We invite innovative educators and thought leaders to present on technology integration, best practices, and hands-on applications.
The 2019 Call for Proposals has closed. Submitters will be notified in July 2018 of their submission status.
For other questions or inquiries, please contact us at [email protected].
New and Improved! Past submitters may notice our updated and more efficient system. You will not need to create an account or login to your previous Presenter Portal account. Providing your email will automatically look up your TCEA account to verify. If it cannot find your email in our system, it will ask you to create a new account. Please use the same email address you use to login at tcea.org.
TCEA is the largest state organization devoted to advancing technology in education. For the past 38 years, this nonprofit member organization has played a vital role in increasing student learning, engagement, and empowerment through technology. The TCEA Convention & Exposition attracts 8,000+ registered attendees, showcases 450+ exhibitors, and offers 1,000+ educational sessions annually.
About the Strands
Each presentation should align with one of the following strands:
- 1:1, District Supported Devices, BYOT (Implementation and Management)
- Leadership and CTO (Advocacy and Educational Policy, Administration, Assessment and Accountability, Funding, Technology Planning and Evaluation)
- Online and Blended Learning (Global Connections, Virtual Classrooms, Flipped Classrooms)
- Library Media (Information Literacy, Library Services, and Media Integration)
- Professional Development (Professional Development Strategies, Models, and Deployment)
- Pedagogy and Instructional Design (Technology Integration, Best Practices, Strategies, Project- and Problem-Based Learning, Makerspaces, Learning Environments)
- Special Populations (GT, ELL/Migrant/Bilingual, Special Needs)
- Technical Support (Infrastructure, Network Services, Software/Hardware, and Informational Technology)
- Technology Applications and CTE Courses (Coding, Computer Science, BIMM, STEM, STEAM, etc.)
About the Selection Process
Individuals representing all academic disciplines and levels in the educational system and all phases of technology education are welcome to submit proposals. Sessions will be chosen based on their interest to convention attendees and relevance to current trends and best practices.
All proposals will be carefully reviewed and selected by a committee of TCEA members. Applicants will receive acceptance or regret notifications in July 2018.
TCEA requires that all presenters and co-presenters register for the Convention by the Early Registration Deadline. If registration is not complete by this deadline, the accepted presentation may be canceled. Special discounts are not provided to presenters. Each presenter is expected to provide an electronic copy of his/her handout and/or presentation in advance. These will be posted on the TCEA website with all rights reserved to the author.
About the Session Formats
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Workshop
These workshops are 90-minutes, 3-hours, or 6-hours in length and can be PC, mobile, or other hands-on platforms.
Each poster presenter will be provided with a 6-foot table, monitor, and board you can attach any flyers and/or handouts to. Presenters are required to bring their own laptop to project a visual. Poster sessions last two hours, but are a combination of many short conversations.
Consider Before Submitting
Please read through advice directly from the Evaluation Committee. These points will give you a better shot at high scores in hopes of being accepted for the 2019 TCEA Convention & Exposition.
- Include the Why: Do not exclusively provide the “What” (what tools will be used), but be sure to include the “Why or How” (why will this make an impact in the classroom and how to implement this immediately following your session).
- Diverse Points of View: If submitting a panel proposal, or proposal with two or more presenters, be sure to include attendees from multiple campuses, districts, or organizations that will present this session through various experiences and viewpoints.
- Budget Considerations: Submissions which highlight free or inexpensive software/resources are more likely to be selected.
- Educational Sessions Are Not Meant to Sell Your Product: Vendor-led sessions are less likely to be accepted. Typically, evaluation committees find it more appealing if the key speakers are peers or school district representatives.
- Be Transparent: Include as many details as you can within your submission. You have the opportunity to expand upon your short description in the details section. Be sure to provide learning objectives, what makes your session stand apart from others, and the critical steps your attendees will take to grow.
- Experience: Explain the experiential side of your session. It is not always about the quantity of information shared, but the quality. Make sure your audience will leave with tangible tools and not be exhausted from content overload.
- Activities Critical to the Success of Your Session: If your session includes special considerations (students, unique activities, or special room setup) you must include this in your submission. If you do not, this special consideration is less likely to be approved.