Presenters

Presenter Submission Guidelines

About the Topics

Seeking Presenters to Share Tools, Resources, Best Practices, and Hands-on Instruction

More than 8,000 educators will attend the 2021 TCEA Convention & Exposition, including classroom instructors, district leadership, IT professionals, and educators of all levels seeking new ideas and practices to improve teaching and learning.

To meet the diverse needs of our attendees, your presentation will be aligned to a primary topic, with up to 5 supporting topics, and may be presented in a variety of offered formats and durations.

Adobe
Advocacy and Educational Policy
Apple
Assessment and Data
Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality / Mixed Reality
Blended / Flipped / Virtual Learning
Coaching
Coding / Computational Thinking
Computer Science
CTE / Technology Applications
CTO
Curriculum Design
Cybersafety / Security
Device Implementation and Management

Digital Literacy
Diversity and Inclusion
Early Childhood and Young Learners
ELAR
ESL/ELL
Esports
Funding
Future Ready
Gamification
Google
Gifted and Talented
Information Technology / Technical Support
IoT / Gadgets
Leadership
Learning Spaces
Library Media / Media Integration

Makerspace
Math
Microsoft
OER
PBL
Personalized Learning
Professional Development / Digital Badging
Research and Best Practices in Learning
Robotics
Science
Social-Emotional Learning
Social Studies
Special Needs
STEM/STEAM
Storytelling
Student Voice / Choice
T-TESS
Young Professionals

Adobe
Advocacy and Educational Policy
Apple
Assessment and Data
Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality / Mixed Reality
Blended / Flipped / Virtual Learning
Coaching
Coding / Computational Thinking
Computer Science
CTE / Technology Applications
CTO
Curriculum Design
Cybersafety / Security
Device Implementation and Management
Digital Literacy
Diversity and Inclusion
Early Childhood and Young Learners
ELAR
ESL/ELL
Esports
Funding
Future Ready
Gamification
Google
Gifted and Talented
Information Technology / Technical Support
IoT / Gadgets
Leadership
Learning Spaces
Library Media / Media Integration
Makerspace
Math
Microsoft
OER
PBL
Personalized Learning
Professional Development / Digital Badging
Research and Best Practices in Learning
Robotics
Science
Social-Emotional Learning
Social Studies
Special Needs
STEM/STEAM
Storytelling
Student Voice / Choice
T-TESS
Young Professionals

Presentation Formats

The TCEA convention includes presentations in a variety of formats to meet the needs of all types of learners and presenters. Please consider what format you prefer prior to submitting your presentation.
Session
Sessions are 60 or 90 minutes and consist of a lecture-style presentation, with time for interaction between attendees and presenters. Presenters are encouraged to share proven strategies for successful curriculum integration from personal experience and research projects related to technology-based instruction. All rooms are set up theater-style unless special provisions have been requested. Presenters must bring their own devices for presentation.
Hands-on Experience
Hands-on experiences are intended to provide an in-depth review of the content being delivered and help participants discover more of a topic than a standard convention presentation. These workshop-style experiences may be content- or platform-focused, and may not require specific devices to participate. Presenters will provide practical strategies, research-based information, and useful tools for participants. Workshops are 90 minutes, three hours, or six hours.
Panel Discussion
In this type of presentation, a panel, consisting of 3–5 people (including the submitting moderator), presents their views on a common theme, issue, or question, and then discusses them with the audience. Panel presentations are intended to provide an opportunity to hear about specific topic(s) presented by several knowledgeable facilitators, where each presenter will discuss their expert views on the topic. The presentation will help participants further understand and evaluate the topics being discussed. Panels are 60 minutes or 90 minutes.
Exhibitor Showcase
These 50-minute sessions are presented by exhibiting companies to further explore the products and services available on the show floor in an in-depth, informative, and non-sales atmosphere. TCEA Convention & Exposition exhibiting companies are eligible to apply for an exhibitor showcase in fall 2020, provided within the Exhibitor Services Kit.
Poster Session

Poster sessions are tabletop displays with resources and ideas for attendees on a variety of topics. In this concurrent-presentation environment, presenters can engage with attendees individually or in small groups. This open, booth-like environment encourages meaningful conversations regarding ideas, implementation, tools, and projects that attendees can immediately incorporate in their classroom, campus, or district. Sessions are grouped around a common theme, such as STEM, leadership, or coding.

