Online Proposal Submission Process
Submitting a presentation proposal is simple!
1) Review the Conference Themes, session types ( Concurrent, Showcase, Workshops),
Presenter Benefits, and Presenter Responsibilities below.
2) Login to the Presentation Proposal process.
3) Provide us with your Contact Information.
4) Select the type of session you are proposing.
4) Complete a session proposal form for as many sessions as you would like to submit.
5) Return at another time to submit additional proposals.
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CMTC Presentation Opportunities
2018 Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference Themes:
Each year, educators and administrators from across New England and beyond gather at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference to network and bring practical applications back to their districts.
Invitation to Submit a 2018 Proposal
You are invited to submit a proposal(s) for a presentation at the 2018 Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference. This year's conference offers participants a wide variety of presentation options. Please review the selection of opportunities listed below. Individuals representing all academic disciplines, all instructional levels, and all aspects of instructional technology are encouraged to submit proposals.

You may submit more than one proposal.
Submissions are due by May 24, 2013.
Submissions are due by Sunday, May 28th, 2018
One-Hour Concurrent Conference Sessions
100+ Opportunities Available
50-minute presentations (please note the new for CMTC18 shorter time for concurrent sessions) occur during four concurrent time blocks on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. You are invited to submit a proposal for a project presentation, panel discussion, or other type of session that significantly promotes the conference themes and emphasizes the impact of instructional technologies on student achievement. We are continuing the "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) concurrent session category, in which presenters are encouraged to incorporate "follow-along activities" for participants on their own device as a component of the session. The BYOD rooms offer wireless access and are configured with tables to accommodate the devices. We are also offering "Birds-of-a-Feather" (BOF) sessions this year. If you want to facilitate an informal dialog with a group of your colleagues, let us know and we will schedule a space for you.
Thursday Showcase Sessions
20 Opportunities Available
The 2018 CMTC Showcase highlights the use of instructional technology tools and resources that engage and empower students to enhance learning. We are seeking approximately 20 presenters to demonstrate technology-enhanced projects using online interactive tools such as podcasts, blogs, wikis, social networking, video libraries, any of the Google tools, or online conferencing to get students excited about and involved in their learning. For ninety minutes on Thursday morning, attendees walk around and chat with Showcase presenters at your individual booths. The rest of the day you may enjoy the conference offerings. The process is comfortable, relaxed, and informative for all parties involved. The CMTC CMTC Showcase continues to promote classroom best practices of New England’s outstanding educators.
In Depth, Hands-on Workshops (PSDC)
35+ Opportunities Available
The intensive, hands-on workshops that comprise the onsite Professional Skills Development Center (PSDC), range from 90 minutes to 6 hours in duration. Due to their popularity, we are scheduling these hands-on workshop sessions beginning Monday and continuing throughout the conference. Monday features full-day, sixhour institutes focusing on a variety of topics. Workshops on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will run from 1.5 to 3 hours, depending on the topic. AGAIN FOR 2013: All of these workshops are planned as "Master It & Take It" (MITI) OR “Bring Your Own Technology” (BYOT) workshops. Participants will either receive a device (MITI) or bring their own technology (BYOT) per your session description. We will no longer be setting up Windows and Mac OS labs, so your workshop topic needs to be platform neutral, web-based, and/or device specific. Any software necessary will need to be available via the web. PSDC rooms will provide projection capability, Internet connectivity, and a comfortable environment for in-depth learning.
Conference Themes & Suggested Presentation Topics
Throughout the conference, the program seeks to feature presentations highlighting our 2018 conference themes. Please consider submitting proposals that address the suggested topics below:
  • Integrating Web 2.0 tools and web resources into daily practice, ideas that work
  • Technology resources that excite and engage students in learning across all content areas
  • Interactive learning strategies that link science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with creative problem solving and the arts (STEAM)
  • What are your favorite apps and why?
  • Social media resources (Facebook, YouTube, TeacherTube, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.) for engaged learning and enhanced communication ~ what is effective ~ how do you manage these resources?
