2011 Student Conference - Call for Proposals Still Open!
Published:February 11, 2011
There is still time for proposals to come in for the Block 1 Sessions at the 2011 MLTI Student Conference. Proposals will be accepted through March 31, 2011. Please be in touch with any questions.
The MLTI Student Conference Committee hopes that many MLTI school teams will consider proposing a presentation at the 8th Annual MLTI Student Conference, to be held on Thursday May 26, 2011 at UMaine in Orono.
Please note an important change we have made for this year's conference:
1. Taking inspiration from the TED Talks (http://www.ted.com/), four Student-Teacher Teams will be selected to present in Block 1, and the presentations will be limited to 18 minutes. Block 1 will be held in the Hutchins Concert Hall in the Collins Center for the Arts, and so these 4 presentations will be made to all 1000 conference participants!
Student-Teacher Presentations in Block 1 will:
- Empower MLTI students and teachers to be more effective users of technology to support education
- Encourage utilization of aspects of the MLTI MacBooks and the MLTI software image that may currently be under-utilized across the state
- Demonstrate how the MLTI MacBooks and the MLTI software image can be used to make a real difference for Maine people in Maine communities
- Demonstrate socially positive uses of the MLTI MacBooks and the MLTI software image
- Convey their content in an engaging and effective way
If you would like a Student-Teacher Team from your school to be considered for selection as one of these four presenting teams, you must submit via web-based form a written proposal and create (and provide online access via URL to) an "audition video" that will help MLTI Student Conference Planners understand why your team should be selected as one of the presenting teams in Block 1.
It is assumed that each of these sessions will empower MLTI Student Conference participants with one or two new technical skills and then inspire folks with what can be accomplished because of access to these new skills. These sessions will need to be empowering, brisk and purposeful.
2. We have updated the NoteShare Notebook (originally developed in 2010 to help folks prepare highly engaging conference session proposals) to reflect the new format. A link to the notebook is available here.
Again, thank you so much for you and your students' considering proposing a session at this year's conference. As always, we are looking for presentations that will leave participants saying things like, "Wow - that was cool! I learned how to do some great stuff." "The kids loved it. And I learned a trick or two as well. I wonder if we could..." "I never knew I could do that... I'll have to play around with that." "Hmmm... I can see myself at UMaine." "I guess I am pretty good at working with this computer." "I hope I remember everything I learned!" "Hey, let me show you something I learned at the Student Conference." "I hope they do this again next year!"
And of course, Block 1 presenting teams will have their registration fees paid in full, including the ever-elusive "free lunch."
Conference information, including access to the Block 1 Session Proposal form, can be found on the Proposal Page
Let us know if there is any way we can help by contacting us.
MLTI Student Conference Planning Committee