Metroplex Mini-CAST 2015

Presentation proposals accepted through December 22

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What is Mini-CAST?

Mini-CAST is a mini-conference which takes place during the course of one day in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. It is a one-day version of the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching. This year, the conference is being held at Richardson High School on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Presentations are related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and is attended by science teachers, administrators, supervisors, and vendors.

What kinds of presentations are needed?

We are especially looking for presentations by science teachers showcasing the lessons currently being delivered in science classrooms. Additionally, any strategies for struggling learners, English language learners, underrepresented populations, or other specific groups is encouraged.


Non-science teachers should not be discouraged from submitting a proposal, however, as we understand a well-rounded program will best serve our audience.


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Tips for a great proposal

  • When writing the proposal description, be as engaging as possible. Try to think of a way to "sell" your presentation to your audience. The description you use in your proposal will be printed in the program for participants to use as they decide on their schedule.
  • Be as specific as possible without exceeding the space limits. Identify the key objectives and explain how your session will accomplish those goals.
  • Help your audience understand how interactive this session will be. Will there be hands-on activities? Discussion? or is the presentation in lecture format?

Contact Us

If you have questions, contact:


About your presentation proposal: scott.stepter@kellerisd.net or elaine.plybon@kellerisd.net

About Mini-CAST in general: michael.brinkman@gpisd.org