  • Strategies for effectively turning data into information to support higher order thinking skills using graphing calculators, probeware, sensors, spreadsheets, databases, concept maps, etc.
  • Flipping the classroom ~ why is it effective ~ what are the necessary technology resources?
  • eBooks, tablets, Chromebooks, Smart Phones ~ what are you experimenting with?
  • One-to-one access and on-demand learning for students and staff with mobile devices ~ what are you using for mobile management/security solutions?
  • Strategies to implement and manage Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives
  • Virtualization, deployment, infrastructure, bandwidth, wireless, network access control (NAC) ~ where are your pain points ~ what solutions do you have to share?
  • Cloud-based productivity suites and learning resources ~ Google Tools for Education, Microsoft 365, My Big Campus ~ what are you using and how is it working?
  • Online and onsite learning opportunities for administrators, teachers, and staff ~ how do you create effective Professional Learning Communities (PLC)?
  • Gamification, programming, coding, badges, STEM ~ what is new in your school?
  • Technology strategies to support the integration of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
  • Aligning ICT literacy skills with content standards to create original portfolio artifacts
  • Information literacy ~ finding, evaluating, analyzing, and using information, today’s challenge
  • Legal and ethical implications for students and teachers in a global learning community
  • Preparing our students to compete successfully in a “flat world” and global economy
  • Participation in global learning projects, helping students become contributors and initiators
  • Using assessment tools, resources, and data to guide instructional practice and measure authentic growth and learning real time
  • Strategies to prepare for Smarter Balanced high performance online assessments
  • Policies necessary to support Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives
  • Creating effective leadership teams that include administrators, technology staff, teachers, students, and parents
  • Updating policies to address BYOD, mobile technologies, and social media
  • Policy and legal issues related to confidentiality, responsible use, internet safety, and cyber-bullying
Teachers who highlight a specific software application during their session are encouraged to seek the sponsorship of our local software distributors. They may be willing to help pay for conference expenses, such as handouts, travel, hotel, and/or provide you with price sheets, samples, and demonstration disks. Our conference database of exhibitors contains information on many companies. Please feel free to contact Ellen Kipp at for the name and contact information of our local sales representatives.
It is the goal of the conference to feature choices each day that address these critically important topics, highlight examples of successful strategies, and share practical ideas.
Presenter Benefits
All Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday presenters will receive free conference registration and lunch for the day of their presentation(s)*
1.5-hour and 2-hour PSDC Workshop presenters have the option of a $50.00 honorarium OR 1 free conference registration and lunch to be used on a day they are not presenting.
3-hour PSDC Workshop presenters have the option of a $100.00 honorarium OR 1 free conference registrations and lunch to be used on a day they are not presenting.
6-hour Monday PDSC Institute presenters have the option of a $200.00 honorarium OR 2 free conference registrations and lunches to be used on the conference days of their choice.
Master It & Take It (MITI) presenter benefits vary based upon length of the workshop and number of participants, but generally include an honorarium and free conference registration.
PLEASE NOTE: The conference is able to provide these registration benefits for a maximum of two (2) presenters for each session. The honorarium is only available for one (1) presenter and is given in lieu of any free days. Additional presenters must register and pay for the conference.
Presenter Responsibilities
All presenters are responsible for the following:
copies of any participant handouts as needed* including, but not limited to:
1. one-page overview including information about the technology resources needed to replicate the project
2. sample(s) of student generated project work, if applicable
3. web-site links for participants to acquire more detailed information about your presentation
* Presenters are encouraged to post their handouts and student samples in the Conference Extensions section of the CMTC website to save on duplication costs and natural resources as appropriate.
computing device(s)/peripheral(s)/application(s) required for your presentation
All presenters will be provided with the following:
Wireless Internet and projection capability in ALL presentation rooms. Additional AV equipment, including but not limited to TV/DVD and speakers, may be available if requested at time of proposal.
Showcase Presenters: Internet access will be available but projection devices are NOT offered for Showcase sessions. The Showcase coordinator will help presenters with projection strategies.
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