Innovative educators are invited to SUBMIT A PROPOSAL to present at the 2017 On Course National Conference. Be part of the excitement of this professional development festival for learner-centered educators! QUESTIONS? Send an email to email@example.com.
Submit your proposal directly from this web page. Simply fill in the form (below) and click the “submit” button. Deadline for submitting Proposal: November 4, 2016
To read session descriptions from last year’s program, click HERE.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Proposals Committee’s priority is to ensure that the sessions offered are excellent models of learner-centered designs that empower students to become active, responsible and effective learners. The Committee will give the highest consideration to session proposals that include complete Design Outlines and that have been previously presented, assessed, and revised. The Committee seeks session proposals of the following four types:
c) Strategies Sessions: One or more facilitators leading an active learning strategy. (The majority of conference sessions will be of this type.)
In Strategies Sessions, facilitators will lead participants through a learner-centered experience designed to empower students to become active, responsible learners. (Session leaders will not be reading papers or presenting a lecture.) Activities might be creative adaptations of On Course strategies or strategies designed by the presenter to actively engage students in their learning. Sessions may be either 60 or 75 minutes in length (your choice).
Example Titles from Previous Conferences:
Click HERE to read session descriptions from last year’s program!
2) Program Sessions: One presenter, as part of a panel, describing an innovative student success program or initiative.
In these informational sessions, presenters will be allotted 15 minutes to share the experiences and outcomes of an On Course or other learner-centered program or course that has evidence (e.g., data, student testimonials, etc.) of improved student outcomes (e.g., retention, academic success, shift in student attitudes and/or effort, etc.). The Proposal Committee will combine each presenter with one or two others to form a panel. Two-person panels will present in a 60-minute session, with 30 minutes for discussion and Q&A (facilitated by an On Course Ambassador). Three-person panels will present in a 75-minute session, with 30 minutes for discussion and Q&A (facilitated by an On Course Ambassador). Panelists should provide sufficient information that attendees can replicate the program at their campus. Remember to include a learner-centered activity.
Click HERE to read session descriptions from last year’s program
3) Poster Sessions: One or more facilitators explaining the results of a strategy, program, or tool using a visual display.
Poster Session presentations take the form of an exhibit and are delivered primarily through the use of graphs, diagrams, pictures, data, and narrative text displayed on posters. During their assigned time period, participants informally discuss their presentations with conference participants by making brief remarks, sharing information, and answering questions about the presentation topic. Presenters are encouraged to consider including a (very) brief activity that engages the participants. Conference participants are free to move from one presentation to another during the Poster Session. Presenters are encouraged to have ample handout materials available for participants. PLEASE NOTE that electrical outlets will not be available for Poster Sessions. Poster Sessions cannot accommodate equipment other than a presenter-provided, battery-operated laptop and the poster display itself. A table will be provided.
Example Poster Session description:
Ready, Set, Click!
Clickers are designed to elicit student participation in classrooms. This Poster Session, through the use of charts and graphs, demonstrates how clicker questions in a for-credit information literacy course increase student participation and engagement. In addition, the benefits and drawbacks of the personal response systems are displayed and discussed.
4) Special Sessions: One or more facilitators exploring…?
If you have an idea for a special session that doesn’t fit the criteria for a Strategies or Program Session, here’s your opportunity to be creative. Special Sessions may be either 60 or 75 minutes in length (your choice).
Proposal Submission Form
IMPORTANT: A few people have reported difficulties submitting proposals through this web page. First, write your proposal as a Word document; then copy/paste your proposal into the form below and submit it directly from this web page. If the message “Thank you for your submission” appears below the submit button, the submission is complete. Some browsers receive an Error message; if that happens to you, email your proposal as a Word document directly to firstname.lastname@example.org (and accept our apologies for the extra step).
We will send an email confirmation when we receive your proposal. If you do not receive an email confirmation from the conference office within 72 hours, please email us at email@example.com. If you do not receive a confirmation, we cannot guarantee that we have received and reviewed your proposal.
Fill in the spaces below and click the “Submit” button at the bottom.
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