, area practitioners, and administrators are invited to submit proposals for presentations (20 or 40 Minutes) or learning stations sessions (40 Minutes). All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee for relevance to conference theme as well as variety and innovation of proposals. There are two types of presentations:
- Concurrent Sessions: in-room presentations with a small audience (Presentation presenters will be provided a PC computer, speakers, and projector. However, presenters are welcome to bring their own laptop.)
- Learning Station Sessions: exhibit-style presentation where presenters set up at a table and conference participants visit your table to see your exhibit and ask about your project/presentation. (Presenters are encouraged to setup poster, laptop or iPad, or any type of exhibit.)
This one-day conference will feature two general sessions, learning stations, concurrent sessions, and afternoon workshops or makerspaces. Lunch and a continental breakfast will be provided by the conference. Door prizes will be given at the general sessions (must be present to win).
Call for Proposals:
Proposals should highlight successes with students, innovative curriculum ideas, cool technology strategies, action research, and more. The program committee is looking for a variety of presentations that apply to the programs in STE—early childhood, elementary education, middle and high school education, library media education, educational technology, special education, environmental education, business and marketing education, science and mathematics education, and instructional design.
Conference Proposals are Closed.
2013 Conference theme: Teaching and Learning in Action
"Teaching and Learning in Action" takes place in classrooms where teachers and students are working together to make learning happen. Various strategies and programs emphasize student-centered learning in which students have choice, make decisions about their own learning, participate in authentic projects, and seamlessly use technology tools. Approaches such as project-based learning, leadership programs, flipped classrooms, action research, bibliotherapy and makerspaces will be highlighted. Service-learning and other research-based strategies will make excellent topics for sharing at this practical, teacher-friendly conference. Our actions as engaged and innovative educators ensure that we will teach with eloquence!