You are invited to respond to this Call-for-Presenters for the Colorado Association of School Executives. This dynamic Convention brings together school leaders and professionals from across the state. By presenting at our Convention, you will have the opportunity to share knowledge and expertise, participate in training, and network with your colleagues. Our goal is to provide a diverse and comprehensive educational program—one that engages participants in a variety of learning and sharing opportunities and is relevant for all workgroups and regions. Presentations should be interactive, engaging, insightful, innovative, and informative. Each department board, the Professional Development Advisory Group, and other CASE members and staff will score the Breakout Session applications through a competitive review process.
Thank you for your interest in sharing your expertise!Who Should Respond to this Call-for-Presenters?This Convention is designed for all school administrators and professionals—school business officials, support services managers, curriculum coordinators, human resources managers, communication specialists, informational and educational technologists, superintendents, principals, assistant principals, instructional coaches, and teacher leaders.We encourage CASE members to submit a presentation proposal with a team from your school, department, or district, as well as with your job-alike colleagues from around the state and nation. In addition, we invite you to share this Call-for-Presenters throughout the education community and with involved professionals; federal, state and local governments; universities; not-for-profit organizations; and companies that perform or offer related services. Vendors may submit a proposal to demonstrate a product or service as long as their co-presenters are current Colorado school practitioners successfully using the vendor's product or service. Convention Schedule and Format The Convention is expected to attract more than 1000 participants and will include General Sessions, Keynote Presentations, Concurrent Breakout Sessions, networking opportunities, and evening social activities. Concurrent Breakout Sessions will be presented one time on either Wednesday, July 24 or Thursday, July 25.Breakout Session Learning Formats: CASE offers three Breakout Session learning formats: Topic Workshops (75 minutes); Idea Labs (75 minutes featuring one or more combined presentations); and Summit Seminars (3 hours). For the Idea Labs, some presenters may be asked to combine their presentation with other presenters who are speaking on a similar topic. If your session is accepted as an Idea Lab or a Summit Seminar and you prefer not to present in that format, you may decline the invitation to present. You will be asked in the application form to indicate which type of Breakout Session learning formats work best for your session content. To learn more about the Breakout Session formats, please click here.Session Recordings PermissionSelect sessions will be either audio or video recorded and the recording links will be posted on the CASE Event Resources and Recordings webpage and accessible by CASE members free of charge. By applying to present, you agree to allow your session to be recorded and posted, and you agree to send your final PowerPoint presentation and handouts to CASE within 3 days following the presentation for the purpose of being posted alongside your recording link on the CASE webpage. If you wish to opt out of having your session’s recording link, PowerPoint presentation, and/or handouts posted, please let CASE know within 3 days following your CASE presentation.Deadline for Submissions Deadline to submit an application is 8:00 am Monday, April 8, 2013.This application form will be de-activated after this date. Submission Confirmation NoticeAfter you complete and submit this application, you will receive a confirmation notice via email that your application was submitted successfully. Please ensure you receive the confirmation email. If not, please contact Mellodie Lukas at 303.762.8762 x103 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: You will be unable to save and come back to finish the form, so please prepare your answers ahead of time and paste them in at one sitting.Notification of AcceptanceAll applicants will be notified by Monday, May 13, 2013 whether or not their application to present has been accepted. Registration and ExpensesIMPORTANT NOTICE: Convention presenters are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and related Convention expenses, including reproduction of handouts. All selected presenters must register for the Convention on at least the day they are presenting. Those selected to present will be given a special 50% discount registration code as a thank you for sharing their expertise with colleagues. The discount may be applied to either the early bird or regular registration rate. Every member of a TEAM of presenters, including panel members, must also register and up to five (5) total presenters will be given the one-time 50% discount.To ensure presenters receive the correct registration rate, please