Call for Presenters

 

WNY STEAM Conference 2018: Building Buffalo With STEAM

It all starts with a thought, a spark of innovation, or a wicked cool idea. Inspiring today's students to integrate design and creativity - the guiding power of the arts - with science, technology, engineering, helps develop critical thinking skills and the fearlessness of ingenuity. Educators and STEAM professionals are invited to share their expertise and best practices at this annual conference for K-12 educators.


Presenters:

Presenters can consist of educators from elementary, middle, high school and higher education institutions, as well as professionals from any STEAM industry.


Session Categories/ Descriptions:

Conference Sessions (August 6, 2018) @ Daemen College

Educator Presentation:

Educators from any P-16 institution are invited to submit a proposal to facilitate a 50 minute session at the STEAM Conference.  Presentation sessions will be held in classrooms that are equipped with WiFi, and a projector/ screen.  Each session will have approximately 10-20 participants.

Vendor Presentation:

Vendors/ Sponsors who have been approved to participate in the STEAM Conference are invited to submit a proposal to facilitate a 50 minute session at the STEAM Conference. Presentation sessions will be held in classrooms that are equipped with WiFi, and a projector/ screen.  Each session will have approximately 10-20 participants.

Educator Poster Session:

Educators from any P-16 institution are invited to submit a proposal to facilitate a 50 minute poster session.  Poster sessions will take place in a common room.  Presenters will be provided a table, power (if needed) and board to hang materials.


Session Topics:

Presenters are required to submit a title and brief description of their intended session for approval.  Submission should be completed by February 6, 2018 through the form below.  Topics for presentations can cover any aspect of STEAM education.  Presentation proposals are welcome from educators of all subject areas and grade levels; however, presentations must be connected to an aspect of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).  For example, a social studies teacher utilizing technology to flip their classroom, could present on the "flipped classroom."  Or an ELA teacher using iPads to record digital video, could present on Digital Video and iPads.


Proposal Review:

The Call for Proposals will end on February 6, 2018.  All proposals will be reviewed by the WNY STEAM Conference Planning Commettiee.  Selected presenters will be notified on or about April 2, 2018.  Please send any questions to Eric Yarwood: eyarwood@edcowny.org

Please review this rubric before submitting a proposal.


Proposal Submission:

Please follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WNYSTEAM18