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Call for Proposals

WKU School of Teacher Education Summer Conference

PGES – Professional Growth and Effectiveness System

Proposal Submission: April 1-30

    WKU School of Teacher Education Summer Conference
When:   Friday, June 13, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. CDT
Where:    Gary A. Ransdell Hall, Western Kentucky University
Registration:    Early Registration: May 1-May 30
Regular Registration: May 1 – June 1 (POs, check, and cash accepted)
$45.00 Early Bird Registration Fee ($50 after June 1 and on-site)
$15.00 Fee for WKU Student and for presenters

The PGES is designed to measure teacher and leader effectiveness and serve as a catalyst for professional growth and continuous improvement. The PGES is divided into the TPGES (Teacher PGES), OPGES (Other PGES) and the PPGES (Principal PGES). Click here to explore information about PGES.

Kentucky has adopted the Framework for Teaching based on the work of Charlotte Danielson for the TPGES. The Framework for Teaching is a foundation for mentoring, coaching, professional development, and the teacher evaluation process, thus linking all those activities together and helping teachers become more thoughtful practitioners.

The 2014 School of Teacher Education Summer Conference is dedicated to offering professional development, Action Research presented by WKU Graduate Students, Makerspace engagement activities, and practical applications of the Framework for Teaching.

WKU faculty, students, area practitioners, and administrators are invited to submit proposals for presentations (40 minutes) or learning stations sessions (40 minutes). Please identify which domain and indicator to be addressed in submission. All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee for relevance to conference theme as well as variety and innovation of proposals. There are three types of presentations:

  1. 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.)
  2. 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.)
  3. Makerspace Sessions: in-room engagement driven activities centered around hands-on, real world, curriculum-embedded experiences that can be implemented in the school setting.

Submit Proposal Online
Submission accepted: April 1-30


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