Presenter Application

Expect to Connect at BSHXXII: Presenters Wanted!

Application Deadline: June 30, 2018

You’re good enough. You’re smart enough. And doggone it, people like you.

All the more reason to share your expertise live at Beyond School Hours XXII.

We’re seeking exceptional presenters who can captivate crowds with engaging workshops. Specifically, presenters who explore best practices and cutting-edge issues related to the healthy academic, social and emotional development of children and youth.

Presentations can address before- and after-school, extended day, community-based and summer learning opportunities, as well as workforce development, higher education and field-building research.

Workshop Strands

  • Diving Deep: Trauma-Informed Practice Included in this strand are topics that focus on how trauma-informed practice can improve opportunities for success for our most vulnerable children and families. Interactive sessions will offer strategies and tools applicable in all settings where children live and learn. Learn more
  • Cultivating the Power of Curiosity with STEM and PBL Included in this strand are topics exploring science, technology, engineering, and math content areas using hands-on and experiential learning. Learn more
  • Moving the Needle: Grade Level Reading Included in this strand are sessions focused on practices and strategies that help children and families build strong language, literacy, and writing skills. Sessions may also address how to build literacy skills across multiple content areas. Learn more
  • Creating Program Pride: Organization and Community Culture Included in this strand are sessions that examine how programs can create a system of shared assumptions, values, beliefs, and protocols that contribute to overall student success, staff buy-in, and school, family, and community engagement. Learn more
  • Connecting the Dots: Data-Based Decision Making Included in this strand are topics that focus on using data to showcase student achievement, drive positive change, build high quality programs, assess progress, and plan staff development. Learn more
  • Guiding the Way: Character Development Education Included in this strand are topics focused on learning strategies and processes that help students understand and demonstrate core ethical values such as respect, justice, civic virtue, citizenship, and responsibility for themselves and each other in school and in the community. Learn more

Don’t miss this chance to put your work in the spotlight at America’s most popular education conference, reaching a national audience of practitioners, supervisors, directors and policymakers.

Complete Strand Descriptions

Some Helpful Tips for Applicants

Our reviewers will give priority to lively, hands-on, interactive presentations that:

  • Use resources and technology in unexpected ways
  • Draw ideas from outside the education/OST community
  • Deliver “must see” results for a wider audience
  • Involve flexible programs and real-time adaptability
  • Incorporate established best practices and current trends in education

We also welcome innovative and unusual formats for your sessions. Are you ready to make a lasting impression?

Selection Criteria

  • Is the workshop appropriate for the target audience?
  • Is the content relevant to current education priorities, issues, and trends?
  • Will the workshop actively engage participants in hands-on learning and interactivity between presenter and the audience as well as among small groups of audience members?
  • Does the workshop support the conference strands?
  • Will the workshop content and materials provide participants with new methods, practices, or creative and innovative ideas for their programs?
  • Will the workshop include tools and resources that participants can take back and use right away in their own programs?

Costs

Should your application be accepted, please be aware of the following costs associated with presenting at Beyond School Hours:

  • Lead presenter registration fee: $294
  • Co-presenter registration fee: $564
  • Audiovisual: Presenters are responsible, at their sole cost and expense, for providing, or making arrangements directly with the PSAV Audiovisual Services to provide LCD projectors, laptops, overheads, microphones, and any other technology, equipment, supplies, and/or materials needed to conduct their presentations. Presenters can rent equipment, if needed, by filling out a rental form directly with PSAV. This form will be available on the Beyond School Hours website in fall 2018. (Foundations provides a complimentary screen and power cord in each presentation room.)
  • Other: Presenters are responsible for their lodging, flights, and all other incidentals.

Deadlines

  • Presenter applications due: June 30, 2018
  • Decision and notification by selection committee: November 10, 2018 at latest

Presenter Application Form

Thank you for your interest in presenting at Beyond School Hours® XXII. Please complete all fields carefully. If you are selected as a presenter, the information you provide here will appear in conference publications.