Each presenter will be provided a 6-foot table, monitor, and board on which presenters can attach posters, flyers, or handouts. Presenters are required to bring their own laptop to project a visual or otherwise display digital images and video. Poster sessions last two hours, but are a combination of many short conversations. Click here to learn more about poster sessions.

Session
Sessions are 60 or 90 minutes and consist of a lecture-style presentation, with time for interaction between attendees and presenters. Presenters are encouraged to share proven strategies for successful curriculum integration from personal experience and research projects related to technology-based instruction. All rooms are set up theater-style unless special provisions have been requested. Presenters must bring their own devices for presentation.
Hands-on Experience
Hands-on experiences are intended to provide an in-depth review of the content being delivered and help participants discover more of a topic than a standard convention presentation. These workshop-style experiences may be content- or platform-focused, and may not require specific devices to participate. Presenters will provide practical strategies, research-based information, and useful tools for participants. Workshops are 90 minutes, three hours, or six hours.
Panel Discussion
In this type of presentation, a panel, consisting of 3–5 people (including the submitting moderator), presents their views on a common theme, issue, or question, and then discusses them with the audience. Panel presentations are intended to provide an opportunity to hear about specific topic(s) presented by several knowledgeable facilitators, where each presenter will discuss their expert views on the topic. The presentation will help participants further understand and evaluate the topics being discussed. Panels are 60 minutes or 90 minutes.
Exhibitor Showcase
These 50-minute sessions are presented by exhibiting companies to further explore the products and services available on the show floor in an in-depth, informative, and non-sales atmosphere. TCEA Convention & Exposition exhibiting companies are eligible to apply for an exhibitor showcase in fall 2020, provided within the Exhibitor Services Kit.
Poster Session

Poster sessions are tabletop displays with resources and ideas for attendees on a variety of topics. In this concurrent-presentation environment, presenters can engage with attendees individually or in small groups. This open, booth-like environment encourages meaningful conversations regarding ideas, implementation, tools, and projects that attendees can immediately incorporate in their classroom, campus, or district. Sessions are grouped around a common theme, such as STEM, leadership, or coding.

Each presenter will be provided a 6-foot table, monitor, and board on which presenters can attach posters, flyers, or handouts. Presenters are required to bring their own laptop to project a visual or otherwise display digital images and video. Poster sessions last two hours, but are a combination of many short conversations. Click here to learn more about poster sessions.

Consider Before Submitting

The following advice is provided from the Evaluation Committee to help you prepare your presentation submission. All presentations are reviewed by multiple evaluators using a common grading schematic. These points will give you a better shot at receiving a higher score with the best chance of being selected.

  • Include the Why: Do not exclusively provide the “What” (what tools will be used), but be sure to include the “Why” or “How” (i.e. why will this make an impact in the classroom; how to implement this immediately following your session).
  • It’s Not Always About the Tool: Research-based strategies and pedagogy is typically preferred over a tool-based strategy. Starting with the strategy and resulting in a tool, or option of tools to implement the strategy is preferred.
  • Diverse Points of View: If submitting a panel discussion, or session with more than one presenter, be sure to include attendees from multiple campuses, districts, or organizations who will present this session through various experiences and viewpoints.
  • Budget Considerations: Submissions that 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 within your submission. You have the opportunity to expand upon your short description in the detailed section. Be sure to provide learning objectives, what makes your session stand apart from others, and 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, rather than 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.

Do you already know what you want to submit? The deadline to submit your presentation is May 31.