contact Ryan Harrison to register for the Convention or register online using the promo code.Ryan HarrisonThe CASE Center4101 S. Bannock StreetEnglewood, CO 80110Telephone: 303.762.8762 x 110email: email@example.com Exhibit Your Product / Service or Be a SponsorIf you're interested in exhibiting at our Convention or becoming a sponsor, please contact Melissa Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for sponsorship details or Susan Schoenthal (email@example.com) to be included on the database to receive exhibitor information. Our exhibit booths sell-out quickly.Education Topics RequestedSession topics should address the learning needs of one or more of the seven job-alike departments under the CASE umbrella as stated below. Each department board, the Professional Development Advisory Group, and other CASE members and staff will score the Breakout Session applications through a competitive review process.NOTE: Later in the application, you will be asked to indicate which education topic from the list below that your session will cover. CAES: Colorado Association of Educational Specialists Public Relations and Communications: • Communicating to Staff and Community During a Budget Crisis • Forming Community and Corporate Partnerships • Best Practices in School and District Communications • Social Media Use in Schools and Districts Assessment and Accountability / Data Management: • Formative and Summative Assessments • RtI: Response to Intervention • TCAP, CELA, ACT • National Assessments • Longitudinal Growth Model Curriculum and Instruction: • Colorado Academic Standards • eTextbooks and eCurriculum • Brain Research - Applications in the Classroom • Standards-Based Classrooms and Schools / Standards-Based Grading • Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum / Curriculum Mapping / Benchmarking • Closing the Achievement Gap • Equity and Diversity • Early Childhood • Special Education and Federal Programs • Effective Grading Systems (high school level) • Curricular Implications of Alternative Graduation Programs • Effective Credit Recovery Programs • Concurrent Enrollment CAESP: Colorado Association of Elementary School Principalsand CASSP: Colorado Association of Secondary School Principals (includes Assistant Principals) • Leadership for School Improvement • Building a Culture of Learning • Collaborative Teaming for School Improvement • Community Engagement • Supervision and Evaluation • Systems Approach to School Improvement • Facilitation Skills and Adaptive Schools Training • Building Leadership Capacity • Middle School Renewal • High School Reform and Requirements • Teacher Evaluation and Observation • Drop Out Prevention CALET: Colorado Association of Leaders in Educational Technology • Globally Connected Classrooms • Using Social Networks for Learning • Online Education • Blended Learning • Classroom Application of Web 2.0 Tools • Critical Thinking Skills • Media Literacy • eRate Funding • Interpersonal and Communication Technology • Cloud Computing • Social Media Use in Schools and DistrictsCASPA: Colorado Association of School Personnel Administrators • Teacher Effectiveness and Evaluation • Principal Effectiveness and Evaluation • Personnel and Student Management Systems • Recruitment and Training • Reduction in Workforce Considerations • School and Employee Safety and Policies • Healthy Schools and Communities CASSA: Colorado Association of Superintendents and Senior Administrators • SB 191: Educator Effectiveness and Evaluation • CAP4K: Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids • SB 163: Accreditation and School Performance Review • ICAP: Individual Career and Academic Plan • School Choice • Post-Secondary and Workforce Readiness • P-20 Alignment • Regional Services Areas and Support • Teacher Identifier Number and District Alignment • Health and Wellness • Schools of Innovation • Concurrent Enrollment • Turnaround Schools and Districts • Dropout Prevention
DBO: Department of Business Officials • School Finance and State Budget • Budget Reduction and Furlough Days • BEST Program: Building Excellent Schools Today • Grant Writing • Economic Forecast and Considerations • Food and Nutrition Services • Leveraging Resources to Maximize Efficiency and Increase Instructional EffectivenessFor more information, please contact:Mellodie Lukasemail: firstname.lastname@example.org: 303.762.8762 x103
The contact presenter will be responsible for forwarding all communications from CASE to their Breakout Session's co-presenters. If your application is accepted, the information you provide for your co-presenters will be printed in the onsite program, and presenters will be listed in the onsite program in the order provided below. Please notify Mellodie Lukas ASAP at 303.762.8762 x103 or email@example.com if your presenters change.
Please note: This field will not limit your entry to 100 words. To ensure your text does not exceed this limit we recommend that you create your vita or biography in a Word document and then copy and paste that text into this form.
Please complete the co-presenter information below. There are fields for up to four (4) co-presenters.
