Presenters

Although the initial Call for Presenters window has closed, TCEA continues to accept submissions for backup presentations or vendors who have been accepted for an opportunity via the Exhibitor Services Kit. Please visit this site in order to submit your content.

Presenter Submission Guidelines

About the Strands

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

More than 8,000 educators will attend the 2020 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 should align with one of the following strands:

Application Immersion
Deep dive into the use of a software or application

Campus and District Leadership
Administration, Assessment and Data, Funding, and Accountability

CTO
Technology Planning and Evaluation, Advocacy and Educational Policy, Funding, and Accountability

Implementation and Management
1:1, District-Supported Devices, and BYOD

Instructional Design
Project- and Problem-Based Learning, Makerspaces, Learning Environments, Online and Blended Learning, Personalized Learning, and Student Voice/Student Choice

Literacy and Library Services
Digital Literacy, Informational Literacy, Digital Citizenship, Media Integration, and Storytelling

Pedagogy
Technology Integration, Lesson Planning, Apps, Creativity and Productivity Tools, and Open Educational Resources (OER)

Professional Development
Strategies, Models, Deployment, Coaching, and Evaluation

Special Populations
GT, ELL/Migrant/Bilingual, and Special Needs

Technology Applications and CTE Courses
Coding, Computational Thinking, Computer Science, BIMM, STEM, and STEAM

Technology Support and Informational Technology
Infrastructure, Cloud and Network Services, Software/Hardware/Data Systems, Safety and Security, and Student Data Privacy

Application Immersion
Deep dive into the use of a software or application

Campus and District Leadership
Administration, Assessment and Data, Funding, and Accountability

CTO
Technology Planning and Evaluation, Advocacy and Educational Policy, Funding, and Accountability

Implementation and Management
1:1, District-Supported Devices, and BYOD

Instructional Design
Project- and Problem-Based Learning, Makerspaces, Learning Environments, Online and Blended Learning, Personalized Learning, and Student Voice/Student Choice

Literacy and Library Services
Digital Literacy, Informational Literacy, Digital Citizenship, Media Integration, and Storytelling

Pedagogy
Technology Integration, Lesson Planning, Apps, Creativity and Productivity Tools, and Open Educational Resources (OER)

Professional Development
Strategies, Models, Deployment, Coaching, and Evaluation

Special Populations
GT, ELL/Migrant/Bilingual, and Special Needs

Technology Applications and CTE Courses
Coding, Computational Thinking, Computer Science, BIMM, STEM, and STEAM

Technology Support and Informational Technology
Infrastructure, Cloud and Network Services, Software/Hardware/Data Systems, Safety and Security, and Student Data Privacy

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 which format you prefer prior to submitting your presentation.

Presentation Session

Presentation sessions are 50 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 made. Presenters must bring their own devices for presentation.

Panel Presentation

A panel, consisting of 3–5 people (including the submitting moderator), presents its 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 50 minutes or 90 minutes in length.

Poster Sessions
Poster sessions are tabletop displays with resources and ideas for attendees on a variety of topics. In this multi-booth environment, presenters can engage with attendees individually or in small groups. This 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 to which presenters can attach flyers or handouts. 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.

Click here to learn more about poster sessions.

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 2019, provided to you within the Exhibitor Services Kit.

Hands-on Learning

Workshop
Workshops 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. Workshops may be content or platform focused, and devices may not be needed to participate. Presenters will provide practical strategies, research-based information, and useful tools for participants. Workshops are 90 minutes, three hours, or six hours.
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Workshop
A BYOD Workshop is an interactive learning experience in which participants follow along with the presenter using the attendee’s own personal equipment to gain a deeper understanding of a software, application, or tool. Participants are required to bring their personal devices with the necessary app or software pre-installed.
Note: You will need to specify what the participant will need in order to follow along with your presentation. This may include device specification, software, and/or app requirements. Include a cost, if applicable, for software and apps.
These workshops are 90 minutes, three hours, or six hours, and indicate a specific device for participation.

NEW! Collaborative Sharing

Solution Circle Roundtable Presentations

A Solution Circle is a roundtable discussion format that provides attendees with an opportunity to learn from each other. These facilitated, 50-minute conversations are centered around a commonality among attendees or discussion of a specific topic. Attendees will discuss their challenges, find solutions, and share resources and expertise with each other.

Informal Learning Sessions
Informal learning areas are set in a lounge-themed environment and encourage a casual, open dialogue between participants. Presenters are encouraged to share ideas and approaches in a less formal setting. In some cases, hands-on demonstrations or showcases can take place.
Presentation Session

Presentation sessions are 50 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 made. Presenters must bring their own devices for presentation.

Panel Presentation

A panel, consisting of 3–5 people (including the submitting moderator), presents its 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 50 minutes or 90 minutes in length.

Poster Sessions

Poster sessions are tabletop displays with resources and ideas for attendees on a variety of topics. In this multi-booth environment, presenters can engage with attendees individually or in small groups. This 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 to which presenters can attach flyers or handouts. 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.

Click here to learn more about poster sessions.

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 2019, provided to you within the Exhibitor Services Kit.

Hands-on Learning

Workshop
Workshops 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. Workshops may be content or platform focused, and devices may not be needed to participate. Presenters will provide practical strategies, research-based information, and useful tools for participants. Workshops are 90 minutes, three hours, or six hours.
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Workshop
A BYOD Workshop is an interactive learning experience in which participants follow along with the presenter using the attendee’s own personal equipment to gain a deeper understanding of a software, application, or tool. Participants are required to bring their personal devices with the necessary app or software pre-installed.
Note: You will need to specify what the participant will need in order to follow along with your presentation. This may include device specification, software, and/or app requirements. Include a cost, if applicable, for software and apps.
These workshops are 90 minutes, three hours, or six hours, and indicate a specific device for participation.

NEW! Collaborative Sharing

Solution Circle Roundtable Presentations

A Solution Circle is a roundtable discussion format that provides attendees with an opportunity to learn from each other. These facilitated, 50-minute conversations are centered around a commonality among attendees or discussion of a specific topic. Attendees will discuss their challenges, find solutions, and share resources and expertise with each other.

Informal Learning Sessions
Informal learning areas are set in a lounge-themed environment and encourage a casual, open dialogue between participants. Presenters are encouraged to share ideas and approaches in a less formal setting. In some cases, hands-on demonstrations or showcases can take place.

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 and ensure you presentation is 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).
  • Diverse Points of View: If submitting a panel presentation, or presentation 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 Details 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.

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