Skip to main content

Call For Presenters

Tennessee Educational Technology Conference Logo

TETC 2021 Call for Educator Session Guidelines:

Deadline to submit proposals:Extended to October 1, 2021
 
We appreciate your interest in presenting at the TETC 2021 Annual Conference, to be held December 1-3, 2021, at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Murfreesboro, Tennessee! Please review the instructions below carefully before submitting your proposal to present. If you require assistance or have a question at any time, please contact us at speakers@teta.org 

The TETC Annual Conference is the place to be for Teachers, Administrators, and Technology Personnel in K-12 education.
 

Proposal Design and Guidelines:

TETC’s professional development educator sessions provide learning opportunities that are intended to provide attendees with tools and knowledge to strengthen their professional practices.

NOTE: This form is for educator sessions ONLY. If you would like to explore presenting a session as a vendor, please go to the Exhibitors Page to see options.
 

The TETC 2021 Conference will include high-quality breakout sessions by practicing educational leaders.  Our goal is to provide high-quality professional development sessions that explore and discuss critical education/edtech issues, best practices, trends, and insights.
We value equity, diversity, inclusion, and access for all people as core principles in our work. Conference sessions will reflect and model these values in subject matter, speakers, and panels.


We encourage sessions that highlight all areas of Educational Technology.
We value sessions that are interactive, offer collaborative networking, and stimulate peer learning in a variety of forums.

Areas of particular interest include:

Accessibility STEM/STEAM Online and Blended Learning
Data Privacy/Security Emerging Technologies Digital Equity - Closing the Connectivity Gap
Game-Based Learning Professional Learning – Best Practices Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity
Cybersecurity Interoperability Virtual Learning- Best Practices

We will be looking for sessions that fall into one of these formats:

Panel Discussion: 2-4 presenters share case studies or expertise on a topic before opening to discussion and Q&A.

Roundtable Conversation: Moderated group conversation on a theme or topic. Highly participatory.

Solo Presentation: An expert on a topic shares findings, case studies, practices, or methodologies before opening to Q&A.  

Virtual Only Presentation: This year we will be having Virtual Learning sessions for Attendees that can’t attend in person. A presenter may be asked to present in person and virtual.

Digital Playground: This is to display and present Makerspaces, STEM & STEAM items. Everything must be battery operated because there will be no direct power in the digital playground area. Activities should be hands-on with software or items. 

Workshop: Longer, a participatory session in which participants are guided through engaging activities presented during the first day of the TETC 2021 Conference on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021.
 
Note: More detailed information on individual session formats and session expectations will be provided once a speaker is selected.

 

Successful Proposals:

Due to the significant number of education session submissions, we receive each year, not every proposal can be selected. Strong submissions feature:
 

  • Address a current or important topic in education.

  • Explain how his or her work has been implemented in a classroom, school, or district.

  • Demonstrate creativity and show how an innovative strategy addresses a challenge.

  • Clearly define the outcomes for participants.

Proposal Requirements:

  • All speakers must agree to register for the conference by October 8, 2021, to attend the 2021 Conference in person, and to present an in-person session. Or, be registered for the Virtual Conference to present virtually.

  • The first presenter of an accepted in-person session will get a discounted registration fee of  $120 and first-person for accepted virtual presentation and attending only virtually will get the discounted fee of $50

  • Sessions titles and descriptions need to be short and to the point. 

  • Session lead please select all areas of interest when submitting.

Key Dates and Deadlines:

  • Call for Proposals Open: July 30, 2021

  • Deadline to Submit Proposals: Extended to October 1, 2021

  • Acceptance Notification: October 8, 2021

 

Click Here to Submit Proposals