If you have more than four (4) co-presenters, please email the name, job title, school/district/organization, email, and telephone number of extra co-presenters to Mellodie Lukas at firstname.lastname@example.org this will ensure all presenters receive their name badges and are included in the information printed in the program.Up to five (5) total presenters may receive the 50% one-time discount on registration. Additonal co-presenters and/or panel members will be required to pay the full registration fee on at least the day they are presenting.
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Please enter the title of your presentation (8 words or less) and a not more than 75 word description in final paragraph form. In your description, please include the outcomes and objectives of the presentation and a concise, explanatory description of the content to be covered and activities to be conducted.If your session is accepted, the text you provide below for the title and description will appear in the Convention program. CASE reserves the right to edit titles and descriptions.Please note: This field will not limit the number of words. To ensure your text does not exceed limits we recommend that you create your description in a Word document and then copy and paste that text into this form.The text you provide for the title and description will be listed in the Convention program. CASE reserves the right to edit titles and descriptions.
- Topic Workshop (75 minutes)- Idea Lab (Multiple presenters with similar topics present for 15-30 minutes each during a 75 minute timeslot)- Summit Seminar (3 hour in-depth seminar)
In one or two sentences, please explain the intended learning outcomes of your session related to the following areas. You do not need to identify outcomes for every area.
As you plan the delivery for your presentation content, please take into consideration best practices for adult learning. Please select a delivery format from the list below that best fits your content. Your selected delivery format will be listed in the Convention brochure so that participants know what to expect.
Please select the workgroup(s) for whom your content is designed.
Please complete this section if the content of your Breakout Session is on student achievement.
Please rate your session content by selecting one of the three criteria below, then please give a brief description of the data used and results achieved for your criteria level.
Criteria Levels Descriptions:
1. Emerging Practices/Information: This session will provide information that has not yet produced measurable results in student achievement.
2. Effective Practices/Information: This session will provide information that has shown some degree of measurable results in student achievement. The results may not be of sufficient magnitude or yet have proved to be sustainable to be labled as Highly Effective.
3. Highly Effective Practices/Information: This session will provide information that has resulted in tangible and sustainable increases in student achievement.
Please check the box that identifies your Criteria Level:
Please complete this section if the content of your Breakout Session is on a subject other than student achievement.
Please rate your session content by selecting one of the three criteria below, then give a brief description of the data used and results achieved for your criteria level.
1. Emerging Practices/Information: The presenter(s) has emerging knowledge of or experience in this topic. He or she is not considered an expert on this topic.
2. Effective Practices/Information: The presenter(s) has good to very good knowledge of or experience in this topic.
3. Highly Effective Practices/Information: The presenter(s) has excellent knowledge of and experience in this topic. He or she is or could be considered as an expert in this area.
Please check the box that identifies your Criteria Level:
Each breakout room will be set with an audiovisual kit consisting of the following. If you need additional AV equipment, you must bring it yourself. - PC-based laptop pre-loaded with recording software Presenters must bring their PC-based PowerPoint presentation on a thumb drive to plug into the provided laptop.- One (1) handheld wireless microphone- An LCD projector and screen- Computer audio kit with speaker- One (1) wireless remote for presenter to advance presentation- Tabletop size flipchart with markers
All Convention breakout session presenters are identified as volunteer independent contractors. The independent contractor understands that he/she:Is not entitled to any workers' compensation benefits in the event of injury.Is obligated to pay all federal and state income tax on all money earned while performing services for the business, if applicable. Is obligated to provide workers' compensation insurance for all workers that he/she hires.All presenters must affirm their understanding of and agreement to the above Independent Contractor statements for themself and all of their co-presenters by selecting the following checkbox.
You hereby grant to CASE the irrevocable non-exclusive right and license, free of any and all claims whatsoever to make audio, visual, and/or audivisual recordings as well as other electronic, and digital versions of all or portions of your presentation, including print and other tangible versions thereof, embodying the same ("Recordings") as well as to reproduce, create derivatives of, and to publicly perform, transmit, display and distribute the Recordings and copies and sound recordings thereof, in whole or in part, in material objects and/or electronic/digital formats by any and all methods now known or later developed and to use your name, likeness, voice, and biographical information in connection with the Recordings. Note: It is CASE's intention to only post the recording on a members-only password protected webpage and/or learning management system.