Presenter Information

Presenter*

Title*

Organization/Affiliation*

Address*

City*

State/Province*

Zip*

Phone (office)*

Phone (cell)

Fax

Email Address*

Organization Information (if different from presenter information)

Organization Name

Contact Person

Address

City

State/Province

Zip

Phone (office)

Phone (cell)

Fax

Email Address

Brief Bio*
750 characters or less.
750

Additional Workshop Presenter(s)

Presenter

Title

Organization/Affiliation

Address

City

State/Province

Zip

Phone (office)

Phone (cell)

Fax

Email Address

Brief Bio
750 characters or less.
750

Workshop Title*

Workshop Abstract*
Workshop Abstract (50 words) – The workshop abstract will be used to promote the session on the conference website and in the conference guide. Please be certain the abstract accurately conveys the session content. Include targeted grade levels. Foundations reserves the right to edit session abstracts for length and clarity.

Workshop Description*
Workshop Description (500 to 750 words – maximum 3000 characters) - All workshops will be 75 minutes in length.) - Please describe your session in detail, including the main ideas that will be covered, the format of the session, and the possible applications for the content. Be sure to explain the extent to which the session will provide hand-on learning opportunities, collaborative planning, small group conversations, large group activities, or other formats for engagement.

Workshop Objectives*
Workshop Objectives – List 3-5 expected participant outcomes.

Workshop Outline*
Workshop Outline – Describe training techniques and activities planned.

Workshop Hashtag*
Workshop Hashtag – Assign a social media hashtag for your workshop that can be used to create buzz about your session.

Intended Audience*
Indicate the audience(s) that presentation content is directed toward. Check all that pertain.

Conference Strands (Check One)*

Program Characteristics*
Indicate the level(s) that presentation content is directed toward. Check all that pertain. This information will be included in the workshop abstract.

If selected to present, do you want your room set in round tables, 10 people to a table, or just chairs with open space?
Rounds of 10Chairs with Open Space

Have you previously presented at Beyond School Hours Conferences? If yes, please list the year?:*

Have you presented at other conferences? If yes, please list the conference name and year which you presented?:*

Audio/Visual (check below to confirm your understanding and agreement)*
Please read carefully.


Presenters are responsible, at their sole cost and expense, for providing, or making arrangements directly with the Hyatt/PSAV Audiovisual Services to provide, LCD projectors, laptops, overheads, microphones, and any other technology, equipment, supplies, and/or materials needed to conduct their presentations. Presenters can rent equipment, if needed, by filling out a rental form directly with PSAV. This form will be available on the Beyond School Hours website in fall of 2018. Foundations will provide a complimentary screen and power cord in each presentation room. Foundations will provide a complimentary screen and power cord in each workshop room. Foundations will assign presenter workshop rooms in accordance with conference space and needs.

Please read carefully.

If accepted:

  • Foundations will notify presenters of their acceptance by no later than November 10, 2018.
  • Lead and Co-Presenters are asked to register for the Beyond School Hours conference within 30 days of notification of their acceptance. Lead and Co-Presenters who do not register within this timeframe may be removed from the conference schedule. Lead presenters will receive a discounted conference registration fee of $294. Co-presenters will receive a discounted conference registration fee of $564.
  • All travel and lodging costs and arrangements are the presenter's responsibility.
  • Presenters must be willing to repeat their workshop(s) during two or three me slots during the conference, 
as scheduled by Foundations, Inc.
  • Presenters are solely responsible for duplicating and providing copies of their handouts to workshop participants.
  • Upon arrival, presenters are to check in at the BSH registration desk to receive their Presenter badge.
  • Presenters are asked to distribute BSH-supplied evaluation forms to workshop attendees and collect them at the end of the workshop session. A Foundations staff member will collect the completed evaluations from presenters at the conclusion of each workshop.

Helpful hints for preparing your presentation:

  • Limit lecture time and provide plenty of opportunities for audience participation.
  • Everyone in your audience has knowledge to share. Provide opportunities for group discussion or idea-sharing.
  • Conference attendees like to receive “take-aways”, so plan to provide write-ups or items for distribution.
  • Provide your email address to attendees so they may contact you with questions or requests for your materials.
  • DO NOT SELL OR “PITCH” YOUR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.

Signature:*

Your signature indicates your understanding of the above and your commitment to be present for all of the workshops for which you will be/have been scheduled. Your application cannot be considered without your signature. You will receive a copy of this application at the presenter email(s) you included on this form.

Click below to submit your application.