Call for Presenters

1st Annual Elementary Science Content & Methods Conference

Our Event is Coming Up Soon! Be a Presenter!

We’re looking for dynamic presentations that inform elementary educators about proven practices in life, earth and physical science, with a focus on labs. Since the late 19th century, science educators have proposed that lab exposure is one of the most important means of science instruction. Lab activities help students with observation skills, supplies detailed and supplemental knowledge, and aroused students' interest (NARST).

Celebrating Student Success in Science

June 22-25 - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Grades K-5) - 3 PLUs

Proposal Deadline: May 27, 2015

Conference Strands

We are looking for presentations that push the leading edge of science instruction, and motivate us to continue our quest for excellence. Presentation proposals must be submitted under one of the five strands that characterize this year’s conference theme. Each strand explores a different aspect of the elementary science curriculum.


Track 1: Science & Engineering Practices

Track 2: Life Science

Track 3: Earth Science

Track 4: Physical Science

Track 5: TKES

Session Formats

Hands-On Presentations/Teacher Workshops (2 hours)

Hands-on sessions provide participants with an opportunity to engage in teaching activities and interactive discussions about a particular topic. They are in-depth sessions that actively develop specific professional competencies and have widespread potential for implementation.


Round-Table Discussion (50 minutes)

Roundtable discussions are informal presentations that emphasize spirited discussion between the presenter(s) and session attendees. Presenters start the discussion by sharing information about the program/question they wish to explore, and then open discussion for input and exchange of ideas.


Traditional Presentation (50 minutes)

Traditional presentations focus on a single topic or program, typically including a talk or media presentation followed by a short discussion.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are reviewers looking for?

Reviewers are looking for proposals that are geared towards Georgia Performance Standards (Content and Characteristics of Science Standards) and the interrelatedness of cross-cutting concepts. Additionally, reviewers are looking for presenters to unpack the standard(s) in their session, and present innovative, timeliness and relevance of their topics. Lastly, reviewers are looking for the presenters that will engage participants in high quality professional learning, so that participants are eager to implement it in their classrooms.


Can I submit multiple presentations?

Yes.


Compensation?

$100 per session


Who can I contact for further information?

Please contact Patricia Morgan, at Morgan.Patricia@mail.fcboe.org or 770-460-3990 Ext 118.