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44th Annual CASE Convention Call-for-Presenters

44th Annual CASE Convention
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Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, CO
July 24 - 26, 2013

Call-for-Presenters

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 Permission
Select 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 Notice
After 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 mlukas@co-case.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 Acceptance
All applicants will be notified by Monday, May 13, 2013 whether or not their application to present has been accepted. 

Registration and Expenses
IMPORTANT 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 Harrison
The CASE Center
4101 S. Bannock Street
Englewood, CO 80110
Telephone: 303.762.8762 x 110
email: rharrison@co-case.org 

Exhibit Your Product / Service or Be a Sponsor
If you're interested in exhibiting at our Convention or becoming a sponsor, please contact Melissa Gibson (mgibson@co-case.org) for sponsorship details or Susan Schoenthal (sschoenthal@co-case.org) to be included on the database to receive exhibitor information. Our exhibit booths sell-out quickly.

Education Topics Requested
Session 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 Principals
and
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 Districts

CASPA: 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 Effectiveness

For more information, please contact:
Mellodie Lukas
email: mlukas@co-case.org
telephone: 303.762.8762 x103


  • Application

    Contact Presenter Information:

    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 mlukas@co-case.org if your presenters change.

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    citystatepostal code
    country 
     
  • Contact Presenter Brief Vita or Biography - please limit to 100 words

    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.

  • Co-Presenter Information:

    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 mlukas@co-case.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.

  • Presentation Information:

    Selecting Multiple Options - Press the ctrl key and click on each option you wish to select.

  • Breakout Session Title and Description:

    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.

  • Breakout Session Learning Formats:

    In the information above, you were given definitions for the three types of Breakout Session learning formats CASE offers at the Convention. Please indicate which type of Breakout Session learning formats work best for your session content. Please choose all that apply. Accepted presenters are not guaranteed to be placed in the learning format of their choice, but their choice will be taken into consideration. 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.

    - 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)

    Selecting Multiple Options - Press the ctrl key and click on each option you wish to select.

  • Learning Outcomes:

    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.

  • Delivery Format Options:

    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.

  • Case Study: A systematic way of examining a single instance, program, initiative or event, by collecting data, analyzing information, and reporting the results. The presenter explains how a program was designed and implemented in response to a particular challenge or issue, then shares results, pitfalls, successes, and lessons learned from the experience. The presenter provides examples of processes that participants can transfer to their projects to better serve their own communities.
  • Collaborative Dialogue: This conversational format encourages meaningful dialogue, purposeful and collaborative thinking, and positive inquiry. Sessions give participants the opportunity to ask direct questions of the expert, as well as the opportunity to give input on the specific issues addressed.
  • Demonstration: A presentation to demonstrate how things are done, showcases a specific technique, leadership skill, product, or materials.
  • Lecture with Interaction: Oral presentations intended to present information or teach participants about a particular subject. A lecture is generally one-way communication used to convey critical information, history, background, and theories. Many lectures are visually engaging and give opportunity for listeners to ask or answer questions during the lecture and/or at the close of the session.
  • Panel Presentation or Symposium: A forum for a group of scholars, experts, knowledge leaders, or government representatives to discuss specific pedagogical policy, practice, or research issues from a variety of perspectives with alternative solutions. Moderator allows time for Q&A following the presentation.
  • Pecha Kucha: (Japanese for the sound of conversation / chatter) This learning format assembles several presenters together in the same presentation for the purpose of introducing a variety of new ideas. Each presenter shows 20 slides for 20 seconds each. The slide presentations should be visual and engaging. Following the presentations, participants gather with the presenter of their choice for dialogue and to delve deeper into the topic.
  • Project-Based Workshop: A highly interactive and productive workshop to address pertinent issues and responsibilities affecting the everyday work life of CASE members. Participants leave with a game plan, solution, method, and/or work already done.
  • World Cafe: As a conversational process, the World Cafe is an innovative yet simple methodology for hosting conversations about questions that matter. These collegial conversations link and build on each other as participants move between groups, cross-pollinate ideas, and discover new insights. Using an integrated set of design principles, the World Cafe experience evokes and makes visible the collective intelligence of the group.
  • Intended Audience:

    Please select the workgroup(s) for whom your content is designed.

    Selecting Multiple Options - Press the ctrl key and click on each option you wish to select.

  • Education Topic:

    From the list provided in the information section above, please select the education topic that best describes the content of your presentation, and type it in the space below.
  • Student Achievement Content:

    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:

  • Content Other than Student Achievement:

    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.

    Criteria Levels Descriptions:

    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: 

  • Vendor Product or Service:

  • Note: Vendors must co-present with a school or district using the vendor's product or service successfully.
  • Handouts Needed:


    If you are selected to present a Breakout Session, we will contact you prior to the Convention and let you know the room seating capacity for your session location. 

    We ask that you base the number of handouts you bring on the room capacity, as we cannot estimate how many attendees you will have in your session. Typical attendance is between 15 and 40.

  • AV Equipment Needed:

    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

  • Independent Contractor:

    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.

  • Recording Permission:

    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.

  • Acknowledgment of Registration Requirement:

    You must check the following box to affirm your acceptance to comply with the CASE policy that all presenters, co-presenters, and panel members must register for the conference on at least the day they are presenting. As the contact presenter, it will be your responsibility to ensure compliance. With over 200 presenters, we are unable to make any exceptions. Thank you.

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